Fully funded RUFORUM MasterCard Undergraduate & Masters Scholarships for African Students 2018/2


The Mastercard Foundation has partnered with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 85 universities in 35 African countries. The partnership focuses on ‘Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development’.

The aim of partnership is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation.

Under this partnership, 110 Bachelor and 110 Master scholarships will be provided over a period of eight years. The scholarships target; academically deserving yet economically disadvantaged, marginalized communities and those coming from conflict and post conflict areas of Africa. The scholarships are tenable at Egerton University in Kenya and Gulu University in Uganda.


1. Be from economically disadvantaged,

2. Be less than 25 years for Bachelor and less than 30 years for Master studies at

3. Should have completed secondary school and/or diploma for a Bachelor degree

The applicant should meet admission criteria to eligible programs in the University of choice (Egerton University or Gulu University).



  1. Bachelor of Science in Agri-Management

  2. Bachelor of Science in Food and Agribusiness

  3. Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering

  4. Master of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development

  5. Master of Science in Food Security


  1. Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

  2. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural

  3. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management

  4. Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

  5. Master of Science in Agronomy