Mak-IUCEA KfW-Funded Masters Scholarships COHORT 2

Opening date: 2nd October 2020
Closing date: 22nd October 2020, 17:00 hours, East African Time.

Only successful candidates will be contacted after the selection process is complete.
Thematic areas:

1) Mathematics

2) Engineering

3) Informatics

4) Science

5) Technology

and 6) Business Science
Eligible applicants: Nationals of the East African Community (EAC) Partner states.
Duration of the Scholarship: 2 years

The EAC Scholarship Programme is an initiative of the East African Community (EAC), the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and German Development Bank-KfW. The project begun in 2018 when the EAC and IUCEA entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KfW geared towards the training of students within the EAC Region. This Project aims at creating future change agents, who identify themselves with the integration agenda of the EAC and are willing to share economic and development-oriented expert knowledge. The goal of this initiative is to contribute towards training leaders that will foster the EAC Regional integration. This goal will be partly achieved through the establishment of academic collaboration and an exchange programme between universities/institutions within the EAC Region, by encouraging students to study in countries other than their own. In order to achieve these impacts, the project offers a comprehensive package including scholarships for Master’s programmes, internships, mentoring, networking events and further leadership training activities. The scholarship will support Master’s students in i) Mathematics, ii) Engineering, iii) Informatics, iv) Science, v) Technology and vi) Business Science programmes.

The programme will include a minimum of 30 percent female students with a special consideration for South Sudan female applicants in order to support women’s participation and enhance gender equality.

IUCEA hereby invites applications from students who are citizens of the East African Community (EAC) Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for cohort 2 of the KfW- funded Master’s Scholarships.

The objective of the programme is to train Master’s scholars who will serve as change agents for regional economic development and integration in the EAC.

The project offers financial support to academically skilled and disadvantaged Master’s students with the main focus on priority areas. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to join the programme. Up to 60 scholarships are available this year.

The scholarship covers:

a) University tuition fees: payable directly to the university according to an official invoice;
b) Stipend: EUR380 per month to support living expenses including housing, food, utilities, local transportation and settlement expenses;
c) Allowances for study materials and research: EUR 1,500 one- off allowance;
d) Medical insurance; and
e) Extracurricular events: at least one event per year.

The students shall be required to apply to study in another EAC country (not their country of origin).

Programmes offered at Makerere University under COHORT 2 of KfW-Funded Masters

  • Master of Public Infrastructures Management
  • Master of Science in Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Science
  • Master of Science in Statistics
  • Master of Science in Technology, Innovation and Industrial Development
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Quantitative Economics
  • How to apply for Masters offered at Makerere University

Visit the Makerere University’s Admissions URL and generate a Payment Reference Number (PRN) by following the guide below.
Sign up using full name, e-mail and Mobile No. Please note that your name must be similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid.
A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile number.
The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.
To fill a form the applicant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the appropriate scheme i.e. Postgraduate and Taught PhD or PhD Research
Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on “Pay for Form” button
Make a payment at any of the following Banks:
Post Bank
Centenary Bank
UBA Bank
Print 2 copies of the filled biodata form and attach 2 certified copies of your academic documents, 2 copies of all other relevant academic documents, 2 passport photos and the three referees’ letters of recommendation.
Submit in office No. 307; level 3 Senate Building Or email scanned copies of the mentioned documents to

Go the payment reference site: https//
Fill in your name;
Fill in your email;
Fill in your telephone number – Go to the next
Click on the option number;
Application fee = Ugx 50,000
the pay reference number
Go to the Bank and pay
For foreign applicants, application fees can be transferred either by EFT or any other means in UGX to a designated URA collection account in Bank of Uganda as follows:Account Name: UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY COLLECTIONS Account No: 003410158000002 Swift Code: UGBAUGKAU

Please see Downloads for the detailed Call for Applications, Mak Application forms and other important documents.