Africa Land and Food Masters Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan Africans in UK, 2015-2016 , and applications are submitted till September-November 2014. African Fellowship Trust is inviting applications for masters fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africans. The programme is specifically linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses at RAU in UK. Scholarships cover tuition fees, board and accommodation, flights to and from the UK (and where applicable to and from South Africa), provision for networking and a short industrial placement either in Africa under the guidance of Stellenbosch University or in the UK. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): Royal Agricultural University | UK
Level: Masters- MSc degree at Royal Agricultural University in UK.
Field(s): The programme is specifically linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses at RAU in UK
Deadline: September-November 2014.
Funded By: African Fellowship Trust
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Africa Land and Food Masters Fellowship is targeted for Applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DRC (Zaire), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania,
Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe)
‣ Award No:Ten African fellows each year will be awarded.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Not Known
‣ Scholarship covers: Scholarships cover tuition fees, board and accommodation, flights to and from the UK (and where applicable to and from South Africa), provision for networking and a short industrial placement either in Africa under the guidance of Stellenbosch University or in the UK. Scholarships also cover incidental costs whilst in the UK and on placement; however, applicants are advised that funding does not include provision for home and family costs.
‣ Since the Africa Land and Food Masters Fellowship was launched in 2005, over £1.6 million has been generously provided by business donors, and since 2012 the UK Government, in support of the programme.
‣ This funding is provided for leadership training; the development of professional networks and supporting industrial experience, together with study opportunities on Master’s programmes in agriculture, food and rural development at the Royal Agricultural University.
‣ Fellows subsequently return to Africa and many are now making significant leadership contributions through their various occupations to managing change in rural development, food supply and security, farming, agribusiness, agricultural education, research and government.
‣ The programme is linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses.
‣ In short, tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.
‣ You should apply online to the Royal Agricultural University by the deadline of the 30th November 2014.
‣ These should then be submitted electronically or posted to the address specified on the forms.
‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: The application deadline for Expression of Interest (EOI): July-September and Completing a full application is September-November 2014.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.