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2016 African Development Bank (AfDB) Scholarship Program Details



About the 2016 African Development Bank (AfDB) Scholarship

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2016 African Development Bank (AfDB) Scholarship and all interested students are hereby invited to apply.

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East African Development Bank is offering scholarships for the Citizens of the EADB member states (Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda). Students should have a bachelor’s degree with an interest in pursuing a graduate degree at Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, world-class universities less than an hour away from New York City.

The aim of the institute is to strengthen human capacity for Africa’s development through education, skills training, dialogue, convening activities, program development and management.

The objective of the Africa-America Institute is to play a role in providing Africa’s youth with opportunities to strengthen their talents and skills and become the chief economic drivers in their communities.

All undergraduate students (domestic and international) applying to these two universities who are coming directly from HS are required to take the SAT. All graduate students are required to take the GRE and international students not taught in English the TOEFL.

The scholarships are available for pursuing graduate degree programme.

Eligible Courses:

Scholarships are offered for graduate degrees in the field of math, science, technology and engineering in the United States at Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, world-class universities less than an hour away from New York City.

Scholarship Benefits:

This fully funded scholarship will provide full tuition, room and living expenses within a stipulated budget. A qualified scholarship recipient will receive:
-Full tuition, room and board plus living expenses and student’s annual health insurance so to pursue a Master’s degree in math and engineering.
-Round-trip ticket to the USA at the beginning of the program and back to their home country in East Africa after the completion of the program.
-Information about internships at top American and local companies working in Africa.

The scholarship can be taken at USA (Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, world-class universities less than an hour away from New York City).

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to apply for scholarship, applicant must follow the given criteria:

Successful applicants must be:
-A university graduate with a Bachelor’s degree with First Class/Upper Second Honours in Mathematics, Sciences or Engineering
-Under 40 years of age and a citizen of the EADB Member States: Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
-Experienced Teachers and Lecturers of tertiary institutions, polytechnics with at least 3 years full-time teaching experience
-Working full-time in public, government owned institutions
-Committed to returning to their home country, to teach in a public government owned institution which is a mandatory requirement
-Diligent in successfully completing the application process by the allotted deadlines at Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology
-This fully funded scholarship will provide full tuition, room and living expenses within a stipulated budget.

Eligible Countries:

Citizens of the EADB member states of Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirements:  

Entrance Requirement: Scholarships will be available to students with a bachelor’s degree with an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in the field of math, science, technology and engineering in the United States.

Test Requirement: All undergraduate students (domestic and international) applying to these two universities who are coming directly from HS are required to take the SAT. All graduate students are required to take the GRE and international students not taught in English the TOEFL.

Supporting Material:

In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Terms and conditions apply.
List of Documents:-
-Your name and contact information including physical address
-A copy of your Bachelors degree
-Your final grades
-One page essay on how you imagine the masters level education would advance your own career; and how you would then make a positive impact in advancing STEM skills development in your home country; also specify  why you should be added to the pool of the applicants who can apply to Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology
-Letter of support from your employer committing to employ you on completion of studies.

How to Apply:

Applications should be send via e-mail. 

Application Deadline:

The application deadline are as follows:-
For Rutgers:-
-Application deadline at Rutgers University for Master applicants: March 31, 2016
-First day of school at Rutgers University for Bachelor and Master: September 6, 2016
-Note: International students’ orientation week is the last week in August each year.
-New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
-Application deadline at New Jersey Institute of Technology for Master applicants: May 1, for the fall and November 15 for the Spring Semester.
-First day of school at New Jersey Institute of Technology for Bachelor and Master: September 6, 2016.

Official Scholarship Website

Read more: East African Development Bank Scholarship Program for STEM in USA, 2016- Scholarship Positions 2015 2016


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3 Comments

  • Winfred Mueni

    Good morning,I am a Kenyan aged 27 years,wanted to know if the scholarships are offered in Kenyan universities.
    Thank you.

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    1. Yes Winfred, the countries are Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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  • Namakhonje Susan

    i would like to be sponsered to start a bachelors in agricultural egineering