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35 selected from EAC Partner States for IUCEA-Kyundong University South Korea Scholarship for Academic year 2023/24

Kampala, Uganda, 25th July 2023The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is pleased to announce that thirty-five (35) scholarships have been awarded to applicants from the six (6) East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda).

The call for the 4th cohort attracted a total of 975 applications both in soft and hard copies. The applications originated from the 7 Partner States of the EAC. The applicants were subjected to a rigorous selection process involving pre-admission into the university and scholarship assessment. This was followed by oral interviews conducted virtually by Kyundong University South Korea.

The eligibility criteria included the following requirements: –

a) Citizen and resident of East African Community Partner States. (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo).

b) Completion of the pre-university level of education in the home country in 2021 or 2022.

c) Excellent academic performance records with a minimum of ‘B’ in all Mathematics and English modules.

d) Selected applicants were required to present a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or IBT 71 of English proficiency prior to their final admission to KDU Global.

e) No older than 22 years of age.

14 of the 35 awardees are female representing 40% gender representation.

The students will pursue their studies in selected thematic areas of Smart Computing, Hotel Management, and Business Administration.

The following are the successful applicants for Fall 2023:

Partner States Female Male Grand Total
Burundi 3 3 6
Kenya 3 5 8
Rwanda 2 4 6
South Sudan 1 4 5
Tanzania 3 2 5
Uganda 2 3 5
Grand Total 14 21 35
 % 40% 60%

Selected applicants for the 4th cohort of the IUCEA-KDU Scholarship Programme

CountryNameGenderMajor
BurundiAKIMANA KESSNEY EDORMaleBBA
BurundiDUSHIMIRIMANA PAOLAFemaleBBA
BurundiIGIRANEZA HADASSAH GRACIELLAFemaleBBA
BurundiIGIRANEZA VASLY-CARELMaleBBA
BurundiMUJENEZA ENNY KATHIAFemaleBSC
BurundiNTETURUYE TRESORMaleBBA
KenyaCHERUIYOT LEON KIPKORIRMaleBSC
KenyaKHAMIS ABDULKARIM ALIMaleBSC
KenyaOMAR ASHA MBUSIROFemaleBHM
KenyaOTIENO BRANHAM OCHIENGMaleBBA
KenyaSIRINCHA MESHACK WAMBURAMaleBSC
KenyaSULEIMAN FAIZA ABDIRAHMANFemaleBBA
KenyaWAFULA KENAN MASINDEMaleBSC
KenyaYEGO FAITH CHEMUTAIFemaleBHM
RwandaATETE NADINEFemaleBBA
RwandaDUSHIMIMANA VALENTINMaleBSC
RwandaIRADUKUNDA REMYMaleBSC
RwandaMANIRAGUHA AME AUBERTMaleBSC
RwandaNGOGA INNOCENTMaleBSC
RwandaTWAGIRA DIVINEFemaleBBA
South SudanAHOOK DAVID AYIOL ABENYMaleBSC
South SudanAKUEI ELIJAH AKUEI MAMERMaleBBA
South SudanAKWOO NUELA AKOO KASMIROFemaleBBA
South SudanDANIEL GARANG NYOK GARANGMaleBSC
South SudanDUT DUT DUT MAWIENMaleBHM
TanzaniaMAHUWI EUNICE FAUSTINFemaleBSC
TanzaniaMAKOBA ASHURA NGWASHIFemaleBSC
TanzaniaMAWAZO RASHID FAUSTINEMaleBBA
TanzaniaNDALA HASHIMU MOHAMEDIMaleBBA
TanzaniaSEMADALA ANGELA JACOBFemaleBBA
UgandaKUGONZA HARRYMaleBSC
UgandaNAJJUUKO MAJORINEFemaleBBA
UgandaNALUKENGE ASSUMPTAFemaleBHM
UgandaRWOTNGEYO ROY INNOCENTMaleBSC
UgandaTUSIIMIRE LAMSONMaleBBA

KEY: BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration; BSC: Bachelor of Smart Computing; BHM: Bachelor of Hotel Management.

Partner States Bachelor of Business Administration(BBA) Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) Bachelor of Smart Computing (BSC) Grand Total
Burundi 5 1 6
Kenya 2 2 4 8
Rwanda 2 4 6
South Sudan 2 1 2 5
Tanzania 3 2 5
Uganda 2 1 2 5
Grand Total 16 4 15 35

We thank all the applicants and congratulate the 4th cohort of the scholarship winners.

Since the inception of the Programme in 2019, 84 scholarships have been awarded. The scholarship is made possible through funds granted to IUCEA by the partner States and direct support by KDU- Global South Korea.

In the amended MoU between IUCEA-KDU, Kyungdong University will provide accommodation to students for 2 years and after the first two years, Kyungdong University will assist students to find jobs and pay for themselves for the remaining 2 years. IUCEA will facilitate students with insurance, and their travel back to their home countries after the first 2 years and going back to resume studies for the remaining 2 years.

 

For additional information, contact:

The Executive Secretary,

Inter-University Council for East Africa

Kampala, Uganda

Email: exsec@iucea.org

About IUCEA

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is an institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for the coordination of higher educational development and research. IUCEA is responsible for advising the EAC and the partner states on all matters regarding higher education including operationalization of EAC Common Higher Education Area.

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