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Welcome to IUCEA

Vision:  IUCEA becomes an exemplary common higher education area for a prosperous and sustainable East African Community by 2030.

Mission: To encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between Member Universities and between them and Governments and other organizations, both public and private

IUCEA Core Values:  Accountability, Transparency, Unity, Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism and Teamwork

IUCEA executive members visiting IUCEA premise


The East African Community is developing centers of excellence for Biomedical Sciences in order to address the challenges in diseases’ burden that has seen citizens of the countries of the East African Community seeking high-level medical services in other regions and continents of the world, an arrangement that has not always been effective, in addition to depleting a lot of the hardly earned resources.

The East African Community has prioritized centers of excellence in cardiovascular diseases, kidney and renal diseases, oncology, vaccines and supply chain management as well as in Nutrition Sciences. The East African Community has allocated Centers of Excellences for each of the referred areas of health in the different Partner States under a model that each center is being enabled to become a regionally leading institution in the selected area on services, training, and research. The Center of Excellence in nutrition sciences, referred to as East African Nutrition Sciences Institute (EANSI) is hosted at the University of Burundi in Bujumbura, Burundi.

The Republic of Burundi has secured financial resources from the African Development Bank (ADB) for the center of excellence at the EANSI that will include among others, a Master’s degree scholarship programme for East Africans. EANSI is inviting qualified citizens of the Partner States of the East African Community to apply for a full scholarship programme as part of its role in providing regional leadership in Nutrition Sciences in 2 programmes of Nutrition and Health and Food Science and Nutrition elaborated below.

Available Programmes and Eligibility


I. Master’s degree in Nutrition and Health

Option 1: Nutrition and Public Health

Option 2: Clinical Nutrition


  • Citizenship of an EAC Partner State
  • Fluency in English or French
  • A first degree (Bachelor) in any of the following areas of study
    • General Medical Degree
    • Bachelor degree in nutrition
    • Biomedical or related sciences; medical sciences

II. Master’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition

Option 1: Food Technology and Quality

Option 2: Food Safety and Climate Change


  1. Citizenship of an EAC Partner State
  2. Fluency in English or French
  3. First degree (Bachelor) in any of the following areas of study
    • Nutrition
    • Agronomic sciences
    • Biochemical sciences
    • Chemical sciences
    • Biological sciences
    • Biomedical or related sciences; medical sciences


Applicants are supposed to submit the following documents electronically or in hard copy formats to the address in section 5 below

  1. Letter of motivation addressed to the EANSI coordinator
  2. Copies of certified certificates/diplomas ( The degrees) i.e. certified as true copies
  3. Updated CV
  4. Report Cards for the last 2 years of education
  5. Copy of National Identity card for Burundi citizens or Passports for non-Burundi citizens

Other communication

Selected candidates will have to sit for an entrance test at a date to be communicated to the selected candidates



University of Burundi
East African Nutritional Science Institute (EANSI)  C/O
Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Kamenge
Ex Bâtiment du CNR
BP 1550 Bujumbura Burundi


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