Ugandan students can apply for HEST Scholarships to study MSc and PhD Programs

Ugandan students can apply for HEST Scholarships to study MSc and PhD Programs
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Cheerful graduates share their smile with parents

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Government of Uganda through a Loan from the African Development Fund to support the Education V Project (Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology- HEST) has contracted the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Uganda to facilitate post graduate training in Agriculture in collaboration with the Faculties of Agriculture at Ugandan Universities by enabling the institutions to carry out research on tropical agriculture beyond the normal learning process, to multiplication of research outputs in industry.

The scholarships are attainable at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Applications are hence invited from qualified candidates for PhD and MSc. graduate training in the fields of Plant breeding and Plant biotechnology, Plant Breeding and Seed Systems, Plant Pathology, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Economics and Soil/Environmental Sciences.

Duties and responsibilities:
Students’ projects have been designed to fit into the Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA: framework and contribute greatly to the scientific research conducted by CIAT.

Under the supervision of a carefully selected supervisory team consisting of CIAT Scientists, designated university supervisors, and the National Research Programs, the successful candidates will join a team of researchers in Uganda on different themes.

Expected Outputs
Research Thesis

How to apply for the scholarship
Electronic submissions of application letters and CV with at least 3 references should be sent to the following; Dr. Clare Mukankusi Mugisha ( and copied to Ms. Sarah Nassozi (

Applicants must indicate their contact telephone number/s and e-mail address for easy contact.

Females and Persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply and will be accorded an advantage of 2 points in the evaluation.

Please see Downloads for details on Minimum Requirements and Terms

Application deadline: 12th October 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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