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Friday, June 21, 2024

Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship 2024 | Fully Funded

Applications are now open for the 2024 Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship to empower Africa’s young graduates.

The Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship is a full-board comprehensive scholarship that covers: tuition, research costs, workshop and conference costs, living expenses including stipend and hostel, laptop, internship attachment, and entrepreneurship training.

This post is a detailed insight into the scholarship opportunity, its requirements, benefits, and the method of application.

Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship Summary

Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship Details:

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation and several other universities in Africa, is offering the Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship.

The Transforming African Agricultural Universities to Meaningfully Contribute to Africa’s Growth and Development (TAGDev 2.0) program seeks to strengthen universities and TVET institutions to better serve communities by skilling and empowering Africa’s young people and their institutions to drive inclusive, equitable and climate resilient transformation of agriculture and agrifood systems.

The program will support young African students that are economically disadvantaged but academically competent to enable them complete their studies.

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Eligibility Requirements for Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship 2024

To be considered for the Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship 2024, you must:

  • Be a national of Kenya and Uganda to benefit from the national respective scholarship quota
  • Be a refugee residing in Uganda and Kenya to benefit from a regional quota
  • Be from economically disadvantaged, marginalized communities, coming from conflict and post-conflict areas.
  • Be less than 25 years for undergraduate and less than 30 years for masters studies at the time of application.
  • Be 29 years and below for a refugee and persons with disability for undergraduate studies and 34 years and below for refugees and persons with disability for masters studies at the time of application.
  • Should have completed secondary school and/or diploma for a Bachelors degree application not more than two years from the time of this call.
  • The applicant should meet admission criteria to eligible programs in the university of choice (Egerton University or Gulu University).
  • Demonstrate interest in agriculture, agribusiness and entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to service of humanity

Benefits of Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship 2024

The benefits of the Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship include a full board comprehensive scholarship that covers:

  • tuition fees, research costs, workshop and conference costs,
  • living expenses including stipend and hostel, laptop, internship attachment,
  • community engagement and field attachment, and entrepreneurship training.

Required Documents for Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship 2024


  1. BSc. Agriculture
  2. BSc. Food Bioscience and Agribusiness
  3. BSc. Biosystems Engineering
  4. BSc. Entrepreneurship and Communication Management
  5. BSc. Agricultural Education and Extension
  6. BSc. Science in Agriculture


  1. MSc. Food Security and Community Nutrition
  2. MSc. Agri-Enterprises Development
  3. MSc. Agronomy
  4. MSc. Biosystems Engineering
  5. MSc Environmental Studies

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How to Apply for Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship 2024 (Step by Step)

To apply for the Mastercard TAGDev Scholarship, interested and qualified applicants should;

  • Click on the button below to visit the scholarship webpage
  • Applicants are encouraged to fill out the online application and print it out to attach to their application for admission to the university of choice.
  • Access the Online RIMS Web Portal through; 
  • Create your account by clicking on Register Here.
  • An email will be sent to your valid email address to activate your account
  • Login to the dashboard and select the Call ID : RU/2024/TAGDev-2.0/001
  • Click Apply to start filling out the Application Form.
  • Remember to save while filling out the form by “Clicking Save Draft”
  • Download, print, and submit it with your application form for admission to the University of your choice.
  • Depending on the University you are applying to, you may either submit the document in hard copy or simply attach it on the university online portal.
  • For any assistance, kindly contact the administrator at mcf@ruforum.org

Deadline: June 30, 2024

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