Call for Applications: Undergraduate Scholarships at Kyungdong University Global Campus


Deadline: 30 March 2020

IUCEA is an institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for the coordination of development of higher education and research in the community. One of the functions of IUCEA provided for in the IUCEA Act 2009 is to advise the EAC and Partner States on all higher education matters, especially matters related to the operationalization of EAC Common Higher Education Area. The mission of IUCEA is to encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between Member Universities and between them and Governments and other organizations, both public and private

Kyungdong University (KDU) is a private higher education institution located in the large town of Goseong-gun (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Gangwondo. Officially accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Korea. Kyungdong University Global Campus, Korea is a coeducational higher education institution. Kyungdong University Global Campus (KDU) is championing a new approach of internationalization of higher education while providing common academic platform of higher quality education amongst its collaborating centers established in Asia, in Europe and soon in East Africa.

IUCEA entered into an MOU with KDU and geared towards training of students from the East African Community in South Korea at KDU Global Campus and in East Africa in Academic collaboration Centers. The eventual goal of this cooperation is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to EAC economic growth by increasing the availability of trained and qualified middle-level professional manpower in East Africa. This goal will be achieved through establishment of Academic Collaboration Centers in EAC Partner States and by facilitating the training in South Korea of students from EAC Partner States.

IUCEA therefore, wishes to announce a call for applications for undergraduate Scholarships to study at Kyungdong University, South Korea, commencing in September 2020 for study of Bachelor’s degree in; Smart Computing, Hotel Management and Business Administration.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Scholarships are awarded to applicants (citizens and residents) of East African Community Partner States (5 students per Partner State including; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) meeting the entrance requirements below;

Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
i. Be a citizen of and resident in any of East African Community Partner State
(Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda);
ii. Have completed the pre-university level with excellent results;
iii. Have completed pre-university level during the academic years of 2018 or 2019;
iv. Required subject areas and combinations for;
o Smart Computing- excellent performance in Mathematics,
o Hotel Management- excellent performance in any subject combination and
o Business Administration- excellent performance in any subject combination
v. English Language Requirements: Be proficient in English. Applicants whose first
language is not English will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in
English. The admission requirements is: IELTS 5.5 or IBT 71.

Applicants should adhere to following procedures:
i. Download the relevant application form from the IUCEA website: under the link “Application Form-IUCEA-KDU Scholarships”
ii. Submit the required documents indicated in the Application form above. Please
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