25 December 2012

East Africa: EAC, U.S. Offer Scholarships to Undergraduates

Arusha, Tanzania — East African Community (EAC) in cooperation with Arcadia University (Glenside, USA) is offering scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students from EAC Countries interested in Peace and Conflicts in Africa.

A statement issued by the Arusha based Nyerere Peace Centre last week said that this program will give the students a chance to learn more about the region and an opportunity to share experiences with their counterparts from Arcadia University. "The result of the exchange program is an exceptional exposure to the EAC integration process, best learning practices and a widened knowledge of different cultures,".

The statement further explained that the Undergraduate Semester Program will be held at the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Arusha, Tanzania from 28 January to 25 May 2013.

Each student will take four courses including two compulsory one on Peace, Conflict Resolution and Kiswahili and two elective chosen among the following three that include Community Service, Health Issues and Anthropology.

The course structure will consist of class work, guest speakers and independent research. In addition, the program will include visits to various institutions in Arusha especially the international and regional organizations.

To join the program, students must have completed at least two successful years at the university with first class or upper second grades in a relevant discipline, have good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation, and have a good level of English as the program will be delivered in English exclusively.

This program would also be perfect for those who have recently graduated in any of the relevant disciplines with an interest in peace studies and development. Scholarship awards will only cover program related expenses and tuition fees. However some of the recipients who are in need could get a supplemental scholarship that will cater for their accommodation and food for the duration of their stay in Arusha.

The centre therefore advised those interested to immediately submit their applications, including curriculum vitae, all transcripts, a personalized letter of recommendation and an application letter to the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research.

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