Scholarship Opportunities for EAC Undergraduate Students 2011



East African Community (EAC) in cooperation with Arcadia University – USA is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students from EAC Countries interested in African Studies especially International Law, Peace Studies and Development and other related disciplines.


This program will give the students a chance to learn more about the region and the opportunity to share experiences with their counterparts from Arcadia University. The result of the exchange program is exposure to the EAC integration process, best learning practices and a widened knowledge of different cultures.


The Undergraduate African Studies Program will be held at the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Arusha, Tanzania from 24 August to 16 December 2011. The program includes six courses:


  • Conflicts, Peace and Security in East Africa;
  • Climate Change: Law & Policy in Africa;
  • Paleontology in Tanzanian context;
  • Women in the Emerging East Africa:
  • Gender and Development; Health Issues in Africa; and
  • Kiswahili for Beginners.


Students have the choice of taking four classes out of the nine and the course structure will consist of class work, guest speakers and independent research. In addition, and in order to get the certificate, students will write a research paper related to Africa. Finally the program will include visits to various institutions in Arusha especially 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; have good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation; and must 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 seeking specialized academic qualification in African Studies.


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.


Applicants should immediately submit their applications, including curriculum vitae, a transcript, a personalized letter of recommendation and an application letter to the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research to the following email address: with copy to Applications should reach us not later than 10 August 2011 at 4:00 pm, Arusha time.


For more information on the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research and the abovementioned program, please visit our website at You could also visit the page on the programs from the Arcadia University website:

East African Community

Nyerere Centre for Peace Research

24 July 2011




P.O. Box 1096


Tel: 255-27-2504253/8

Fax: 255-272504255/2504481




Date: 24 July 2011