Royal Agricultural University Africas Land and Food Fellowships for Africans

Africas Land and Food Fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Agric, Food / Land mgt
Course Level: Masters Fellowship
Provider: Royal Agricultural University
Country to Study in: England

Scholarship Description
Nationals from sub-Saharan Africa are invited to apply for the 2015/2016 edition of the RAU Africa Land and Food Fellowships.

Since 2005 and 2012, business donors and the UK Government respectively, have generously contributed to the Africa Land and Food Fellowships for Africans at the Royal Agricultural University, England.

Fellowships are offered to nationals from Sub-Saharan Africa who have experience in agriculture, food or natural resource management; an interest in land reform; and a desire to make a strategic and sustainable contribution to Africa’s development. In short, tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY sub-Saharan African country

Participating Institutions
Royal Agricultural University (RAU), Gloucestershire, UK

Fields of study
The programme is linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses.

Number of awards
Not specified

Scholarship benefits
The Scholarship covers tuition fees, board and accommodation, flights to and from the UK (and where applicable to and from South Africa), provision for networking and a short industrial placement either in Africa under the guidance of Stellenbosch University or in the UK.

Scholarships also cover incidental costs whilst in the UK and on placement; however, applicants are advised that funding does not include provision for home and family costs.

Funding is provided for leadership training; development of professional networks and supporting industrial experience; together with study opportunities on Master’s programmes in agriculture, food and rural development at the Royal Agricultural University.

Method of Application
You should apply ONLINE to the Royal Agricultural University by the deadline date below.

If you are unable to apply online you can download and complete both the APPLICATION and REFERENCE forms. These should then be submitted electronically to or posted to the address specified on the forms.

If you are unable to access the online form you can call Admissions on
01285 889 912, or email

It is important for every applicant to read the Guidance on completing the application process, get themselves familiar with the rules and guidelines, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for completeness of information.

You should apply online to the Royal Agricultural University, or download and complete both the application and reference forms, by the deadline of the 30th November 2014.

Since the Fellowship was launched in 2005, over £1.6 million has been generously provided by business donors, and since 2012 the UK Government, in support of the programme.

Fellows subsequently return to Africa and many are now making significant leadership contributions through their various occupations to managing change in rural development, food supply and security, farming, agribusiness, agricultural education, research and government.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2014
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)

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