Application Deadline: 31 December, 2015

The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM), University of Rwanda in collaboration with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), is pleased to inform all interested and eligible candidates to apply for the following two year Master’s programmes:

  • MSc in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Soil & Water Engineering
  • MSc in Agriculture with specialization in Crop Sciences
  • MSc in Animal Production

The programmes start on 25th January 2016.


Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. An application letter for admission in the MSc programme
  2. Personal statement (Motivation) with at least 100 words
  3. A filled in Form 5 (Application to enroll in a master at University of Rwanda). The form can be downloaded from the the bottom of Announcement:

The form may also be collected from the office of Research and Postgraduate Studies at Busogo Campus (Room 346 or Room 340)

  1. Certified copy of Bachelor’s degree with Honors, First class or Upper Second class honors or its equivalent being issued by HEC for applicants studied abroad
  2. Certified copies of academic transcripts of undergraduate years
  3. A summary of Bachelor’s degree thesis
  4. A recommendation letter of current employer if applicable
  5. Two professional reference letters
  6. An updated CV
  7.  A copy of the National Identity Card or Valid Passport
  8. Two recent passport photos
  9.  A proof of payment of non-refundable application fee of 10,000 RwF, payable to the UR-CAVM Bank Accounts: 0094-0651931-40 (BK) or 00010-5044380-03-90 (I&M Bank)

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Photo Credit: Science Forum South Africa

On the 9th December, 2015 during the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), RUFORUM was awarded with the SFSA Science Diplomacy Award in the category recognizing “an international science partnership which has made an outstanding contribution to advancing African regional cooperation, integration and development .” RUFORUM was recognised for it’s work in supporting postgraduate training and networks of specialisation, especially in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).  The Award was conferred by Minister Naledi Pandor at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. Specifically the Committee noted that RUFORUM had been instrumental to promote regional integration and cooperation in agricultural research in support of regional development strategies.

RUFORUM has enhanced networking of African universities, linking them both to the rural communities and policy makers and supported internal transformation of higher education institutions for impact. RUFORUM has trained over 381 PhDs and 1,373 Masters within Africa with a 94% retention rate of alumni working in their countries of origin.

While receiving the award, the Executive Secretary, Professor Adipala Ekwamu thanked the South African Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Naledi Pandor for convening the Forum that brought over 1,500 participants to talk about Science, Technology and research geared towards addressing the Science Agenda for Africa. Professor Adipala attributed this success to African universities working together as a network and focusing on where they could work together rather than on competition. He also thanked her for South Africa’s role in strengthening regional collaboration.

Among the delegates who attended the forum were H.E Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, African Union Chairperson and Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga, African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology. RUFORUM thanks the Forum for this recognition. Click here to download the press release or here to read related stories from the forum.


A new cross faculty interdisciplinary MSc, starting in 2016

Departments of Food Science, Agricultural Economics and Human Nutrition Stellenbosch University

Why do MSc Food and Nutrition Security?
Food and Nutrition Security studies are complex and multidisciplinary by nature, with human livelihoods at the core. The MSc (Food and Nutrition Security), taking a broader, more comprehensive approach, will train specialists capable of functioning in a multidisciplinary team. They will be skilled at outlining, implementing and evaluating integrated food and nutrition security policies, adjusted to the specific needs and possibilities of Southern Africa and further afield. Click here to read more.

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