The East African Community (EAC) in collaboration with Arcadia University-USA is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students from EAC Countries interested in Human Rights and Development in Africa. 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 an exceptional exposure to the EAC integration process, best learning practices and a widened knowledge of different cultures.
The Undergraduate Human Rights Program will be held at the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Arusha, Tanzania from 5 June to 14 July 2012. A single course on human rights and capacity-building in East Africa will be taught. 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 (1) have completed at least two successful years at the university with first class or upper second grades; (2) have good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation; and (3) 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 human rights and development. Scholarship awards will only cover program related expenses and tuition fees. However, a few recipients who demonstrate financial incapacity could apply for a supplemental scholarship that will cater for their accommodation and food for the duration of their stay in Arusha.
Interested East Africans should immediately submit their applications, including curriculum vitae, all transcripts (or at least the latest one), a personalized letter of recommendation and an application letter to the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research. Please send your application to the following email address: email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should reach not later than 30 May 2012 at 4:00 pm, East African Standard time.