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KDU Global – IUCEA Scholarships for East African Students 2024

The main purpose of KDU Global – IUCEA Scholarships is to promote sustainable and inclusive development in the EAC member countries by nurturing and delivering highly demanded professionals in the areas of business administration, hotel management and tourism, and computing technologies. Over 80 students from the EAC nations are studying at KDU Global. KDU Global and IUCEA have jointly committed to expanding the GACC network throughout East Africa and exposing the talented youth of the communities to global opportunities.

The application period for KDU Global – IUCEA Scholarships 2024 is now open for students from the East Africa Community (EAC) member countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Federal Republic of Somalia) to study in various English medium undergraduate degree programs at Kyungdong University (KDU) Global Campus – one of the leading international educational institutions in South Korea.

Aim and Benefits 

The scholarship covers the following:

  • Full tuition fee of $10,000 per year for up to 4 years (by KDU Global).
  • On-campus accommodation fee of $4000 for the first two years (by KDU Global)
  • Part-time job assistance (by KDU Global)
  • Return air ticket at the beginning and the end of four years (by IUCEA)
  • Health insurance support every month for 4 years (by IUCEA)
  • Application processing and handling fee of $250 after selection (by IUCEA


Applicants for IUCEA-KDU Undergraduate Scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a citizen of and resident in any of East African Community Partner State (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda);
  2. Have completed the pre-university level with excellent results;
  3. Completion of the pre-university level of education in the home country in 2022 or 2023.
  4. Subject areas and combinations to include; Mathematics and English;
  5. Have minimum grades of B in mathematics and English;
  6. English Language Requirements: Be proficient in EnglishApplicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. The admission requirements for non-native speakers are IELTS 5.5 or IBT 71.
  7. Applicants should not be more than 22 years of age.

Application Deadline

April 28, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) on to apply

All applicants will be subjected to a merit-based two-stage selection process.

Stage I: IUCEA shall conduct the preliminary selection of candidates. Interested applicants must submit either electronic or hard copies of the following documents to the IUCEA Office in Kampala, Uganda:

  • Complete the electronic form on this link  []
  •  Submit the hardcopy Application Form APPLICATION FORM_IUCEA-KDU-SCHOLARSHIP- 2024 [5th Cohort] - APPLICATION FORM
  • Statement of Interest to the Executive Secretary of IUCEA
  • Upload the required documents below:
    • Recent passport photograph in colour with a clear shot of face and upper shoulders.
    • Comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) including names and contacts of two references.
    • Two letters of reference (the same referees as in the CV, one of the referees should be the Head of the Institution where the student completed his/her secondary school).
    • Certified copies of national pre-university certificates and transcripts (Provisional Results will only be temporarily acceptable if endorsed by the Issuing National Agency).
    • Evidence of citizenship and residency of a Partner State in the East African Community: passport/National ID and residency attestation are required.

All documents must be combined into one PDF file and submitted to IUCEA by April 28, 2024.

Stage II: KDU Global will conduct individual assessments and confirm the final selections. Candidates might be required to submit additional documents and designated forms if deemed necessary.

Final selection notices will be sent out to the successful candidates only by June 15, 2024.

For more details, visit IUCEA website.

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