24 new scholarship holders at CENIT@EA

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24 new scholarship holders at CENIT@EA

4th Cohort Welcome Week

Some of the new scholarship holders during the NM-AIST welcoming week

The fourth cohort of CENIT@EA scholarship holders took up their studies at NM-AIST this week. Together with all new students at the university in the academic year 2022, they were welcomed with a ceremony on campus.

After careful deliberations the Scholarship Selection Committee in December agreed on granting 24 scholarships for the fourth cohort of the Master programme in “Embedded and Mobile Systems” (MSc EMoS) at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha. Four students each from each of the six EAC member states will receive full scholarships for the duration of their studies.

The scholarships awarded by the project include a monthly living allowance, rent assistance and financial assistance for studies and research, and also cover the tuition fees applied at NM-AIST. As with every cohort the Selection Committee made sure that the selection of scholarship beneficiaries was fair, transparent and in line with official DAAD regulations. Of the 24 scholarship holders, nine are female (approx. 38 %).

With this fourth cohort, the Centre of Excellence has in total offered 112 scholarships for the Masters programme in Embedded and Mobile Systems. 112 students got the chance to think outside the box and design digital solutions for challenges faced in the region, with one important worry less. The project partners are again very pleased with the overwhelming interest in the scholarship offer and convinced that the Selection Committee picked 24 very promising young innovators.