Scholarship: The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems 2018/2019 Intake

The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE) is a regional center of excellence that is funded by the World Bank through the Government of Uganda. The main objective of ACALISE is to streamline the production of high level, well-motivated and ethically conscious critical mass of Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems experts. The center which is hosted at Uganda Martyrs University collaborates quality postgraduate education as well as applied research to address key development challenges facing the East and Southern Africa and beyond

Uganda Martyrs University in conjunction with African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE) invites applications from eligible candidates for 10 PhD and 108 MSc ACALISE National / International Scholarships in the following programmes:

  • PhD in Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems
  • MSc in Agro-Ecology,
  • MSc in Monitoring and Evaluation,
  • MSc in Development Economics
  • MA in Bioethics.
  • MA in Microfinance and Management

The PhD scholarship will cover full tuition fees, accommodation and book allowance. International Students will receive a minimal living allowance.

The MSc scholarship is a contribution towards tuition fees as per the university fees structure. All other costs will be met by the student. Regional students will receive Full Tuition fees while National students will receive Half tuition fees.


Applicants must be citizens of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa who are currently enrolled on any of the ACALISE Programmes listed above. Applicants are expected to have a conditional or final offer of admission from Uganda Martyrs University ( at time of application and will be required to submit a copy of the same.

Scholarship Tenure:

PhD and MSc Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of three and two years respectively. The scholarship will be initially granted for one year and will be renewed upon successful completion of the preceding year and submission of a competence report by the Supervisor.


Regional and Female candidates as well as candidates from less privileged groups are especially encouraged to apply

Application Documents:

  1. Admission Letter.
  2. Letter of motivation
  3. Fully filled and signed Uganda Martyrs University Scholarship form.
  4. Certified university degree certificates and transcripts.
  5. 2 Referees at least one from Academia
  6. Signed curriculum vitae

Note: The Scholarship Application form as well as the Referee Support Form can be downloaded at

Foreign Academic Transcripts and Certificates

Candidates who have been awarded Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degrees by accredited universities or similar Institutions of higher learning which issue academic documents in languages other than English shall submit notarized English translations of all supporting documentation including, but not limited to, Transcripts, degrees, and diplomas.

The academic levels or equivalence of the qualifications obtained from foreign institutions must be equated by the Uganda National Council of Higher Education (NCHE).

Application Deadline:

A complete application form together with all the application documents listed above should be sent by email to

Download the complete call here The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems 20182019

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