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The applicant must be a national of Tanzania (in-country) or a national of the East African Community i.e. Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan (in-region).
NM-AIST will sent the applicant a letter confirming that he/she have been admitted or accepted to the Master in Embedded and Mobile Systems (EMoS). The Admission Letter is the way students find out if they have been admitted to NM-AIST. In order to be considered as a scholarship holder, each applicant needs an Admission Letter from NM-AIST. If this letter is not available at the time of application, it must be submitted by post or e-mail to NM-AIST. Please keep in mind that the applicant cannot be selected as a CENIT@EA scholarship holder without the NM-AIST Admission Letter.
In CENIT@EA, the academic achievements of each candidate need to be verified through a transcript of records (TOR) and/or degree diplomas. Academic transcripts of records and degree/diploma certificates show the candidates educational background, list of programs and/or courses pursued and their respective grades. The applicant must have a Bachelor´s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or other related fields. The applicant must be in possession of a second class Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0/5.0 or its equivalent in an appropriate area of study from an accredited university or similar institution of higher education. Applicants holding unclassified degrees should have at least an overall of “B” grade in the relevant subject or field of his/her specialization.
English is the primary language of instruction for the EMoS program. Therefore, all candidates must demonstrate English language proficiency. All applicants must possess adequate knowledge of written and spoken English. This demonstration may take one of the following forms: - Successful completion of a bachelor degree from a recognized university or similar institution of higher education where English is the language of instruction - Successful completion of a postgraduate degree program at a recognized university or similar institution of higher education where English is the language of instruction - Submission of standardized official Test of English; TOEFL with a paper-based score of 550 (or higher), computer-based score of 213 (or higher) or Internet-based with a score of 80 (or higher) or IELTS with minimum score of 5.5 in every category.
In the Statement of Purpose, the applicant describes his/her personal and professional goal(s) and how they align with the overall goals of the CENIT@EA project. The Statement of Purpose should not exceed the length of one page. Please select a line spacing of 1 and a font size of 12. The Statement of Purpose must address: - The applicant's personal and professional goal(s). - The relevance of his/her application, what interdisciplinary and/or trans-disciplinary research area/ project will the candidate explore and how his/her research/study will foster CENIT@EA objectives. - Why should she/he be granted this scholarship? What contribution will the candidate make to society and/or industry in relation to Embedded and Mobile systems? - Furthermore, each application can achieve more if one or more of the following topics is covered from a professional/practical point of view, this may be in terms of projects the candidate has worked in, articles the candidate has published and skills and competencies gained. - Involvement of Mobile Computing - Embedded Systems - Soft Skills - Basic Skills
Applicants need to deliver at least 2 Letters of Recommendation from individuals who are not related to the candidate by any means i.e. birth, marriage etc.  The Letters of Recommendation must be issued by an individual who knows the applicant at an academic or professional level as an instructor, thesis supervisor, mentor or colleague. These references should be able to attest to the applicant’s professionalism, dedication, patience and indulgence.
Each application needs to contain a curriculum vitae (CV) to highlight the professional experience of the applicant. If available, a list of publications/academic merits should also be attached to the CV.
You can upload other documents that positively emphasize your application at this point.


Information to be provided where personal data are collected from the data subject (Art. 13 GDPR) to the procedure of CENIT@EA-Scholarships

Information to be provided where personal data are collected from the data subject (Art. 13 GDPR) to the procedure of CENIT@EA-Scholarships

1. Data processor details
1.1. Name and contact data of the controller
  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
  • 26129 Oldenburg
  • Tel.: +49441-798-0
1.2. Contact person / process owner
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jorge Marx Gómez
  • University of Oldenburg
  • Department of Computing Science
  • Chair Business Informatics (Very Large Business Applications)
  • Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118; 26129 Oldenburg – GERMANY
  • Tel. +49 441/ 798-4470,  Fax -4472
  • Email:


1.3. Name and contact data of the data protection officer
  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • Der Datenschutzbeauftragte
  • Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
  • 26129 Oldenburg
  • Tel.: +49441-798-4196
  • Email:


2. Frame of processing
2.1. Categories of the processed personal data
  • Contact data (incl. country of origin)
  • Demographic data (incl. date of birth, nationality, passport/ID, gender)
  • Professional / academic qualification


2.2. The period for which the personal data will be stored

The collected data will be stored until 31.12.2025. The official end date of the project is 31.12.2020. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) requires the data collected to be stored for a further 5 years in the General Auxiliary Terms and Conditions for Grants for Project Funding (ANBest-P) under item 6.5. However, since the CENIT@EA project is currently in default, its duration will be extended. Therefore, the collected data must be stored longer. An exact date has not yet been set, as the exact duration of the delay is not known at present. The coordinators of the project are reviewing the need to store the collected data in time and before the start of the extension. Data of rejected applicants will be deleted after the second cohort of the programme has been established in order to make it easier for rejected applicants to re-apply for the second cohort and to ensure a reservelist. The exact date for this has not yet been determined due to the delay of the project.

2.3 The purposes of the processing the personal data are intended for

CENIT@EA is committed to ensuring an appropriate distribution of scholarships among students from the East African region by making a fair, transparent and considerate selection of scholarship holders. During the project two (online) selection events for scholarship holders will take place. All these meetings are preceded by the review and evaluation of applications.

2.4. Legal basis for processing

Consent of the data subject according to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. a. GDPR.

2.5. Provision of data

The provision of personal data is not prescribed by law/contract and is not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. The data subject is also not obliged to provide the personal data.

2.6. Consequences of not providing personal data

If it is not possible to provide all the necessary data, it will not be possible to review the data and thus potentially prevent the awarding of a scholarship to this applicant.

2.7. Existence of automated decision-making in individual cases (incl. profiling)

There is no automated decision-making in individual cases (including profiling).

3. Passing on and foreign connection
3.1. The recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data
  • Jorge Marx Gómez (UOL)
  • Martin Fränzle (UOL)
  • Stefan Wunderlich (UOL)
  • Christian Osorio (UOL)
  • Barbara Rapp (UOL)
  • Hardi Hungar (DLR)
  • Heike Hölzner (HTW)
  • Lukusa Kabulepa (HM)
  • Simon Cremer (DAAD)


3.2. Transfer to a third country[1] or international organization

Important note:

Data will be transferred to the following entities outside the European Union:

  • Kisangiri Michael (CENIT-EA Director), Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (Tanzania)
  • Ben Ruhinda (Project Coordinator at IUCEA), Interuniversity Council of Universities in East Africa (Kenya)
  • Godfrey Justo & Alexandre Rutikanga, University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (Rwanda)
  • J.J. Masele, University of Dar es Salam (Tanzania) 

For the above-mentioned third countries, there is no adequacy decision of the European Commission within the meaning of Art. 47 GDPR and no suitable guarantees within the meaning of Art. 46 GDPR. This means that there is no data protection level in the recipient country comparable to that of the EU and that the bodies involved in the transfer have not provided any special guarantees to compensate for the deficits. The consequence of this is that you, as the data subject, may not be able to enforce your data subject’s rights effectively or at all. Furthermore, the unauthorized processing of your personal data (in particular disclosure to third parties) may result in material and immaterial damage (e.g. identity theft/ fraud, discrimination, financial loss, damage to reputation, etc.). 

4. Your rights as data subject

The following rights shall apply to you as a data subject of the data processing:

    • Right of access (Art. 15 DSGVO)
    • Right to rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO)
    • Right to erasure (Art. 17 DSGVO)
    • Restriction of processing (Art. 18 DSGVO)
    • Right to object to processing (Art. 21 DSGVO)
    • Right to data transferability (Art. 20 DSGVO)
    • You can revoke any consent you may have given at any time with effect for the future, without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the time of revocation (Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO).
    • If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates data protection regulations, please contact the data protection officer (see section 1.3.). Irrespective of this, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority is:


The State Commissioner for Data Protection Lower Saxony
Prinzenstrasse 5
30159 Hannover, Germany
Phone: 0511 120-4500
Fax: 0511 120-4599

[1] A third country is any country outside the European Union.