Type of Funding
The Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) in Rwanda is offering students from Africa, including from Rwanda, Scholarships to pursue the 3-year Honors Bachelors degree in Peace-Building and Development commencing October 2019 at its Huye campus. There will be 7 scholarships for 10 Rwandan students and 7 scholarships for students from other African countries.
This scholarship program aims to provide young people from African countries, especially but not limited to those in the Great Lakes Region, with high quality training in peace-building and development, thereby fostering a network of “peace-builders” across national boundaries. Currently, Currently, students from Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, the DR Congo, Tanzania, South Sudan, Nigeria, Malawi and Japan are studying in this undergraduate program.
Scholars from African countries other than Rwanda will receive the full amount of tuition fees and medical insurance expenses for 3 years. But travel and living expenses required for studying in Huye must be covered by the scholars.
Scholars from Rwanda will receive 50% of the tuition fees and annual registration fees (RWF 172,500/year). Accommodation and other living expenses required for studying in Huye as well as fees for internship and dissertation project during the final year (RWF 150,000) must be covered by the scholars.
Applicants cannot be more than 35 years of age. They must have completed high school education with at least 2 principal passes or equivalent and they must have a proven track record of engaging in peace and development related activities.
Applications are to be sent via email or by post for Rwandan students by 30 August 2019. For students from other African countries, applications are to be sent via email by 10 September 2019.