Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships in USA for Rwandans

Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships in USA for Rwandans

Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships in USA for Rwandans

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the largest Fulbright program, designed primarily to strengthen African universities through higher degree training (Master’s degree).

Although core Fulbright Exchanges are with universities, candidates who are affiliated with other educational, cultural, or professional institutions are eligible to apply.

Grant Provisions

Fulbright Foreign Student Program grants provide:Round-trip economy international travel and excess-baggage allowance;

  • An allowance for settling in;
  • A pre-academic orientation program;
  • A monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities;
  • Tuition and university fees;
  • Limited accident and sickness insurance (does not include pre existing conditions and pregnancy);
  • Program required field trips;
  • Academic training.

    Fulbright Foreign Student Program will fund candidates selected for the degree study for a maximum of two years.

    All awards are contingent upon approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, availability of funds, and successful academic placement.

    This program does NOT provide financial support for dependent spouses or children.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should be affiliated with an academic or non-academic professional institution in Rwanda and committed to work in their home institutions upon completion of the designated program;
  • Nominees must have at least the equivalent of four (4) years of university study and the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

    Nominees that have three (3) years of tertiary study should have the equivalent of thirteen (13) years of primary and secondary school and their undergraduate degree should allow them to be eligible to pursue higher education in their home country.

    Please note that final equivalency decisions will be determined by each U.S. university and not all institutions will accept a three (3) year undergraduate degrees.

  • Applicants should have a sufficient level of English proficiency to enable them to engage in full-time graduate level study in the United States.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum scores on required standardized tests.

    The ideal TOEFL score is 100 or above for Internet Based test or the equivalent in other test forms. For

  • GRE, applicants must at or above the fiftieth percentile in either section.
  • Applicants must have outstanding academic records, references and preparation in their chosen fields.
  • Applicants must demonstrate serious commitment to completing the program and returning home.
  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Rwanda and reside in Rwanda.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied in the United States.
  • Applicants with no extensive or recent U.S. experience will be given preference.
  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified candidates living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Current Employees of the U.S. Embassy are not eligible.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates must submit an online application via given website.
  • Applications submitted by hard copy, by email, or after the deadline will not be considered.

    Apply by 31st March.

    For more information and application details, see; Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships in USA for Rwandans

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