Rwanda : EAC students to get Rwanda scholarships

The government of Rwanda will avail scholarships for students from the partner states of the East African Community (EAC) to study at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Kigali branch, the education ministry announced recently.

“The scholarships will be offered to students who fulfill the academic requirements and acceptance to the CMU Rwanda programmes upon completion of an evaluation form for the assessment of the student’s financial needs by the Ministry of Education,” the ministry said in a statement.

CMU Rwanda branch is affiliated to US based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The leading US university is currently enrolling graduate students for the science and technology courses with studies scheduled for mid this year.

The scholarships to be provided by Rwanda will amount to 50 percent of the global tuition fee for the Masters programme and up to 50 percent of the enrolment fee for the Professional Development courses.

Carnegie Mellon University globally charges an estimate of $38,900 for its 2012/2013 academic year. However, this rate will be confirmed in March 2012. Under the scholarship, qualifying students would therefore pay $19,450 per annum, based on this estimation.

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