Call for Scholarship Applications

Application Deadline: November 10, 2020

Full and Partial Scholarships for Rwandan youth

for Studying Peace-Building and Development in an Honours Bachelor Programme

The Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) is pleased to announce availability of 2 full and 6 partial scholarships for well-motivated and competent Rwandan students who would like to pursue the 3-year Honors Bachelor’s degree in Peace-Building and Development. Currently, students from 10 countries are studying in this Bachelor’s degree programme whose main aim is to foster a regional network of peace-builders across national boundaries.

Following the recent communiqué of the Rwandan government which endorsed the resumption of educational institutions in the coming weeks, we are currently preparing for reopening our campuses. We aim to start the academic year of 2020-2021 in December this year, but subject to change depending on the evolution of COVID-19 outbreak in the coming months.

The recipient of a full scholarship will be selected based both on merit that is assessed with application documents, a written test and an interview as well as on financial need that is supported by compelling evidence. They will be exempted from payment of annual registration and tuition fees for 3 years as well as internships and dissertation fees. Living costs in Huye must be covered by the student or his/her own sponsor rather than PIASS. Estimated minimum on-campus living costs for one academic year are approximately RWF 400,000 for a single student.

The recipient of a partial scholarship will be selected based solely on merit that is assessed with application documents, a written test and an interview. They will be exempted from payment of 50% of registration and tuition fees for 3 years. The remaining 50% of annual registration and tuitions fees (RWF 197,500/year), fees for internships and dissertation project (RWF 180,000) and living costs in Huye (minimum RWF 400,000/year per) must be covered by the student or his/her own sponsor rather than PIASS.

Application requirements

The successful applicants must:

Be not more than 30 years of age;

Have completed high school education with at least two principal passes or equivalent results; and

Demonstrate a proven track record of engaging in peace and development related activities.

The applicant is required to submit:

Filled PIASS application form (Please request ksasaki.peace@gmail.com to send you an application form. Application fees are not required for those who have not been selected.)

Notarized copy of national examination certificate

Copies of secondary school transcripts (the last 3 years)

Copies of other training certificates/diplomas (if any)

Copy of national ID

Letter of motivation written in English by the applicant him/herself

Two recommendation letters in English or French

 Evidence of financial need issued by the local government at the sector level (only for the applicant of a full scholarship)

Application deadline: November 10, 2020 The application and any inquiry should be emailed to registrar@piass.ac.rw and ksasaki.peace@gmail.com

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