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Call for Applications for Bachelor of Midwifery Program Africa Health Sciences University (AHSU) 2024-25 Academic Year

About Africa Health Sciences University

Located in Rwanda, Africa Health Sciences University (AHSU) is a newly accredited health sciences institution training the next generation of health professionals across medicine, pharmacy, nursing and midwifery, laboratory technology, radiography, and other allied health professionals. It will launch its first academic programs in September 2024.

Scholarship summary

  • Scholarip type: Full scholarship
  • Scholarship category: Bachelor of Science with Honors in Midwifery
  • Eligibility: PCB, MCB, BCG regardless the year of secondary completion
  • Duration: Four years
  • Requirements: see below
  • Faculties: Bachelor of Science with Honors in Midwifery
  • Deadline: 11th-JULY-2024
  • Application Link: click here if you want to apply

Why should I join AHSU?

AHSU aspires to train the next generation of clinicians with the following program highlights:

  • Emphasis on evidence-based care
  • Program includes compassionate and respectful maternal and newborn care
  • International external rotation opportunities
  • Research opportunities with students and interdisciplinary teams
  • Opportunity for attendance at international midwifery conferences
  • Option of competitive scholarship opportunities

Academic Programs

AHSU is now accepting applications for the following undergraduate programs, which will start on September 2, 2024. Admitted candidates will be primarily based at Kacyiru District Hospital, Muhima District Hospital, and King Faisal Hospital Rwanda for the duration of their training.

Academic ProgramDuration2024-25 Intake
Bachelor of Science with Honors in Midwifery4 years40

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates should meet all of the following criteria:

  • Secondary (A-level) or high school diploma
  • National exam scores with at least two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry

or Physics and Biology from the following subject combinations, or equivalent:

  • Physics-Chemistry-Biology (PCB)
    • Math-Chemistry-Biology (MCB)
    • Biology-Chemistry-Geography (BCG)
  • NESA equivalency for any candidates with foreign qualifications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral English

Required Application Materials

Applicants will be required to upload all of the following documentation to be considered for admissions.

  • Cover letter, outlining the candidate’s interest in joining the program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and degrees (in English or with notarized translated copies) and equivalencies where applicable
  • Rwanda national exam scores
  • Copy of passport or Rwanda national identification
  • Personal statement: Tell us at least 3 reasons why you are the best candidate for the program at AHSU. How do you plan to use your skills as a midwife to impact the health system in Rwanda?
  • Names and contact details of 2 references, with at least one being an academic mentor

Application Process

The Office of Admissions considers candidates on a holistic basis, considering their performance throughout the application process. Applications will be submitted online via this link, and candidates are required to submit all supporting documentation. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to sit for an entrance examination, and top candidates will then be invited for admissions interviews. Below are important application dates. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application OpensThursday, June 6, 2024
Application ClosesThursday, July 11, 2024 at 23:59 Central Africa Time (CAT)
Applicant ExamJuly 15-19, 2024
Applicant InterviewsJuly 29-August 2, 2024
Final DecisionWednesday, August 7, 2024
Program StartsMonday, September 2, 2024

For any questions or clarifications, please contact us at pamela.meharry@kfhrf.org. This Call for Applications was approved on June 6, 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda.

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