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Midwifery and Health Sciences Scholarships in Rwanda 2023-2024 Health Sciences and related Fields Scholarships in Rwanda

The Ministry of Health in Rwanda, in partnership with USAID and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship program for midwives and other health sciences related fields. This program is designed to support the training of the next generation of midwives in Rwanda, and to help improve the quality of maternal and child health care in the country.

Introduction

The USAID Ireme project is a five-year project that is designed to strengthen Rwanda’s health care system. The project focuses on three key areas: optimizing health financing, strengthening leadership and management, and enhancing the management of the health workforce. The project is expected to have a significant impact on the quality of care and health outcomes in Rwanda.

The Midwifery Scholarship Program is one of the key components of the USAID Ireme project. The program will provide scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition and fees for midwifery training at four accredited institutions in Rwanda. In addition to tuition and fees, the program will also provide students with a living stipend and health insurance.

The Midwifery Scholarship Program is open to Rwandan citizens who have completed secondary school and who are interested in pursuing a career in midwifery. Students who are selected for the program will be required to commit to working in Rwanda for at least three years after graduation.

Scholarship Details

To achieve its goals the Ministry of Health in Partnership with USAID -Ireme project implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), is implementing a Midwifery scholarship scheme to 4 institutions:

  • East African Christian College (EACC)
  • Institut Catholique de Kabgayi (ICK)
  • Kibogora Polytechnic (KP)
  • Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA)

Eligibility Criteria of The Scholarship

Graduation: The students who finished their secondary schools last year are the ones who are only eligible for scholarship. That is those students who finished 2021-2022.

Single application: Only one application will be considered among 4 institutions (EACC, KP, ICK and AUCA). Applications should only go to one university. Candidates who will apply in more than one university will be rejected.

Pre-applied applicants advantage: Candidates who are interested in the scholarship scheme and have already applied for admission to one of the above said universities for the academic year 2023-2024 will be taken into consideration and will be eligible for the scholarship selection test.

Scholarship-Test: After applications they will be a selection test which will be held at the same day and the same hour for the all 4 institutions under scholarship scheme. This test will test you cognitive abilities including your critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and aptitude for scientific reasoning.

Scholarship University Details

Below we are going to explain how the scholarship will be applied to each university.

Institut Catholique de Kabgayi (ICK)

The Institut Catholique de Kabgayi (ICK). Founded in 2002, ICK carries a rich history woven with both faith and academic excellence. Guided by Catholic principles and its dedication to serving the community, the institute has blossomed into a beacon of knowledge, offering diverse faculties ranging from Theology and Philosophy to Business and Information Technology and Health Related Fields.

ICK has many faculties as they can be seen here; but the scholarship only applies to their Advanced Diploma in Midwifery (A1, a three year degree program), commencing in January 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Two Principal Passes with at least Grade D in Biology and Chemistry.
  • Completed general secondary education studies with one of the following combinations: Physics-Chemistry- Biology (PCB), Mathematics-Chemistry-Biology (MCB), Biology-Chemistry-Geography (BCG).
  • A2 Nurse with a minimum of Satisfaction and at least 2 years of work experience.

Admission Test

Candidates meeting minimum admission requirements for both programs will sit for an admission test, the date of which will be communicated after the publication of eligible candidates.

Kibogora Polytechnic (KP)

Kibogora Polytechnic, the first university-level institution to be centred in the Western Province of Rwanda, on the shores of beautiful Lake Kivu. with modern facilities and state-of-the-art e-learning platform they form the ideal basis for an exceptional student experience. Our programs in Health Science (Nursing, Midwifery and Biomedical Laboratory Science), Education (Humanities, Languages, Sciences), Development Studies (Economics and Management, Rural Development), and Theology have an excellent reputation for student achievement and the employability of our graduates.

The scholarships at KP but the scholarship only applies to their Advanced Diploma in Midwifery (A1, a three year degree program), commencing in January 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Two Principal Passes with at least Grade D in Biology and Chemistry.
  • Completed general secondary education studies with one of the following combinations: Physics-Chemistry- Biology (PCB), Mathematics-Chemistry-Biology (MCB), Biology-Chemistry-Geography (BCG).
  • A2 Nurse with a minimum of Satisfaction and at least 2 years of work experience.

Admission Test

Candidates meeting minimum admission requirements for both programs will sit for an admission test, the date of which will be communicated after the publication of eligible candidates.

Accommodation

KP offers accommodation on its campus.

Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA)

The Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) was founded in 1978. with the vision to Become an international center of academic learning with global impact AUCA has grounds in many faculty options such as: Faculty of Information Technology; Faculty of Business Administration; Faculty of Theology; Faculty of Education and Faculty of Health Sciences. In 2019, the Faculty of Health Sciences was introduced, operating on its Nursing campus in Karongi District. Until today, AUCA has enjoy a good reputation locally and regionally for its track record in quality teaching. Currently the university operates on three beautiful campuses of Masoro, Gishushu (Kigali City) and Ngoma (Karongi District in the Western Province).

The scholarships at AUCA applies to Midwifery and General Nursing Faculties at AUCA. (Both Advanced diploma and bachelors included)

East African Christian College (EACC)

East African Christian College of the Anglican Church of Rwanda(EAR) loacted in Masaka kigali city is also offering this scholarship in its programs as seen below.

Eligibility Criteria:

Bachelor of Science with Honors in Midwifery (Four-Year Program):

  • Two Principal Passes with at least Grade C in Biology and Chemistry.
  • Completed general secondary education with one of the following principal subjects: Physics-Chemistry-Biology, Mathematics-Chemistry-Biology, Biology-Chemistry-Geography.
  • A2 Nurse with a minimum of 70% and at least 2 years of work experience.

Advanced Diploma in Midwifery (Three-Year Program):

  • Two Principal Passes with at least Grade D in Biology and Chemistry.
  • Completed general secondary education studies with one of the following principal subjects: Physics-Chemistry-Biology, Mathematics-Chemistry- Biology, Biology-Chemistry-Geography.
  • A2 Nurse with a minimum of Satisfaction and at least 2 years of work experience.

Admission Test

Candidates meeting minimum admission requirements for both programs will sit for an admission test, the date of which will be communicated after the publication of eligible candidates.

Accommodation

EACC offers decent and affordable full board accommodation on its campus located at Masaka Sector, Kicukiro District.

How To Apply; Application process of each university scholarship.

As seen in the general rules of the scholarship Only one application will be considered among 4 institutions (EACC, KP, ICK and AUCA). Applications should only go to one university. Candidates who will apply in more than one university will be rejected. So this means you must choose one university in the four and apply to it!

Below is the application process to each university:

Institut Catholique de Kabgayi (ICK)

Note that the application period is From 15th December 2023 to 22nd December 2023 for the scholarship and for other faculties are university based; check their website!

Application Process:

Applications are accepted through the ICK Online Application Portal: www.uck.ac.rw

Kibogora Polytechnic (KP)

Note that the application period is From 15th December 2023 to 22nd December 2023 for the scholarship and for other faculties are university based; check their website!

Application Process:

Applications are accepted through the KP Online Application found on KP website: https://www.kp.ac.rw or by submitting hard copies to the Registrar’s office at KP Campus, Kibogora cell, Kanjongo Sector, Nyamasheke District

Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA)

Note that the application period is From 15th December 2023 to 22nd December 2023 for the scholarship and for other faculties are university based; check their website!

Application Process:

Applications are accepted Online Application found on AUCA website: auca.ac.rw or by submitting hard copies to the Registrar’s office at AUCA campuses or by calling Further detail is available on the website www.auca.ac.rw or contact us on admissions@auca.ac.rw or call +250724796998

East African Christian College (EACC)

Note that the application period is from 15th December 2023 to 22nd December 2023 for the scholarship and for other faculties are university based; check their website!

Application Process:

Applications are accepted through the EACC Online Application Portal: www.apply.eacc.ac.rw or by submitting hard copies to the Registrar’s office at EACC Campus, Masaka Sector, Kicukiro District.

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