The Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) wishes to inform the general public that applications for admission and scholarship into the September 2020 intake are now open.
Application Deadline: 24th March 2020
Eligible Countries: Rwanda
To be Taken at (Country): Rwanda
About the Award: At RICA, we’re preparing students to pursue ideas that can revolutionize Rwanda’s agriculture sector, all while honoring our history and culture. We seek talented young leaders with a passion to be innovators and entrepreneurs.
At the end of our three-year program, all RICA students earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Agriculture. You can also choose a specialty in Animal Production, Crop Production, Mechanization, or Food Processing
Eligibility: We are looking for passionate young men and women who are ready to invest in their careers, communities, and the agricultural transformation of Rwanda. Here are the criteria to be eligible for admission:
- Rwandan citizen
- Only 2019 secondary school graduates are eligible to apply.
- Demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurship potential
- Demonstrated passion for agriculture
- Demonstrated English proficiency on RICA’s language examinations
- Minimum National Exam score of 40 (REB) or 36 (WDA)
- Minimum 2 Principal Passes on National Examinations
- Applicants who completed Secondary School in 2019 under foreign or international education programs ( E.g Cambridge, International Baccalaureate etc ) are encouraged to apply. Holders of such qualifications are advised to submit an equivalence certificate issued by the Rwanda Education Board (REB).
Selection Criteria: We seek applicants who aspire to create transformational change in agriculture. Applicants will be considered based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership qualities and a passion for an entrepreneurial career in the agriculture sector. Finalists are invited to an in-person interview day, including interactive group activities and an English proficiency exam.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: All students admitted into RICA will receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, medical insurance, accommodation and meals on campus.
Duration of Award: 3 years
How to Apply:
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.