Selection Process

Every year generation Rwanda conducts a one-of-a-kind nationwide search to find the most talented and motivated young people in Rwanda who need help to get a degree and realize their potential. In 2010, we received 1,500 applications and accepted 25 students - 1.7% of the number of applicants who applied for participation in the program. The candidates we select for our program are smart and determined to make a positive impact on the future of Rwanda.

Recruitment for 2011 has been completed. For more information about the application process, see the section "How to apply".


1. Main application

- Candidates fill out the application form for the Rwanda Generation Scholarship and provide copies of the necessary supporting documents (listed in the section "Required documents for application" in the section "How to apply").

- Approximately two weeks after the deadline, generation Ruanda employees will contact only the candidates selected for the transition to the second level. Employees will not contact candidates who have not been selected. Generation Rwanda will also send a list of student names to partner organizations for publication on the spot for review.

2. Language test and additional application

- Those who will be selected to proceed to the next stage are invited to return to their partner organization to take the test in English or French. Each test will take an hour.

- After the language test, candidates will receive an extensive application form, which includes essay questions. Applicants will have 2.5 hours to complete their application before submitting it to a generation Rwanda representative on site.

- Generation Rwanda will contact successful students in about two weeks to invite them for an interview. Candidates who lose will be notified by SMS.

3. Interview

- A small group of finalists will be invited to a 30-minute interview at the Generation Rwanda office in Kigali. Candidates must bring original identity cards and diplomas to the interview.

- After the interviews, generation Rwanda employees will undergo a procedure to confirm the accuracy of the information provided. By the end of June, we will contact a new class of Rwandan scientists by phone. Candidates who lose will be notified by SMS.

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