Rwanda offers major scholarship to technology students from across East African Community (EAC)
KIGALI, February 2013- The Government of Rwanda has invited future technology leaders from across East Africa to take advantage of the world-class education offered at the Kigali campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda by extending a 50% scholarship to all successful applicants from the EAC region.
While all successful EAC applicants will benefit from the government scholarship subject to a financial needs assessment, Rwandan citizens will benefit from additional loan support from the Rwanda Education Board, which in total would cover 100% financing.
This is the second academic year that the Government of Rwanda has extended the scholarship to all EAC nationals, which reflects the importance of ICT to the region’s future economy. The presence of Carnegie Mellon, one of the top engineering universities in the world, plays a critical part in achieving Rwanda’s vision to build capacity and foster growth in ICT while, serving as a catalyst to regional socio-economic transformation.
“We are convinced that the technological breakthroughs that are going to be the foundations of the ICT industry in Africa will come from inventors and entrepreneurs who work in Africa and understand the technological challenges and needs that are unique to Africa,” said Professor Bruce Krogh, Director of Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, as he welcomed the government’s support and expressed confidence that the Kigali campus will act as catalyst for innovation in the region and beyond.Tweet