Keep up with the latest news and updates impacting refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced populations in Rwanda

Call for Applications for the University of Global Health and Equity Scholarships 

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is inviting applications for the 2024 intake for its joint Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery/Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MBBS/MGHD), a six-and-a-half-year, bachelor’s level medical degree coupled with a master’s level global health degree.   Students with refugee status living in Rwanda are eligible candidates to apply.   For more information on […]

Change in assistance given to refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) inform all refugees in Rwanda that some of the assistance they receive will not be provided until the end of 2023. Other aspects of assistance will be reduced due to a significant decrease in resources designated for refugee support.  Assistance that […]

Call for Applications for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa for the September (Fall) 2024 Intake  

Scholarship Overview:  United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation in its global Scholars Program. This initiative will offer academically talented youth from Africa facing financial, gender, displacement, or disability constraints an opportunity to access world class university education.  The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa will provide full-cost scholarships to young […]

Register for a FREE English Language Course

The Mastercard Foundation, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), and EF Education First have joined forces to help Rwandan and refugee youth acquire the English skills they need to succeed in their personal and professional life. UNHCR is pleased to inform refugees that they can access the 12-month English language proficiency and training course for free. […]

New Premise for Gikondo Community Centre

01/09/2023 UNHCR is pleased to inform urban refugees and other people seeking services from Gikondo Community Centre that from Monday, 4 September 2023, we are moving from the old premise to a new one located at Gikondo at Rujugiro Road (KK31), House # 264, 5 minutes away from the old centre. The selection of our […]

Join our FREE Sign Language Class

22/08/23 UNHCR is pleased to announce an initiative with the Rwandan National Association of Deaf Women (RNADW “Umucyo”), alongside Humanity and Inclusion and Prison Fellowship Rwanda to provide an empowering opportunity for displaced individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, as well as their dedicated family members and caregivers to learn Rwandan Sign Language. […]

Application for DAFI Scholarship Programme for Academic Year 2023/2024

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS UNHCR’s Tertiary Refugee Scholarship Programme (DAFI) offers qualified refugee and returnee (in selected countries*) students the possibility to earn an undergraduate degree in their country of asylum or home country. The scholarship package varies from country to country and covers a range of costs including tuition and study materials, food, […]

Healthcare for refugees in Rwanda

16/08/23 UNHCR would like to inform refugees in Rwanda that the organization is facing budget cuts in all sectors including healthcare services. Unfortunately, funding is only available for UNHCR to support referrals to hospitals for emergency and lifesaving interventions.   If you are a camp-based refugee in need of medical transfers to hospitals outside of […]

Community Based Health Insurance Enrollment

31/07/23: UNHCR is pleased to inform all urban refugees and boarding school students that Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) enrollment for July 2023 to June 2024 has been completed. In line with the Government of Rwanda’s pledge to include urban refugees in CBHI, UNHCR has submitted a list of following criteria to be enrolled to […]

Counselling for refugees in Kigali

UNHCR would like to inform all refugees and asylum seekers that from Monday, 27 March 2023, the reception in UNHCR Nyarutarama, Kigali office will NO LONGER receive any walk-in counseling. All those in need of protection services will only be received at the Gikondo Community Center from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 […]