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

Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) invites applications from qualifying candidates across the African continent for undergraduate and master’s degree Mastercard Foundation scholarships, intended for full-time study in 2025 The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is specifically targeted towards young people whose access to higher education is impeded by economic and social barriers. The Program […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: CBHI Enrolment 2024-2025

UNHCR is pleased to inform all urban refugees and boarding school students that Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) enrollment for July 2024 to June 2025 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 CBHI: […]

Call for refugee scholarship applications at the University of Barcelona 

In September 2015, the University of Barcelona launched the Support Program for refugees and people from conflict areas, managed by the Fundació Solidaritat UB. The Program aims to promote enrollment in undergraduate or master’s programs at the University of Barcelona by students who are refugees or in refugee-like situations. It is co-financed by the University […]

Yali Application Call for Cohorts 57, 58, & 59

UNHCR is pleased to announce opportunity for youth in Rwanda to apply for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Cohort 57, 58 and 59. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the United States government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The need to invest in […]

PhD degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia 

The Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (PMCS) is accepting applications from qualified scholars for a place in the Melbourne Law School’s (MLS) PhD program starting in 2025. They encourage applications from individuals with lived experience of statelessness.  Applications close Friday 26th July 2024  Eligibility   Applicants must be eligible for acceptance by the University of Melbourne […]

Leadership for Africa” Programme for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda: Master’s Degree Scholarships in Germany

“Leadership for Africa” (LfA) is a scholarship program aimed at empowering young refugees and national scholars from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda. This unique initiative offers scholarships for Master’s studies in Germany across various fields starting with the academic year 2025. Alongside academic support, all LfA scholars undergo a complementary training program in good governance, […]

University corridor for refugees to France – UNIV’R Program

The UNIV’R university corridor program has opened a call for applications for refugees residing in a first country of asylum who wish to pursue Master’s studies (2 years) within a Higher education establishment in mainland France. The program provides refugees with access to the university system, administrative, social and financial support (study and living scholarship for […]

Opportunity for Refugee Students: Global Internship Conference and CIEE UNHCR Student Challenge

CIEE, in collaboration with UNHCR, calls on teams of undergraduate students from across the globe to present their solution ideas to support increasing access to higher education and livelihood for forcibly displaced youth around the world. Challenge participants will gain valuable skills and expand their professional networks, all while solving one of the most critical issues of […]

Support for Refugee-Led Organizations in Rwanda

Inkomoko is seeking applications from high potential Refugee-Led Organizations that would like to participate in a capacity strengthening programme. Requirements Benefits Apply online here before 31/12/2023 : 

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 […]