This is to bring to the notice of the public that the University of Nebraska – USA is inviting applications from up to 50 Rwandan students to submit an application for CASNR Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CUSP) to study in the USA.

Applicants will be considered based on a combination of meeting Nebraska undergraduate admission requirements, academic performance, a dedication to the goals of the scholarship program as well as a qualitative in-country interview conducted by members of CASNR and the university’s administrative center for Admissions.

The University of Nebraska is an educational establishment of global stature. Nebraska, a member of the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and also a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is certified by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University of Nebraska was founded on February 15, 1869.

Description of Scholarship

  • Deadline for ApplicationsDec 21, 2018
  • Course LevelScholarships are available to pursue undergraduate program.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to enroll in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) for the Fall 2018 term.
  • Scholarship Value: Students selected to participate in the program will receive full scholarships, to include tuition, fees, living expenses, and travel costs.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available for Rwandan students.
  • Number of Scholarships: 50 scholarships are available only.
  • Scholarship will be taken in the USA


Scholarship Eligibility

Countries Eligible: Scholarships are available for Rwandan students only.

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To be able to apply for the program, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of Rwanda.
  • Have graduated from high school by the beginning of the academic year the applicant is applying, or be a transfer student from an institution of higher education. Applicants, who have completed a Bachelor degree program, are not qualified to apply for the scholarship. Applicants, who have not completed a Bachelor degree program, are fit to apply. Cambridge International curriculum and exam results are acknowledged.
  • Have an interest in the agricultural field of study (food production – animal, plant and food systems; conservation agriculture, soils, water quantity and availability; energy and environmental stewardship; business, entrepreneurship and leadership; nutrition, food safety, food engineering and processing; communication, public service and extension education; ecology, conservation biology and climate; and engineering, irrigation, mechanization and technology)
  • Write a 500-word essay answering the question: “explain your prospect role as a leader to expand the agriculture sector in Rwanda.”

Procedures for Application

How to Apply: By April 2019, the finalists ought to have:

  1. Applied for and meet up all University of Nebraska-Lincoln admission requirements.
  2. Provided a stamped copy of S4, S5 and S6 academic transcripts with class standing.
  3. Provided a copy of national exam results after interview selection (March 2019).
  4. Meet University of Nebraska-Lincoln English proficiency requirements for full admission
    • TOEFL score of 70 with a written sub score of 20
    • IELTS score of 6.0 with a written sub score of 5.5
    • An English expertise Exam will be offered to students selected for an interview who have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS

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NB: Cautiously evaluate these directives before completing the application:

  • Before commencement of the application, if you are a secondary student, you must take a picture of your most recent school progressive statement showing marks in percentage (for instance, 72.2%).
    2. If you have already completed a Bachelor’s Degree program, you are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
    3. Please note that your official academic transcripts will be collected in Kigali, if you are chosen for an interview.
    4. Applicants who have not sat for the TOEFL or IELTS, an English expertise Exam will be provided to finalists in Kigali. The TOEFL is not a prerequisite for the CUSP Scholarship Application.
    5. Note to complete the application form in one sitting, as you cannot close the application and come back to it later.
    6. Please apply ACCEPTALBE FORMATS as shown in examples. Or else, your application may be considered deficient.
    7. Applicants must be prepared to write a 500-word essay answering the question: “explain your prospect role as a leader to expand the agriculture sector in Rwanda.”

Click to view the online Application

For more information, visit the Scholarship Link

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