Application Deadline: 5 August 2024

We are pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for 6 competent African international students who would like to pursue the 3-year Honors Bachelor’s degree in Peacebuilding and Development (See the programme description downloadable from: The selected applicant will be requested to join the programme from the new academic year that will start in mid-September, 2024.

This scholarship programme aims to provide young people from African countries, especially but not limited to those in the Great Lakes Region, with high-quality training in peacebuilding and development, thereby fostering a network of peacebuilders across national boundaries.

The recipient of the scholarship will be exempted from payment of annual registration and tuition fees for 3 years as well as internship and dissertation fees, and also be entitled to basic health insurance coverage. Travel and living costs in Huye must be covered by the student or his/her own sponsor rather than PIASS. Estimated minimum on-campus living costs for one academic year are approximately USD 500 for a student.

Application requirements

The successful applicants must:

v  be not more than 30 years of age

v  has completed high school education with at least two principal passes or equivalent results

v  has a proven track record of engaging in peace and development-related activities

The applicant is required to submit all the following documents compiled in one PDF document:

v  Filled PIASS application form (Downloadable from: /

Application fees are not required for those who have not been selected.)

v  Notarized copy of national examination certificate

v  Copies of secondary school transcripts (the last 3 years)

v  Copies of other training certificates/diplomas (if any)

v  Copy of passport or National ID

v  A motivation letter written in English by the applicant him/herself

v  Two recommendation letters written in English or French

The application and any inquiry or request for assistance should be emailed to

See the programme description attached