Skills development program (SDP) scholarship.

For the first time, Nziza Training Academy, the only professional training and skills development center of engineers and architects in Rwanda launches a new program of scholarships that intends to increase the chance of professionals and graduates that uses of latest CAD and BIM design technology skills at world’s competing level.

The scholarships are only in the department of structural engineering and construction project management. The targeted training branch is in Kigali – KIMIRONKO. Nziza Training Academy Programs aim to contribute to Rwanda’s skilled labor development and end skilled labor import by 2035 in Rwanda.

This scholarship program is initiated and fully funded by Nziza Training Academy.

Aim of this scholarship program.

It aims to increase the number of local people to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of individuals on the use of industry’s leading design technologies in architecture, engineering, and construction market of Rwanda.
The scholarships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals and engineering students who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organizations and play a tangible role in Rwanda’s construction industry development.

Available Scholarships:

  • Four (4) full scholarships in structural engineering with Protastructure.
  • Six (6) partial scholarships in construction project management with MS Project and Planswift.

For whom: Criteria

A SDP scholarship is intended to bridge the skill gap had by professionals within AEC market by equipping them with trending technology skills needed in project studies delivery. You must meet a number of criteria that support the aim of the SDP to be eligible for a scholarship.

The criteria for scholarship applicant in structural engineering are as follows:

  • The scholarship applicant must be a graduating student in civil or structural engineering who have accomplished structural analysis I & II, RCD and steel design courses in the college with at least 70% marks in every course;
  • The scholarship applicant is a student in a college that has a partnership agreement with Nziza Training Academy. (Ask your HoD if your college partners with us);
  • The scholarship applicant is able to finance extra expenses that are not covered by this scholarship like transport, etc;
  • The scholarship applicant holds the nationality of Rwanda and able to attend the training in Kigali city hundred per cent as scheduled;
  • The scholarship applicant holds a valid identity document;
  • The scholarship applicant is within the first or second category of UBUDEHE;
  • The scholarship applicant has not attended any of Nziza Training Academy programs before;
  • The scholarship applicant follows Nziza Training Academy on LinkedIn and Twitter.

The criteria for scholarship applicant in construction project management are as follows:

  • The scholarship applicant works for a company or organization which is engaged with
    construction projects;
  • The scholarship applicant holds the nationality of Rwanda and able to attend the training in
    Kigali city hundred per cent as scheduled;
  • The scholarship applicant holds at least 3 years of proven experience in administration team
    of construction, engineering or architecture projects;
  • The scholarship applicant holds a valid identity document;
  • The scholarship applicant has not attended any of Nziza Training Academy programs before;
  • The scholarship applicant demonstrates that the requested co-funding percentage of 50% is
    available to fund the training and must be paid before July 2021 ends;
  • The employer of the scholarship applicant supports the scholarship application through a positive reference, declares that they will free the scholarship recipient during the program and after his/her graduation will give the scholarship recipient an opportunity to apply what he/she has learned in their company;
  • The scholarship applicant follows Nziza Training Academy on LinkedIn and Twitter.
The scholarship applicant must not receive more than one SDP scholarship for courses/programs that take place at the same time. If the scholarship applicant submits two scholarship applications for courses/programs that take place at the same time:
  • The scholarship application that was registered first in the scholarship application system will be processed;
  • The other scholarship application(s) will be declared not eligible.

Training duration:

Every course in our skills development programs is separated into three parts:

  1. Indoor Training
    This takes 3 months that are purposed to heighten the capability of our trainees on using the software, it happens two days a week, evening and weekend only.
  2. Project Study Period
    After those previous 3 months, you are given a realistic project study to deliver within 3 months that can be extended and must be presented to the external panel for competency approval. It doesn’t require you to attend our class, you only come once a week for the presentation of the progress.
  3. Expert Training Seminar
    This takes a one-week full time. It is delivered by an expert we hire from world renowned technology organization or software’s headquarters to verify, upskill and certify you as our trained professionals.

How to apply

Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship.
When you are certain that you are eligible for an SDP scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Gather all documents that prove the criteria listed above;
  2. Download the application form found on https://www.nzizatraining.ac.rw/scholarships/
    (available from May 10, 2021);
  3. Complete the application form and enclose it with the supporting documents
  4. Submit your application via email at education@nzizatraining.ac.rw and make sure you
    receive a receipt acknowledgement email.

For any questions on the application or selection procedure please contact Nziza Training Academy directly.

Selection procedure

Nziza Training Academy can nominate your application for an SDP scholarship if your application meets the SDP eligibility criteria. The selection procedure is as follows:

  • We will check the individual applications on their eligibility and will assess the applications based on the eligibility criteria;
  • Only eligible applications will be taken in to further consideration. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected;
  • The successful applicants in structural engineering will be called for an interview as a final phase of selection;
  • In construction project management, there will be an interview phase only if the number of successful applicants exceeds the available slots.

Application starting date: May 10, 2021

Application closing date: June 13, 2021