A MARVEL-supported scholarship for African master students

This was published on May 13, 2024

The master’s course at the ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR) in Rwanda is accepting applications for  the 2024/2025 academic year. There are scholarships available for Rwandan students and a small number of scholarships for students from other African countries, including one sponsored by MARVEL as part of its  support to students from under-represented groups. The deadline for application is June 28, 2024.

By Nicola Nosengo - NCCR MARVEL

MARVEL is supporting one scholarship for African students to attend a two-year Master’s course at the ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIRF) in Rwanda.

The programme is offered in three disciplines: Condensed Matter Physics, Physics of the Solid-Earth and High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. The first year is common to all fields. The second year is devoted to the specialized areas and culminates with a thesis. If successful, the student will obtain a master's degree in physics from the University of Rwanda.

There are scholarships available for Rwandan students and a small number of scholarships for students from other countries. MARVEL is offering one of these scholarships as part of its  support to students from under-represented groups. The scholarship is aimed at students from African countries other than Rwanda, and preference will be proactively given to female candidates


Applicants must have a B. Sc. degree in physics or closely related matters, or be in the process of completing one. The selection will be based on university records and on academic recommendations

All courses will be taught in English at the University of Rwanda, in Kigali.

The deadline for applications is June 28, 2024.

• More details about the Master’s course and eligibility requirements:
https://eaifr.ictp.it/degree-programmes/masters-programme/
• Application form: 
https://e-portal.ictp.it/applicant/login

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