Scholarships for Burundian Students 2016
Scholarships for Burundian Students 2016

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2016 / 2017 Scholarships in Burundi and Abroad

Scholarships for Burundian Students 2016

Burundi officially the Republic of Burundi is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, surrounded by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Its capital is Bujumbura. Burundi official languages are French and Kirundi. Burundi population is 11,178,921 estimated in 2015. Burundi’s currency is the Burundian franc. In Burundi the Christian population is at 80 to 90%, with Roman Catholics community representing the largest group at 60 to 65%. Protestant and Anglican practitioners’ community the remaining 15 to 25%. An estimated 5% of the population adheres to traditional indigenous religious beliefs. Muslims community is 2 to 5%, the majority of whom are Sunnis and live in urban areas of Burundi.

In Burundi the adult literacy rate was 67% in 2009, with 73% male and 61% female literacy rate. Burundi’s literacy rate is low due to low school attendance and destroying more than a quarter of the country’s primary schools in the war, and many teachers have been killed. Education in Burundi is mandatory for 6 years everyone, between the ages of 7 to 13 years old. Burundi has the one university University of Burundi in the country. There are several museums in the cities, such as the Burundi Geological Museum in Bujumbura and the Burundi National Museum and the Burundi Museum of Life in Gitega. A new school opened in one of the poorest regions of Burundi, Rusaga, which is funded by an English charity called the ‘Burundi Education Foundation’. A new elementary school was opened in the small village of Rwoga in 2010, Burundi which is funded by the students of Westwood High School, Quebec, Canada.

International scholarships for Burundian Students 2016

International Scholarships are for Burundi students who want to pursue their education in foreign schools, colleges, and universities under any foundation, government and institute or university scholarships who are offering exceptional scholarships to Burundi Students on the basis of their good academic record. There are many international scholarships provided for Burundi students such as King’s College London Scholarships, The George Washington University Hyundai Scholarships, High Point University (HPU) Scholarships, Eira Francis Davies Scholarships, GATRA Grifols Antithrombin Research Awards and many others.