Apply to Tujenge Scholars Program


Eligibility for the Tujenge Scholars Class of 2025 (Cohort 8) is determined by two requirements:

  1. Geographic connection to the Great Lakes region of Africa
  2. High School graduation in 2023

Applications are welcomed in accordance with Tujenge Africa Foundation’s non-discrimination policy, and there are no minimum academic requirements to apply.

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Selection Criteria

Selection for the Tujenge Scholars Program is holistic, meaning that there are no formulas for determining whether an applicant will be admitted. There are many factors that are important when crafting an inspiring, talented, diverse cohort that will learn not only from teaching staff, but more importantly from each other.

Broadly speaking, evaluation happens with the following criteria in mind:

  1. Academic Excellence
  2. Grit and Determination
  3. Character and Integrity
  4. Capacity for Leadership
  5. Readiness for an English-language curriculum

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Application Process

The application process is a two-step process. First, applicants submit an application packet that includes essays, high school transcripts, and results from the Burundian leaving exam, the Exam d’Etat. Second, a small group of applicants are selected as finalists and participate in a finalist event that comprises an individual interview, an aptitude exam, and a social banquet.

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Tuition and Aid

Information about program tuition and financial aid can be found in the Tuition and Aid section of this site.

Secondary School Educators

Information especially for educators who are interested in nominating a student or in learning more about the program can be found in the Secondary School Educators page.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to many common questions are available here.