Welcome to RICA

You might think we are just another institution.

But we are here to build the future.

To start a movement.

Not to simply educate, but to be educated by one another.

Not just to dream, but to make.

With our hands in the soil of today, we believe and teach and learn for tomorrow.

We do this not only for our own stories, but for the story of Rwanda. We are a family full of passion, resilience and belief…

A belief that our connection to the world around us, our neighbors—it is vital to who we are and who we are becoming.

Together—we grow, we learn, we build. We tend fields and trails and futures.

It is here that innovation fuels us forward and integrity guides our every step.

For what we are building is much more than just an institution, it’s a movement.

Welcome to RICA.


We seek applicants who aspire to create transformational change in agriculture. Applicants will be considered based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership qualities and a passion for an entrepreneurial career in the agriculture sector. Finalists are invited to an in-person interview day, including interactive group activities and an English proficiency exam.

Admission Dates

Admission application opening and closing

Start: 12 December, 2023
End: 12 January, 2024

Admission interviews

March 2024


English language proficiency test

March 2024

Admission decision and scholarship offer

March 2024

Download the Rica Admissions Flyer

This is a PDF flyer to provide more information on RICA and the application process


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Please take time to carefully read this important information on eligibility for admission before completing the application.

To start an application, please create an account with your email and password.

Please have scanned copies in JPEG or PDF format of your National ID, A’level results (REB, Rwanda TVET Board), Equivalence certificate issued by NESA for those with foreign qualifications and any other relevant documents.

To return to your application, please log in using the credentials you used while creating the account. If you forget your password, click on forgot password.

In the application, all fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be filled in. Click on Save to save your application, and on Next to proceed to the next step of the application. You may Save your application and log-in later to complete it.

Click Submit only when you have completed your application and are ready to submit. Please note that you will not be able to edit your application after submission.

You will receive an email notification after your application has been successfully submitted.

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If you have any additional questions, please contact admissions@rica.rw

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