NEW STUDENTS for Higher Education

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  1. A student should be on the REB List within the System.
  2. Should have a valid email already registered in the system (for ongoing students, a new password will be sent to the email provided by the student during the singing of contract with BRD).
  3. For ongoing student, a student without a valid email address should send a message to to be guided on the way forward. He/she should provide a telephone number, Registration number and College name.
  4. A student with a valid email registered in the system will receive a username and password through his/her email.

Request to employers to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries

Request to employers to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries

Pursuant to the provisions of the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries, employers having staff who benefited from the student loans scheme have a duty to inform the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD), a financial institution that has been mandated by the Government to manage the student loan scheme, in writing about their staff who benefited from student loans. The announcement in attachment serves to kindly request the employers to fill the form also attached and submit it to BRD through in PDF, or submitted to BRD, Education Finance offices, located at Muhima KN2 Av34.

For more information on the process to be followed please refer to the announcement below:



The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) wishes to request all employers having staff who have benefited from the student loans scheme from 1980 to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries. Therefore, BRD requests the concerned employers and staff members the following:



The BRD Management would like to inform you that it has relocated the Education Department from Kacyiru to Muhima KN2 Av34, neighboring the NISR (National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda).

Ubuyobozi bwa BRD buramenyesha abantu bose ko ishami ryaro rishinzwe uburezi (Education Finance Department) ryakoreraga Kacyiru ryimuriwe ku Muhima iruhande rw’Ikigo cy’Igihugu cy’Ibarurishamibare (NISR).

For immediate release
Kigali, Rwanda, August 27, 2018
Ndera Affordable Housing Project

Contrary to information circulating on Social Media platforms about owning a home in the Ndera Affordable Housing
Project, BRD would wish to clarify the following:

• The 1st phase of construction will be 1,750 houses/units.
• The location of the plots is at Gasabo District, next to the Free Trade Zone, locally known as kuri cumi nagatanu.
• Registration (booking) for interested buyers is ongoing. For affordable housing category, you have to be a first time
home/house owner.
• Salaried household income between minimum 200,000 Rwf/month net and max 1.2m Rwf/month net
(More criteria on the commitment form page 1 and price table on page 2).
This can be a combined income for spouses or one income for a single person. This is for affordable housing category only.
• First come first served basis, interested people are encouraged to book/register and have the 5% down payment ready.
Once the required minimum bookings are reached, the entire 1st phase (1,750 units) will be constructed at once.
• The houses highlighted on the form, as at Market rate value are not considered in the affordable housing category therefore not under the specified criteria.

The commitment form can be found on the BRD website
Kindly fill the form, sign, scan and email it to or deliver  it physically to BRD Bank.
One can also pass by BRD Bank reception and sign the commitment form. For more information call +250 784 258 599

Click here to discover BRD official statement of Ndera Affordable Housing Project and form




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Tender Nº: 014/11/2019/BRD/DHCA/PU

RE: Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for consultancy services for hiring an off-grid private sector development hands-on expert coach

The Indicative Cooperation Program (ICP 2011-2014) between Belgium and Rwanda allocates a total grant envelope of $ 49 million to the energy sector in Rwanda. In March 2018, the Government of Rwanda and the Kingdom of Belgium signed a specific agreement establishing the project on Private Sector Participation in the Generation and Distribution of Electricity from Renewable Sources-PSPE. The purpose of PSPE project is to increase electricity from renewable sources by the participation of private sector. The PSPE is jointly implemented by the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and the Belgium Development Agency-ENABEL.

The PSPE project has been providing technical assistance to REF especially in the area of building the capacity of REF Project Implementation Unit to analyze the viability of renewable energy project proposals. The PSPE also supports mini-grid developers, local solar companies and financial institutions build their capacity to access REF facility.

  1. Objective of the assignment:

The general objective of the assignment is to build the capacity of small-scale solar companies for their possible participation in REF facility. Once the capacity is strengthened, it is expected that the companies would be able to provide off-grid service in the Rwandan market for longer future.

  1. Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Advise small-scale solar companies for strategic positioning in the Renewable energy market in Rwanda
  • Conduct organizational assessment of all 19 small-scale solar companies and develop off-grid private sector assessment report. The report should mention key strength and weaknesses of each company;
  • Facilitate the companies develop SHS products and financing papers including but not limited to business plans;
  • Facilitate the companies establish partnership with international companies or suppliers so that they can buy the SHS and sale in off-grid zone;
  • Support the companies in strategic positioning such as installation of PAYGO software, if required, restructuring, merging or grouping them in cooperative etc;
  • Facilitate the companies for loan agreement with BRD/REF and other commercial banks;
  • Support solar companies organize mass-user awareness and product demonstration events;
  • Work closely with Energy Private Developers.
  • Provide monthly progress report
  1. Main outputs:
  • Comprehensive situational analysis
  • Needs assessment and capacity building plan for the staff of BRD in the Energy Unit
  • Benefit realization plan in relation to energy sector strategy and PSPE outcome indicator
  • Analysis of the existing tools and proposal for update or extension
  • Stakeholder analysis including private sector, business organizations, financial institutions and SACCOs, donors and other key stakeholders
  • Outreach strategy for other financial institutions and for the private sector.
  1. Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in providing training and capacity building of private sector;
  • Demonstrated Experience in business development strongly required (at least one relevant assignment: certificate of completion required);
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity development amongst private companies operating in Rwanda (certificate of completion required);
  • Experience in project management or design;
  • Experience in working in renewable energy sector is preferred;
  1. Required technical skills/knowledge:
  • Knowledge of banking and financial institutions will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of the off-grid solutions will be an added advantage;
  • High understanding and skills in profit maximization and cost minimization approaches for profit making organizations;
  • Capacity transfer skills;
  • Communication skills including but not limited to negotiation, team building and networking skills;
  • Language: Proficient in English required.
  1. Duration of the assignment

The duration of the assignment is twelve (12) months.

  1. selection process

Candidates will be selected using the SelectionBased on Consultant’s Specific Qualifications method. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed through analysis of CVs, to assess experience and qualifications. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the interview to assess knowledge and skills.

Interested Consultants are invited to collect from BRD website ( the full Terms of Reference for this assignment and address their expression of interest with detailed CV showing how the candidate meet the requirement.

For any clarification, please address it to the Chief Executive Officer of the Development Bank of Rwanda at the following email addresses:, copying;, and not later than 15/11/2019 at 5:00pm Kigali time.

The expression of interest (CVs well detailed) should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of Development Bank of Rwanda on the following information email addresses mentioned above not later than 22/11/2019 at 5:00pm Kigali time.


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