During his visit in Kigali from 19th to 20th February Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier met with representatives of the government and the civil society. Furthermore he paid a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
German Languages Courses at the Goethe Institut/Kigali
The German Embassy is glad to inform that the Goethe Institut in Kigali (German Cultural Center) is establishing for the first time ever German language courses. These courses are open to everyone who wants to learn German, however, there will be a fee to participate in the course. At a later date, language proficiency tests will be offered, successful candidates can receive language certificates.
Enrolment for the language courses is ongoing. Enquiries are encouraged. Please feel welcome at the Goethe Institut!
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to the website of the German Embassy in Kigali!
It is our pleasure to introduce to you our work and activities in Rwanda and assist you with useful information about Germany.
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Since 1st March 2013, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium is in charge of all Schengen visa on behalf of the German Embassy Kigali!
Since 14th March 2013, all Schengen member states represented in Rwanda have started applying the VIS system.
How to apply for Schengen Visa
The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.
The Visa Information System – VIS
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PhD scholarships to Germany
29.03.2014 - Umuganda: President Kagame and Ambassador Fahrenholtz
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mary BAINE, together with the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda, Mr. Peter Fahrenholtz, today launched the African Union Border Management Programme through an official handing over of equipment for border delimitation and demarcation.
Joint Press Release AU Border Management
GOETHE-INSTITUT German Cultural Center / Liaison Office Kigali
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Plan Goethe-Institut Kiyovu
Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of www.germany.travel.
German National Tourist Board
On 22 November 2013, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda, Mr. Peter Fahrenholtz, and the Executive Secretary of CEPGL (Communauté Economique des Pays des Grands Lacs), Mr. Herman Tuyaga, signed an agreement on German Financial Cooperation worth EUR 10 million for the benefit of the project “Improvement of Energy Supply in the Great Lakes Region, High Voltage Transmission Line Kamanyola – agglomeration Bukavu”. The funding is made available by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development via KfW Development Bank, and will be implemented by EGL (Energie des Grands Lacs).
German Financial Cooperation worth 10 million Euro
Rwandan-German cooperation in the TVET sector has substantially been reinforced over the last years making the TVET sector the core area of Rwandan-German development cooperation. The current joint development cooperation programme comprises approx. EUR 18 million for 3 years provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Launch of TVET Project
Starting mid-October, Berlin-based iversity.org, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.
Online courses in higher education
Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms.
German policy on Europe
DW's new multimedia project puts spotlight on the Rhine: With a variety of videos, picture galleries and reports, Deutsche Welle's multimedia project "Along the Rhine" invites users to an interactive tour along Germany’s longest river.
DW - New Multimedia Project "Along the Rhine"