Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs

country rank  4
world rank  11065

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University Overview

Established in 1991, Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (Free University of the Great Lakes Countries) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Goma (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), North Kivu. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bukavu, Butembo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et Universitaire, République Démocratique du Congo (Ministry of Higher Education, Democratic Republic of the Congo), Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (ULPGL) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (ULPGL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 28 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Congolese higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Name Free University of the Great Lakes Countries
Acronym ULPGL
Founded 1991
Motto Foi, Science et Action
Faith, Science and Action
Colours Blue, yellow and green

University Location

Address Avenue Karibu N°02, Quartier Himbi 1, Commune de Goma
Goma (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
368 North Kivu
Congo DR
T +243 990 903 157
F +243 977 556726
Other locations Bukavu, Butembo

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Avenue Karibu N°02, Quartier Himbi 1
Goma 368
+243 997768113
997768113

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et Universitaire, République Démocratique du Congo


Year of first Accreditation

1990

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
  • Réseau des Universités Protestantes d'Afrique (RUPA)

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019