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University of Kigali

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Established in 2013, the University of Kigali is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Kigali (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Kigali Province. This institution also has a branch campus in Musanze. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Rwanda, University of Kigali (UOK) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational Rwandan higher education institution. University of Kigali (UOK) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 9-year-old Rwandan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Rwandan higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UOK also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


University of Kigali's Control Typeprivate


University of Kigali's Entity Typefor-profit


University of Kigali' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


University of Kigali's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym UOK
Founded 2013
Motto Labour for the Future

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University Location

Address KN 3 Road, PO Box 2611
Kigali Province
University of Kigali's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Kigali Phone Number +250 788 303 385
University of Kigali Fax Number +250
Other locations Musanze

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of Kigali's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of Kigali's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of Kigali's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of Kigali.

University of Kigali: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Kigali's admission information.

University of Kigali's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University of Kigali's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Kigali a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Kigali's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

University of Kigali's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Kigali's Admission Office Admission Office

KN 5 Road, Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Kigali 00100

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of Kigali.

University of Kigali's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Kigali has an enrollment range of 5,000-5,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

University of Kigali's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

University of Kigali's Control Type Control Type

University of Kigali is a private higher education institution.

University of Kigali's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Kigali is a for-profit higher education institution.

University of Kigali's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

University of Kigali's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Trimesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University of Kigali does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Kigali's main facilities:

University of Kigali's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University of Kigali's Library

University of Kigali's Housing University Housing

Not reported

University of Kigali's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Kigali's main services:

University of Kigali's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University of Kigali's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of Kigali's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

University of Kigali's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

University of Kigali's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

University of Kigali's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Kigali is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministry of Education of Rwanda

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Kigali 's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Higher Education Council (HEC)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Kigali 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Kigali 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

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Twitter X (Twitter)

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Instagram Instagram


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TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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