University of Rwanda

country rank  1
world rank  3868

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University Overview

Founded in 1963, University of Rwanda is a non-profit public 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. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Rwanda, University of Rwanda (UR) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Rwandan higher education institution. University of Rwanda (UR) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 57 years old Rwandan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Rwandan higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UR also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UR
Founded 1963 Merger between National University of Rwanda (1963), Kigali Institute of Science & Technology, Kigali Institute of Education, Higher Institute of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, School of Finance & Banking, Higher Institute of Umutara Polytechnic
Motto Excellence in Education and Service to the People
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address
Kigali
Kigali Province
Rwanda
Tel +250
Fax +250

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office BP 117, University Venue
Butare
530053

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Rwanda's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Rwanda


Year of first Accreditation

1963


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Higher Education Council (HEC)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Academic Structure


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LinkedIn

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021