University of Rwanda

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world rank  4127

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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 medium-sized city of Kigali (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Kigali City. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Rwanda, University of Rwanda (UR) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational 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 55 years old 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.

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 (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
Kigali City
Rwanda
T +250
F +250

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office BP 117, University Venue
Butare
+250 530053

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Rwanda's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Rwanda


Year of first Accreditation
1963


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Higher Education Council (HEC)

Affiliations

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

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018