23 May 2019
The University of Rwanda is a multi-College, multi-Campus institution offering a wide range of academic programmes. As such, it provides opportunities for students to pursue a variety of programs - some that are quite specialized in nature, others that are multi-disciplinary and/or problem-based in focus. The programmes are offered at different Campuses across the country, through both face to face and online distance learning modes of deliveries.
UR programmes are offered in the following three categories:
1. Undergraduate programmes: Bachelor degrees with Honours and Advanced Diploma
2. Postgraduate Programmes:
The Certificates are for a period of one year and the Diplomas for two years. The programmes are offered in the College of Education and College of Medicine and Health Sciences
The duration of Masters programmes varies between eighteen (18) and twenty four (24) months, except in Medicine, where they last for four years. They are offered by coursework or purely by research.
Currently, PhD studies can only be undertaken by research only, in all the disciplines. The duration is at least three years.
3. Short and Professional courses
Short courses are offered to support life long learning and professional development. The College of Business and Economics also offers training leading to professional qualifications in the fields of accounting, banking, insurance and finance.
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
The medium of instruction at the University of Rwanda is English. Applicants will be tested for proficiency in English at a period which will be determined by the University of Rwanda before the commencement of lectures. Those not meeting the requirements will have to register for and pass English courses offered by language units in the Colleges.
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Undergraduate Programmes
Applicants to undergraduate degree programmes must be in possession of an Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education, with at least two principal passes in the relevant subject combinations;or a Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Certificate, with at least three principal passes in the relevant subjects;or a Primary Teacher Education Certificate with at least a Credit in the relevant subject combinations.
Candidates with alternative qualifications will be considered for admission into degree and diploma programmes, on the basis of equivalences determined by the Colleges. Foreign qualifications must be evaluated by the Rwanda Education Board (REB) prior to registration.
2. Postgraduate Programmes
SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS AND LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE
Subject requirements and minimum level of performance, in terms of points in the subject combinations relevant to the programmes, are set by the different Colleges. The points are determined based on calculations of weighted points for the award of an Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education, shown in the table below.
Entrepreneurship/Finance/History/Geography/English/Literature in English/French/Kinyarwanda/Kiswahili/Computer Science/
Secretarial Studies/Creative performance and Physical Education
GENERAL MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS INTO SPECIFIC COLLEGE PROGRAMMES
1. Applicants for programmes in the following Colleges:
must have two (2) Principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in specified courses relevant to the programmes applied for.
2. Applicants for programmes offered in the following Colleges:
must have two (2) Principal passes with at least twenty four (24) points in specified courses relevant to the programmes applied for. In the case of CST, there is an additional requirement of a C grade average in the relevant subjects as required by the Department.
3. In addition, all applicants must have: