List of Universities in Rwanda

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Post-secondary institutions

As at December 2015, there are 34 institutions of higher education in Rwanda, 11 public and 23 private. In 2013, the government of Rwanda merged all public universities, leading to one public university, University of Rwanda, with six colleges.

Public university

  • University of Rwanda (UR)
    • College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM)
    • College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS)
    • College of Business and Economics (CBE)
    • College of Education (CE)
    • College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS)
    • College of Science and Technology (CST)

Public integrated polytechnics and colleges

  • Gishari Integrated Polytechnic (GIP)
  • Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD)
  • Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Ngoma(IPRC-Ngoma)
  • Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Kigali (IPRC-Kigali)
  • Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Huye (IPRC-Hye)
  • Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Karongi (IPRC-Karongi)
  • Musanze Polytechnic College (Musanze Campus)
  • Rwanda Teachers College (RTC)
  • Tumba College of Technology (TCT)
  • Community Integrated Polytechnic (CIP)
  • Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Rusizi(IPRC-Rusizi)

Public nursing schools

  • Byumba School of Nursing And Midwifery
  • Kibungo School of Nursing And Midwifery
  • Nyagatare School of Nursing And Midwifery
  • Rwamagana School of Nursing

Private universities

  • University of Kigali (UoK)
  • Ruli Higher Institute of Health (RHIH)
  • University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK)
  • Adventist University of Central and East Africa (AUCA)
  • African Leadership University (ALU)
  • Akilah Institute for Women, Kigali (AIWK)
  • Carnegie Mellon University Rwanda (CMUR)
  • Catholic Institute of Kabgayi (ICK)
  • Catholic University of Rwanda (CUR)
  • Christian University of Rwanda (CHUR)
  • Universite de Kibungo (UNIK)
  • Unicaf University Rwanda (UUR)
  • Muhabura Integrated Polytechnic College (MIPC)
  • Institut d’Enseignement Supérieur de Ruhengeri (INES)
  • Institut Superirieur Pedagogiqe de Gitwe (ISPG)
  • Kibogora Polytechnic (KP)
  • Premier ECDE Teachers College (PECDTC) 
  • African Leadership University(ALU)
  • Kigali Independent University (ULK)
  • KIM University[16]
  • Mount Kenya University Kigali Campus (MKU Kigali)
  • Protestant Institute of Arts & Social Sciences (PIASS)
  • University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB)
  • University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB)
Rwanda Universities & Higher Education
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The Government of Rwanda is supporting the transformation of higher education so that it is fit for purpose and internationally credible. Rwanda universities and the Higher Education system are required to deliver graduates, research, consultancy services and community engagement to support the social and economic development of Rwanda.

University of Rwanda
Rwanda universities

The National University of Rwanda is the largest university in Rwanda. The university has 9 faculties, comprises: Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Agriculture; Faculty of Arts, Media and Social Sciences; Faculty of Applied Sciences; Faculty of Law; Faculty of Science; Faculty of Economics and Management; School of Public Health; School for Foundation Language Skills.

View the University of Rwanda website

Kigali Independent University
Rwanda universities

Kigali Independent University is a private Institution that was founded in 1996. Kigali Independent University’s mission is to provide people with a training which may enable them to become actors and organisers of a complete development of our nation. Faculties include:Faculty of Economics and Business Studies; Faculty of Social Sciences; Faculty of Computer Sciences; Department of Computer Science; Faculty of Law.

View the Kigali Independent University website

The Adventist University
Rwanda universities

The Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) is committed to provide Christ-centered quality education founded on a holistic approach that prepares people for the service of this life and the life to come. The Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) is to be a centre of excellence in undergraduate and graduate programmes.  Quality shall be the hallmark of all its undertaking including research and service delivery to its Students, Faculty, Staff and the Community at large.

View the Adventist University website

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