Schools Rwanda

University of Kigali (UoK)

Being a secular institution developed and financed locally is what gives the University of Kigali it’s distinctiveness and additional value. Among others, the University has partnerships with notable universities and institutions in Kenya, Uganda, India, South Africa, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Poland. According to its founders’ vision of the region’s richness and potential, the university supports diversity in the generation and dissemination of critical knowledge. 

About the University of Kigali

The Government of Rwanda has completely approved and chartered the University of Kigali (UoK). Operations at UoK commenced in October 2013. The temporary campus of the University of Kigali is situated along KG 541 Street next to the opulent Kigali Heights in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and biggest city. The campus of the university may be found at the following coordinates: 01°57’03.0″S, 30°05’35.0″ E (Latitude: -1.950833; Longitude:30.093056). In the town of Ruhengeri, Musanze District, in the Northern Province of Rwanda, the institution maintains a second campus inside the Rwanda Social Security Bureau Building.

The main campus, known as The Kigali Campus, and the upcountry campus, known as The Musanze Campus, are the two campuses that make up the University of Kigali (UoK). 

There are roughly 8,000 students enrolled in total, 6,500 of them are undergraduates and 1,500 are postgraduates.

Nigeria, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, China, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ethiopia, Turkey, Central African Republic, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among the countries with international students enrolled at the university.

Faculties At the University of Kigali 

  • School of Business Management and Economics
  • School of Computing and IT
  • School of Law
  • School of Education
  • School of Professional and Executive Programs
  • School of Graduate Studies

Frequently Asked Questions about the University of Kigali 

How many Students Does the University of Kigali admit per year?

Answer: This is at the discretion of the university however, its total enrollment is approximately 8,000 students, with approximately 6,500 undergraduates and about 1,500 postgraduate students. 

Is the University of Kigali a Federal or State School? 

Answer: It is a private institution.

What is the cut-off mark for the University of Kigali?

Answer: Check the university’s website to find out.

What is the University of Kigali’s Official Website?


Is the University of Kigali a good school?

Answer: Yes. The university ranked 10th in Rwanda and 11798th in the World 2023 overall rankings. It wants to be recognized as one of the most highly regarded academic institutions in the continent of Africa.

Are there hostels at the University of Kigali?

Answer: Yes. 

When is the Admission Form coming out for the University of Kigali?

Answer: Refer to the school’s website to find out.

Who founded the University of Kigali?

Answer: The university was established by Rwigamba Balinda. It was an accredited and chartered university by the Government of Rwanda

What are the requirements for the University of Kigali?

Answer: Entry Requirement

  • Applicants to undergraduate degree programs must have the Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education, with at least two principal passes in the relevant subject combinations.
  • s.6 certificate copy notarized
  • When a certificate is obtained from outside Rwanda, it is equivalent. To request this through irembo, click here.
  • a copy of your passport or national ID card
  • two (2) photos in passport size 
  • a duplicate of your own or your parent’s health insurance
  • Previously attended institution’s transcript (transfer student)
  • having two (2) principal passages minimum.

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