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Type: Private Institution
Motto: Wisdom and Competence for Service
Affiliated to: Seventh-day Adventist church
Established: 1978
No of Students: 3,200
Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Roger Ruterahagusha
Campuses: Masoro Campus, Gishushu Campus
Ranking: Ranked 2nd in Rwanda (webometrics)
Website: http://www.auca.ac.rw/
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The Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) also known as Université Adventiste d’Afrique Centrale is a Seventh-day Adventist private university in Kigali, Rwanda. The university was founded in 1978, but the official opening was held on 15 October 1984. The university temporarily suspended its activities following the genocide of 1994. It reopened in 1996, able to run just 3 of its initial 7 faculties (Business Administration, Educati.. more

The Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) also known as Université Adventiste d’Afrique Centrale is a Seventh-day Adventist private university in Kigali, Rwanda. The university was founded in 1978, but the official opening was held on 15 October 1984. The university temporarily suspended its activities following the genocide of 1994. It reopened in 1996, able to run just 3 of its initial 7 faculties (Business Administration, Education Sciences and Theology.

The university was greatly affected by the genocide, losing its Mudende Campus to the long-term effects of the civil war. After reopening It moved to Kigali, and now counts three campuses – the Masoro Main Campus, Gishushu Campus and the Ngoma Campus.

The Adventist University of Central Africa is the 2nd ranked university in Rwanda according to Webometrics’ ranking of African universities. The university is committed to providing Christian-based quality education, founded on a holistic approach. The university is represented in 17 countries by alumni and international students, as a testament to its network.

In 2019 the university graduated its first batch of nursing students, as part of the university’s desire to contribute to Rwanda’s health sector by producing competent and qualified nurses. In the same vein, the university intends to open a new school of medicine (Adventist School of Medicine of East-Central Africa) at the Masoro campus, with the aim of training quality medical doctors from different countries in Africa and beyond. The university currently enrols over 3200 students.

The Adventist University of Central Africa counts several facilities and services that contribute to a conducive environment for the university community. As a university that has had to rebuild after the genocide of 1994, AUCA has been able to accommodate its ever-rising population. It is working to make all its teaching materials available digitally.

The completion of a multipurpose conference hall in 2011 is a testament to the university’s commitment to rebuilding its facilities from scratch. The Library serves as an ideal one-stop-shop for knowledge and information, and it is fully equipped with a wide variety of printed and e-resources. The library catalogue is updated regularly enough, mostly in accordance with the needs of the university community.

Some notable alumni are: Jean Pierre Niyodusenga – Network and Security Engineer, and Egide Murindababisha – CEO of Akagera Coffee Project Ltd.

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Faculty of Business Administration
 Bachelor of Business Administration Programmes

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Faculty of Education
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Faculty of Business Administration
 Bachelor of Business Administration Programmes

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Faculty of Education
 Bachelor of Education Programmes

  • English (Major) and French Literature (Minor)
  • French (Major) and English Literature (Minor)
  • Educational Psychology (Major) and Religion (Minor)
  • Religion (Major) and Educational Psychology (Minor)
  • Accounting (Major) and Information Technology (Minor)
  • Economics (Major) and Mathematics (Minor)
  • Information Technology (Major) and Accounting (Minor)
  • Geography (Major) and History (Minor)
  • History (Major) and Geography (Minor)
  • Mathematics (Major) and Economics (Minor)
  • Masters in Education


Faculty of Theology

  •    Bachelor in Theology


Faculty of Information Technology

  • Department of Information Management
  • Department of network & Communication Systems
  • Department of Software Engineering


AUCA Nursing School
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

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Admission Requirements 

Undergraduate Requirements

  • Application Form available for download on the university’s website
  • Secondary school transcripts/reports for senior 4, 5 and senior 6;
  • A notified copy of the Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of 2 principal passes;
  • Two Passpo.. more

Admission Requirements 

Undergraduate Requirements

  • Application Form available for download on the university’s website
  • Secondary school transcripts/reports for senior 4, 5 and senior 6;
  • A notified copy of the Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of 2 principal passes;
  • Two Passport size photos in colour;
  • A photocopy of the National ID Card or valid Passport;
  • A proof/copy of health insurance certificate
  • A non-refundable application fee of Frws 20,000 paid in any of the following bank accounts:
    • Equity Bank: 4003211197369 (FRWS)
    • Bank of Kigali: 00040 – 00280275 -75 (FRWS)
    • Bank of Kigali: 00040 – 00292172 – 41 (USD) Swift Code: BKIGRWRW

**NOTE: Applicants with foreign academic qualifications shall obtain an equivalence of certificates from the Rwanda Education Board (REB). Then the following documents shall be required:

  • A notarized copy of the Advanced General Certificate of secondary education;
  • A copy of the valid passport;
  • A Certified copy of the equivalence of the academic qualifications with the Rwandan system of education obtained from the Rwanda Education Board (REB).

Postgraduate Requirements

The following are requirements for admission into the Master’s programme:

  • A well filled in application form available for download on the university’s website
  • Official receipt of application fee payment (20,000 Rwf)
  • Certified photocopies of college or university diplomas or degree certificates
  • Two recent passport-size photos
  • Three letters of recommendation from referees in sealed envelopes
  • Two certified copies of the official transcript from each college/ university attended (certified by the institution or Commissioner of Oath)
  • Certified photocopy of secondary school certificate
  • Updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A proof/copy of health insurance certificate
  • Essay (Explaining educational goals, career objectives, work experience, awards, and/or extracurricular activities)

Bank Information:

    • Equity Bank: 4003211197369 (FRWS)
    • Bank of Kigali: 00040 – 00280275 -75 (FRWS)
    • Bank of Kigali: 00040 – 00292172 – 41 (USD) Swift Code: BKIGRWRW

Deadline
AUCA has two intakes; March and January intakes.
Students of March intake will start their classes in September 2020.

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Kigali is the capital, and the largest city, of Rwanda. Kigali has been the country’s economic, cultural and transport hub since becoming the capital in 1962. The city was founded in 1907 by German explorer Richard Kandt. Kandt chose to make Kigali his headquarters when he was appointed the lead Resident of the former German colony.

The entry of Indian traders in 1908 into the city all.. more

Kigali is the capital, and the largest city, of Rwanda. Kigali has been the country’s economic, cultural and transport hub since becoming the capital in 1962. The city was founded in 1907 by German explorer Richard Kandt. Kandt chose to make Kigali his headquarters when he was appointed the lead Resident of the former German colony.

The entry of Indian traders in 1908 into the city allowed for the beginning of commercial activity in Rwanda. During World War I Belgian forces took control of Rwanda and were later granted sovereignty by a League of Nations mandate in 1919. Belgium initially attempted to sideline the monarchy, but it backfired. It was only during the 1920s that they succeeded in wresting control from the monarchy.

Kigali remained a small town under Belgian rule, and it only started to grow after independence in 1962, although it still maintained its small-town feel right into the 1970s. Kigali has been the theatre of two major incidents in Rwanda’s history, first with the bloodless military coup of 1973 that saw Juvenal Habyarimana rise to power, and then with the assassination of the later in 1994 when his plane was shot down near Kigali Airport – an incident that was the catalyst for the Rwandan Civil War and genocide that followed.

The Rwandan genocide was a mass slaughter of Tutsi, Twa and moderate Hutu in Rwanda between April and July 1994, following the outbreak of the Rwandan Civil War between the army and the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). The genocide caused the death of close to a million Tutsi in well-planned attacks on the orders of the interim government.

The city was the site of fierce battles between both forces, but by July 4th, 1994 – a date now commemorated as the Liberation Day national holiday – the RPF had taken control of Kigali, ending the civil war. Although the city had been badly damaged by the fighting, its structure has mostly been recovered today, and it is in a constant state of evolution.

Noteworthy is the fact that the city is heavily defined by the genocide, and every major development in Kigali since then can be traced to the aftermath of the tragedy.

Kigali has a temperate tropical highland climate, with lower temperatures than are typical for equatorial countries because of its elevation. Average temperatures vary between 12 and 27 degrees Celsius all through the year. The total population of Kigali is over 1 million, with an urban population of over 850000.

Although the city lost a large fraction of its population during the genocide, returning refugees resettled in the city, and thanks to high-birth rate and increased rural-urban migration, the population observed a rapid growth spike.

Although the 1994 genocide decimated Rwanda’s fragile economic base, impoverished the population, particularly women, and temporarily stalled the country’s ability to attract private and external investment, Rwanda has made substantial progress in stabilizing and rehabilitating its economy well beyond pre-1994 levels, and Kigali has been at the centre of this progress.

GDP has rebounded with an average annual growth of 6%-8% since 2003 and inflation has been reduced to single digits. In 2015, 39% of the population lived below the poverty line, according to government statistics, compared to 57% in 2006. The first modern Special Economic Zone was completed in the city in 2017, and since then it has made contributed greatly to strengthening Rwanda’s industrial sector and diversifying exports.

Kigali is often lauded as Africa’s cleanest city. The country’s 2008 ban on non-biodegradable plastic is often mentioned as a cause. Another is that on the last Saturday of every month, people across the country commit time to projects aimed at improving the country’s public spaces, in a mandatory practice called Umuganda — loosely translated as “coming together to achieve a common purpose”.

In May 2018, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked the capital as the third most popular conference and event destination on the continent, after Cape Town in South Africa, and Casablanca of Morocco, taking into account the country’s capacity to accommodate international meetings and events, together with landmark infrastructures such as a modern airport and a state-of-the-art conference centre.

Kigali is the hub of the Rwanda transport network, with 15 minutes express bus routes to all major towns in the country. The city is the seat of the University of Rwanda, the University of Kigali and several renowned universities with headquarters in the city like the African Leadership University, Adventist University of Central Africa and Mount Kenya University. The reputation of the city serves as a major selling point in convincing students considering further education in the city.

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Type: Private Institution
Motto: Wisdom and Competence for Service
Affiliated to: Seventh-day Adventist church
Established: 1978
No of Students: 3,200
Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Roger Ruterahagusha
Campuses: Masoro Campus, Gishushu Campus
Ranking: Ranked 2nd in Rwanda (webometrics)
Website: http://www.auca.ac.rw/
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