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Type: Private Institution
Motto: Labour for the Future
Affiliated to: ICUEA
Established: 2003
No of Students: 7,500
No of Staff: 436
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Abraham Waithima
Campuses: Kigali; Musanze Campus
Website: https://uok.ac.rw/
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The University of Kigali (UoK) is a private university located in Kigali, Rwanda. It was established in 2013 and is accredited by the government of the Republic of Rwanda. It is one of the leading private higher institutions in the country, and since its foundation, it has grown to cover 2 campuses as an effect of its rapid expansion. The university celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2018.

UoK has seven schools and three centres, and i.. more

The University of Kigali (UoK) is a private university located in Kigali, Rwanda. It was established in 2013 and is accredited by the government of the Republic of Rwanda. It is one of the leading private higher institutions in the country, and since its foundation, it has grown to cover 2 campuses as an effect of its rapid expansion. The university celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2018.

UoK has seven schools and three centres, and it believes in diversity in the creation and dissemination of critical knowledge. The University of Kigali aims at being a pole of radiance and excellence nationally and internationally with quality education, research and provision of innovative service to the community. Its main campus is found in Kigali, and the secondary campus is in Musanze.

The University of Kigali is ranked 8th in Rwanda according to Webometrics’ ranking of African universities. It puts quality education, research and community-oriented innovation at the core of its activities, offering excellent teaching to students while ensuring that knowledge acquired can be used to advance the development of Rwanda and the rest of the world.

The University of Kigali owns a research office that aims to support and promote research culture in the institution. Through adequate research, the students work on fostering socio-economic development and making a difference in society. UoK has partnered with other universities/institutions from Uganda, India, Kenya, South Africa, Italy, Canada, UK, and Poland.

On the 5th June 2017, the University of Kigali Center for Economic Governance and Leadership, signed a partnership with the G.R.E.E.N Network, making it the 3rd African university to join the network. In 2019, the law students from the University of Kigali won the moot court competition. The university counts over 7500 students and 436 staff members.

The University of Kigali prides itself on providing both academic and non-academic facilities and services to its students. Some of these include counselling, internet connectivity, sports units, medical assistance, and a physical and electronic library.

The university counts a number of centres – for Economic Governance and Leadership, for Study of Law and Markets Regulations, and for Modern Languages. It has students from countries like Nigeria, Gabon, Ethiopia, and China, just to name a few. Students of UoK have access to international exchange programmes with universities in Kenya and through the reputable Erasmus/Erasmus+ exchange. Some notable alumni are: David Muhinda – Businessman and Khaled Cyuzuzo – An Artist.

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School of Law

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)

School of Business Management & Management

  • Bachelor of Sciences(Honours) in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) in Procurement and Supplies
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics
  • Bachel.. more

School of Law

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)

School of Business Management & Management

  • Bachelor of Sciences(Honours) in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) in Procurement and Supplies
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics
  • Bachelor of Public Administration and Local Governance

School of Computing and IT

  • Bachelor of Business Information Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

 

School of Communication and Journalism

  • Bachelor of Communication and Journalism
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • Bachelor of Education with Languages

School of Education

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Development education
  • Bachelor of Education in Education Administration
  • Bachelor of Education in English & Kinyarwanda
  • Bachelor of Education in History & Geography
  • Bachelor of Education in Mathematics & Geography
  • Bachelor of Education in Economics and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Education in Business studies
  • Bachelor of Education in Information & Technology

School of Postgraduate Studies

  • Master of Science in Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master of Education Management and Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Public Policy and Management
  • Executive Master of Business Administration

School of Finance & Accounting

  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Banking
  • Bachelor of Science in Insurance
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
For Undergraduates
Applicants must have an A-level certificate or equivalent with a minimum of 2 principal passes. The required subjects passed depends on the programme applied for.

For Postgraduates
Postgraduate Diplomas Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
For Undergraduates
Applicants must have an A-level certificate or equivalent with a minimum of 2 principal passes. The required subjects passed depends on the programme applied for.

For Postgraduates
Postgraduate Diplomas Requirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree  OR
  • Attained a level of competence
Masters Degree Requirements
  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Postgraduate Diploma in a related field of study
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

APPLICATION PROCESS
Information concerning the various Bachelor’s and Master’s programs for the University of Kigali is available on its official website at https://uok.ac.rw/.
Clicking the “apply online” option from the menu will lead to the application portal. Students who are willing to be at the Musanze campus should apply at http://musanze.uok.ac.rw/.

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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 side-line 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 Rwandan 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: Labour for the Future
Affiliated to: ICUEA
Established: 2003
No of Students: 7,500
No of Staff: 436
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Abraham Waithima
Campuses: Kigali; Musanze Campus
Website: https://uok.ac.rw/
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