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Type: Private Institution
Motto: Knowledge and Wisdom
Affiliated to: IUCEA, Lay Seventhday Adventist
Established: 1997
No of Students: 5,000
Vice-Chancellor: Dr. NGAMIJE Jean
Campuses: Kigali; Nyanza; Rwamagana
Website: http://www.unilak.ac.rw/
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The University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK) is a private university located in Kigali, Rwanda. It is owned and operated by the Federation of Adventist Parents Associations for the Development of Education in Rwanda (FAPADER), an association of several lay Seventh Day Adventist proprietorship secondary school associations. UNILAK was approved through the Convention No. 001 of 03 February 1997, which was signed between the Government of .. more

The University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK) is a private university located in Kigali, Rwanda. It is owned and operated by the Federation of Adventist Parents Associations for the Development of Education in Rwanda (FAPADER), an association of several lay Seventh Day Adventist proprietorship secondary school associations. UNILAK was approved through the Convention No. 001 of 03 February 1997, which was signed between the Government of the Republic of Rwanda, and FAPADER. The Institute obtained legal identity as a non-profit association under Rwandan law through the Ministerial Decree No. 89/11 of 02 July 2004 and it was fully accredited by the government of Rwanda through the Ministerial Order NO 002/09 of 09/04/2009. The University’s Headquarters are located in the City of Kigali, with two other campuses in Nyanza and Rwamagana.

The University of Lay Adventists of Kigali ranks 6th in Rwanda according to Webometrics’ ranking of African universities. The mission of UNILAK is to promote integral education, scientific and technological research, community service and any other thing that may directly or indirectly contribute to the real development of Rwanda. To that effect the university runs a community outreach programme; Law students from UNILAK provide legal aid services in Kamonyi district, in line with the national service, Urugerero, started in the university. The assistance of the third-year students, who are dispatched in different sectors of this district, covers several areas of law. The university equally provides a free wireless connection to the neighbouring communities of all its campuses in Kigali, Nyanza and Rwamagana, in order to facilitate community development and the integration of both the institution and the surroundings.
As a private university, UNILAK counts just over 5000 students, mostly undergraduates and a staff of about 400.

Across its 3 campuses, the university counts several facilities, services and infrastructure to accommodate its university community. In the lane of infrastructure UNILAK has realized a tremendous and enormous development in terms of putting up structures that adequately serve the demands of our clientele while meeting the standards as required by the Rwandan government. The classes, laboratories, libraries and computer rooms not forgetting the soft infrastructure of internet connection are provided unreservedly to promote absolute learning and research activities. All UNILAK campuses also boast of a 24/7 wireless internet connection that is provided for all members of the UNILAK community and the community that neighbours the institutions.

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Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department Cooperative Management and Accounting,
  • Department of Economics

Faculty of Computing and I.. more

Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department Cooperative Management and Accounting,
  • Department of Economics

Faculty of Computing and Information Sciences

  • Department of Information System and Management
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Software Engineering.

Faculty of Environmental Studies

  • Department of Emergency and disaster management
  • Department of Environmental Management and Conservation
  • Department of Rural Development

Faculty of Law

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REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

 

  • Secondary school certificate (1 notified copy with a minimum of 2 principal passes)
  • Two passport photos in colour with a white background
  • Identity card (1 copy) for national candidates and passport for international candidates

 

GUIDELINES FOR FILLING AND SUBMITTING THE APP.. more

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

 

  • Secondary school certificate (1 notified copy with a minimum of 2 principal passes)
  • Two passport photos in colour with a white background
  • Identity card (1 copy) for national candidates and passport for international candidates

 

GUIDELINES FOR FILLING AND SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION

  • Download and fill the application form (Use capital letters in filling the application)
  • Paste one passport size photograph and attach another photo to your application
  • Enclose a copy of your National identity Card or Passport
  • Enclose a Curriculum Vitae
  • Enclose a notarized copy of your Degree
  • Enclose notarized copies of your Academic Transcripts
  • Submit the hard copy of the application to the Office of the Registrar by post or courier or in person (Use capital letters in filling the application)
  • Personal statement (Motivation Letter) of why you wish to join in the Masters Programme (approximately 100 words in English)
  • Proof of payment of Frw 10,000 towards Application Fee paid into Account NO 040 – 0297477 – 11 /Frw (Bank of Kigali) of the University of Lay Adventists of Kigali.

How to Apply

The procedure for admission application at UNILAK is simple. The applicant is only required to appropriately fill out an application form available at the reception desk in the Registration department and submit it back to the reception desk with all documents required for admission. The admission form must be submitted bearing a stamp from the Recovery office for acknowledgment of receipt of admission fees.

Application Deadline

All applicants are required to apply before the beginning of the academic year. However, UNILAK can tolerate cases of delay within a period not exceeding one month. Special cases especially regarding students applying for some modules (part-time students) are handled according to the remaining modules on the schedule and modules prerequisites are taken into consideration.

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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 allowed fo.. 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 was 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 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: Knowledge and Wisdom
Affiliated to: IUCEA, Lay Seventhday Adventist
Established: 1997
No of Students: 5,000
Vice-Chancellor: Dr. NGAMIJE Jean
Campuses: Kigali; Nyanza; Rwamagana
Website: http://www.unilak.ac.rw/
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