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Type: Private Institution
Motto: Education, Science, Service (Educatio, Scientia, Ministeria)
Established: June 2002
Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Ndahayo Fidele
Campuses: Main Campus, Kiramuruzi Campus
Website: https://www.utab.ac.rw/
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The University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB) is a non-profit private university located in Byumba, Northern Rwanda. It was founded by the “Association pour le Dévélopement Economique et le Bien-être Social (ADEB)”, with the purpose of getting together and promote the integrated development of Byumba.
The idea of the creation of a higher institution in Byumba was launched during the meeting of ADEB on the 30t.. more

The University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB) is a non-profit private university located in Byumba, Northern Rwanda. It was founded by the “Association pour le Dévélopement Economique et le Bien-être Social (ADEB)”, with the purpose of getting together and promote the integrated development of Byumba.
The idea of the creation of a higher institution in Byumba was launched during the meeting of ADEB on the 30th June 2002, and at the time, it had the name Byumba Polytechnic University for Rural Development.
The university’s name was later changed to Byumba Polytechnic University, then to Byumba Polytechnic Institute. At the time, the institute began teaching on the 26th of January 2006, with only one faculty, the Faculty of Social Sciences, Management and Development Studies with only three degree programmes.
On the 16th of June 2010, the Government of Rwanda granted full accreditation to the university. The institution opened the Faculty of Education in 2013, and in 2015, the Faculty of Agriculture, Environmental Management and Renewable Energy was established.
Finally, in December 2015, Byumba Polytechnic Institute was upgraded to the status of a university under the name, University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB).

UTAB has two campuses namely the Main Campus, and the Kiramuruzi Campus, with its most reputable faculty being the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Management which is known for transforming the sector of agriculture from subsistence to a productive, high value and market-oriented agriculture. The university has a mission; to provide quality higher education and community-oriented research, to shape a skilled workforce in the domains of technology and arts and to promote a culture of excellence and innovation for quality service delivery.
UTAB holds as values Academic freedom, Excellence, Responsibility, Ubupfura (Politeness) and Social justice.

UTAB offers a research and learning library, as well as provides accommodation rooms, restaurants, transportation, counselling and guidance services, stationery services to its students at affordable prices.
The university buildings are closest to the Byumba Hospital for easy access to medical services, and its students are offered health insurance.

For further inquiries about the university, you can go through their official website.

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UTAB constitutes of three faculties.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Management and Development Studies
i. Department of Management and Development Studies
Accounting
Rural development
Entrepreneur.. more

UTAB constitutes of three faculties.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Management and Development Studies
i. Department of Management and Development Studies
Accounting
Rural development
Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Management
Microfinance

ii. Department of Social Sciences
Social Work
Anthropologie

Faculty of Education
i.Department of Education in Sciences
Education in Biology-Geography
Education in Mathematics-Biology
Education in Mathematics-Computer Sciences
Education in Mathematics-Geography

ii.Department of Arts and Humanities
Education in English-Kinyarwanda
Education in English-French
Education in English-Swahili
Education History-Economy

Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Management
i.Department of Agriculture
Agribusiness
Agro-forestry
Animal Production
Crop Production

ii.Department of Environmental Management and Renewable Energy
Management of Forest Plantation and Natural Ecosystems
Renewable Energy

Postgraduate programs
Human Resource Management
Finance
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Education: PGDE 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma in Education Management: PGDEM

Short courses
Stock exchange Certificate (SITI)
Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
Certificate in ICT Skills
Professional Certificate in English
Professional Certificate in French
Professional Certificate in Kiswahili
Professional Certificate in Kinyarwanda
One Year Certificate in Sustainable Crop Production
One Year Certificate in Sustainable Animal Production

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KEY INFO
UTAB has three intakes which are, the September, January, and May intakes.
A non-refundable application fee of 10,000 Rwf is paid before the completion of the application process.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Candidates appl.. more

KEY INFO
UTAB has three intakes which are, the September, January, and May intakes.
A non-refundable application fee of 10,000 Rwf is paid before the completion of the application process.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Candidates applying for undergraduate programmes must have the following:

i. To be admitted in Level 1
Candidate should have the Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education issued by the Rwanda Education Board (REB) or Equivalent with at least two principal passes in the relevant subject combinations.

ii. To be admitted in Level 2, 3 & 4 from other Higher Learning Institutions
Application letter written to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academics Affairs and Research.
Notarized Academic transcripts for previous levels.
Copy of the proof of payment application fee.

iii. For International Applicants
Candidates should contact the university’s Registry Office for more enquiries on eligibility.

Postgraduate Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma
Candidates applying for postgraduate diploma programme should have either of the following:
An appropriate Bachelor’s degree. OR
Admission to the status of that degree. OR
Attained a level of competence.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications are done online through the university’s admission portal.
Required documents for undergraduates
Proof of payment of registration fee.
Notarized certificate of secondary school.
Copy of result reports of 6th, 5th and 4th years of secondary school.
Copy of National Id card for nationals, and copy of Passport for foreigners.
2 coloured passport photos.
Required documents for postgraduates
Proof of payment of registration fee.
Notarized certificate of secondary school.
Notarized copy of Bachelor’s degree.
Copy of transcripts of level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
2 coloured passport photos.

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The University of Technology and Arts of Byumba is located in Byumba. Another university located in this city is the Carnegie Mellon University.

Byumba is a city located in Northern Rwanda, and it is the capital of Gicumbi District. It has an annual average minimum temperature of 13°C and a maximum temperature of 22°C. The city has an estimated population of about 70,000 inhabitants an.. more

The University of Technology and Arts of Byumba is located in Byumba. Another university located in this city is the Carnegie Mellon University.

Byumba is a city located in Northern Rwanda, and it is the capital of Gicumbi District. It has an annual average minimum temperature of 13°C and a maximum temperature of 22°C. The city has an estimated population of about 70,000 inhabitants and is home to the SOS children village.
The economy of Byumba is characterized by agriculture and car rentals.

The Rwanda Liberation Museum is a must-see building in the city. Byumba is home to some top industries that grant a lot of people employment like the One Acre Fund, BAT, Jumia, Marriott International, and the Ericsson-Worldwide.

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Motto: Education, Science, Service (Educatio, Scientia, Ministeria)
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Campuses: Main Campus, Kiramuruzi Campus
Website: https://www.utab.ac.rw/
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