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Universities in Rwanda

Higher Education in Rwanda

2021 Ranking of Rwanda Universities

What are Rwanda’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2021 Rwandan University Ranking, which includes 26 Rwandan higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) delivered primarily in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education format and being chartered, certified, or approved by the relevant Rwandan higher education-related organization

View the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings for Rwanda’s 26 universities.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Rwanda is divided into five provinces (intara in Kinyarwanda), which are further divided into districts (akarere) and municipalities (municipalities) (umujyi). The Kigali region, which includes Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and largest district, has the most higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both provinces with at least two Rwandan higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist placement criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables.


Western Province (11)
Southern Province (11)
Northern Province (2)
Kigali Province (13)