University of Rwanda

University of Rwanda Ranking

country rank: 1
world rank: 3868

University Overview

The University of Rwanda, established in 1963, is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in Kigali, Kigali Province, in the urban environment of the city of Kigali (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 people). University of Rwanda (UR) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Rwandan higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Rwandan Ministry of Education. The University of Rwanda (UR) provides a variety of courses and programs that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of fields. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 57-year-old Rwandan university has a rigorous admissions process based on students’ previous academic records and ratings. The admittance rate for this Rwandan higher education school is 60-70 percent, making it a moderately selective university. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. UR also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

University of Rwanda Ranking

University Identity

Name University of Rwanda
Acronym UR
Founded 1963 Merger between National University of Rwanda (1963), Kigali Institute of Science & Technology, Kigali Institute of Education, Higher Institute of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, School of Finance & Banking, Higher Institute of Umutara Polytechnic
Motto Excellence in Education and Service to the People
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Kigali Kigali Province Rwanda
Tel +250
Fax +250

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office BP 117, University Venue Butare 530053

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of African Universities (AAU) Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) International Association of Universities (IAU) Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

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