Admission procedure

16 Jul 2019


Applicants must be in possession of an Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education,
Must have two (2) Principal passes with at least twenty four (24) points in specified courses relevant to the programmes applied for. Additional requirement of a C grade average in the relevant subjects as required by the Department.
Must have Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Certificate, with at least three principal passes in the relevant subjects
A pass in General Paper. Applicants without a pass, but meeting the minimum criteria in terms of Principal subjects passes will be admitted and required to pass a special common course offered by UR, prior to graduation.
An English language proficiency test certificate. Applicants without proof of English proficiency will be required to register for and pass an English language module offered by the University Language Centre. The pass mark for English proficiency test is 70%

Master’s Programme by Coursework and Dissertation

Have obtained a Bachelors’ Degree with Honours, Second-Class Upper Division (Level 5 in the Rwandan qualifications Framework) or a qualification deemed equivalent
Demonstrate sufficient ability in the language of instruction and excellent language proficiency in the case where the language is the discipline of choice for the degree.

Doctoral Degree

Must have a Masters Degree (Level 6 in the Rwandan qualifications Framework) in an area relevant to the proposed programme of research.
Demonstrate sufficient ability in English to undertake doctoral-level work.
Currently, PhD studies can only be undertaken by research only, in all the disciplines. The duration is at least three years.

Note : Entry requirements to postgraduate Diploma and Certificates programmes are similar to those for Masters Programs. Alternative entry requirements into postgraduate programmes may be considered taking into account recognition of prior learning experience.


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