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List of universities in Rwanda

List of universities in Rwanda
Ministry of Education Rwanda

As of December 2015, there were 34 higher education institutions in Rwanda, 11 public and 23 private. In 2013, the government of Rwanda merged all public universities, leading to one public university, the University of Rwanda, with six colleges.

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Below we have put together the lists of universities, polytechnics, and nursing schools, for both public and private institutions.

Public university

University of Rwanda (UR)
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM)
College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS)
College of Business and Economics (CBE)
College of Education (CE)
College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS)
College of Science and Technology (CST)

Public Integrated Polytechnics and Colleges

Gishari Integrated Polytechnic (GIP)
Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD)
Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Ngoma (IPRC-Ngoma)
Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Kigali (IPRC-Kigali)
Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Huye (IPRC-Hye)
Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Karongi (IPRC-Karongi)
Musanze Polytechnic College (Musanze Campus)
Rwanda Teachers College (RTC)
Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Tumba (IPRC-Tumba)
Community Integrated Polytechnic (CIP)
Integrated Polytechnic Regional College Rusizi (IPRC-Rusizi)

Public Nursing Schools

Byumba School of Nursing And Midwifery
Kibungo School of Nursing And Midwifery
Nyagatare School of Nursing And Midwifery
Rwamagana School of Nursing

Private Universities

Eastern African Christian College (EACC)
Kigali Integrated College (KIC)
University of Kigali (UoK)
Ruli Higher Institute of Health (RHIH)
University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK)
The Adventist University of Central and East Africa (AUCA)
African Leadership University (ALU)
Akilah Institute for Women, Kigali (AIWK)
Carnegie Mellon University Rwanda (CMUR)
Catholic Institute of Kabgayi (ICK)
Catholic University of Rwanda (CUR)
Christian University of Rwanda (CHUR) – Closed in 2020 by the Government of Rwanda.
Hanika Anglican Integrated Polytechnic (HAIP)
University Of Kibungo (UNIK)
Muhabura Integrated Polytechnic College (MIPC)
Institute of Applied Sciences Ruhengeri (INES)
Institut Superirieur Pedagogiqe de Gitwe (ISPG)
Kibogora Polytechnic (KP)
Premier ECDE Teachers College (PECDTC)
Kigali Independent University (ULK)
KIM University
Mount Kenya University Kigali Campus (MKU Kigali)
Protestant Institute of Arts & Social Sciences (PIASS)
University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB)
University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB)


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