Kigali Independent University (ULK) Admission Requirements

Kigali Independent University (ULK) Admission Requirements

Kigali Independent University ULK was created in 1996, after the genocide in Rwanda which took place in 1994. Prof. Dr Rwigamba Balinda is the founder and owner of the University. ULK started its activities from the St Paul buildings. After the St. Paul buildings, ULK built its first campus at Kacyiru currently these buildings holds the secondary school “Glory Secondary School”. In 2007, All Administrative and teaching activities of ULK Kigali campus moved to the new headquarters at Gisozi sector.



To be admitted to the first year of an undergraduate programme, the applicant must comply with Ministry of Education Admission requirements or Equivalence for foreigners.

: In order to be registered for any degree or Advanced Certificate Course, the prospective student must submit the following documents:

A notified photocopy of the required certificate;

A dully filled-in registration form;

Four passport photos;

A copy of the identity card;

An evidence of registration fees payment.

Any late application to register should be addressed in writing to the Admissions Committee, stating the reasons for the lateness, within fifteen days of the end of the Registration Period. The Admissions Committee will decide on the case with the advice of the Department responsible for the programme on which registration is sought.

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To be admitted to a master’s programme, it is necessary to have a recognized Bachelor Degree Honours or a qualification deemed equivalent. Applicants must also demonstrate sufficient ability in English.

Successful applicants will be registered only after they have filled in a registration form to be submitted together with a proof of payment of the first instalment of the required University fees. Students are requested to renew their registration at the beginning of every subsequent year. Failure to renew the registration, shall lead to an automatic discontinuation from studies.

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Kigali Independent University Contact Details

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 Location: Kigali, Rwanda

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