A member of the Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) and a fully accredited /chartered University by the Government of Rwanda, University of Kigali is one of the leading private higher institutions of learning in Rwanda within the shortest distance from Kigali City Center and its surroundings. The University campus can be accessed easily within a maximum of 10 minutes from the main City Centre.
UoK started its operations in October, 2013 and acclaims to be the fastest growing university in Rwanda with a student body of more than 4500 students within three years time, enrolled for various undergraduate, post graduate and masters programs. The University has two campuses, one in Kigali, the main campus and the other, a branch in Musanze, Northern Rwanda. It has so far graduated more than 700 students and many more are expected to graduate this year.
The University has three faculties namely, the faculty of Business Management and Economics, the Faculty of Information Technology and Architecture, the Faculty of Law and the School of Post Graduate Studies. In addition, UoK has a School of Accountancy, a Centre for Economic Governance and Leadership and a CISCO Academy and enjoys partnerships with reputable Universities from India, Germany and Kenya. The University has International students from Nigeria, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, an indication of its drive towards internationalization and excellence.
The facilities existing at UoK include the state of Art lecture Rooms, computer laboratories, main Library and well equipped administrative offices. With the new upcoming state of the Art building in Kiyovu, Kigali City Centre, UoK is on the course of becoming the only Private University that will have a complex of such kind with modern education facilities in Rwanda and even the region.
Research occupies a central place in the University affairs and receives full support of University promoters. The focus on Research is guided by UoK’s mandate to help Rwandan communities to solve problems that they face and also to inform them the teaching-learning process. The broader research themes include but are not limited to corporate governance and leadership, small and medium enterprises, Entrepreneurship, project planning and management and sustainable development among others.
Early this year, the University organized an “International Conference on Advances in Business and Information Technology & Doctoral Colloquium(ICBITDC, 2017) in collaboration Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, India and Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia. This will be an annual event of the University bringing together from all over the world academicians, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and students to brainstorm on contemporary issues in Management, Economics, Public Policy, Administration, Accounting, Information Technology, Finance and other Business related topics. UoK is also in the process of launching an accredited peer reviewed journal with an internationally acclaimed board of editors and reviewers.
Under Graduate Programmes offered: Bachelor of Science ( honors) in Accounting, Bachelor of Science (honors) in Finance, Bachelor of Science (honors) Marketing, Bachelor of Science (honors) in Economics, Bachelors of Science( Honors) in Procurement, Bachelor of Science (Honors) Public Administration & Local Governance, Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), Bachelor of Education , Bachelor of Law (LLB), Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT) and Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS).
Post Graduate Programmes offered: Master in Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Commerce, Master of Arts in Public Administration, Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Business Information Technology, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Master of Science in Economics, Master in Public Policy and Management, MASTER OF BUSINESS EDUCATION (NEW) AND POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (NEW).UoK School of Accountancy: offers training for professional accounting courses that are high on labour market demand. UoK is currently training professionals from different Government Institutions for the professional accounting professions of ICPAR. The school offers training in ACCA, CIMA, CPA-R, CPA-K, CAT, ATD, CIFA and IPSAS.