Top 10 Best Private Universities in Rwanda

This article features a complete list of top 10 Private Rwandan Universities ranked by the uniRank University Ranking and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

1. being accredited, licensed and/or chartered by the appropriate Rwandan higher education-related organization
2.offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (Bachelor degrees) and/or postgraduate degrees (Master or Doctoral degrees)
3. delivering courses predominantly in a traditional face-to-face, non-distance education format

Without wasting time, let’s look at the top 10 best private universities which made it to the list.

10.Université Catholique de Kabgayi

Founded in 2002, Université Catholique de Kabgayi (Catholic University of Kabgayi) is a private higher education institution located in the large town of Gitarama, Southern Province.

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Rwanda, Université Catholique de Kabgayi (UCK) is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Université Catholique de Kabgayi (UCK) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

This 16 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Université Catholique de Kabgayi ranks as the 10th best private universities in Rwanda.

9.Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences

Founded in 2010, Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences is a private higher education institution located in the small city of Huye (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Southern Province.

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Rwanda, Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion.

Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

8. KIM University

Founded in 2005, KIM University is a private higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Kigali (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Kigali City. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Rwanda, KIM University (KIM) is a coeducational higher education institution.

KIM University (KIM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

KIM ranks no.8 in the list of the best private universities in Rwanda.

7. Kibogora Polytechnic

Established in 2012, Kibogora Polytechnic is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Nyamasheke (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Western Province.

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Rwanda, Kibogora Polytechnic (KP) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution.

Kibogora Polytechnic (KP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

This 6 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Kibogora Polytechnic ranks as the 7th best private universities in Rwanda.

6. University of Kigali

Established in 2013, University of Kigali is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Kigali (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Kigali City. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Musanze.

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Rwanda, University of Kigali (UOK) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Kigali (UOK) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

This 4 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Rwandan higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

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