Student Life-Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda - Carnegie Mellon University

Student Life

Student LifeStudent Life

Life outside of the classroom has always been an integral part of the educational experience at Carnegie Mellon University.

We encourage students to enhance and balance their academic pursuits with participation in social events, sports, service opportunities, and other activities offered on campus.

Students are also encouraged to take leadership in building the campus life they aspire to experience.

At our Telecom House location, an entire wing of the fourth floor is devoted to student life, including a student lounge, a large study area, a library, and rooms for student gatherings.  

Students will have opportunities to interact with the information technology (IT) professionals working at companies throughout Telecom House. They can find additional opportunities, such as internships, through our established partnerships with local and regional enterprises. 

Our Neighborhood

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Star: CMU in Rwanda

Restaurants Business Services
1 Meze Fresh $$$ 2 Kigali Business Center (KBC)
3 Shokola Lite $$$
4 Magda Cafe $$$ Other
5 Great Wall Chinese Restaurant $$$ 7 think Accelerator
6 Discovery Youth Hostel $$ 9 Umubano Athletic Club (Pool, Tennis, Gym)
7 Neo Cafe $$ 10 King Faisal Hospital
8 Guma Guma Buffets and Bars $ 12 Inema Art Gallery (alternative study place)
9 Umubano Bakery $ and Restaurant $$$ 13 Ivuka Art Gallery
11 Shipping Container Buffet (closest buffet to CMU) $
14 City Blue Restaurant $$$
15 Nyama Choma Karaoke Bar $



Located on the sixth floor of Telecom House, kLab is arguably the capital of the entrepreneur and ICT ecosystem of Rwanda. With CMU in Rwanda Professor Michel Bezy as one of the cofounders, kLab is an incredible place to study, get a coffe and most importantly engage with the entrepreneur and ICT culture of Kigali. 

kLab's mission is to promote, facilitate and support the development of innovative ICT solutions by nurturing a vivid community of entrepreneurs and mentors.

Visit the kLab website

Medical Facilities

  • The U.S. Embassy has an extensive list of medical facilities in Rwanda including hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. Please visit their website to view this list.
  • King Faisal Hospital is the closest medical facility to CMU-R. King Faisal Hospital has 24-hour assistance with physicians and nurses on duty in their emergency room. For more information on King Faisal Hospital, please call one of the following numbers:
  • 252 588 888
  • 252 589 905
  • 252 587 777
  • 078 830 9002

Emergency Information

If you have an emergency situation, please contact Rwanda Police by dialing 112 from your mobile phone

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