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Admission for the CMU-R MSIT and MSECE graduate programs for the 2014-2015 Academic Year is now open. It is important to understand the application requirements before you begin the application process. The application process can be time consuming and requires input from external sources, so we advise interested students to plan accordingly.

CMU-R is open to students from all countries, but we target students from the East African Community (EAC) in our recruiting. CMU-R recruits and admits students in accordance with the standards and policies applied to applicants of the main campus.

Early Admission Deadline

All applications submitted by June 1st , 2014 will be considered for Admission Decision. Applications received after that date must include GRE and TOEFL or IELTS scores and will be considered only if more seats are available. Admission Decisions will be made on a “first-come, first-serve" basis in the order they are received.

Skype interviews are available on request. contact the admissions office via email on cmuradmissions@cit.cmu.edu

How to Apply

You will be asked to submit the following documents during the online application process:
  • Unofficial academic transcripts from previously attended universities
  • Three letters of recommendation from people such as managers, professional colleagues, professors or academic advisors
  • Current resume
  • Official GRE General Test Score Results: 
    • Use the Department Code 0000 and the Institution Code 8847 for GRE score reports to be sent to CMU
    • Only GRE General Test is accepted; neither the GMAT nor GRE Subject Tests are accepted for admission evaluation
    • Learn about the GREs

Test Dates, Registration Dates, Location and fees to take the GRE's in Rwanda:

Test Dates

Registration Dates

Test type

Fees

Location

08-Feb-14

24-Dec-2014

General Test

$300

Bridge to Rwanda

05-Apr-14

05-Feb-2014

Subject Test

$300

Bridge to Rwanda

08-Feb-14

24-Dec-2013

General Test

$276

UR/CBE

05-Apr-14

05-Feb-2014

Subject Test

$276

UR/CBE


  • Official TOEFL or IELTS: 
    • All applicants are required to take either TOEFL or IELTS if English is not their native language, except for students who have earned their complete B.S. degree (all four years) in the United States.
    • Use the TOEFL Institution Code: 8847 and Department Code: 99 for TOEFL score reports to be sent to CMU.
    • Learn about the TOEFL
    • Learn about the IELTS


Dates, location and fees to take the TOEFL-PBT in Rwanda :

Test Dates

Registration Dates

Location

Fees

11-Jan-2014

30-Nov-2013

UR/CBE

$216

12-April-2014

24-Feb-2014

UR/CBE

$216


Dates, location and fees to take the TOEFL-IBT in Rwanda :

Test Dates

Location

Fees

11-Jan-2014

UR/CBE

$251

17-Jan-2014

UR/CBE

$251

25-Jan-2014

UR/CBE

$251

08-Feb-2014

UR/CBE

$251

22-Feb-2014

UR/CBE

$251

28-Feb-2014

UR/CBE

$251

14-Mar-2014

UR/CBE

$251

22-Mar-2014

UR/CBE

$251

29-Mar-2014

UR/CBE

$251

Note: Registration fees should be paid 10 days before the test.

Dates, locations, fees and contacts to take the IELTS in Rwanda:

17-Aug

21-Sept

12-Oct

21-Nov

7-Dec

135,000 RWF

RIAM

+250(0)786581782

+250570589



The School of Finance and Banking offers the paper-based test in Kigali. The computer-based GRE revised General Test is offered year-round in Kampala at Cyber Networks LTD. Please visit the GRE registration site to get the full schedule of test dates and international test centers.

Please also note that GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS score results will still be accepted after the application deadline pending available seats.

Our educational partner, Bridge2Rwanda, provides GRE and TOEFL training classes as a package for a fee of $500 giving students a $75 discount. The classes are taught by certified trainers including access to weekly classes, computer labs, course materials, and one-on-one tutoring. GRE classes are on Mondays 6 to 9 pm and TOEFL classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 to 8pm. Please check their website for additional details. Free GRE and TOEFL practice materials are also available at the American Embassy's Educational Advising Center library.

The British Council also provides IELTS preparation and exam services. Please check their website for additional details.

The Rwanda Ministry of Education announced the introduction of standardized test to be administered at ETS testing center at the University of Rwanda's college of Business and Economics (former school of Finance and banking) located at Mburabuturo, Gikondo. The center is certified to administer three test, 

  1. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
  2. the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  3. the Scholastic Aptitude test (SAT). 
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All of the above documents are required to complete the application. Please read, download and print the application instructions provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Official transcripts are also required before accepted applicants can be admitted. If needed, Carnegie Mellon will request these be sent after all online applications have been reviewed.