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Financial Aid

Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda's graduate student tuition is set by the Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering. Please note the other non-tuition fees listed are not applicable to CMU in Rwanda students.

Meeting the cost of a graduate education is a significant investment. At the moment, CMU in Rwanda is not offering any financial aid; however, we have been working with our partners to develop a comprehensive aid package that will make it financially possible for graduate applicants to attend CMU in Rwanda.

Rwanda Government Financial Aid Program

Two forms of support are offered by the Government of Rwanda for applicants admitted to the MSIT and MSECE program:


The first form of support is a scholarship for applicants from countries in the East African Community. For eligible applicants, the scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition fee for the MSIT and MSECE program. This scholarship does not need to be reimbursed.


The second form of support, available only to citizens of Rwanda, is a study loan to cover the remaining 50% of the tuition, in addition to the 50% scholarship. Loans for living expenses are also available if needed.

Financial Aid Eligibility Notification

Both forms of support are available based on assessment of financial need. They are offered to applicants upon:

  1. Fulfillment of the academic requirements and acceptance to the CMU in Rwanda programs.
  2. Fulfillment of the requirements requested by the Rwanda Education Board.

Additional Sources of Financial Aid

Applicants are encouraged to look for different sources of financing or scholarships, such as employer support, private financing through local banks and international scholarships. We also encourage applicants to contact their local Ministry of Education, or similar authorities, to seek financial support.

We've provided below a preliminary list of international scholarships that applicants may be eligible to apply for: