Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda's (CMU-R) graduate student tuition is set by the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Please note the other non-tuition fees listed are not applicable to CMU-R students.
Meeting the cost of a graduate education is a significant investment. At the moment, CMU-R 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 students to attend CMU-R.
Rwanda Government Financial Aid Program
Two forms of support are offered by the Government of Rwanda for students admitted to the MSIT program:
The first form of support is a scholarship for students from countries in the East African Community. For eligible students, the scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition fee for the MSIT 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, plus living expenses if needed.
Financial Aid Eligibility Notification
Both forms of support are available based on assessment of financial need. They are offered to students upon:
- Fulfillment of the academic requirements and acceptance to the CMU-R programs.
- Fulfillment of the requirements requested by the Rwanda Education Board.
Additional Sources of Financial Aid
Students 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 students 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 students may be eligible to apply for:
- Scholarship-Positions.com: Scholarships for African Students in Africa and Abroad
- Scholarships 4 Development
- The International Students Organization: Scholarships and Grants