CMU in Rwanda Graduate Program
Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda is offering a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE) and we welcome applications from all qualified African applicants.
Learn more on How To Apply for our programs.
Student life in Kigali
Kigali is a pleasant and secure city for work and studies, we encourage applicants to find out about living in Kigali with the help of the following resources:
- City of Kigali website
- Student life in CMU-R
- Video Voices Africa: A series of informal videos where we speak to visitors to Kigali and Rwanda about their impressions of the city, on CMU-R's Youtube channel
- Tuition and Costs for your studies at CMU-R
- A selection of pins of web articles on living in Kigali, from CMU-R's Pinterest boards.
Our Programs in brief
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
The MSIT is preparing the next generation of technology managers and innovators through a multidisciplinary curriculum that covers key topics in ICT, such as mobile applications, information security and networking, and software engineering, as well as critical business areas such as market planning, strategic business plan, operations and entrepreneurship.
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)
The MSECE program provides students with a thorough background in the fundamentals of electrical or computer engineering, as well as the opportunity for in-depth specialization in some particular aspect of these fields. Upon enrollment in the department, students are given the opportunity, with the help of a faculty advisor, to choose an educational program that is consistent with their backgrounds and is best suited to their own academic goals.
Financing your studies
CMU Master’s degree program tuition in the College of Engineering is $42,000. However, through a combined financial aid package from CMU and the GoR, the cost to the students studying in our Kigali location will be $16,000 with an additional scholarship of $8,000 available to EAC members.
CMU-R is committed to helping all admitted students ensure they can study with us and we have launched a scholarship fund, the Innovators Forward Fellowship Fund, to assist students.