About Mount Kigali University
Mount Kigali University was originally Mount Kenya University Rwanda (MKUR), a campus of Mount Kenya University in Kenya which opened its doors in Rwanda in the year 2010. In April 2023, it was accredited by the government of Rwanda and changed its name after approval by a cabinet resolution chaired by his Excellency, President Paul Kagame.
The name resonates with the country’s pride (Mount Kigali) as the institution retains all the attributes that comes with being autonomous adhering to the Rwanda Qualification framework and the laws governing higher education in the country. These are: High quality undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes, cutting edge infrastructure; topnotch faculty; international education; scholarships; diverse corporate responsibility programmes and high employability of graduates. There has also not been any change in the university ownership.
Overtime the university has improved its academic infrastructure. Its facilities in Health Sciences and Hospitality are among the best institutions of Higher learning in Africa. It offers a wide range of Academic and Professional courses, through various flexible modes that include online, face to face, day and weekend and Institutional based learning (School based)
Be inspired to learn
At Mount Kigali University we offer you the best possible learning experience in an ever-changing world. We use student fed back to help us build on our teaching strengths and continue to seek to innovate our approach by harnessing the potential of new ways of learning.
The Land of a Thousand Hills
Only two decades ago, Rwanda,a small, land-locked country in Central Africa was the epicentre of one of the worst pogroms in human history. Over 800,000 people were killed in a three month orgy of violence now remembered as “Genocide Against Tustis.” Fast forward to 2014 and Rwanda is the veritable phoenix that rose from the ashes. It has become a model country not only in East Africa but the entire continent. Its governance system, economic opportunities, efficiency, cleanliness and general order have become the barometer against which other countries are measuring their success. At the heart of this progress is Mount Kenya University-Kigali Campus, which introduced the first International Executive MBA programme to enable the country harness its human resource potential to the full. Kigali, the capital of Rwanda is a vibrant, undulating land replete with youthful talent and energy. The Campus helps mould this talent, shaping the future and successful destiny of a phoenix rising from the ashes.
Mount Kigali University is an education destination not only to the Rwandan students but also to students from Congo, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania
MKUR accepts and supports students under scholarships such as Imbuto foundation and Newlife Foundation
We have skilled and qualified lecturers, professors, lab technicians and other support staff dedicated to teach.
Mount Kigali University has a physical library equipped with academic resource materials and also an electronic repository