Rwanda, master's admission
Find out what you need to submit, what previous studies meet the general entry requirements, how to meet the English requirement and any special instructions for your country of study.
Meeting the general entry requirements
A Bachelor's degree meets the general criteria.
Please note that an Advanced Diploma does not meet the general entry requirement.
Meeting the English requirement
Most students from Rwanda must demonstrate their proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. There are, however, a few exceptions to this:
1. Students with a bachelor’s degree awarded by a university where English is the only language of instruction, meet the requirement. The university must be listed as only providing instruction in English in the edition of the International Handbook of Universities/World Higher Education Database (WHED) that was current the year the degree was awarded. (This is an exception for all applicants.)
2. If you have a bachelor's degree from one of the following universities not listed in the WHED, you can also meet the English requirement:
- Kigali Institute of Education (degree from 2005 or later)
- Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (degree from 2005 or later)
- Kigali Health Institute (degree from 2007 and later)
- National University of Rwanda (degree from 2009 or later)
- Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (degree from 2009 or later)
- School of Finance and Banking (degree from 2009 or later)
Find out more at English language requirements
General document requirements
In order to complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documents so they arrive at University Admissions by the deadline.
1. Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s) from an internationally recognised higher education institution.
The certificate/diploma must be officially issued by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university.
2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. If you have had courses credited/transferred from previous studies, you must also submit official transcripts for those courses.
The documents must be officially issued by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university.
3. Proof of English language proficiency
4. Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements
It's important you check your university's website for information regarding the specific entry requirements for the course or programme you have applied to and any other documentation they may require, such as dissertations, essay summaries, letters of recommendation, or letters of intent. Please do not submit any additional documentation unless it is specifically requested by the university.
5. In order to speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document.
You must always submit your certificate/diploma and transcripts in the official language of the country where you studied.
For your certificate/diploma
If the issued language is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, French or German, you must also provide an official translation. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. This translation should be in Swedish or English.
For your transcripts
If the issued language is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English, you must also provide an official translation. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. This translation should be in Swedish or English.
Special document instructions
- If you upload your documents, you must scan your original documents in colour. Copies that are certified by the university are only accepted if the original documents are lost.
- Submit both front and back sides of transcripts, especially if the transcripts contain important information regarding course names.
Your name and birthdate must match on all documents
In order for your documents to be accepted:
- the name and birthdate provided must be the same on all your documents (ID, transcripts, degree certificate, etc.)
- the name on your documents must match the name you reported in your account at Universityadmissions.se
If the names are different, you must provide us with documentation (for example, a marriage certificate if you've been married) as to why they don't match.
If the birthdate on any of your documents is different from your passport, the difference must be explained with official documentation or an affidavit explaining the discrepancy.
You can contact us if you're not sure what you should submit. The easiest way to get your documentation to us is by uploading it here at Universityadmissions.se.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have read and understood the application requirements and have gathered and submitted all the necessary components of the admissions application by the deadline.
University Admissions in Sweden checks the authenticity of your documents with the issuing institution. University Admissions in Sweden reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent.
Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.