Kigali, Rwanda is an exciting and lively place to visit, study, and work. It is also a vibrant destination for tourism. One of the first things most people notice is that Kigali is spotlessly clean. Residents of Rwanda enjoy a low corruption rate and high quality of life, making the country an ideal location for innovative ideas, research, and exploration. Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s countryside is picturesque—full of billowing green hills, turquoise lakes, and unique wildlife. Students have the opportunity to explore Rwanda’s remarkable landscape and culture.

window view from CMU-Africa

CMU-Africa is a non-residential campus. Students are responsible for their own living costs such as housing and dining costs. For international students, it is important to plan and prepare a budget before you arrive in Kigali. Your tuition fees do not include living costs.

Students planning to apply to CMU-Africa can anticipate the following costs:

  • Rental (1 bedroom, self-contained) - $68 - $138 per month
  • Shared rental (2+ bedrooms, self-contained) - $59 - $114 per month

CMU-Africa offers bus shuttle services for the students. Intracity travel in Kigali includes motorcycle taxis, public buses, and private taxis.