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There are two steps to apply to CMU-Africa:

  1. Submit an online application
  2. Complete competency tests
Important requirement: In response to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting GRE scores this admissions cycle.

Dates to remember

Important dates for applying to CMU-Africa and understanding the admissions decision process

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October 1: All program applications open. Begin your application to the MSIT, MSECE, MSEAI programs

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December 15: Early admission deadline. Submit your application by the early admission deadline of December 15 for CMU-Africa to cover your competency test fees. Learn more about test fees

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January 15: Final application deadline. Any application received after the early admission deadline will only be considered if submitted with valid DET/IELTS/TOEFL.

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January-April: Applications are reviewed. After the final application deadline, all components of applications are reviewed

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April-May: Admissions decisions are shared with applicants. You will receive email communications from the admissions team on the status of your application at every stage. Unfortunately, it is not possible to view the status of your application online.

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August: Student orientation is held for admitted students. Orientation supports new students in a successful transition to CMU-Africa

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September: The semester begins for admitted students. The Academic Calendar serves as Carnegie Mellon University's information source and planning document for students, faculty, staff, and departments, as well as outside organizations. The calendar includes registration dates, class start dates, add/drop deadlines, exam dates, and more. View CMU-Africa's academic calendar

The CMU-Africa Admissions team takes a holistic approach to admission decisions, based on all aspects of your application.

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