Why CMU-Africa?

Are you interested in applying to CMU-Africa but have questions about the application process, tuition and financial aid, or our master's degree programs? You can fill out a request form or contact us at +250 790 002 644 (WhatsApp voice or text) or applyafrica@andrew.cmu.edu. We also may be coming to a city near you to share more information about CMU-Africa. Check back for a list of upcoming information sessions.

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Join one of the top engineering and technology universities in the world

Established in 2011, CMU-Africa is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with a full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. The Carnegie Mellon University location offers master’s degrees through its top-ranked College of Engineering.

Why study in Africa?

Africa is the next frontier of innovation. Be in the center of it all and pioneer technological solutions for local contexts by applying to CMU-Africa.

What concentrations are offered at CMU-Africa?

CMU-Africa's programs are flexible. You can concentrate in one or more of the following areas:

  • Software engineering
  • Software development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Applied machine learning
  • Energy systems
  • IT entrepreneurship
  • Network technologies

Learn more about our master's programs and our concentrations

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What financial aid options are available?

Full and partial scholarships are available to students upon gaining admission to our programs.

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What industry experience will I gain?

CMU-Africa students have an average of 900+ hours of hands-on industry experience by the time they graduate. This is achieved by working directly with different companies such as IBM Research, WorldBank, Hitachi, and Rwanda Revenue Authority through practicums and internships.

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What are we looking for in a CMU-Africa student?

  1. Strong programming skills and the ability to study in English
  2. A strong academic background
  3. A strong sense of community and leadership potential
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