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
- Applied machine learning
- Energy systems
- IT entrepreneurship
- Network technologies
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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?
Learn more about how to apply to CMU-Africa
- Strong programming skills and the ability to study in English
- A strong academic background
- A strong sense of community and leadership potential
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