College of Arts and Social Sciences

Call for application Master of Arts in Development Studies

The College of Arts and Social Sciences wishes to inform interested candidates of the 5th intake of the Master of Arts in Development Studies, programme starting in April 2017.

Duration: Four semesters. The first three semesters are dedicated to thought courses and the final 4th semester is for research and thesis writing. The teaching takes place during the weekend.

Teaching location: Huye and Kigali (Gikondo campus).

Tuition fees: Frw 2,250,000 for National and EAC Citizens. International additional 20% of the National and EAC fees. Research cost not included.  Further information:

Mode of application: Email or hard copies:

Email: Send the application to    Copy to

Hard copies: Office of the Dean, School of social Political and Administrative Sciences.

Criteria for Admission:

  1. An Upper 2nd Class Honours Degree, or equivalent meritorious academic record, or,
  2. A Lower 2nd Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) with minimum of three year's work in a Development-related field
  3. Computer literacy is essential
  4. Good command of the English Language
  5. For further details on minimum admission requirements, refer to the UR website.

The Application Process:

  1. The applicants are first of all required to fill their online biographical information from UR Website on the following link: where they will get the reference number to be used in next steps.
  2. Download the post-graduate application form available at the College of Arts and Social Sciences website

Deadline of application:

March 31, 2017

Further information:

Need further assistance, Contact the program coordinator

Dr. Dieudonne Uwizeye

Marie Chantal Twizeye, Administrative Assistant

Call for application Master of Arts in Development Studies