The Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) was founded in 1978. The official opening took place on 15 October 1984 and the university had its definitive operating license via the law n0 0056/05 of 3rd February 1988, granting AUCA the legal personality as a nonprofit making association. At its inception, the University was located at Mudende, former Mutura Commune, Gisenyi Prefecture. Until 1994, just before the geno­cide against the Tutsi, the AUCA had 7 faculties:

  • Faculty of Business Administration: Departments of Accounting and Information Management;
  • Faculty of Sciences: Departments of Maths -Physics, Biology and Chemistry, Human Biology and Public Health;
  • Faculty of Education: Department of Educational Psychology;
  • Faculty of Technology: A1 Programme;
  • Faculty of Languages: Department of French and English;
  • Faculty of Agriculture;
  • Faculty of Theology;

Following the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, AUCA tem­porarily suspended its activities.  From 7 May 1996, University relocated to Kigali City, and reopened a transition Campus at Gishushu, Rukiri III, Remera Sector, Kacyiru District. From that time, the University operated with only four facul­ties: Business Administration, Information Technology, Edu­cation, and Theology.

In 2019, the Faculty of Health Sciences was introduced, operating on its Nursing campus in Karongi District. Until today, AUCA has enjoy a good reputation locally and regionally for its track record in quality teaching. Currently the university operates on three beautiful campuses of Masoro, Gishushu (Kigali City) and Ngoma (Karongi District in the Western Province).

Undergraduate studies

Faculty of Theology

  • Bachelor of Theology

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Faculty of Business Administration:

  • BBA in Accounting;
  • BBA in Management;
  • BBA in Finance
  • BBA in Marketing

Faculty of Information technology

  • BSc in Information Management;
  • BSc in Networks and Communication Systems;
  • BSc in Software Engineering

Faculty of Education:

  • BA in in Accounting and Information Technology;
  • BA in English Language and Literature & French;
  • BA in Geography and History;

Graduate studies

Faculty of Business Administration

  • MBA in Accounting;
  • MBA in Management;
  • MBA in Finance
  • MBA in Human Resource Management

Faculty of Education:

  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration.

Professional courses:

Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Methodology, Diploma in Theology, Certified Ethical Hacker, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) Coaching, Early Childhood Education, English Language Proficiency, Research and Statistics, Statistical Package for Social Studies (SPSS)