Admission requirements for Master of Science in Big Data Analytics

The following are admission requirements into this program:

Academic Entry Requirements:

  1. To be admitted to a Master of Science in Big Data Analytics degree at AUCA, an
    applicant is required to have a recognized degree in Computer Sciences, with at least a
    cumulative GPA of 2.4 on a 4 points scale or on 12/20 at undergraduate level offered by
    an accredited institution of higher learning in order to qualify for admission.
  2. Applicants from IT related studies, Mathematics, Statistics, Education with IT Major and
    Economics will be admitted upon completion of prerequisites if any.
  3. Applicants with foreign academic qualifications shall obtain an equivalence of their
    degree certificates from Rwanda High Education Council.
  4. An applicant can be accepted on transfer basis by transferring a maximum of 50% credits
    from accredited university offering MSc in Big Data Analytics, if those courses are
    equivalent to courses offered by AUCA.

Required documents for application:

  1. A well filled in application form
  2. Official receipt of application fee payment (Frws 50,000 for Rwandan applicants and 50
    USD for international applicants)
  3. Certified photocopies of college or university diplomas or degree certificates
  4. Two recent passport-size photos
  5. Three letters of recommendation from referees in sealed envelopes
  6. Two certified copies of the official transcript from each college/ university attended (certified
    by the institution or Commissioner of Oath)
  7. Certified photocopy of secondary school certificate
  8. Updated curriculum vitae (CV)
    9.  A proof/copy of health insurance certificate
  9. Essay (Explaining educational goals, career objectives, work experience, awards, and/or
    extracurricular activities)

Equity Bank: 4003211197369 (FRWS)
Bank of Kigali: 00040 – 00280275 -75 (FRWS)
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(1) An entry Visa is granted upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport for all citizens from
around the
(2) An international student will need apply for a study visa within two weeks (15 days) upon
arrival. To do this, he/she will produce the following documents to the Rwanda’s Immigration
Services: a Police Clearance from the home country; a valid passport, a CV and an application

Done on 04 August 2022

Dr. Niyonzima Theogene
Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics