How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining the MGHD Class of 2018. To be considered for the program, your online application must be submitted by Wednesday, 29 March, 2017 at 11:59 p.m Central Africa Time.

Admissions Criteria

In addition to a bachelor’s (or medical) degree, and at least five years of work experience, applicants must have a global interest, commitment to leadership, and desire to address issues of inequality and disparity through health delivery.

Application Process

Before you start your application, you must complete a brief applicant profile. Upon completing this form, you will be directed to the application for admission. In addition to demographic information, applicants are required to answer five essay questions. Each applicant must submit the following documents along with their application:

  • Up-to-date CV or resume
  • Academic transcripts for undergraduate and graduate level degrees achieved

It is important to note that it may take several weeks to acquire academic transcripts. Please plan accordingly when preparing your application. If you are extended an offer to join the MGHD Class of 2019 you will be required to submit official transcripts. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email from UGHE confirming your submission.

Important Dates for the MGHD Class of 2019 Admissions Process:

Please be mindful of the following dates. All candidates who advance in the process will be required to sit for an entrance exam and interview in Kigali, per the schedule below. Reasonable accommodations are made during the admissions process for international applicants to sit for entrance exams online. We do not require applicants to travel to Kigali for interviews and examinations if they are located outside of Rwanda.

Application Opens
8 February 2017
Application Closes
29 March 2017
Select Applicants Invited
Entrance Exam
5 April 2017
Entrance Exam 
20 April 2017
Select Applicants Invited
25 April 2017
8 – 12 May 2017
Acceptance Offers Distributed
19 May 2017
Financial Aid Documents Due
31 May 2017
Scholarship Letters Distributed
9 June 2017
Student Decisions Due
30 June 2017
Tuition Deposit Due
30 June 2017
Orientation Begins
9 September 2017

If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact

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