Room & Board – Student tuition includes full room and board. This includes a furnished, shared apartment, 1-bedroom (2 students per room), bathroom unit with other students. You will share a bedroom with one other student. All housing units house students according to their sexual orientation meaning female students will live with only other female students, and male students will live with only other male students. This also includes utilities (e.g. water, electricity, internet) and all of your meals.
Each floor has a kitchenette shared with other students, which is furnished.
Family Housing – UGHE does not provide family housing on campus, and students are responsible for finding external housing on their own if they will be accompanied by family members. Please note that there are limited housing options in Butaro, so many students opt to either come without their family members or seek housing in Kigali or Musanze. Students are also responsible for all logistics related to family members, including visas, housing, transportation, etc.
Once in Kigali, you will be applying for a Sub Class U1 Student Permit for 20,000 RWF (approx. $22-25 USD depends on the exchange rate). You are responsible for paying for your Rwanda visa fees, and UGHE will provide any necessary documentation for the visa application to support in the process, and more information on this process will be included in your UGHE welcome packet.
Is transportation to and from the Butaro campus available?
Transportation within Rwanda is only provided for UGHE-related activities.
What on-campus services are available?
Living on UGHE’s campus, residents will have access to a range of services including UGHE’s dining hall serving three balanced meals a day; athletic facilities such as the gym, yoga/exercise studio, and outdoor basketball court; transport shuttle going to and from Kigali every weekend; janitorial and laundry support; IT services; a campus store for picking up basic necessities; full time campus security coverage, and more.
Is airfare/transportation to and from Rwanda included?
Transport from your home to Kigali or Rwanda is not provided by UGHE.
Are work-study opportunities available?
UGHE aims to build a culture of service on campus. Therefore, all UGHE students are required to participate in an unpaid, part-time work study as part of their acceptance to the University. Part of your scholarship includes a required work study, which is an unpaid and required part of your scholarship package and will support you in your professional goals and development. During orientation week, the Student Services Coordinator will meet with you to determine the best work study placement for you, as well as a work schedule for the academic year. Each student will be attached to a work that will not compromise his/her academic life but that will contribute to acquiring a number of skills.
Can I use my own Health insurance?
MBBS/MGHD students will receive health insurance for the duration of their academic stay at UGHE. Students will be receiving a detailed information session on this insurance scheme and coverage during the orientation week.
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