Tuition & Financial Aid

1. Umusanzu Agreement

  • UGHE believes that a student’s financial capacity should not determine her or his ability to become a global health leader, and the University was founded on the principle that its graduates should use their knowledge to positively impact the development of Rwanda and beyond.
  • Prior to or in connection with initial enrollment in the MBBS/MGHD degree program at UGHE, the Student will agree to sign the Employment Agreement, committing to between six (6) and nine (9) years of professional service as part of the UMUSANZU program with the University.  The Student understands and agrees that his or her enrollment in the MBBS/MGHD program at UGHE is contingent on signing the Employment Agreement, and that the Student’s acceptance to UGHE will be withdrawn if the Student declines to sign or otherwise terminates or withdraws from the Employment Agreement.

Under Umusanzu (Kinyarwanda for “contribution”):

  • Students will not pay tuition to enroll in the MBBS/MGHD program.
  • Students will agree to serve as a doctor for a designated years’ of service among the vulnerable population, under an agreement with the Ministry of Health and UGHE.
  • Students will still earn a full salary during their Umusanzu years of service, as determined by their employers.

2. What is included in my tuition?

  • The University will pay only for tuition, housing at the UGHE dormitories, food, local health insurance, all academic related costs, including projects and field trips.

3. What materials will UGHE provide for my studies?

  • All students will receive a laptop for the duration of their studies, loaded with all necessary course software. Additionally, Students are provided with all academic content in the form of books, manuals, online tools, and video and audio recordings throughout the program. These materials are of no additional cost to the students. However, UGHE will not replace broken, worn out or lost laptops.

4. 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.