GENERAL ADMISSION CRITERIA
Subject to Faculty/Departmental requirements, the normal basic requirement for entrance to undergraduate degree programs shall be an advanced level secondary school certificate or its equivalent (12 years of primary and secondary education).
The minimum cut-off points for government sponsored students are declared annually for each subject combination, by the Rwanda National Examination Council (RNEC).
Students wishing to join KIST by applying directly to the Institute must possess an advanced level secondary school certificates or its equivalent (12 years of primary and secondary education).
To be admissible, the candidate must have at least two relevant principal passes with a minimum score of grade “C” in each of the two subjects, at ‘A’ level, unless otherwise stipulated by the KIST Board of Directors.
Students who wish to join KIST from outside Rwanda must apply through RNEC and must meet the KIST minimum qualification requirements.
GCE-O level and Cambridge IGCSE alone do not qualify one for admission. They are only used to complement A-level or Cambridge HIGCSE qualifications.
For admission, two relevant principal passes at A-level are the minimum requirement.
Prospective students must acquaint themselves with the faculty admission requirements as stipulated by the respective faculty Program Specifications and Prospectus.
For admission into respective programs the required subjects read and passed at Senior Six Secondary School level (Humanities) are as follows:
Program Options (Combinations)/
1. Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degrees
• Technical courses ( ETOs)
• Biology & Chemistry (for WEE programme only)
2. Bachelor of Science in Applied Math and Applied Physics
3. Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, and Food Science and Technology
• Biology & Chemistry 4. Bachelor of Science in Architectural Courses • Math- Physics
• Technical course ( ETOs)
Other Admission Criteria
Other school leaving qualifications may be accepted on their own merit as alternatives, and shall be evaluated against existing admission criteria.
Admission to the Institute is based solely on merit and is dependent upon the number of places available within each department.
Therefore, attainment of the minimum score does not necessarily guarantee admission.
KIST reserves the right to interview candidates before admission.
Admission of students applying directly to the Institute are subject to availability of places and can only be considered if the Institute receives satisfactory evidence that the candidate has sufficient funds for the full duration of the course for which he/she intends to register.
Please note that the Institute is not yet able to assist any of its students financially nor is it in a position to consider applications for financial assistance from candidates who are seeking admission at the Institute.
Students who have been discontinued from other higher institutions because of cheating in examinations or any other act of dishonesty shall not be considered for admission.
Students with criminal records or who have previously been implicated with offenses of a criminal nature shall not be considered for admission.
No student will be discriminated for admission to the Institute on any basis, be it gender, race, ethnicity, or HIV/AIDS status. Students discontinued from studies shall not be considered for re-admission