Information Systems

Akilah Institute’s Information Systems diploma program prepares students to innovate and excel in the fast-growing technology industry. Students learn to use software systems and build apps or platforms to solve business problems. Partnerships with leading technology companies, such as Cisco, ensure that students graduate with the certifications necessary to land competitive jobs.

Career Development

Internships in the industry, workplace readiness training, and assistance with career planning and job placement.

Leadership Development

Over 80 hours of training in community leadership, and completion of a Social Change Project in the final year of study.


Akilah Institute has developed a programming-oriented diploma that will equip our graduates with skills in multiple software languages, including Java, Python, PHP, HTML, and VB.NET.


The Akilah Institute is a CISCO-certified Networking Academy. The Institute offers 6 CISCO courses, and students receive an Akilah Institute certificate confirming successful completion of these 6 courses. Akilah does offer the official CISCO certification, however students will be well prepared to take the exam should they choose to do so.

Software Engineering

Our Systems Analysis Design and Software Engineering courses train our students to identify organizational and business problems and to analyze, design, and develop ICT solutions to overcome these problems.

Application Requirements

  • Submit an online application form
  • Submit National Exam results with 2 principal passes
  • Intermediate English skills
  • Senior six report card

Academics: Bridge Program

Akilah's Hospitality Management diploma is a two-year program starting with a seven-week orientation program called the Bridge Program. The Bridge program begins in July and provides an introduction to the Akilah Institute’s high academic expectations. During this program students will meet their instructors and mentors, and begin to set academic goals for their future education and career. The program is designed to introduce and develop skills in English, Mathematics and Information Technology. The Bridge program is mandatory for all incoming students.

Evening & Weekend Courses

Akilah is now offering an Evening & Weekend program option for our accredited Hospitality Management diploma on a more flexible schedule for working professionals and women with other commitments during the day. Students will receive all the same benefits as day students including access to our career office (powered by MindSky), our extensive network of employer partners, extracurricular activities (including our debate club, Rwandan national champions!) and much more.

Tuition & Financial Aid

All students must pay tuition (see our program costs here). Akilah offers a loan program for students of the Akilah Institute who demonstrate financial need. In order to participate, students must apply and make a payment of 30% (or 15%) of tuition by the tuition payment deadline. Students who are determined eligible will be offered acceptance into the program, and must formally accept this offer prior to the agreement deadline.