Are you a female professional who is interested in going back to pursue higher education? Are you searching for a way to upgrade your professional skills while maintaining your day-job and responsibilities? The Akilah Institute is now offering an Evening and Weekend program for interested applicants in the Hospitality Management and Information Systems Diplomas. Applicants who are interested in studying during the Day Program, can apply for Information Systems, Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship. Details regarding course schedules is below.

Diploma Programs 

Bridge Program Overview

Mandatory for all new students

The Bridge program provides students with an introduction to Akilah’s high academic expectations. During this program students will begin to set academic goals leading to the success of their future education and career. The program is designed to introduce and develop students’ skills in English, Mathematics and Information Technology. During the Bridge program students will also meet future Instructors and advisors, as well as the entire staff members of the Institute. Overall, the program will be a time for students to join the Akilah community and begin to contribute to Akilah’s culture of mutual support and achievement. The program is mandatory for all incoming students for both the Day and Evening and Weekend programs. After the conclusion of the Bridge Program, Diploma courses begin for the regular academic year.

The Bridge Program schedule and the schedule for regular academic year for the Day Program is as follows:


Criteria for Acceptance 

At Akilah, we are focused on enrolling students who are passionate and motivated to build exciting careers and become future leaders. The Admissions Process is structured in a way that allows the applicant to express her skills, dreams, inspirations, and ideas. Through the admissions process we assess:

English Fluency

Through a series of oral and written assessments, applicant’s listening, reading, writing, and grammatical skills are tested.

Academic Excellence

We will review each applicant’s National Exam Results to ensure that applicants have met our minimum standard for National Exams (dependent on combination type and the year the National Exam was taken).

Requirements for Application 

Completed Online Application

Successfully pass all Akilah Admissions Assessments

Senior 6 Report Card

National ID (or Passport for International Applicants)

National Exam Results

Application Requirements for International Candidates 

IMPORTANT: In order for international students to study at Institutions of Higher Learning in Rwanda, they are required by the Rwanda Education Board (REB) to receive a Secondary School Diploma Equivalence. Therefore, international applicants are required to contact the Rwandan Education Board and request their Diploma Equivalence immediately after applying at Akilah. The process for receiving the equivalence could take up to one month or longer and therefore applicants are encouraged to start the process as early as possible. At the time of the admissions interview, international applicants must show proof of this equivalence. Applicants will not be allowed to continue the admissions process until the equivalence has been submitted.

Other criteria include:
Submitted Online Application
Strong English skills
Photocopy of passport
Photocopy of Senior Year Report Card

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If you have a problem with the application or need assistance, visit our office in Kibagabaga, 100 meters from the hospital, opposite the Gasabo Court for assistance.