Successful Applicants will be required to report in person at the College of Science & Technology (Nyarugenge Campus) for commencement of studies on 18th September, 2017. Further details will be communicated to selected candidates in due process.


Successful applicants will be notified by email with in two weeks of the closing of applications. If you do not receive any feedback after this period, you were unfortunately unsuccessful.

Interested applicants should forward their application together with all relevant documents to the email addresses provided below not later than 31st July 2017 .The required documents should be submitted in scanned soft copies in PDF format (preferably as one document). Proposals however can be submitted in Word or PDF format to the following email addresses: aceesd@ur.ac.rw and etienne.ntagwirumugara@gmail.com
Important Dates

  1. Opening of application process: 29th May 2017
  2. Closing of application process: 31st July 2017
  3. Admission process: 7th-20th August 2017
  4. Registration: 21st August-8th September 2017
Kindly note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


  1.  A cover letter indicating for which program of study the application is being made and description of the motivation to join the program
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Notarized Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees and transcripts
  4. Recommendation letters from at least two academic referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant.
  5. Support letter from employer (if any).
  6. Copies of valid identification card and/or passport.
  7. Sponsorship letter from an organization (if any).
  8. Applicants from countries where English is not the medium of instruction must provide an English proficiency certificate from a relevant body or institution in their respective countries.
  9. Summary Research Proposal (Concept Note) relevant to the PhD degree sought. The concept note should state the research problem, the purpose and objectives of the research, the methodology, the expected outcome and its expected impact in the area of study.
  10. Master’s Thesis abstract

Scholarship opportunities are available on a competitive basis for eligible candidates from Eastern and Southern Africa Region (Rwanda,Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia,Burundi,Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia)include others African Countries.

  • Full scholarship: living expenses, tuition fees, and return air ticket
  • Partial scholarship: tuition fees and return air ticket

All registered students (with or without scholarship)will be granted financial support. The supportshould cover research expenses that includes field trips, internships, conference attendance,and publication charges.

Financial assistance shall be provided to selected candidates for up to four years. The support willinitially be granted for one year renewable upon a successful completion of the first year.

Female candidates and applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

(Full time and Part time)

a.Administrative  fees  (non-refundable)  including  admission  fees,  registration,  medical insurance, life insurance and student union contribution total amount is 95000 FRW per year  for  National  and  East  African  Community  (EAC)  students  and  114  000  FRW  for others.

b.Total  tuition  fees  is  4  200  000  FRW  for  the  whole  study  period  (700  000  FRW  per semester) for National and EAC students, while total fees for non-EAC students is 5 040 000 FRW (840 000 FRW per semester).ENERGY ECONOMICS PhD Economic  Evaluation  of  Renewable  Energy  Technologies,  Inter-State Energy   Trade   Policy,   Utilities   Management,   Energy   environment, Energy benchmarking, Energy pricing, etc..COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY(CST)

The maximum duration for the PhD course will be four years.

Part time, full-time, distance learning, work-based learning, by research and dissertation/thesis.

Applicants must have a Master of Science (or equivalent) degree in field related to energy,electrical engineering, mechanical,electrical and electronics engineering,physics and material sciences, energy economics, economics and policy, energy economics and finance or economics and regulations.The applicant must demonstrate the ability to think and work independently and in a team environment.