Akilah Institute for Women, Kigali (AIWK) Diploma Admissions 2018 – 2019
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21 OCTOBER: APPLICATION OPENS
6MAY : APPLICATION DEADLINE
15 JULY: BRIDE PROGRAM BEGINS
The admissions process is structured in a way that allows the applicant to express her skills, goals, inspirations, and ideas. The application process consists of the following:
- Application Form (Mandatory)
- Senior 6 Report Card (Mandatory)
- National Exam Results (Mandatory)
- *Applicants must obtain at least two principal passes (grade E or above) in two principal subjects.
Successful completion of English assessment and interview
- National ID (or passport for international applicants)
Here’s what we’re looking for in our students:
- 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).
In order to assess your listening, reading, writing, and grammatical skills, you will be asked to complete a series of oral and written assessments. Akilah is an English-only campus, and fluency in English is necessary to be successful.
We will review each applicant’s national exam results to ensure that you have met our minimum standard for the national exams (dependent on combination type and the year the national exam was taken).
CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM
Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, and Information Systems.
All diplomas are available in our Day Program and Evening & Weekend Program.
Choose your diploma program and schedule when you apply. The application process and tuition are the same for all programs.
Day Program Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Evening & Weekend Program Schedule: Monday to Friday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
About our Bridge Program:
The Bridge Program provides students with an introduction to Akilah’s high academic expectations. During this orientation 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. The program is mandatory for all incoming students for both the Day and Evening & 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 are as follows:
|DAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE|
|Bridge Program Schedule (7 Week Orientation)|
|July 17 – Sept 1, 2017||Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Sat: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm (5 weeks)|
|Year 1 Schedule|
|Start Date: Sept 11, 2017||Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (Meal break: 12 – 1 pm)|
|No evening & weekend classes|
|EVENING & WEEKEND PROGRAM SCHEDULE|
|Bridge Program Schedule (9 Week Orientation)|
|July 3 – Sept 1, 2017||Mon – Fri: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Sat: 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm (9 weeks)|
|Year 1 Schedule|
|Start Date: Sept 11, 2017||Mon – Fri: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm|
|Sat: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
Information for International Applicants:
Please note: 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 can 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.