Join Kepler!

Apply to join the Kepler community today. Kepler offers innovative online learning paired with in-person coaching to deliver the skills needed to succeed in today’s global economy. Kepler students work toward a U.S.-accredited bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University. We’re looking for talented students from Rwanda and the East Africa region, with demonstrated leadership skills and an interest in business studies to join our growing community. Students from vulnerable economic backgrounds and students with refugee status are encouraged to apply.

Phone: +250 (0) 78 977 3042

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Admission Criteria

  • Strong interest in the majors offered
  • Strong English skills
  • Able to provide secondary/high school scores (last two years of school)
  • Leadership skills
  • Demonstrated interest in Kepler and willingness to commit to repaying a student loan
  • Valid national ID or passport
  • Police clearance letter (international students only)

Applications process for the academic year 2018-2019 is now closed.

Admissions Timeline

Application Period
September 15 - December 31, 2018
Admission Entrance Exam
February 18-22, 2019
Admit Day
March 15, 2019
April 29-May 3, 2019
Foundational Program
May 6 - September 27, 2019

Tuition Information

At Kepler, you have the opportunity to pay yearly tuition in full upfront and get a 10% discount on tuition. You can also pay as you study, or select a 100% deferred loan. For the upcoming academic year, the cost of studying at Kepler is as follows:

  • Annual tuition: 800,000 RWF for academic costs including all courses, internet access fees, access to the Southern New Hampshire University/College for America degree, student support services including academic coaching, nurse and counselor and graduation fees, diploma fees, events, student safety walking program.
  • Annual housing: 675,000 RWF* includes safe housing in walking distance to the campus, coverage for reasonable water and electricity fees, shared breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
  • Annual stipend: 324,000 RWF*

In addition, all students who are accepted and choose to enroll at Kepler will be required to pay a 50,000 RWF registration fee to secure their spot not later than September 1, 2018. This will be communicated to students during the acceptance process in early August.

  • *Students may opt out of Kepler housing after the first year of study
  • *Students may opt out of stipend at any time

During the application process, you will need the following information and documentation

Application Checklist


Online Application
  • Personal contact information, including phone numbers
  • Secondary/high school scores for the past two years, the final year is required only if available
  • National exam scores, if available
  • Brief responses about your interest and motivation for applying to Kepler
  • An active e-mail address


If you are invited to take the Admissions Test
  • National ID or Passport
  • Ubudehe certificate (for Rwandans only)
  • S5 and S6 reports (final two years of secondary school reports)
  • National exam scores


If you are admitted to Kepler
  • Parent/guardian and student need to attend an Admit Day event to understand the educational and financial commitment of attending Kepler
  • Accepted students will only be allowed to move into Kepler housing upon presenting the following:
  • Valid Mutuelle de Sante card or valid private health insurance card(for Rwandans only)
  • Valid police clearance letter and passport for student visa requirements (for international students only)