Welcome to Mount Zion International University, Rwanda.
Take your first step to be the part of MZIUR : To host your dream career : To be the best mind in Science and Patient Care. Know us in Detail.
The mission of the College of Medicine is to provide the education of medical students and medical professionals through the creation of a scholarly environment that fosters excellence in the lifelong goals of education, research activity and compassionate patient care.
The Mount Zion International University Rwanda was established in the year 2018 by the Society, "The Charitable Educational and Welfare Society‟ at Busanza, Kigali, Rwanda. This University campus is located at Busanza about 6 kilometres away from Kigali International Airport and can be easily reached by air from various countries. The University is approved by the Government of Rwanda.
The panoramic view from the Busanza campus embraces hills and valleys of the beautiful scenario, typical of Rwanda. The refreshing and re-vitalising ambience is conducive to learning recuperation. The Mount Zion International University of Rwanda has been set up by its patrons with a passion to provide value based superior quality professional education to the young generation and is managed by The Charitable Educational and Welfare Society incorporated in 2018. This ensure quality service with ultra-modern facilities at very affordable rates. It imparts training of medical professionals who will be socially oriented and ethically principled. This institution is giving personal attention to every part of the training by well experienced teachers who have vast experience in their concerned fields.
Our main objective is to nurture the skills of patient management and communication. We inculcate the concept of our concern for our society considering the fact that life expectancy of nearly thirty years separates those in the richest countries from those in the poorest. To cure sometimes, to relieve often, but to comfort always- that is what a physician can do. We will provide a congenial atmosphere for the students for the development of the true tenets of the medical profession as inculcated by Hippocrates.
Being a doctor tomorrow is challenging, but highly rewarding. For a medical school of its size Mount Zion International University Rwanda - MZIUR has among the richest concentration of educational and leadership talent. The Organization runs eleven educational institutions - Medical College, a Super speciality hospital, Nursing College, College of Pharmacy, two Engineering Colleges, College of Aeronautical Engineering, College of Education, Law College and schools. Leadership with over 30 combined years of educational and leadership experience guide, counsel and support you in your journey of becoming a 'full-fledged and skill full' doctor equipped and ready to face the challenges of tomorrow.
Mount Zion faculty are facilitators, role models and resources in the learning processes. They provide an environment that supports a diverse student population. They pursue excellence in education by assisting students to develop critical thinking skills with a commitment to the college values of Excellence, Integrity,Community and Caring.
Teaching/learning is a dynamic process of discovery attained through interaction and engagement. Faculty members implement cooperative teaching strategies in partnership with students to achieve program outcomes. Students share the responsibility of achieving their learning goals through participation in the education process. As co-creators of their learning, students have a responsibility to develop a scholarly approach to learning through assimilation and integration of new knowledge, utilization of technology and live experiences. This will help them become the best doctors of tomorrow.
MBBS course is for five years (ten semesters) plus one-year Internship. The subjects covered include Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Ophthalmology, Oto-rhino-laryngology (ENT), Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics. Clinical postings will start from the fourth semester onwards. Internal assessment marks (60%) and final examination marks (40%) will determine the progress through the course. There will be several examinations throughout the course and one has to pass the examinations in all the subjects every year in order to move forward to the next academic year. If any candidate fails any year, he will have to clear the failed subjects before advancing to the next academic year. 50% is the minimum mark required for a pass in each subject. More than the knowledge to be procured, a medico gets transformed from an ordinary individual to a doctor. This metamorphosis requires a painful and dedicated training and disciplining of the mind and body.
How do I start the application process?
Academic transcripts must be sent via email to the Admissions Office (email ) for evaluation to determine eligibility.
The transcript must be submitted along with the completed Application Form, Passport copy, Personal Statement and 2 Letters of Recommendation.
Once all requirements are met, the provisional offer letter is issued.
When do I make the fee payments and how?
Candidates seeking admission to the MBBS course can apply through online from in the website of the College www.mountzioninternationaluniversity.com. The duly filled downloaded application should be submitted along with application fee of US $ 100/- by payment to the bank account of University.
What do I need to be eligible for the MD Program?
Nationality: - Candidates can be Citizens of any country.
Age: He/ she shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the MBBS Course 2017.
Do I need a visa for Rwanda?
Some nationals require a visa. Depending on your nationality, an entry visa may be required. Please refer to the following Rwanda immigration link to determine if a visa is required.
What time zone is Rwanda in?
Rwanda Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+2 ).
Rwanda is in Central Africa Time Zone ( CAT ).
Does Rwanda observe Daylight Saving Time?
Rwanda does not operate Daylight Saving Time.
Qualification / Academic
Applicants must meet all the requirements stipulated by the Rwanda Medical and Dental Council (RMDC) and the Higher Education Council (HEC), Rwanda for admission to the MBBS course.
Candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have secured not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
1. Rounding off of the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is not permitted.
2. Candidates who have passed their qualifying examination from authorities other than the country - Rwanda, shall produce the certificate of recognition and equivalency of the qualifying examination from the University of Health Sciences.
3. Candidates should possess certificate of good conduct and character issued from the institution last studied.