Information to international students

TRAVELING TO THE INSTITUTE OF LEGAL PRACTICE AND DEVELOPMENT(ILPD), NYANZA

ILPD, currently has two campuses namely; Nyanza (Main Campus) which is ninety five (95) Kilometers from Kigali City ( The Capital of the Republic of Rwanda); the Kigali campus is located in Kiyovu, Nyarugenge, Kigali for only evening and weekend programs.

There are  currently two specific travel agencies that connect kigali city and Nyanza where the main campus is. Students reporting at the Main Campus (Nyanza) can board Volcano Express and Horizon Express buses at Nyabugogo Taxi Park(kigali).

 IMMIGRATION

All international students are encouraged to liaise with Rwanda Directorate General of immigration and Emigration (https://www.migration.gov.rw) on  requirements for foreigners to enter and stay in the Country.

1. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR  THE DIPLOMA IN LEGAL PRACTICE PROGRAM

1.1. FULL TIME MODE

-Degree certificate notarised

-Transcripts of Undergraduate notarised

-Two Passport photos

-A Copy of the National Identity card for Rwandan students and a copy of Passport for International students.

-Proof of payment of 30,000 Rfw for application fee paid at ILPD account n° 100 0004096 in the National Bank of Rwanda or 000860068177802 in the Bank of Kigali.

NB: International students, may make a transfer of this application fee from any local bank in their home countries to ILPD account or directly credit ILPD account in Rwanda.

1.2. PART TIME

Evening Program

-Degree certificate notarised

-Transcripts of Undergraduate notarised

-Two Passport photos

-A copy of the National Identity card for  Rwandan students and a copy of Passport for International students

-Proof of payment of 30,000 Rfw for application fee paid at ILPD account n° 100 0004096 in the National Bank of Rwanda or 000860068177802 in the Bank of Kigali.

-Proof of experience of at least two years as an advocate or in any other legal field

NB:  International students, may make a transfer of this application fee from any local bank in their home countries to ILPD account or directly credit ILPD account in Rwanda.

Weekend Program

-Degree certificate notarised

-Transcripts of Undergraduate notarised

-Two Passport  photos

-A copy of the National Identity card for Rwandan students and a copy of Passport for International students

-Proof of payment of 30,000 Rfw for application fee paid at ILPD account n° 100 0004096 in the National Bank of Rwanda or 000860068177802 in the Bank of Kigali.

-Proof of experience of at least two years as an advocate or in any other legal field.

NB:  International students, may make a transfer of this application fee from any local bank in their home countries to ILPD account or directly credit ILPD account in Rwanda.

Executive Program

-Degree certificate notarised

-Transcripts of Undergraduate notarised

-Two Passport photos

-A copy of the National Identity card for Rwandan students and a copy of Passport for International students

-Proof of payment of 30,000 Rfw for application fee paid at ILPD account n° 100 0004096 in the National Bank of Rwanda or 000860068177802 in the Bank of Kigali.

-Proof of experience: As Judge at High Court, Prosecutor at National Level or -Senior State Attorney, to have at least ten years of working experience in legal field or in practice, or to be an ILPD trainer.

NB:  International students, may make a transfer of this application fee from any local bank in their home countries to ILPD account or directly credit ILPD account in Rwanda. 

FEES

Full Time Mode: 1,000,000 FRW

     Part Time 

Executive Mode: 1,500,000 FRW

Evening: 1,000,000 FRW

Weekend: 1,100,000 FRW

• Diploma in Legal Drafting: 1,380,000 FRW

• Accommodation: 390,000 FRW/6 months 

MODES  OF PAYMENT

 -National Bank of Rwanda

•Bank transfer or Deposit

                        Account Number: 1000004096

•   Name: Institute of Legal Practice and Development

• Bank: National Bank of Rwanda, Swift Code : BNRWRWRW

- Bank of Kigali

•Bank transfer or Deposit

                        Account Number:000860068177802 

•   Name: Institute of Legal Practice and Development

• Bank: Bank of Kigali, Swift Code : BKIGRWRW

Note: Payment in cash is not Acceptable

DRESS CODE

•      ILPD maintains a strict Legal professional dress code for students. Students attend class dressed professionally to portray standards of the legal profession. Students must be a mirror of ILPD’s image and the Legal profession in general.

•     Male students must wear decent dark colored suits with a white shirt and a tie always. Short sleeved shirts, and trousers not matching with blazers are strictly prohibited for male students. Footwear must be black or brown leather shoes only.

•     Female students must wear decent dark colored suits with a white blouse only. Miniskirts, micro-minis, long slitted skirts or trousers, trousers or skirts not matching with blazers are prohibited for female students. Footwear must be black or brown leather shoes only.

ILPDMEDICAL ATTENTION  DISCLAIMER

 The Institute does not provide health services. The Institute is not in any way responsible for expenses incurred with hospitals, physicians or pharmacists. However, students are encouraged to contact local insurance companies for their life and medical assurance.

Equivalence for one’s degree

Candidates need to note that for foreign degrees or certificates that were not issued by a Rwandan Higher Institutiton of Learning, must get an equivalence. Foreign degrees or certificates have to be equated with Rwandan degrees or certificates so that Rwandan institutions may ably  assess the eligilbility  and qualifications of the candidate before admission.

With the above therefore, candidates that have their degrees should send them to the Higher Education Council (HEC)and apply for their equivalence in time. For those that do not yet have their degrees but have got other documents in place of the degrees , they should request the issuing institutions (where they got the document from) to accompany them with a separate document addressed to HEC to explain the authenticity and value of that document so that they may also secure an equivalence.

The application for equivalence may be done through Irembo platform on the following link https://irembo.gov.rw/rolportal/web/hec/application-for-equating-degrees-diplomas-and-certificates?menu-highlight=CAT

CONTACT ADDRESSES

Mr Epimaque MUSAFIRI

Ag. Academic Registrar

Email:epimaque.musafiri@ilpd.ac.rw

Tel: +250788616394