UGHE’s Office of Admissions takes a holistic approach to the admissions process. The Admissions Committee takes into account a broad range of application criteria, including supplemental documents, professional experience, exams, interviews, and overall alignment with the UGHE’s mission and vision. 


  • Successful candidates receive a 100% tuition- only scholarship. Successful candidates will be required to sign a letter committing to completing the program, failure to which they will be required to refund UGHE the entire scholarship amount. 
  • 80% of the MGNL will be delivered online and students are required to have access to functional computers and high-speed internet. Students will report to the UGHE campus for examination for 2 weeks each semester. 
  • Students are expected to cater for ALL costs outside UGHE’s Butaro campus. These costs are mainly air tickets to and from Rwanda, accommodation and meals outside UGHE’s Butaro campus, and visa fees.
  • Additionally, students are required to bring their own personal items and toiletries. UGHE does not provide students with pocket money or living stipends. 


Admission to the Masters in Global Nursing Leadership requires the student to meet the minimum admission requirements for graduate study of the University of Global Health Equity and the following requirements of the Center for Nursing and Midwifery:

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program            
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience as a registered nurse (RN)
  • Currently employed.
  • Current non – restricted registered nurse(RN) practice license
  • All academic documents presented must be from an accredited institution. 
  • Completed applications must be accompanied with NOTARIZED COPIES of academic documents. 
  • Proficiency in English to enable the student to both comprehend learning material and to engage in verbal and written communication at the graduate level.
  • MGNL aims to educate students who have a global interest, a commitment to leadership, and a desire to address issues of inequity and disparity through health delivery and Candidates must be committed to high academic integrity.? 

Selection Process

Important Dates for the MGNL Class of 2026 Admissions Process 

Please be mindful of the following dates. All candidates who advance in the process will be required to sit for an entrance exam and an admissions interview, per the schedule below.

Application Documents

  • Letter from current employer stating support for graduate study
  • Two professional referees
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A state of purpose essay describing the applicant’s interest in nursing leadership and the MGNL’s relationship to those goals
  • A personal interview with UGHE graduate facult

Method of Application

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