UR welcomes students from Sudanese varsity sheltered in Rwanda to resume their medical studies


Around 160 students from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology Khartoum UMST Sudan were received in Rwanda to carry on their medical studies in the University of Rwanda School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This is a result of conflict and war happening in Khartoum which prompted UMST to close doors. The students in Rwanda are from nine different nationalities.

Students from University of Medical Sciences and Technology here with some of their parents

Speaking during the reception, the Vice Chancellor Dr Kayihura Didas noted that the presence of students from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology is a sign of trust in the country but also the trust in UR infrastructure and its quality Education. He added that UR couldn’t be able to accommodate all the students from the affected university ; hence the choice was made to those at their final years in medicine and dentistry.

“We agreed to have those who are doing general medicine, especially in their clinical trainings, and part of them into the dentistry department” He said

Vice Chancellor Dr Kayihura addressing to Media

In his remarks, Prof Mamoun Momeida the Chairman of UMST said that what UR has done is nothing of surprise because Rwanda is known for its generosity for receiving different people in difficulties. He added that this is a golden opportunities for the students to come and learn in an African country such as Rwanda.

Prof Mamoun Momeida the Chairman of UMST

“Rwanda is a place people recognize the difficulties of others, the country has always had a good name all over the world,” Prof Mamoun said.

A student representative noted that Rwanda and its leadership with President Kagame at the helm gave them faith and hopes.

A student representative

“Paul Kagame is the father of hope” she noted.

The majority of the students were in their final year, which requires practical training, particularly in the fields of general medicine and dentistry. For those in general medicine, they will be doing their clinical rotation while those in dentistry will be doing their clinical training. Students were assured that the UR management and lecturers will cooperate in providing them with proper training throughout the time that they will be studying at the facility until peace returns in their country. Students are from Sudan, Deutschland, Ireland, Jordan, India, USA, Canada, France and Nigeria.