About AIMS Rwanda

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an academic network that enables Africa’s brightest students to become innovators that advances scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.

AIMS chapters are based in Canada, Germany and the UK. Chapters drive partnerships and are responsible for resource mobilisation and public engagement activities aimed at supporting the growth of the network.

AIMS-NEI is a core program of AIMS and involves explicitly the establishment and operation of a network of six centres of excellence across Africa that is focused on the teaching of mathematical sciences to African university graduates.

AIMSWIS is a flagship program dedicated to accelerating progress for African women in STEM through evidence-based reporting and advocacy, leveraging increased investments, adoption of best practices, engaging men and collaboration across African women in the STEM pipeline.

AIMS is governed by an International Board of Directors, who are assisted by an Audit and Finance Committee and an Advisory Academic and Scientific Council.

AIMS is funded through the generous support of our partners from across the world. Visit us to learn more.

Situated in the scenic city of Kigali (Remera, KN 3), a few kilometers from the beautiful Kigali International Airport, AIMS Rwanda has earned its place as a highly desired academic destination in Africa, with an international reputation for excellence

About Application status and feedback

Depending on the centre that you have selected as your first choice, notifications towards the decision on your application will be communicated as early as June or by the end of July each year.

You can log into your profile to check the status of your application.

About Eligibility

Applicants should hold, or anticipate completing by the start date of the AIMS course, a 4-year university degree in mathematics, or any science or engineering subject with a significant mathematics component.

About Requirements

No need for GRE, TOEFL of other related language tests to be eligible for the AIMS Scholarship. However, you might be required to take up some English and French courses once you are at AIMS

As of now, applying for the AIMS scholarship is at no cost. However, if you so wish to support AIMS and its activities, visit AIMS donation site

Applicants will need to complete an online application form (which includes answers to questions about themselves), contact details for two referees (who AIMS will contact) and provide copies of their academic transcripts.

About the AIMS Rwanda Course

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, all African students receive full scholarships which fully provide for travel, boarding and a small stipend. There are no tuition fees at AIMS. However, if you so wish to support AIMS and its activities, visit AIMS donation site.


The January intake for the AIMS Master’s is limited to South African and (SADC) nationals only. The AIMS Master’s and Co-operative Master’s programs are open to all African nationals. However, the co-operative program is an 18-month program.

AIMS Rwanda offers an intensive one-year postgraduate course leading to a Master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences. The specific qualifications (and the awarding institution) will depend on which AIMS centre you are attending, for more info click here.

Applications for admission to all AIMS centres open on 1st December each year. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to improve their chances of acceptance. Applications will close on 31st March each year.

About the Application Form and Submission

Yes, however you will not be able to create a new profile.

On confirmation of your email, the system will detect if your profile was received the previous year. If that’s the case, on login, your previously submitted information will be displayed, then you will need to update the data where necessary.

Once you have created your profile, you will be able to edit your application.

At least one of your referees should submit a recommendation to support your application.

AIMS Rwanda Masters Program

Applicants must hold or expect to obtain by the date of commencement of AIMS training a 4-year university degree in mathematics or any other science/engineering discipline with a significant mathematics component. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for the AIMS Master’s applications is 31 March of every year.

The AIMS Structured Master’s consists of two streams that lead to the same degree award. The AIMS Co-Operative master’s degree, an 18-month program takes a work-integrated learning approach by combining course work with practical industry experience and the newly introduced Climate Change science degree.

This means that your application is still being processed.

Please note that the present application profile will not be reconsidered in the following year. You are requested to submit a new application with your updated information if you wish to be considered for a new year’s intake. Visit our website for more details.

No registration fees are required for the candidates selected for the Master’s degree. Full scholarships covering tuition, accommodation, meals and travel expenses are also awarded to successful applicants.

For all questions regarding your application, send an email to info@nexteinstein.org

About the Attachment Files

Yes, however, your application will not be reviewed until your supporting documents are received.

Not necessary, however we do recommend you do.

You can submit your transcripts at any time during the application process by logging into your profile under document upload tab.

Check that you are submitting documents with the required file extension .pdf or .jpg, or .jpeg. Note you cannot just rename the file extension on your document, you will need to convert your document to a pdf or jpg using your preferred conversion program.

The required documents include all your university transcripts and academic transcripts.

African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI)

The African Master’s in Machine Intelligence provides brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its applications. Visit aimsammi.org for details.

To be part of AMMI, you need to fill in an online application once opened. Learn more about the process for application here

The program is open to all young Africans interested in pursuing careers in Machine Intelligence. The course requires a 24-hour presence at the selected campus.

About the Referees

On your profile under the referee status, you will be able to view the status of your recommendations.

Make sure you provided the correct referee details. Log into your profile to edit the referee information or add new referees. Note that you can have more than one referee. However, the editing and addition of new referees is only allowed within preset days after you created or made previous changes to the referee details.

Confirm with the referee, alternatively check the system status of the recommendation under referee tab.

Research at AIMS Rwanda

AIMS Rwanda is incubating breakthrough research to address global challenges. If you are interested in a postdoctoral fellowship or research position, visiting or hosting a workshop or conference at AIMS Rwanda centre, please contact the centre.

Supporting AIMS

Yes. You can support an AIMS centre, chapter or program by designating your gift. Note that designating your gift is not required and general gifts work to advance the AIMS mission where it will have the most significant strategic impact. Donate today!

Funding AIMS is an investment in innovation. Our students contribute to Africa’s transformation, drive new approaches and build African economic strength. Through a one-time or ongoing monthly gift to AIMS, you will support cutting-edge technology, world-class instructors, classrooms and learning environments that incubate global solutions. Donate today or learn more: contact us.

Teaching at AIMS

AIMS’ academic team has proven experience in pure and applied mathematics, physics, computer science, mathematical biology and other fields. To join AIMS’ team of accomplished lecturers, please click here for more information and to apply. If you are in interested in becoming a tutor/teaching assistant visit our apply page for more information.