Carnegie Mellon University Africa is educating and empowering the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. Its mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers trained in the African context and prepared to make a transformative impact in their communities and across the globe.

Transforming Africa

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Student body

CMU-Africa’s students represent 19 nationalities
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
  • China
student pose for a photo next to CMU-Africa sign in Kigali, Rwanda

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

CMU-Africa is part of a global network of 33 Scholars Program partners, comprised of institutions committed to developing Africa’s young leaders. The program provides generous financial, social, and academic support for students whose talent and promise exceed their financial resources. With a vision that education is a catalyst for social and economic change, the program focuses on developing transformative leaders, encouraging them to be active contributors in their communities.

Learn more about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.


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