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Cost of Research Clearance Certificate

All researchers who apply for research clearance are required to pay non­ refundable fees upon collection of their research clearance certificates and research identity cards. The fees are categorized as follow:

No Category Fees
1 Local and EAC Researcher (Academic) PhD/Post -Doctoral 100 USD
2 Local and EAC Researcher (Academic) Master's sponsored 50 USD
3 Local and EAC Researcher (Academic) Master's Self-sponsored Free
4 Local and EAC Researcher (lnstitution/Organization) 150 USD
5 Local and EAC Researcher (Individual non-Academic) 20 USD
6 Researcher from outside EAC (Academic and Non- Academic) 200 USD
7 Extensions Half of the rate concerned


  • Any charges levied by other institutions and bodies e.g. approval for national park entry, visas, must be paid as requested. Research clearance application fees are part of the application process and are not refundable.
  • All payments must be made on NCST Account opened in National Bank of Rwanda with the following details:

                 Account: 1000047011
                 Account Name: NCST OWN REVENUES



About NCST

Our core mission is to provide strategic advices and recommendations to the Government on all matters relating to policies, legislation and regulation in the fields of science, technology, research and innovation and monitor the implementation of such policies and legislation. It also mandated to mobilise the National Research and Innovation Fund to facilitate Researchers and Innovators

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National Council for Science and Technology (NCST)
13th Floor, Grand Pension Plaza
KN 2 Avenue, Nyarugenge - Kigali - Rwanda
P.O. Box 2285 Kigali