Hope Africa University (HAU) is an educational institution of higher learning established by the Free Methodist Churches of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was opened on February 6, 2000 in Karen/Nairobi in the Republic of Kenya. It started with a small number of students from Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, and Kenya.
The University relocated to Bujumbura in the Republic of Burundi in December 2003. On February 2, 2004, Hope Africa University was officially opened by the Director General of Higher Education on behalf of the Minister of Education of Burundi. On that opening day, the university had 110 students, of whom 47 had come with the institution from Nairobi
Since then, HAU has grown to more than 5,000 students in 2012. Degree programs have been expanded and added to meet the needs of the countries served. HAU currently offers over 30 bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees ranging from medical and psychological studies to theology, information technologies, and civil engineering.
Friends of HAU
Friends of Hope Africa University is a United States organization pledged to support the development of Hope Africa University through prayer, finance and communication about the school and its ministry. Part of what they do includes recruiting and coordinating visits of qualified professionals to serve as adjunct faculty and provide assistance to the various university ministries. Click this link to contact them.
The Relationship between HAU and VISA
Friends of HAU is responsible for identifying and qualifying people with appropriate skills and interests who are willing to serve at Hope Africa University or in any of its ministries. Once a person is approved, the Board gives his/her name and contact information to VISA Ministries.
VISA works with each traveler to gather registration information, arrange for travel insurance, and collect a signed waiver agreement. VISA notifies Friends of HAU when registration is complete and keeps permanent copies of paperwork on record.
If you have been approved to serve at Hope Africa University, send us your information below: