ILPD Registration for 2024-2025
Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) Online Registration 2024/2025. See Details of ILPD Online Registration 2024/2025
Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) Online Registration – See Also: Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) Admission for 2024-2025.
Admissions criteria and selection
General academic entry requirements
Applications will normally be considered in the light of a candidate’s ability to meet the following criteria:
Be a holder of a bachelor of laws degree from a recognized university whose programme has been accredited by HEC.
For international applicants who may be admitted in the full time residential DLP programme or the part-time DLP programme, the requirement is a bachelor of laws degree from a recognized university in their country, or an equivalent which will be verified by the Higher Education Council in Rwanda.
1. Competence in English Language
Teaching and assessment in all modes of the Diploma in Legal Practice Programme will normally take place in English. This general principle applies strictly except for the Work-Based DLP mode in respect of which there is some degree of flexibility allowing the use of French and Kinyarwanda in mentoring and, sometimes, in formal teaching, though formal teaching is also generally in English. Therefore, applicants must have a certain minimum degree of proficiency of the English language.
2. Moral requirements
Before registration for the Diploma in Legal Practice at the ILPD, international applicants must as a compulsory requirement, present a report in form of Police clearance showing they have not been involved in criminal behaviour for the last six months.
Applicants are required to present proof of health fitness to study, and this has to be obtained from a registered medical practitioner. Any trainee who after registration is proven to be medically unfit to pursue the program of study will be required to withdraw. They will be placed to an alternative program whose medical fitness they meet, if any.
Every applicant for admission will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee of Rwf 10,000 to the ILPD account with the National Bank of Rwanda.
- Application letter addressed to the Rector of Institute of Legal Practice and Development
- Notarised photocopy(ies) of degree certificate(s)
- Notarised photocopies of academic transcripts
- Notarised photocopies of secondary school certificates
- Photocopy of national identification card- for Rwandan nationals/ photocopy of relevant part of passport- for international applicants (upon arrival to show the original)
- 3 passport size photos
- Reference from authorities who know the academic ability of the applicant (not to be applied to the executive Diploma in Legal Practice programme).
- Bank slip showing that the applicant has paid Rwf 10,000 as application fees to the ILPD account with the National Bank of Rwanda.
Special Requirements for Different Programmes
The Executive Mode of the Diploma in Legal Practice
Applicants for this programme must, in addition to the relevant requirements stated above, be Rwandan nationals with at least five years of experience acting in any capacity involving any aspect of law. They must be senior officers in the above-described capacity who can demonstrate that they have already in part substantially achieved the learning outcomes of the DLP.
The Kigali Part time DLP Mode and the Nyanza Part Time Weekend DLP Mode
Applicants for these programmes may, in addition to the relevant requirements stated above, be lawyers enrolled under the Rwanda Bar Association including those of them who are still in apprenticeship working under more experienced lawyers and any other law graduate- Rwandan national or foreign national, who wishes to practice as a lawyer. This programme however does not admit judges or prosecutors.