Private Universities have been set up in Burundi as part of the initiatives of the community and private sectors whose aim was to develop local communities and higher education in Burundi.
The creation of private universities came to support and relieve the University of Burundi the only public university that existed previously in Burundi.
As a result of increased demand for higher education, the University of Burundi could not absorb all students.
Private universities in Burundi have been summarised to include the following
Other private universities include
Université Lumière in Bujumbura Municipality
Université Sagesse d’Afrique, Bujumbura Municipality
University of Lake Tanganyika, Bujumbura Municipality
University Martin Luther King, Bujumbura Municipality
Great Lakes University, Bururi Province
University of Mwaro, Mwaro Province
University Peace and Reconciliation(Paix et Réconciliation), Bujumbura Municipality