Rummana Chowdhury was the "Best All Rounder Student" of the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. Where she was a meritorious student and achieved her Master's degree in 1981. She also did her Honors' from the same department. Her initial schooling was in "The Queen of the Mission "(Kolkata) followed by Saint Francis Xavier's (Dhaka) and Matriculation (S.S.C) from Viqarunnisa Noon School and H.S.C from Holy Cross College, where she stood Eighth in the combined merit list of Dhaka Board. After immigrating to Canada in 1982 she took special courses at Humber College and The University of Toronto in Political Science.