The Government of the Republic of Uganda (GoU) is expanding its higher education network to address the growing demand for higher education fuelled by the expanding national population projected to reach over 35 million by 2014 and growing regional initiative like the East African Federation framework.



Boasting of the oldest university in East & Central Africa, Uganda has for years been a major education destination for students in the region, both at the university level and at the elementary and high school (or secondary school/college) levels, and interest continues in both the public and private Ugandan universities.

International University of East Africa

International University of East AfricaInternational University of East Africa is a private university which celebrates a multi-cultural atmosphere and a thriving international community of scholars and students engaged in the pursuit of advanced knowledge, practical skills and humane values. At IUEA we are dedicated to producing excellent graduates who are masters of their chosen fields of study, highly employable, and capable of creating new products and building new companies as entrepreneurs.

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Makerere University

Makerere UniversityEstablished in 1922 as a humble technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. Makerere University strives to be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa. The university additionally aims to provide innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to national and global needs.

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Uganda Management Institute

Uganda Management InstituteUganda management Institute (UMI) is a National Centre for Training, Research and Consultancy in the field of Administration, Leadership and Management.  The university has an established vision to be a world class management development institute and a stated mission to excel in developing management capacity.

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Mbarara University of Science & Technology

Mbarara University of Science & TechnologyMbarara University of Science & Technology is a public university and over the years it has won acclaimed national and international recognition for best practices in outreach and community relations. Mbarara University of Science & Technology aims to provide quality and relevant education at national and international level with particular emphasis on Science and Technology and its application to community development.


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Gulu University

Gulu UniversityInitially the University was named Gulu University of Agriculture and Environmental Science and was to specialise in agricultural mechanisation. However, it was later proposed that the University should widen its scope beyond agricultural mechanisation and produce high level human resource that can effectively participate in solving the social and economic problems of the country. It was then renamed Gulu University.

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Kyambogo University

Kyambogo UniversityKyambogo University is a relatively new University created with the main aim of promoting and advancing knowledge and development of skills in Science, Technology and Education and such other fields having regards for quality, equity, progress and transformation of society. Kyambogo University has the following faculties:

  1. Faculty of Science
  2. Faculty of Education
  3. Faculty of Arts and Science
  4. Faculty of Engineering
  5. Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation
  6. Faculty of Vocational Studies
  7. School of Management and Entrepreneurship


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Busitema University

Busitema university ugandaBusitema University offers a variety of unique choices to ensure that a student follows a rewarding academic path according to their interests and capabilities. In addition to academics, students have opportunities to develop new relationships, many of which will last a lifetime. Leadership capacity building is prioritized so as to prepare students to play leadership roles in society. Recreational activities are also promoted.

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Institute of Petroleum Studies

Uganda Petroleum InstituteIPSK is the Premier provider of Petroleum and Energy Education in East Africa. Situated in the tranquil suburb of Muyenga- Kisugu at the heart of Kampala, the institute is proud to be leading the way in the delivery of Undergraduate and Postgraduate, world class education, research and training in Petroleum and Energy Studies.


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Soroti University

SOROTI (1)Soroti University intends to anchor its life on five thematic areas to address the human resources gaps in Uganda, in the region and/or develop more capacity to enable society to cope with poverty, unemployment, inadequacy of skilled workers in key sectors endemic problems like health. It will also address national concerns such as modernizing agriculture, supporting industry, raising the level of technical skills for operating small and medium size businesses, raising science education, increasing ICT diffusion and business education.

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Islamic University in Uganda

Islamic University in UgandaThe Islamic University in Uganda aspires to function as a highly academic and cultural institution based on Islam and love of the country. It aims at promoting and enhancing the civilization and scientific influence of Islam and physical world to produce well-cultured, morally-upright graduates of sound character, equipped with useful skills and knowledge, to enable them participate positively in the development process of their countries. The University aims at achieving these goals through the pursuit of teaching, learning, research, scholarship, good governance and service to humanity.

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Uganda Martyrs University

Uganda Martyrs UniversityUganda Martyrs University (UMU) is making a difference as an institution for higher learning by ensuring high quality education. UMU offers an education that prepares students for their future fields of occupation. UMU’s vision is to be a student-centred, comprehensive and research intensive University that is uniquely Ugandan in character. It is a university that is imbued with Christian values, and an institution that is of national and international acclaim.

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Uganda Christian University

Uganda Christian UniversityUganda Christian University is dedicated, through teaching, scholarship, service, spiritual formation, student development and social involvement, to preparing students for thoughtful, productive lives of Christian faith and service in their respective professions and places.

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Nkumba University

Nkumba UniversityNkumba University is one of the largest private universities in East Africa. The University is a non-profit, non-denominational institution providing an enabling environment for students to achieve competence, creativity, confidence and character so as to think critically and act responsibly in an increasingly competitive national and global environment.


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Kumi University

kumi-universityKumi University is a community based non-profit religious institution and was founded in 1996. ALTI soon grew into Kumi University in 1999. Kumi University accommodates believers from various ethnic groups, nations and church denominations. The main focus of the institution is to raise leaders who will serve the community in virtues of godliness, faithfulness and deep sense of accountability as well as transparency.

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Busoga University

Busoga UniversityBusoga University is a private (non-profit making) institution founded by the Church of Uganda under the Busoga Diocese. In the last 15 years and 3 months, BU has been growing bigger and bigger. Today, the university has six faculties:

  • Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology (FAST)
  • Faculty of Education, Arts and Vocational Studies (FEAVS)
  • Faculty of Humanities, Business and Management (FHBM)
  • Institute of Health Sciences (IHS)
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Graduate Studies (SGS).


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Kampala International University

Kampala International UniversityKampala International University is a private university in Uganda which has built a name in Uganda’s education sector with remarkable resilience. The university has a recognition and acknowledgement of its ability and competence to offer relevant education. 


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Kabale University

Kabale UniversityThis rich diversity of students is always appreciated by the Kabale community, especially when academic and social functions are held by the University. Kabale University is unique in its origin. It is a secular community-founded and people-centred institution, which was established by a group of promoters who continue to support the institution.


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Mountains of the Moon University

Mountains of the Moon UniversityMountains of the Moon University boasts having a very active student body which carries out its activities in line with the university’s core activities. These activities, which include sports, drama, debates and musical events, are coordinated by the Student Guild.


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St. Lawrence University

st._lawrenceSt. Lawrence University in Uganda opened its doors to new students in 2007. This University is unique because in every degree or diploma course offered it emphasizes Entrepreneurship, ICT (Information Communication Technology) Research Paper, and Empowerment in order to produce graduates who are self-reliant, versatile and who will answer the usually disturbing question of  “after University what next”?.


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Aga Khan University

Aga Khan UniversityIn Uganda, where nurses provide the vast majority of health services, the Aga Khan University (Advanced Nursing Studies) programme helps working nurses to improve their knowledge and leadership skills. As of 2009, almost 300 students have graduated from the ANS programme with a nursing qualification. These graduates represent a significant addition to the qualified nursing professionals currently working in Uganda.


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All Saints University

All Saints UniversityAll Saints University has three faculties (Faculty of Business Administration and Management, Faculty of Social Science and Faculty of Education), which provide daytime, evening and weekend lecture programmes to an expected student body of 250 undergraduates, diploma, professional and certificate students.

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International Health Sciences University

International Health Sciences UniversityInternational Health Sciences University is a private non-residential university in Uganda. International Health Sciences University at the moment has four faculties;

  • Institute of Health Policy and Management (IHPM)
  • School of Nursing (SON)
  • Institute of Allied Health Sciences (AHS)
  • Faculty of Medicine


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Cavendish University

Cavendish University UgandaCavendish University Uganda, is a private university in Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community. The university started operating in 2008 and is located in the country’s capital. The aim at Cavendish University Uganda is to offer quality and value for money education. This is achieved by ensuring that study programmes are delivered exceptionally by qualified and experienced lecturers.


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Victoria University

Victoria UniversityVictoria University strives to be the first choice University with state of the art facilities nurturing a holistic person and contributing to regional and global development. The academics at Victoria University have rich collaborative relations with global scholars with whom they share a commitment to advance knowledge and address challenges in areas as diverse as Public Health, Business Management and Science and Technology.


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The Virtual University of Uganda

Virtual University of UgandaThe Virtual University of Uganda is fully licensed by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education. As the first on-line university in the region, we are proud to be part of the technological revolution in tertiary education.


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Uganda Technology & Management University

Uganda Technology & Management UniversityThe Uganda Technology & Management University (UTAMU) nurtures students and helps them become what they want to be after completing their courses. UTAMU was established with a purpose of making a difference in the training of technology and management students within the region. The university’s vision is to become a global educational institution for management, science, technology and innovation.


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St. Augustine International University

St. Augustine International UniversitySt. Augustine International University offers a broad range of academic programs to prepare the students for the work place, from entry level diplomas to eminent post graduate level degrees. All of their programs are recognised by National Council for Higher Education and professional bodies. The university’s experienced, competent team of professionals provide the students with lecture, tutorial and examination support.

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