List of Universities in Uganda with their official websites

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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.

The system of education in Uganda has a structure of 7 years of primary education, 6 years of secondary education (divided into 4 years of lower secondary and 2 years of upper secondary school), and 3 to 5 years of post-secondary education. The government of Uganda recognizes education as a basic human right and continues to strive to provide free primary education to all children in the country. However, issues with funding, teacher training, rural populations, and inadequate facilities continue to hinder the progress of educational development in Uganda.[1] Girls in Uganda are disproportionately discriminated against in terms of education; they face harsher barriers when trying to gain an education and it has left the female population disenfranchised, despite government efforts to close the gap.

Universities

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 Africa

International 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.

View the International University of East Africa website

Makerere University
Makerere University

Established 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.

View Makerere University website

Uganda Management Institute
Uganda Management Institute

Uganda 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.

View Uganda management Institute website

Mbarara University of Science & Technology
Mbarara University of Science & Technology

Mbarara 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.

View Mbarara University of Science & Technology website

Gulu University
Gulu University

Initially 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.

View Gulu University website

Kyambogo University
Kyambogo University

Kyambogo 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

View Kyambogo University website

Busitema University
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Busitema 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.

View Busitema University website

Institute of Petroleum Studies
Uganda Petroleum Institute

IPSK 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.

View Institute of Petroleum Studies website

Soroti University
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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.

View Soroti University website

Islamic University in Uganda
Islamic University in Uganda

The 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.

View The Islamic University in Uganda website

Uganda Martyrs University
Uganda Martyrs University

Uganda 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.

View Uganda Martyrs University  website

Uganda Christian University
Uganda Christian University

Uganda 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.

View Uganda Christian University website

Nkumba University
Nkumba University

Nkumba 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.

View Nkumba University website

Kumi University
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Kumi 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.

View Kumi University website

Busoga University
Busoga University

Busoga 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).

View Busoga University website

Kampala International University
Kampala International University

Kampala 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. 

View Kampala International University website

Kabale University
Kabale University

This 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.

View Kabale University website

Mountains of the Moon University
Mountains of the Moon University

Mountains 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.

View Mountains of the Moon University website

St. Lawrence University
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St. 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”?.

View St. Lawrence University website

Aga Khan University
Aga Khan University

In 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.

View Aga Khan University website

All Saints University
All Saints University

All 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.

View All Saints University website

International Health Sciences University
International Health Sciences University

International 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

View International Health Sciences University  website

Cavendish University
Cavendish University Uganda

Cavendish 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.

View Cavendish University website

Victoria University
Victoria University

Victoria 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.

View Victoria University website

The Virtual University of Uganda
Virtual University of Uganda

The 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.

View The Virtual University of Uganda website

Uganda Technology & Management University
Uganda Technology & Management University

The 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.

View Uganda Technology & Management University  website

St. Augustine International University
St. Augustine International University

St. 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.

View St. Augustine International University website

Public universities

Name of university
Busitema University
Gulu University
Kabale University
Kyambogo University
Lira University
Makerere University
Makerere University Business School
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Muni University
Soroti University
Uganda Management Institute

Private universities

Name of university
Africa Graduate University
Africa Renewal University
African Rural University
ISBAT University
Aga Khan University
All Saints University
Ankole Western University
Bishop Stuart University
Bugema University
Busoga University
Cavendish University Uganda
Great Lakes Regional University
International Health Sciences University
International University of East Africa
Islamic University in Uganda
Kampala International University
Kampala University
Kumi University
LivingStone International University
Muteesa I Royal University
Mountains of the Moon University
Ndejje University
Nkumba University
Nsaka University
St. Augustine International University
St. Lawrence University
Stafford University Uganda
Uganda Christian University
Uganda Martyrs University
University of Kisubi[41]
Uganda Pentecostal University
University of the Sacred Heart Gulu
Uganda Technology and Management University
Victoria University Uganda
Virtual University of Uganda
Ibanda University
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
African Bible University

Military universities

Name of institution
University of Military Science and Technology
Uganda Military Academy
Uganda Senior Command and Staff College
Uganda Junior Staff College

Other degree-awarding institutions

Name of institution
Kigumba Petroleum Institute
India Africa Institute of Trade
Institute of Petroleum Studies Kampala

List of business schools in Uganda

The table below lists the accredited, university-based business schools available in Uganda as of August 2013. The list also includes the university that each school is affiliated with and whether the school is private or public. The schools are listed alphabetically.

School
Bugema University School of Business
Eastern and Southern African Management Institute
Business School – Kampala Campus
Gulu University Faculty of Business & Development Studies
Kabale University Department of Business & Economics
Kampala International University
School of Business & Management
Kyambogo University
School of Management & Entrepreneurship
Makerere University Business School*
Makerere University School of Business
Mbarara University Institute of Management Sciences
Mountains of The Moon University
School of Business & Management
Muteesa I Royal University Faculty of Business Management
Ndejje University Faculty of Business Administration
Nkumba University School of Business Administration
St. Augustine International University School of Business & Wealth Creation
Uganda Martyrs University Faculty of Business
Administration & Management
Uganda Management Institute
School of Business, Productivity and Competitiveness
Uganda Pentecostal University
Faculty of Business Administration][citation needed]
Uganda Technology and Management University

List of law schools in Uganda

This is a list of accredited institutions offering law courses in Uganda, as of October 2020.

SchoolCourses
Makerere University, School of LawLLBLLM & LLD
Bishop Stuart University, Faculty of LawLLB[1]
Busoga University, Faculty of LawLLB
Gulu University, Faculty of LawLLB
Cavendish University Uganda, Faculty of LawLLB & LLM
Islamic University in Uganda, Faculty of LawLLB&LLM
Kampala International University, Faculty of LawLLB
Kampala University, Faculty of LawLLB[2]
Nkumba University, School of LawLLB & BCJ
Uganda Christian University, Faculty of LawLLB
Uganda Pentecostal University, Faculty of LawLLB
Law Development CentreDiploma in Legal PracticeDiploma in Law & Diploma in Human Rights[3]
St. Augustine International University, Faculty of LawLLB

List of medical schools in Uganda

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This is a list of medical schools in Uganda:

SchoolCourses
Makerere University School of MedicineMBChBMMedDScMDPhD
Mbarara University School of MedicineMBChBMMedPhD
Gulu University School of MedicineMBChBMMedPhD
IHK Postgraduate Medical SchoolBScBBAMSc
Kampala International University School of Health SciencesMBChBMScMMed
Uganda Martyrs University School of MedicineMMed
St. Augustine International University, College of Health, Medical & Life SciencesMBChB
Busitema University School of MedicineMBChBMMed (Medicine), MPH
Habib Medical SchoolMBChB
Soroti University School of Health SciencesMBChB[10]
Kabale University School of MedicineMBChBMMedMPH[11]
Uganda Christian University School of MedicineMBChBBDSBachelor of Public Health[12]

Secondary education

There is a significant disparity between enrolment rates in primary and secondary schools in Uganda. Census data from 2004 indicates that for every ten students enrolled in primary schools, only one is enrolled at a secondary institution.[7] The structure of Uganda’s secondary education system follows the education system of its former colonial masters, Britain. It is divided into the Ordinary level and Advanced level. Lower secondary consists of 4 years of schooling at the end of which students undertake Ordinary-level exams (O-level) in at least 8 subjects with a maximum of 10 subjects. Upper secondary consists of 2 years of schooling at the end of which students sit Advanced-level exams (A-level) in at least 3 subjects.

The curriculum for lower secondary is currently being reviewed by the National Curriculum Development Centre, and a new curriculum is expected to be rolled out in 2014 or 2015.

Three-year technical schools provide an alternative to lower secondary school. Alternatives for graduates from lower secondary school include: 2-3 year Technical institutes; 2 year Primary Teacher Colleges (PTC); Department Training Colleges (DTCs) and Upper secondary schools; including:

International schools

Post-secondary education

Although 60,000 to 70,000 students in Uganda leave secondary school each year qualified to go on to higher education, only some 35 per cent of them (at most 25,000) are able to find places at the limited number of institutions. The majority of students go to universities, both public and private. Makerere University in Kampala has about 95 percent of the total student population in Uganda’s universities. The remainder are distributed among the more than 20 private universities and a smaller number of non-university institutions. Recognised universities in Uganda include:

Government universities

Religious-affiliated universities

Private secular universities

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