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Republic of Uganda

Capital: Kampala
Located in East Africa

Higher Education in Uganda

Types of Universities:
Uganda has a number of universities and other institutions of higher learning. There are 11 public universities, 36 private universities and 4 Military Universities. These universities are established through Universities And Other Tertiary Institutions ACT, 2001.which provides for the development of university education, the establishment, accreditation and governance of universities. There are 4 other accredited degree-awarding institutions in Uganda that provides vocational training.

Academic Year:
In Uganda, for University education, the calendar year starts in August and ends in May. The academic year is divided into 2 terms as follows:

  1. Semester One: August to December (17 weeks)
  2. Semester Two: January to May (17 weeks)

Semester One Holiday Break: December to January (6 weeks).
There is no standard academic calendar for.. more

Types of Universities:
Uganda has a number of universities and other institutions of higher learning. There are 11 public universities, 36 private universities and 4 Military Universities. These universities are established through Universities And Other Tertiary Institutions ACT, 2001.which provides for the development of university education, the establishment, accreditation and governance of universities. There are 4 other accredited degree-awarding institutions in Uganda that provides vocational training.

Academic Year:
In Uganda, for University education, the calendar year starts in August and ends in May. The academic year is divided into 2 terms as follows:

  1. Semester One: August to December (17 weeks)
  2. Semester Two: January to May (17 weeks)

Semester One Holiday Break: December to January (6 weeks).
There is no standard academic calendar for universities as each university is free to set its own calendar.

General Application Requirements:
For admission into a tertiary education, Ugandan universities generally require you to present proof of completing one of the following requirements. Applicant should:

  1. Fill student pass form
  2. Provide covering letter from training institution addressed to Commissioner Immigration Control Department
  3. Provide admission letter from training institution
  4. Attach identification card issued by institution of learning
  5. Students undertaking postgraduate programs should provide copies of previous academic qualifications.

Program Duration:

*Higher Certificate: usually takes 1 year to complete.
*National Diploma: usually takes 2 years to complete.
*Bachelors Degree: usually takes 1- 3 years to complete.
*Honors Degree (Bachelors with Honors): usually takes 4 years to complete. It is a bachelor’s degree plus an extra year of study.
*Masters Degree: Usually takes 1-2 years after an Honors degree.
*Doctorate Degree (PhD): usually takes 3-5 years after a Master’s degree.

POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES-

MTN (U) LTD, Century Bottling Company, DHL Express couriers, Civil Aviation Authority, Unilever Uganda, East African Breweries Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank etc companies are leading the country with greatest opportunities for the postgraduate students.  Promising sectors of the Ugandan economy includes Tourism, Agriculture, Industry and manufacturing, Transport, Mining and petroleum etc.

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Schools / universities in Uganda

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  • About Uganda

    Overview:

    Uganda is located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of South Sudan, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and north of Rwanda and Tanzania. It is in the heart of the Great Lakes region, and is surrounded by three of them, Lake Edward, Lake Albert, and Lake Victoria. Whil.. more

    Uganda is located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of South Sudan, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and north of Rwanda and Tanzania. It is in the heart of the Great Lakes region, and is surrounded by three of them, Lake Edward, Lake Albert, and Lake Victoria. While much of its border is lakeshore, Uganda is landlocked with no access to the sea.The country is mostly plateau with a rim of mountains.

    The climate is tropical and generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August). It is semiarid in the northeast.

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    Fees & Living Costs:

    -Tuition Fees-

    Academic fees generally vary widely from one degree program to the other and from one university to another. Private education institutions are generally more expensive than the public ones. Tuition fees at Ugandan universities are very low, ranging between 700 USD – 1,500 US.. more

    -Tuition Fees-

    Academic fees generally vary widely from one degree program to the other and from one university to another. Private education institutions are generally more expensive than the public ones. Tuition fees at Ugandan universities are very low, ranging between 700 USD – 1,500 USD per year.

    -Cost of Living-

    The cost of living in Uganda is much cheaper if you come from the first world. For one person, per month:
    Food: $75 (if you buy groceries and cook for yourself and as an example, a loaf of fresh white bread (500g) will cost $0.84)
    Transport: Public transport would cost around $20 but that would again depend on distance of commute. (Monthly Pass $28.57)
    A meal in a good restaurant per person would cost $2.63. Cinema ticket costs about $5.26.  Again, everything really depends on you and how much you spend.

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    Student Visas:

    Any foreign national intending to enter into Uganda for purposes of study should:

    1. Obtain Uganda visa (if visa prone) to facilitate his /her entry into the country. (Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the country.. more

    Any foreign national intending to enter into Uganda for purposes of study should:

    1. Obtain Uganda visa (if visa prone) to facilitate his /her entry into the country. (Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the country’s ports of entry)
    2. Enter into Uganda from and through only authorized ports of entry.
    3. Present valid passport to the Immigration officer at port of entry.
    4. Declare purpose of entry into Uganda and intended institution of training.
    5. Proceed to designated immigration office after entry and obtain student pass for study in Uganda.

    NOTE:

    1. All immigrants in Uganda should respect and oblige with national immigration laws, guidelines and formalities.
    2. Visas & Student passes do not permit gainful or voluntary employment in Uganda.
    3. All East African Community nationals studying or seeking to study in Uganda must obtain student passes from designated immigration offices.
    4. Student Passes for EAC nationals are issued at NO COST. Other nationals should pay the Visa fees in the bank.
    5. Study must be undertaken from only approved and licensed training establishments.
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    Interesting Facts:

    1. Uganda is home to 11% of the world’s bird population.
    2. Uganda has 6.8% of the world’s butterfly species.
    3. The many different ethnic groups and kingdoms in Uganda have given rise to over 30 different indigenous languages.
    4. Elgon is a volcano in Uganda with a base so large that it supports a very large ecosystem. Measuring 50km .. more
    1. Uganda is home to 11% of the world’s bird population.
    2. Uganda has 6.8% of the world’s butterfly species.
    3. The many different ethnic groups and kingdoms in Uganda have given rise to over 30 different indigenous languages.
    4. Elgon is a volcano in Uganda with a base so large that it supports a very large ecosystem. Measuring 50km by 80km, the base of Mt. Elgon is the largest in the world.
    5. Approximately one million tourists come to Uganda every single year.
    6. The official nickname of Uganda is “the pearl of Africa.”
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