St Lawrence University - Uganda

St Lawrence University SLAU, Located in the Rubaga, just 5 minutes from Kampala city center, SLAU is uniquely positioned to contribute to, and draw from, the strength and diversity of this country SLAU is ranked as one of the fastest growing education institutes in Uganda. At SLAU we have over 1500 students pursuing graduate courses in various streams. We have calm and exciting environment which inspire students to excel in their fields.SLAU's driving philosophy is to encourage and promote the use of ICT as well as impact entrepreneurial skills to all students. At SLAU we believe in producing excellent graduates, exemplary citizens and pragmatic leaders capable of applying acquired world-class knowledge to enhance socio-economic development.


St Lawrence University opened its doors to new students in August 2007. the university is so unique because all courses offered 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” Our graduates are usually equipped enough to create their own jobs. St Lawrence University was launched by the President of the republic of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on the 14th October 2006. St Lawrence Campus is located at Kabaka’s Lake, next to Rubaga Miracle Center in Rubaga Division, is located 5 minutes from Kampala, the Capital of Uganda. The university opened with 400 students pursing certificate, diploma and degree programs. These programs are offered in faculties and institutes namely: Faculty of Computer and Information Technology, Faculty of Business and Management Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education, and Institute of Industrial Art and Design.

To date, the total enrolment of students is over 1000 students of whom 80% either commute from home or stay in the nearby hostels while the rest are staying at the University’s hostels. The university also hosts students for field work and research from Europe and USA. This international atmosphere offers a good study experience to the students and staff as well as an opportunity for a rich cultural exchange.

The campus is strategically positioned in a quiet and organised setting which is ideal for study and reflection. The University has a well-stocked Library, a modern computer infrastructure with a fast and reliable internet connection, sports facilities, spacious lecture theatres and Health care services.

Mission Statement

To produce academically excellent graduates, exemplary citizens and pragmatic leaders capable of applying acquired knowledge to enhance development.

University Vision

To provide excellent teaching, research and services which are responsive to the needs of the society

University Goals

1. To offer education that is underpinned with innovative, self-empowerment, entrepreneurship computer and research skills, these will facilitate job creation
2. To achieve and maintain high caliber, well-motivated staff who will forge strong linkages with the communities and private sector.

University Mission

To produce academically excellent graduates, exemplary and pragmatic leaders capable of applying the acquired knowledge to enhance development.


The University has three top advisory and governing bodies: Board of Trustees, University Council and University Senate. These bodies and key officers of the University are shown in the organization structure.

The University Council is responsible for the direction of the administration, financial, and academic affairs of the University and represents suits for and against the University.

The University Senate is the chief academic organ of the University. It initiates academic policies of the University and advises the University Council regarding the eligibility and qualifications of persons for admission to programmes leading to degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Campus Life

We committed to creating an exceptional living and learning environment for students and the greater SLAU community. We are dedicated to enhancing the growth of students to reach their full potential by providing rich learning opportunities through our programs, services, and facilities. We promotes a safe and welcoming atmosphere for students that foster personal development, an engaged community, and a sense of personal connection to SLAU as part of our commitment to the university's emphasis on diversity, teaching, research, and public service.

St Lawrence University | P. O. Box 24930 Kampala - Uganda | Tel: +256 774 174 171 , +256 774 174 172 , +256 774 174 173
Liaison Office: Mbarara Town, Makhansing Street Kyisiga House Room 104,Tel:+256-775-663833
Nairobi Office: Uganda House 5th Floor, Kenyatta Avenue, P.O Box 60853, Nairobi
Mombasa Office: Transocean House 1st Floor Moi Avenue opp. Diamond Trust Bank, P.O Box 90373 Mombasa, Tel: +254-723-700233


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