Kampala International University (KIU) Application (Admission) Guidelines and Requirements

Admission Requirements

An applicant may be admitted upon fulfilling five basic criteria: scholastic achievement, good character, financial support, good heath, and intentions and interests in harmony with the University mission and vision. Admission is a privilege. The University reserves the final decision on matters of entrance, retention, and withdrawal.

A candidate for a degree program, diploma or certificate in any faculty or school must comply with conditions and meet the selection set in the University's admission policy. The admissions committee has the right to refuse admission of any student.

Registered students in another higher education institution in the Republic of Uganda or any recognized institution of learning who desire to be admitted to the University shall be subjected to challenged examinations satisfactory to the Senate.

Students may not be admitted to any course in any subject until their curricula have been approved by the Senate. Such curricula may be modified only with the permission of the Senate.

Provisional admission

Provisional Admission may be granted to candidates who at the time of admission do not have original copies of required documents or those candidates who do not meet the entire criteria for regular admission for a period of not more than one semester during which all known deficiencies must be made up.


  • There may be additional requirements for specific academic programs, based on the professional demands.
  • People who fail to meet the minimum qualifications for direct entry may have to enroll in the ACCESS program. Such students require a minimum mean grade of C (Plain) to qualify for the ACESSS program.
  • Prospective applicants whose final High School grades are in percentage and average point systems, e.g. Sudan, DRC, Rwanda and Burundi, must have the grades first equated or standardized by Uganda National Examination board before KIU admission.

Application Forms

Applicant's forms are available at the Admission Office at Main Campus in Kansanga, Kampala, Western Campus in Bushenyi, Nairobi and Tanzania Office, and all KIU Liaison Offices in Various countries. KIU application forms cost Uganda shilling 25,000/= for Ugandans and USD 15 for non-Ugandans.

Kampala International University has a partnership with Posta Uganda, Posta Kenya and Posta Tanzania to distribute application forms, brochures, fees structure and other relevant literature about the university.

Candidates are advised to fill up the application forms clearly and enclose attach the following:

1. Three certified photocopies of each 'O' and 'A' Level result slips or their equivalent.

2. A photocopy of a receipt for payment for the application form.

3. Three recent passport size photographs enclosed in small envelope.

4. Recommendation letter from either the previous school or employer.

Admission Requirements Kampala International University (KIU) School of Business and Management

Programme Minimum Admission Requirements

a) Bachelor of Business Administration Two a Level Principal passes of which one

should be in Economics and one subsidiary Pass

b) Bachelor of International Business Two A Level Principal Passes at A Level of which

Administration one should be in Economics and one subsidiary Pass

c) Bachelor of Human Resource Two Principal Passes at A Level and at least a subsidiary

Management Pass in Economics

d) Bachelor of Supplies and Procurement Two Principal Passes at A Level and at least a subsidiary

Management Pass in Economics

e) Bachelor of Marketing Management Two Principal Passes at A Level and at least a subsidiary

Pass in Economics

f) Diploma in Business Administration One Principal Pass in Economics at A Level and two Passes subsidiaries

g) Diploma in Secretarial and Office One Principal Pass at A Level and two subsidiary Passes


h) Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management One Principal Pass at A Level and two subsidiary Passes

Post Graduate Degree Courses at Kampala International University (KIU)


* PhD Educational Management
* PhD Business Management
* PhD Management Information Systems
* PhD Public Administration and Management


* Master of Business Administration (Finance and Accounting)
* Master of Business Administration (Human Resources Management)
* Master of Business Administration (Marketing)
* Master of Business Administration (Information Technology)
* Master of Business Administration (International Business)
* Master of Business Administration (Procurement)
* Master of Business Administration (Banking and Finance)
* Master of Business Administration (Executive)
* Master of Education in Educational Management & Administration
* Master of Science in Computer Science
* Master of Science in Information Systems
* Master of Science in Software Engineering
* Master of Education in Religious Studies
* Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling
* Master of Arts in Geography
* Master of Arts in Economics
* Master of Arts in Human Rights & Management
* Master of Arts in Development Administration and Management
* Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
* Master of Arts in Project Planning & Management
* Master of Arts in Development Studies
* Master of Public Administration & Management
* Master of Arts in Public Policy & Management
* Master of Science in Environmental Management
* Master of Law (General )
* Master of Law in Criminal Law and Criminology
* Master of Law in Public International Law
* Master of Law in International Economics and Trade Law
* Master of Law in Commercial Law
* Master of Law in Banking and Financial Services Law
* Master of Law in Intellectual Property Law
* Master of Law in Natural Resource Law


* PGD in Education
* PGD in Project Planning & Management.
* PGD in Business Administration & Management
* PGD in Computer Science
* PGD in Human Resources Mgt.
* PGD in Development Studies

Undergraduate Courses at Kampala International University (KIU)


* Bachelor of International Business Administration
* Bachelor of Business Administration (Banking & Finance/Accounting/Marketing)
* Bachelor of Marketing Management
* Bachelor of Human Resource Management
* Bachelor of Supplies and Procurement Management
* Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Tourism Management
* Bachelor of Business Computing
* Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management
* Diploma in Secretarial and Office Management
* Diploma in Human Resource Management
* Diploma in Business Administration
* Certificate of Business Administration


* Bachelor of Computer Science
* Bachelor of Information Technology
* Bachelor of Management Information Systems
* Bachelor in Computer Engineering
* Diploma in Computer Science
* Certificate in Computer Science


* Bachelor of Arts in Education
* Bachelor of Computer Science with Education
* Bachelor of Science with Education
* Bachelor of Education with Special Needs Education
* Bachelor of Education with Early Childhood and Primary Education
* Bachelor Education in Guidance and Counseling
* Diploma in Secondary Education (Arts)
* Diploma in Secondary Education (Science)
* Diploma in Primary Education (In-Service)


* Bachelor of Social Works and Social Administration
* Bachelor of Development Studies
* Bachelor of Public Administration
* Bachelor of Guidance and Counseling
* Diploma in Development Studies
* Certificate in Public Administration


* Bachelor of Laws
* Diploma in Law


* Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
* Bachelor of Arts in Geography
* Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
* Bachelor of Arts in History
* Bachelor of Arts in Languages


* Bachelor of Arts in Economics
* Bachelor of Science in Economics
* Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics and Mathematics
* Bachelor of Economics and Applied Statistics


* Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
* Bachelor of Applied Mathematics and Computing
* Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry
* Bachelor of Science in Industrial chemistry
* Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
* Bachelor of science in Applied Physics
* Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Tele-Communications Engineering
* Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management
* Diploma in Environmental Management


* Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
* Bachelor of Science in Physiology
* Bachelor of Science in Anatomy
* Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
* Bachelor of Pharmacology


* Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
* Bachelor of Dental Surgery
* School of Allied Health Sciences
* Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT)
* Bachelor of Clinical Medicine and Community Health
* Diploma in Laboratory Technology
* Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health (DCM)


* Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry)
* Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (Extension)
* Diploma of Nursing Sciences
* Diploma of Nursing Sciences(Extension)


* Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm)
* Bachelor of Pharmacy(Extension)
* Diploma in Pharmacy

Primary School Teacher/Volunteer Job Vacancy In Uganda

Company: Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (Ainu)
Job Title: Primary School Teacher/Volunteer
Job Reference Number: 1211

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Employment Type: Internship, Volunteer
Posting Date: 2011-01-04
Job Description
Location: Kayunga, Kiboga,Kampala, Mukono and Masaka, Uganda.
Organization: Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (AINU).
Start date: January 3, 2011
Sex: All are welcome
Language(s): English
Age: Adults (18-64)
Area of Focus: Children and Youth

We need volunteers who can help to teach, train and equip pupils with the necessary skills for development.
we have 4 orphanage schools in Kayunga and Kampala districts where we shall allocate these volunteers.
we welcome all categories of people to participate in our orphanage schools.

we shall provide accommodation, lunch and on weekends you do provide your food. but our local food we shall be responsible.

phone:+256 752 843864, 701 551999
Position Requirements
Minimum Education Level required: High School
Contact Information
Contact Name: Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (Ainu)
Contact Phone: +256 701551999

Volunteer Nurse/Doctor/Health Care Assistant/s Vacancy

Company: Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (Ainu)
Job Title: Volunteer Nurse/Doctor/Health Care Assistant/s
Job Reference Number: 6676

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Employment Type: Student, Internship, Volunteer
Posting Date: 2011-01-04
Job Description
Location: Mukono and Kampala., 71215, Uganda
Organization: Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (AINU).
Start date: December 01, 2010
Sex: All are welcome
Language(s): English

Age: Adults (18-64)
Area of Focus: Health and Medicine, Health, Mental, Research and Science, Victim Support Services

Healthcare professionals who have had some post-training experience, mature medical or nursing students, and retired doctors or nurses interested in rural community healthcare are most welcome. Also, healthcare professionals with an interest in public health issues are invited to apply. Work or travel experience in less developed countries is useful but not necessary. However, unlike the education part of our volunteering Programme where we can find projects for a number of volunteers, the healthcare section of our Programme requires more volunteers. Please be aware that the health centres has very few facilities, and some healthcare professionals may find working there limiting and frustrating 7 doctors and/or 9 nurses is the maximum number of healthcare volunteers needed at any one time.

Placement Length:
We would prefer our volunteers to make a commitment of a minimum of three months, although shorter stays can be arranged. It is important to recognise that, although the volunteers will benefit enormously from their experience at AINU, our main responsibility is to provide consistent and effective assistance to the community.

Programme Coordination:
It is very important to maintain consistency and continuity in relationships, projects and work already underway and, to this end, we have a Healthcare Coordinator and a Volunteer Project Manager at AINU who is responsible for volunteers. The Healthcare Coordinator will introduce arriving volunteers to the health centres and the staff there, and show them the VCT (Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV/AIDS) clinics etc.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in volunteering at the secondary school, please contact us by email using the Apply Online Box below. or : Tel: 256-392-964631 for more details.
Position Requirements
Minimum Education Level required: College
Contact Information
Contact Name: Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (Ainu)
Contact Phone: +256 701551999

Kyambogo University Fees Structure (Tuition Fees)


1 Faculty of Engineering
Bachelor of Architecture 5 yrs 1,500,000
Bachelor. of ( Eng. Civil & Building Eng..,
Eng. in Telecommunications Eng. , Eng. in
Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng. , Eng. in
Environmental Eng. & Management, Eng. in
Industrial Management, and Eng. in
Automobile Eng.)
4 yrs 1,050,000

Bachelor of Science (Building Economics,
Surveying & Land Information Systems)
4 yrs 1,050,000=

Bachelor of Science in Land Economics 4 yrs 1,260,000=

Bachelor of Vocational Studies with
Education Technological Studies
3 yrs 700,000

Higher Diploma in. (Civil, Electrical,
Mechanical) Engineering.
2 yrs 483,000=

Diploma in (Civil, Mechanical, Refrigeration,
Water, Architecture, Automobile, &
Computer) Engineering.
2 yrs 483,000=

Certificate in( Electrical Installation or Radio 2 yrs 350,000

Certificate in Printing Technology 1 yr 560,000

2 Faculty of Vocational Studies
Bachelor of Vocational Studies with
Education.( Home Economics, Agriculture ,
Business Studies, Art& Design), of
Accounting & Finance, of Procurement &
Logistics, of Management Science, of
Administrative & Secretarial Science and of
Human Nutrition & Dietetics)
3 yrs 700,000

Bachelor of Art and Industrial Design 3 yrs 950.000

Bachelor of Business Studies 3 yrs 910,000

Diploma in Interior Design 2 yrs 980,000

Diploma in Education Secondary (DES)
specializing in Art & Design, Home
Economics 2 yrs 420,000

Diploma in Ceramics 2 yrs 280,000

Diploma in (Fabric Decoration , Ceramics 2 yrs 200,000
Diploma in Textiles Design & Technology 2 yrs 420,000

Diploma in Hotel &Catering 2yrs 420,000
Diploma in (Fashion Designing, Accounting,
Procurement, Secretarial, Business Studies,
Business Administration) 2 yrs 350,000
Diploma in Art & Design tenable at
Michelangelo School of Creative Arts Kisubi
2 yrs 650,000

Certificate in Hotel & Institutional Catering 1 yr 308,000=

Certificate in Food processing & Preservation
, Garment Design 1 yr 490,000

3 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Bachelor of Micro-Finance 3 yrs 850,000
Bachelor of Demography and Reproductive
Health 3 yrs 800,000

Bachelor of Social Work & Social
Administration 3 yrs 850.000

Bachelor of Arts with Education 3 yrs 665,000

Bachelor of Arts in (Arts , Social Sciences) 3 yrs 630,000

Bachelor of Arts in Economics 3 yrs 630,000= 945,000

Bachelor of Arts in Economic& Statistics) 3 yrs 665,000

Diploma Library & Inf. Studies 2 yrs 350,000= 525,000

Diploma in Education Secondary. (French) 2 yrs 420,000

Diploma in Music & Theater Arts 2 yrs 420,000

Diploma in Micro Finance 2 yrs 490,000

Certificate in Elementary French 1 yr 280,000=

Certificate in Business French 1 yr 280,000=

4 Faculty of Education
Bachelor of Teacher Education 3 yrs 770,000

Bachelor of Guidance & Counseling 3 yrs 630,000

Bachelor of Development Studies 3 yrs 700,000

Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education(
Electrical & Mechanical Options)
4 yrs 1,050,000

Bachelor of Education 2 yrs 420,000

Diploma Technical Teacher Education 2 yrs 490,000

Diploma in Education (Leadership &
2 Yrs 490,000

Diploma in Guidance & Counselling 2 yrs 490,000

Diploma in Education Primary (External) 3 yrs 168,000

Diploma in Special Needs Education
3 yrs 168,000

Diploma in Teacher Education 2 yrs 500,000

Diploma in Educational Planning &
2 yrs 350,000

Certificate in Nursery Teaching 1 yr 287,000

5 Faculty of Science
Bachelor of Information Technology &
3 yrs 1,050,000

Bachelor of (Science with Education,
Science Technology, Environment Science,
Technology& Management, & Science in
Textiles & Clothing Technology,
3 yrs 840,000

Bachelor of Science in Sports & Leisure
3 yrs 700,000

Bachelor of Food Processing Technology 4 yrs 1,050,000

Diploma in Food Processing Technology 2 yrs 475,500

Diploma in Science Technology (Phy, Bio ,
Chem) & Textiles Technology
2 yrs 420,000

Diploma in Computer Science 2 yrs 475,500= 708,750

Diploma in Physical Education & Sports 2 yrs 490,000

Diploma in Ceramic Technology 2 yrs 400,000= 600,000

Certificate in Computer Science 1 yr 315,000= 471,800

Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology 1 yr 252,000

Certificate in Food Processing Technology 1 yr 252,000

6 Faculty of Special Needs & Rehabilitation
Bachelor of Adult & Community Education 3 yrs 630,000

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and
Community Development
3 yrs 850,000
Bachelor of Community Based Rehabilitation 3 yrs 700,000

Diplomas in (Mobility & Rehabilitation, in
Special Needs Education, sign language
Interpreting, Community Based
2 yrs 350,000

Certificate in Adult & Community Education,
Certificate in Sign Language
1yr 350,000

Other Administrative Fees
1 Identity cards 15,000
2 Students guild fees
New Students once a

3 Students Guild fees
Continuing Students
per year

4 Retakes per paper 20,000
5 Registration fees once
a year
6 Late registration

7 Medical examination(
new students)
8 Medical fees (once a

Note: This Kyambogo University Fees Structure was for 2009/2010, some changes might have been made. We can not guarantee the accuracy of the the fees

ICT Coordinator Job Vacancy In Uganda

Job Title: ICT Coordinator

Specific responsibilities:

- Oversee and manage the company’s database to ensure its security, confidentiality and integrity.

- Ensure staff compliance with IT security policy and standards.

- Ensure accurate and timely reports are output as appropriate.

- Coordinate and provide leadership for new system development and implementation of current system enhancements.

- Review, evaluate and develop proposals for new hardware/software upgrades as appropriate.

- Develop ICT strategy for development and ensure its implementation.

- Conduct appraisals for subordinate staff in ICT department.

- Participate in the recruitment process of staff in the ICT department.

Academic qualifications and experiences:

- A Bachelor’s Degree in IT/Computer Science from a recognized institution.

- Should have knowledge in SQL server 2005 database management, writing of scripts in generation of adhoc reports on IT Security.

- Possession of a Masters degree in IT/Computer Science and other relevant qualifications such as CISA, CISSP, OCP, MCSE or MS SQL certification is an added advantage.

Personal specifications:

- Should be a person of integrity and honesty with a clean track record.

- Should be analytical, conceptual, organized and with great attention to detail.

- Should not be more than 35 years of age.

Application procedure:

Send a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials, postal address, current remuneration, salary expectation, names of 3 referees and a daytime telephone contact to the;

New Vision Offices, Voucher No. 619,

P.O Box 12141, Kampala

Deadline: 14 January, 2011

Uganda Christian University (UCU) Fees (Tution) Structure

Bachelor of Administrative and Secretarial Studies 744,000
Bachelor of Argricultural Science & Entreprenuership 1,038,000
Bachelor of Arts /Science with Education 744,000 684
Bachelor of Arts in Community Leadership & Dev't 744,000
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications 980,000
Bachelor of Business Administration 744,000
Bachelor of Business Computing 803,000
Bachelor of Child Development & Child Ministry 744,000
Bachelor of Community Health 980,000
Bachelor of Computational Science 1,038,000
Bachelor of Development Studies 744,000
Bachelor of Divinity 744,000
Bachelor of Economics and Management 744,000
Bachelor of Education 568,000
Bachelor of Environmental Sciences 1,038,000
Bachelor of Industrial Fine Art & Design 803 000
803,000 Bachelor of Laws 1,038,000
Bachelor of Nursing Science 980,000
Bachelor of Procurement & Logistics Mgt. 744,000
Bachelor of Project Planning & Entreprenuershipt 744,000
Bachelor of Public Administration and Management 744,000
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 1,038,000
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 1,038,000
Bachelor of Science in Library & Inf. Science 744,000
Bachelor of Social Work & Social Admin 744,000
Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Information Technology 627,000
Master in Information Technology 1,038,000
Master of Arts (Literature in English) 1,038,000
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership &
1,038,000 954
Master of Arts in Theology 1,038,000
Master of Development Studies 1,038,000
Master of Divinity 980,000 901
Master of Education (Planning & Admin) 1,038,000
Master of Science in HRM in Education 1,038,000
Masters in Public Administration & Mgt 1,038,000
Masters in Public Health Leadership 1,038,000
Masters in/Arts Counselling Psychology 1,038,000
Masters of Nursing Science 980,000
Postgraduate Diploma in Development Evaluation 1,038,000

Registration Fee PROPOSED
Full Prompt Payment No Fee 0
Half Prompt Payment 11
Week 1-2 Payment 23
Development Fee 69
Medical Fee 16
Student Activity Fee 23
Computer Fee 23
Examination Fee 11
Book fee 23
Total Fees 189
All Students Board
No fee
OTHER FEES Ugandan Students USH
2 of 2
SINGLE STUDENTS (includes food) 525,000

Note. The UCU fees structure above was FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010 PER SEMESTER

Gulu University

Legal, Institutional, and Policy Framework

Gulu University is an urban-rural-based academic institution of higher learning that is situated within conflict-prone Northern Uganda, and amidst war-devastated communities.

From the socio-political and economic perspectives, the University’s establishment was issue-based and demand-driven. It was intended to, inter alia, address the problem of imbalances of location of institutions of higher learning, and expand access to higher education for the rapidly increasing number of children passing through the Universal Primary Education (UPE) and the Uganda Post-Primary Education and Training (UPET) or the Universal Secondary Education programmes. From the onset, the main aim of the University has been to provide high-level appropriate education, research and to stimulate economic activities in the war-ravaged region of Northern Uganda. In the long run, this is expected to contribute towards the promotion and enhancement of holistic socio-economic and human development.

Gulu University was opened by the Government of Uganda in October 2002, following its statutory establishment as a corporate entity under Sections 22(1), 23(1), 24(1) and 25 of the University and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, No.7 of 2001 (as amended by Act No. 3 of 2006). The University commenced its operation informally in October 2002. Its establishment and operation was formalised retrospectively and was legally brought into effect by the University and Other Tertiary Institutions (Establishment of Gulu University) Statutory Instrument No. 31 of 2003.

Corresponding with Section 25 of the University and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, No.7 of 2001 and the schedule to the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions (Establishment of Gulu University) Statutory Instrument No.31 of 2003, the university is located in Gulu District, which is one of those areas in the greater north where land has been identified with the intention to expand and/or to build up colleges and other institutions of higher learning.

Under Regulation 3 of the Establishment Instrument the statutory objectives of the University are:

* To equitably expand higher education;
* To increase the number of basic and applied science teachers;
* To increase professionals in agriculture and environmental sciences;
* To produce engineering and technology graduates and cadres appropriate for rural industrialization;
* To produce medical personnel and health service cadres for the delivery of medical and health services in rural settings;
* To develop appropriate human resources to match the management and administrative demands of the decentralized systems of government;
* To undertake applied research towards rural transformation; and
* To generally provide training in various training fields and disciplines as needs may arise.

Further, Regulation 4 stipulates that the functions of Gulu University are:

* To provide instruction to all those admitted to it and to make provision for the advancement, transmission and preservation of knowledge, and to stimulate intellectual life in Uganda;
* To organise and conduct courses with particular emphasis on medical, agriculture, environment and other science;
* To conduct examinations and award certificates, diplomas and degrees, and where necessary to revoke such awards;
* To undertake the development and sustenance of research and publication with particular emphasis in medical, agriculture, environment and other sciences;
* To disseminate knowledge and give opportunity of acquiring higher education to all persons, including persons with disabilities, wishing to do so regardless of race, political opinion, colour, creed or sex; and
* To provide accessible physical facilities to users of the University.

The University has now 5 faculties and 2 institutes. With these rapid institutional and infrastructural developments, the University is invaluably located to contribute to equitable development by stimulating innovations in education as well as technical and economic empowerment in the region. It will continue to achieve this by, among other things, promoting applied research, capacity building, leadership development, and institution building.

Currently, most of the students in the University are from Northern Uganda, a region where up to 1.6 million people have for so long been involuntarily crammed in Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) Camps characterised by abject poverty, over-crowding, weakened social fabric, traumatisation, very poor social service facilities, poor infrastructure and often gender-based violence and systematic aberrational infractions of human rights. Both within and without the camps, many people are still afflicted by constant, continuous apathy and pervasive fear of unpredictable insecurity, violence and the “unknown”. At the peak of the insurgency, apart from the phenomenon of internal displacement, another phenomenon of “Night Commuters” emerged; children were to leave their homes to seek safety at night in urban and semi-urban centres. Most of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) neither know their rights, nor understand the guiding principles and policies behind their continued displacement.

In spite of these peculiarities and complexities, and considering the crucial fact that the region was (for long) deprived of any institution of higher learning, Gulu University has progressed and expanded rapidly. To date, the University has continued annually to acquire qualitative acumen from the few qualified, dedicated and committed team of academic staff, leading to three successful graduation ceremonies. Preparation is underway to have the fourth graduation in January 2009.

University Vision, Mission and Motto

As a subsidiary legislation, the Establishment of Gulu University Statutory Instrument has, in most respects, re-echoed the objects and functions of a public university as contained under Section 24 of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act (supra).

However, Regulation 5(1) of the Gulu University Establishment Instrument, spells out the university’s vision and mission respectively in the Schedule thereto, namely:

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On Friday 13th July 2001 Prof. J.H. Pen-Mogi Nyeko got an appointment letter to chair the Task Force Management Committee (TFMC) charged with the responsibility of kick-starting Gulu University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (GUAES). The letter was dated 13th June but he received it on 13th July and reads in part as follows:

"I am pleased to inform you that you have been appointed Chairperson of Gulu University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Task Force Management Committee with effect from 16th June 2001. The Management Committee will have the resposibility of kick-starting the establishment of Gulu University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and iin that regard, you will take on the responsibilities shouldered by a Vice Chancellor as spelt out in Section 31 (1) of the 'Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Ac 2001'. You will serve in that capacity until appointment can be made in accordance with Sections 31 (3) and 31 (4) of the Act already referred to above, following the establishment of the university in keeping with the provisions of Section 22 of the Act. …"

The other members of the Task Force Management Committee comprised of Prof. Mary Okwakol, Vice Chairperson, carrying out the functions of a Deputy Vice Chancellor; Dr. Sandy Stephen Tickodri Togboa, member and University Secretary, and Mr. Nun Peter Egwel-Odyomo, member and Academic Registrar. All the three members were either seconded from Makerere University or Kyambogo except the chairperson who was fully on GUAES payroll. This essentially meant the chairperson had no fall back position unlike the other members who would be free to go back to theri mother institutions. Prof. Pen-Mogi Nyeko knew for sure that his appointment wold be only made in accordance with Section 31 (3) and (4) of the Act referred to based on satisfactory performance during the kick-starting period.

As if the members of the Committee planned it, they all wrote their letters of acceptance to the Minister on 16th July 2001 except Prof. Mary Okwakol who got her appointment much earleir and had replied. She accepted teh appointment but deffered her date of assuming duties to the end of December 2002. This was the first challenge. The membership of the Task Force was reduced to three.

Nevertheless, the remaining members were not deterred by the reduction in membership. They called the first meeting of the Task Force on Tuesday 17th July 2001, attended by three members. The meeting was held in an office located in the premises of the Ministry of Public Service at Wandegeya, Kampala. After congratulating each other upon the appointments, members identified the following matters as urgent—requiring immediate attention:

* Acquiring and furnishing an office within Kampala
* Arranging immediate trip to Gulu to ascertain the infrastructure on the ground for the commencement of the University
* Determining the possible start-off courses based onteh available infrastructure in place
* Production of letterhead for the University
* Acquisition of a postal box number in Gulu
* Opening bank accounts in Gulu and in Kampala, and
* The identification of administrative staff not exceeding 25 persons.

The University Secretary was asked to prepare a budget for additional sum of money to enable the University open in October 2001. He was to get postal box numbers in Gulu and Kampala, produce a temporary letterhead for the University. The Academic Registrar was charged with the responsibility of getting the curriculum referred to in the Policy Statement from the Ministry and/or from Makerere University, identify the core academic staff required for the start-off programmes and advertise for students.

Finally, the first meeting resolved that members of the Task Force should visit Gulu on Tuesday 24th or Friday 27th July to assess the situation on the ground. It was also resolved that every effort should be made to have the University take off latest by November.

The second meeting was held on Friday 20th July in the same venue. In the meeting, some documents containing budget details for GUAES and teh Curriculum obtained from the Commissioner for Higher Education were presented to members. It was agreed in this meeting that most ofs the assignments mentioned in the first meeting be handled after coming back from the trip to Gulu.

the visit to Gulu on Friday 26th was very comprehensive indeed. The Task Force Committee met leaders of the Gulu District Local Government and toured Gulu District Farm Institute. It also had the opportunity to visit surrounding secondary schools (such as Sir Samuel Baker School, St. Joseph's College Layibi) as well as Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital Lacor and Gulu Independent Hospital. The Committee compiled a report and presented it to teh Ministry of Education. It was clear from the visit that the University could use some laboratory facilities in St. Joseph's College Layibi and Sir Samuel Baker School.

The third meeting wass held afer the Committee came back from Gulu. The Ministerial Policy Statement of the Ministry of Education and Sports of June 2001 was presented to the Committee and it was noted that the Policy Statement on page 26 states:

"The process leading to the preparation of the Master Plan for the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (UAES) in Northern Uganda is underway. Temporary premises for the UAES were identified at Gulu District Farm Institure. The Management Team for UAES has been appointed and a curriculum for the study courses at this University is now ready. …"

In the same Policy Statement, under Higher Education Planned Tasks for financial year 2001/2002 page 70, it was stated:

"… work with TFMC, which has been appointed to kick-start UAES Gulu to prepare for the first intake of the University in October 2001. …"

This point was emphasised further on page 143 as follows:

"… operationalise the University by October 2001, admit students for the first intake in June 2001, and provide basic facilities such as: three vehicles, furnishing administrative block, five computers with accessories and refurbushing existing structures.

"The Ministry seeks authority to spend shs. 557,228,000 on GUAES the 2001/2002 financial year under budget line ED26 (B) Annex 4 (page9). …"

In a nutshell, the first intake of students was to be done in June 2001, yet the TFMC members got their appointment letters on 13th July! The Committee agreed that in order to admit the first lot of students and have the University operational by October 2001, as per the Ministerial Policy Statement, there is urgent need to produce a detailed budget for staff salaries, students' welfare and the running cost for academic year 2001/2002.

By the end of August 2001, the Committee was ready with advertisements for students, academic and administrative staff. The Committee later presented its requrest for an additional shs. 781,000,000 to the Ministry of Education if the university was to start in October 2001. Technically, the Committee knew the difficulties of starting the university in such a short time with the limited funds. But the Chairperson of the Task Force was conversant witht eh type of questions the Honourable Minister of Education would face from members of Parliament regarding the implementation of the Policy Statement. The anticipated political reply from the Honourable Minister would be like "Mr. Speaker Sir, I have done my job by appointing members of the Task Force to kick-start the University." He would also proceed to 'wonder' why the Task Force has not started the University contrary to the Ministerial Policy Statement. In line with this, the Committee knew for sure that a political reply of this nature in Parliament would have rendered the Task Force useless. It was in anticipation of this sort of reply that the Committee had to present itself to the Ministry and to Parliament as being 'prepared' to open the university in October/November 2001.

This anticipation and teh action the Task Force took saved the committee. When the Committee of Parliament was discussing the budget for Gulu University, it became clear taht members of parliament were concerned why the University has not yet started. The Minister explained the need for further preparaton and that the Ministry was not ready to start the University in October 2001 as stated in the Policy Statement. With this error resolved, it was agreed that the Task Force should continue planning to open the University in September 2002.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday 5th September 2001, advertisements for jobs and students appeared in the national newspapers. Because it was later resolved that the University starts in 2002, the Task Force Committee did nto admit students neither did it employ academic staff. It recruited a bursar, an accountant and three secretaries and other support staff by November 2001. That same day the Task Force Committee got a letter from the VIce Chancellor of Makerere University allocating an office space in Lincoln Flats, in Makerere University.

All the members of the Task Force Committee were satsified wth the progress of their work. By the end of December 2001, they had a work force of 31 persons with 8 staff in the Kampala coordinating office and 5 in Gulu head office. Four vehicles were purchased and all offices were furnished. The Internet service was installed in Kampala coordinating office. The Committee members set their goals for the new year 2002 to embark on national and international public relations to sell the university and consolidate plans fsor actual academic programmes in readiness for students' intake for September 2002. To-date the Chairman of the then Task Force, who is still the Vice Chancellor of the University thanks Dr. S.S. Tickodri and Mr. N.P. Egwel-Odyomo for their commitment and hard work.

Geographical Location PDF Print E-mail

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Staffing and Vacancy
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Visitor Information

Let's get down to the page that explains tips to guide our visitors. If you have to come to Gulu University for the first time, this information may prove to be of benefit to you. For those who may have already come to our University several times, the information may serve only as a recollection or as a refreshing thought to their mainds. Well, let's see what you may learn.

Main Sights
This page will contain some information about the main sights you may need to reach while in Gulu University and its neighbouring areas. The information will be made available soon. As of now, the informtion is not yet built to the full.

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As a visitor in an area, you are rightly concerned about safe eating places. We will post some information for you to guide you on some safe eating places soon. As of now the site is still under construction. Please pay us a visit again.

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For one who is not fully familiar with Gulu town--the nearest town to Gulu University--this page may be the link required to give a glimpse on what to expect by way of housing or accommodation. Please read on.

Hostels / Halls of Residence PDF Print E-mail

Gulu University is a non-residential university. It doesn't have halls of residence and doesn't provide meals for students. Students who require hostel accommodation should seek advice from the office of the Dean of Students on availability of such hostel accommodation. Government sponsored students are given money remitted by the government for their accommodation, feeding and commuting to the campus. Privately sponsored students meet their own expenses. There are designated hostels which have been approved by the University. Procedures and requirements for staying in these hostels are available in the office of the Dean of Students located on the main campus.

Local Housing Options

Because Gulu University is a non-residential university, the vast majority of students who require hostel accommodation have to be accommodated in private hostels or in the general housing provided by private investors and developers.

Students who require hostel accommodation should seek advice from the office of the Dean of Students on availability of such hostel accommodation. Government sponsored students are given money remitted by the government for their accommodation, feeding and commuting to the campus. Privately sponsored students meet their own expenses.

The students rent private houses near the campus and in different locations within Gulu municipality. On average, renting one room is about Uganda shillings 50,000 per month (approx. US$ 30).

For refreshments and meals while on campus, there is a public café run by the University on the main campus at an affordable price to the university community.

Gulu University Fees (Tution) Structure)

1.1 General Charges
1.1.1 Registration per semester UGX 30,000=
1.1.2 Late registration after two weeks 20,000=
1.1.3 Late registration after four weeks 50,000=
1.1.4 Examination fee per semester 80,000=
1.1.5 UNSA fee per annum 900=
1.1.6 Identity card (once) 10,000=
1.1.7 Sports fee (per semester) 15,000=
1.1.8 University rules book (once) 1,000=
1.1.9 Capital Development (once) 30,100=
1.1.10 Re-examination per paper 6,000=
1.1.11 Medical examination (1st semester) 15,000=
1.1.12 Medical fee per semester 10,000=
1.1.13 Library user fee per semester 20,000=
1.1.14 Guild fee per semester 30,000=
1.1.15 School practice fee (per annum) for education students 95,000=
1.2 Tuition Fees (Undergraduate) per semester
1.2.1 Bachelor of Business Administration UGX 650,000=
1.2.2 Bachelor of Quantitative Economics 750,000=
1.2.3 Bachelor of Science Economics 700,000=
1.2.4 Bachelor of Development Studies 550,000=
1.2.5 Bachelor of Public Administration 550,000=
1.2.6 Bachelor of Science Education (Biological) 450,000=
1.2.7 Bachelor of Science Education (Physical) 450,000=
1.2.8 Bachelor of Science Education (Physical) 450,000=
1.2.9 Bachelor of Science Education (Sports Science) 450,000=
1.2.10 Bachelor of Science Education (Technological Education) 450,000=
1.2.11 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 650,000=
1.2.12 Bachelor of Information Technology 650,000=
1.2.13 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 960,000=
1.2.14 Bachelor of Agriculture 750,000=
1.2.15 Bachelor of Arts Education 450,000=
1.2.16 Bachelor of Business Education 450,000=
1.2.17 Diploma in Computer Science 350,000=
1.2.18 Diploma in Development Studies 300,000=
1.2.19 Diploma in Secretarial and Information Management 300,000=
1.2.20 Certificate in Secretarial and Information Management 250,000=
1.3 Tuition Fees (Postgraduate)
1.3.1 Master of Education (Administration, Management and Planning) UGX 700,000=
1.3.2 Master of Business Administration 800,000=
1.3.3 Master of Public Administration 800,000=
1.3.4 Postgraduate Diploma in Education 400,000=
1.3.5 Postgraduate Diploma in Financial management 400,000=
1.3.6 Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management 400,000=
1.3.7 Postgraduate diploma in Entrepreneurship Development 400,000=
1.3.8 Postgraduate diploma in Conflict Management and Peace Studies 400,000=
2.1.1 Guild Fee per semester (per semester) UGX 7,000=
2.1.2 Identity Card (once) 10,000=
2.1.3 Sports Fee (per semester) 13,000=
2.1.4 Library fee (per semester) 2,000=
2.1.5 Caution Money (once) 1,000=
2.1.6 University Rules Book (once) 1,000=
2.1.7 UNSA Fee (per annum) 900=

Gulu University Fees Payment Policy

Fees Payment Policy PDF Print E-mail

Students are encouraged to pay all their fees to the bank immediately upon arrival for the first semester. Fees are payable in any branch of Centenary Bank using the offical paying-in slip provided by the University. Paying-in slips can be collected from the respective faculties or institutes. Details of the fees to be paid by government sponsored students and privately sponsored students are contained in the admission documents and are as follows:

* 40% within the first 3 weeks from the beginning of the semester;
* 60% by the end of the 8th week of the semester; and
* 100% by the end of the 12th week of the semester.

All other (functional) fees must however be paid in full by every student at the beginning of the semester.

In order to be registered as a student of Gulu University, a person admitted to the University must have paid at least 40% of the tuition fees and all the other (functional) fees required. A person who fails to meet this condition within three weeks from the start of the academic year will have his/her admission cancelled.

Immediately after paying your fees at the bank, you are required to present copies of paying-in slips to the cashier on the basis of which you will be issued with receipts acknowledging payment of the fees.

Gulu University Examinations Procedure

Examinations Regulations
Instruction to Candidates

1. A Candidate shall be informed of the dates and the times of examinations by means of the timetable and notices on the Notice Board, published at least one month before the date of commencement of examinations.
2. It shall be the responsibility of each candidate to take note of the date(s) and time(s) of the examination(s) for which he/she is registered.
3. Should there be a change in the timetable for en examination after it is published:
a) Such a change shall be communicated to the candidate(s) by means of additional notices on the University Notice Board, Radio etc; and
b) No Candidates shall be informed individually of time table changes.
4. Candidates shall be checked thoroughly before they enter examination rooms.
5. A Candidate shall be admitted to the examination room thirty minutes before the time the examination is due to begin. During the thirty minutes the invigilator shall: -
a) make an announcement to the effect that candidates should satisfy themselves that they are in possession of answer book(s) and the correct question paper;
b) write their registration and examination numbers on the answer books and sign on them;
c) call attention to any rubric at the head of the question paper which seems to require attention;
d) announce that both sides of the writing paper must be used;
e) tell students when they may begin writing; and
f) make any other announcement(s).
6. Candidates are required to equip themselves with pens, rulers, erasers, blotting papers and the geometrical instruments.
7. Except for open-book examinations, no books shall be permitted in the examination rooms
8. Communication equipment, bags or attaché cases shall not be taken by candidates into the Examination room. Candidates are not allowed to use their own logarithmic tables and statistical tables.
9. Candidates shall report directly to the Academic Registrar any person suspected to be indulging in examination malpractice. The following are some of examination malpractices:
a) Smuggling of unauthorised material in any form into an examination room;
b) Copying from one another;
c) Communicating in the examination room;
d) External assistance given by invigilators;
e) Prior knowledge of examination questions;
f) Impersonation;
g) Substitution of examination answer scripts; and
h) Collusion, among others.
10. Any candidate found in the act of impersonation shall be arrested and handed over to the police for prosecution. Such candidate shall be banned from sitting any other University examinations.
11. Any contravention of the regulations and instructions governing the University examinations shall lead to disqualification and cancellation of results of the candidate.
12. An Invigilator shall have the authority to confiscate any unauthorised book, manuscript, or any other aid materials brought into the examination room. The Invigilator shall also expel from the examination room any candidate who creates disturbances that may disrupt the smooth running of the examination, provided the invigilator fills the incident form and have it countersigned by the Head of Department who in turn shall report the matter to the Academic Registrar for action. The candidate shall also submit a written statement to the Academic Registrar. In case of a candidate suspected of giving or obtaining unauthorised assistance or attempting to do so, the Academic Registrar shall report the matter to Senate for action.
13. No candidate shall be permit to enter the examination room after the lapse of thirty minutes from the commencement of the examination and no candidate shall be permitted to leave the examination room until thirty minutes have expired. Late candidate(s) shall not be allowed extra time. No candidates shall leave the examination room during the last ten minutes of the time allocated for the examination except in the case of emergency.
14. A candidate who falls sick in the examination room shall notify the invigilator immediately for appropriate action.
15. At the end of the examination period, and on instruction from the invigilator, a candidate shall stop writing and assemble their scripts, dully signed before being collected by the invigilator.
16. An invigilator shall not permit a candidate to leave his/her examination seat before the answer books have been collected. A candidate who wishes to leave the examination room before the end of the examination shall hand the answer book to the invigilator before leaving the examination room.
17. Every candidate shall be required to sign an attendance roll.
18. The use of scrap paper shall not be permitted. All rough work shall be done in the answer sheet or book and crossed out neatly through or in supplementary answer book which shall be submitted to the invigilator together with the main answer book. A candidate shall not write on the question paper.
19. Except for the question paper (if it is not multiple choices) a candidate shall not remove from the examination room or mutilate any paper or other material supplied.
20. A candidate who is permitted to leave before the end of the examination period shall not leave his/her script on the desk, but shall hand them to the invigilator duly signed.

Gulu University Graduation List

The Academic Registrar Gulu University informs all those who completed their studies from Gulu University that the fifth graduation will be held on 23rd January 2010 at the University Campus. Each graduand is required to pay the following fees:

Convocation - 10,000/=
Graduation - 30,000/=
Transcript - 10,000/=
Certificate - 10,000/=
Total - 60,000/=

Payments should be made to Centenary Bank in the following account:

Account Name: Gulu University Academic Registrar, Account No.
7510500423 by 9th January 2009.

Graduation gowns will be available at the University for hire at the following rates:

Degree graduands - 70,000/=
Postgraduate Diploma graduands - 55,000/=

Ordinary Diploma graduands - 55,000/=
Certificates graduands - 45,000/= When the gown is returned in good condition within fourteen days from the date of graduation the graduand will be refunded as follow:

Shs. 30,000= from the 70,000= paid
Shs. 25,000= from the 55,000 paid and
Shs. 20,000= from the 45,000= paid.

Graduands are requested to scan and send a coloured passport-sized photograph showing both ears and taken from the shoulders via the
e-mail address: transcript@gu.ac.ug

The photos may be scanned in the .BMP, .JPEG or .PNG format with high
resolutions for accuracy of details.

Photos should reach the given e-mail
address before 9th January 2009 to facilitate the production of the transcripts. Indicate your name, registration number and program of

For further details visit the official website of Gulu University at

Please note that only those who completed paying all the required fees
will be included among those to graduate.

Geoffrey Lamtoo

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