Nkumba University

country rank  14
world rank  10085

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University Overview

Established in 1994, Nkumba University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Entebbe (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Central Region. This institution also has a branch campus in Kampala. Officially recognized by the The National Council for Higher Education of Uganda, Nkumba University (NU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational Ugandan higher education institution. Nkumba University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 26 years old Ugandan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Ugandan higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. NU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym NU
Founded 1994
Motto I owe you

University Location

Address Kampala-Entebbe Highway; PO Box 237
Central Region
Tel +256 (41) 320 134
Fax +256 (414) 321 448
Other locations Kampala

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Academic Registrar's Office P.O.Box 237
(414) 320283

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Nkumba University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021