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Nkumba University

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Established in 1994, the 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-sized (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's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 30-year-old Ugandan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% 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, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Nkumba University's Control Typeprivate


Nkumba University's Entity Typenon-profit


Nkumba University' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Nkumba University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Acronym NU
Founded 1994
Motto I owe you
Colours Red, blue and yellow
Video Presentation

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University Location

Address Kampala-Entebbe Highway; PO Box 237
Central Region
Nkumba University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Nkumba University Phone Number +256 (414) 320 283
Nkumba University Fax Number +256
Other locations Kampala

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Nkumba University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Nkumba University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Nkumba University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Nkumba University.

Nkumba University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Nkumba University's admission information.

Nkumba University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Nkumba University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Nkumba University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Nkumba University's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Nkumba University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Nkumba University's Admission Office Admission Office

Academic Registrar's Office P.O.Box 237
(414) 320 283

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Nkumba University.

Nkumba University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Nkumba University has an enrollment range of 4,000-4,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Nkumba University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 300-399 academic employees (Faculty).

Nkumba University's Control Type Control Type

Nkumba University is a private higher education institution.

Nkumba University's Entity Type Entity Type

Nkumba University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Nkumba University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Nkumba University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Nkumba University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Nkumba University's main facilities:

Nkumba University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Nkumba University's Library

Nkumba University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Nkumba University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Nkumba University's main services:

Nkumba University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Nkumba University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Nkumba University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Nkumba University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Nkumba University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Nkumba University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Nkumba University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: The National Council for Higher Education of Uganda

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Twitter X (Twitter)

Nkumba University's X (formerly Twitter) page Nkumba University's official Twitter page

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Nkumba University's YouTube channel Nkumba University's official YouTube channel

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Nkumba University's Instagram page Nkumba University's official Instagram channel

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Nkumba University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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