Nkumba University

country rank  19
world rank  10855

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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 large town of Entebbe (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Central Region. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kampala. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The National Council for Higher Education, Uganda, Nkumba University (NU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 25 years old 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.

University Identity

Acronym NU
Founded 1994
Motto I owe you

University Location

Address Kampala-Entebbe Highway; PO Box 237
Entebbe (population range: 50,000-249,999)
Central Region
T +256 (41) 320 134
F +256 (414) 321 448
Other locations Kampala

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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 Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Academic Registrar's Office P.O.Box 237
+256 (414) 320283

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

The National Council for Higher Education, Uganda

Year of first Accreditation


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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019