Uganda Christian University

country rank  2
world rank  5412

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University Overview

Founded in 1913, Uganda Christian University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Mukono (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Central Region. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kabale, Arua, Mbale, Kampala. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The National Council for Higher Education, Uganda, Uganda Christian University (UCU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Anglican religion. Uganda Christian University (UCU) 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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 105 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UCU
Founded 1913
Motto Alpha And Omega: God The Beginning And The End
Colours Blue, yellow, red and green

University Location

Address PO Box 4, Mukono - Mukono Campus
Mukono (population range: 50,000-249,999)
Central Region
T +256 (31) 235 0800
F +256 (41) 429 0800
Other locations Kabale, Arua, Mbale, Kampala

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Uganda Christian University
+256 (31) 235 0800 / 826

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 100-199
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Anglican Christian-Anglican Church of Uganda -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
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


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
  • International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE)
  • Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC)
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2018