Busoga University

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University Overview

Established in 1999, Busoga University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Iganga (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Eastern Region. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Jinja, Kamuli, Bugiri, Kaliro, Pallisa. Officially recognized by the The National Council for Higher Education of Uganda, Busoga University (BU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational Ugandan higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Anglican religion. Busoga University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation) in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 21 years old Ugandan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Ugandan higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym BU
Founded 1999
Motto Center of Academic Excellence
Colours Blue, yellow and red

University Location

Address PO Box 154, Iganga - Iganga Campus
Eastern Region
Tel +256 (43) 243 175
Fax +256 (43) 242 345
Other locations Jinja, Kamuli, Bugiri, Kaliro, Pallisa

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office PO Box 154
(43) 243175

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Anglican Christian-Anglican Church of Uganda - www.churchofuganda.org

Facilities and Services

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

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
  • Uganda Vice-Chancellors Forum (UVCF)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021