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Kampala International University

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Founded in 2001, the Kampala International University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Kampala (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Central Region. This institution also has branch campuses in Ishaka, Dar-es-Salaam and Nairobi. Officially recognized by the The National Council for Higher Education of Uganda, Kampala International University (KIU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Ugandan higher education institution. Kampala International University (KIU) 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 23-year-old Ugandan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this Ugandan higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. KIU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Kampala International University's Control Typeprivate


Kampala International University's Entity Typenon-profit


Kampala International University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Kampala International University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym KIU
Founded 2001
Motto Exploring the Heights
Colours Green, white and gold
Mascot Girraffe
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University Location

Address PO Box 20000, Kampala - Kansanga Campus
Central Region
Kampala International University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Kampala International University Phone Number +256 (414) 266 813
Kampala International University Fax Number +256 (414) 501 974
Other locations Ishaka, Dar-es-Salaam and Nairobi

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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 Kampala International 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 Kampala International 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 Kampala International 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 Kampala International University.

Kampala International University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Kampala International University's admission information.

Kampala International University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Kampala International University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

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

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Kampala International University's acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Kampala International University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Kampala International University has more than 7100 international students.

Kampala International University's Admission Office Admission Office

20000 Kansanga
Kampala Box 20000
(41) 501707

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

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

Kampala International University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Kampala International University has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Kampala International University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 3,000-3,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Kampala International University's Control Type Control Type

Kampala International University is a private higher education institution.

Kampala International University's Entity Type Entity Type

Kampala International University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Kampala International University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Kampala International University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Kampala International University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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

Kampala International University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Kampala International University's Library

Kampala International University's Housing University Housing

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

Kampala International 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 Kampala International University's main services:

Kampala International University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Kampala International University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Kampala International University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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

Kampala International University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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

Kampala International 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.

Kampala International University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Kampala International 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

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Kampala International University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Inter-University Council for East Africa
  • East African Quality Assurance Network

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

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Kampala International University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Kampala International University's Facebook page Kampala International University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Kampala International University's X (formerly Twitter) page Kampala International University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Kampala International University's YouTube channel Kampala International University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Kampala International University's Instagram page Kampala International University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Kampala International University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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