How to Apply

Applications Guidelines

Application is made through filling an application form obtained at a non refundable application fee at the Main Campus, Bishop Barham University College, Kabale and the Regional Campuses of Mbale and Arua. Application forms may also be obtained from the Diocesan Education offices of Busoga, Soroti, Ankole, North Ankole and Bunyoro Kitara.You may also download the application form from here (Click on the downloads tab) and pay for it on submission.

The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached.It must be returned to the Admissions Office of the University according to the set deadline dates obtained from the Admissions office.

Application for Admission
Applications forms are available at a non-refundable fee of Uganda Shs. 50,000/= or $25.

The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached.It must be returned to the Admissions Office of the University according to the set deadline dates obtained from the Admissions office.

Application Procedure

  1. Click here to see our programs OR Check with the Admissions office at the University.
  2. Buy an application form from any of our campuses (Uganda Shs. 50,000/= or $25), or Download the form (Click on the downloads tab), fill it and return it to the University.
  3. On returning the application form, you'll receive a coupon showing the date when the results of the application will be out.
  4. On the date results of the application are out, kindly check at the admissions office or on the university website; then proceed to pick your admission letter if admitted.
  5. After admission, one may be required to pay a non-refundable tuition fee deposit in order to confirm your vacancy.


Application forms are processed and shortlists made by the Admissions Office are forwarded to the University Admissions Committee. The board grants or denies the admission and forwards the decision to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor's (Academic Affairs) office.

The applicant's file is reviewed for completeness and a letter is given indicating admission, pending fulfillment of the requirements.

All documents received by the University in connection with an application for admission become the property of Uganda Christian University. Admission places of students who are admitted and fail to report are filed. However material will only be held for a period of only one year if the student notifies the Admissions Office in writing of postponement of enrollment.

Entry Requirements

Ugandan Applicants for Degree programs should hold either

  • UCE & UACE Certificate with 2 Principal Passes OR
  • Diploma from a recognized institution of Higher Learning OR
  • A Pass in Mature Age Examination.

Kenyan Applicants for Degree should hold either

  • KCSE holders must have a minimum grade of C+ and above. OR
  • KACE, 'GCE or A-levels' applicants must have at least 2 principal passes or its equivalent. OR
  • A Diploma in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution of Higher Learning

Tanzanian Applicants for Degree should hold at least either

  • TCE & TACE Certificate with at least 2 Principal Passes OR
  • Diploma from a recognized institution of Higher Learning

Post Graduate Programs applicants should hold at least

  • A good first degree from a recognized institution of higher learning relevant to the course applied for.

Other International Applicants

  • International applicants must have qualifications that are recognized for University entry in their respective countries.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Intakes are at Uganda Christian University?

There are three intakes in an academic year, in (ADVENT) September, (EASTER) January and (TRINITY)May. Each of the intakes might have a different set of programs offered. For more details, visit our Academic Programmes page.

Who can apply?

Ugandan Applicants must have the minimum national entry requirements.

All other International applicants must have qualifications that are recognized for University entry in their respective countries. For help, contact admissions office admissions@ucu.ac.ug. Visit our International Applicants page.

How can one apply?

Applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of Ush. 50,000/= or $25 at any Stanbic bank branch in Uganda then proceed to the Academic office and present a receipt at the front desk for an application form OR You may download the application form from here (Click on the downloads tab), fill it in and pay for it on submission at any of our campuses.

Summary of University admissions procedure

  1. Know the programs we offer and the different intakes and make choices
  2. Apply
  3. Check for the results of the application
  4. If admitted pick admission letter
  5. Confirm acceptance by paying a non refundable tuition fee deposit.

I am not a Ugandan, how can I apply?

  • Know the programs we offer and the different intakes and make choices
  • Download application form (Click on the downloads tab) and fill them
  • Scan and send the form to admissions@ucu.ac.ug (Undergraduate Programmes) or graduateadmissions@ucu.ac.ug (Postgraduate Programmes)
  • Check for the results of your application on the dates specified below
  • If admitted pick admission letter or request for it by emailing to admissions@ucu.ac.ug
  • Confirm acceptance by paying a non refundable tuition fee deposit.

What are the fees payment policies?

University fees may be paid in full at the opening of a semester or in two equal installments. Full Prompt Payment: EXEMPTS the student from payment of the Registration fee of 50,000/= (Fifty thousand Shillings). More information on payment can be found here.

Application Forms

Student Brochures

Note:

  1. A PDF Reader is required to view the above documents.
  2. Fees details will be offered on request to the admissions office of the university.

For more information, contact us with the details below;-

The Admissions Office,
Uganda Christian University,
P. O. BOX 4 Mukono, Uganda.
Telephone: +256312350880/835
Mobile: +256794770826
Email: admissions@ucu.ac.ug

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