Vice Chancellor's Message

I welcome you to Uganda Christian University.
Our mission and commitment are to “Equip students for productive and holistic lives of Christian faith and service.” The Church of Uganda founded UCU in 1997, to be an authentic Christian university, one of its kind in Uganda at the time, where students would be nurtured to reach their full potential and completeness. The Church pioneered education at primary and high school level decades ago. In founding Uganda Christian University, the Church intended to bridge the gap created between Church-founded Christian schools and Christian higher education to complete the education cycle.

The university inherited the pristine and Edenic campus facilities of the Bishop Tucker Theological College. In 2013, the UCU Main Campus was voted among the 50 most beautiful Christian campuses worldwide. This young university is today spread across Uganda with five campuses to her credit: The Main Campus situated at Mukono, UCU Kampala Campus, UCU Arua Campus, Bishop Barham University College in Kabale and UCU Mbale University College. Read More

Undergraduate Programmes

UCU has various Diploma and Bachelors programmes spanning over 3 intakes; Easter (January), Trinity (May) and Advent (September).

Postgraduate Programmes

The University offers a number of Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctorate programmes throughout the year.

Short & Professional Courses

UCU offers a number of highly marketable Short & Professional courses at its Main, Mengo and Kampala Campuses

UCU is a leader in online distance learning (ODL). We have been consistently teaching throughout this COVID time, whether fully online or in a blended capacity, so our students’ learning has been able to continue uninterrupted. We have been able to conduct our take-home and online exams uninterrupted. All this is possible only through our commitment to the technology, using tools such as Moodle, Zoom, and BigBlueButton, but also through our commitment to our students. We are committed to  using the available technology to build community, to provide a quality education and equip our students for productive and holistic lives of Christian faith and service.

Students Life

Our Campus Offers Students Dozens of Opportunities



Our thriving residential campus is home to a community of creative and accomplished people from around the world. Uganda Christian University has quickly built an outstanding reputation for quality of teaching, quality of service and positive student experience.