Uganda Christian University (UCU) is a private, Christian university whose main campus is located in Mukono, Uganda. Founded in 1997, it is one of the top-ranked universities in Uganda, and is accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education. Through our vibrant Schools and Faculties, UCU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes across various disciplines, including business; computer science; education; law; medicine; dentistry; engineering; visual arts and design; nursing; agricultural sciences; social sciences; journalism, media and communication; and theology, among others.

UCU has various Diploma and Bachelors programmes
spanning over 3 intakes; Easter (January), Trinity (May)
and Advent (September).
The University offers a number of Postgraduate
Diplomas, Masters and Doctorate programmes
throughout the year.

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Explore our research

As Uganda Christian University, we are committed to strengthening our position as one of the world’s leading institutions for inspirational and transformational research.

Our research is focused around seven themes which align our academic strengths to best meet the grand scientific, technological, socio-cultural, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

UCU Research Study

A team of researchers from Uganda Christian University (UCU) Faculty of Agricultural Sciences who a few months ago embarked on a journey to explore plant reproduction, focusing on African eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum) – varieties, including the Shum -Nakati and Gilo -Ntula cultivars; have published findings from their intriguing study. Click here to read more 

Mutyaba on Cage fish farming

After an extensive research study within fishing communities in Uganda, Livingstone Mutyaba, Head of the Department of Natural Resource Economics & Agribusiness… Click here to read more


In a strategic move to strengthen its research capabilities, Uganda Christian University (UCU) is taking its support for researchers to the next level with comprehensive grants, grant writing, and training sessions. Click to read more

Head Teachers' Publication UCU education

In a joint research publication by Dr. Mary Kagoire Ochieng and Dr. Faith Mbabazi Musinguzi, alongside three scholars from Busitema University and Health Tutors College Mulago, a significant correlation between the head teacher’s support role and the achievement of quality inclusive education in selected secondary schools was discovered. Click to read more

UCU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi MESSAGE to all UCU Stakeholders

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Applications for the January 2024 intake are now open

We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career, we help them succeed in their career.

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