Nkumba University Minimum Entry Requirements
For degree programmes, applicants should have either:
- UCE (at least 5 passes) and UACE (at least 2 principal passes); or,
- A Diploma qualification from a recognized institution of Higher Learning; or,
- A pass in Mature Age Examinations.
For Diploma programmes, the applicant should have either:
- UCE (at least 5 passes) and UACE (at least 1 principal pass) plus 2 subsidiary passes; or,
- The equivalent of the above.
Please note that for a number of the academic programmes in the various Schools, the University also offers certificate qualifications where the minimum entry requirements are:
- UCE (at least 5 passes) and UACE (at least 3 subsidiary passes).
For postgraduate programmes, the applicant should have:
- A good first degree from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.
For the August Intake of any academic year, interested persons are encouraged to apply not later than mid June.
Inquiries and applications for admission should be directed to:
The Academic Registrar
Tel: 256 (414) 374994/302283.
Fax: 256 (414) 374288/4321448.
Undergraduate Admission requirements
Presently, there are three avenues of entry to the University. These are: The Direct Entry Scheme, The Diploma Holders Entry Scheme and the Mature Age Entry Scheme. These guidelines are in line with National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
Direct Entry Scheme
i) At least 5 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent;
ii) At least 2 principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
A good diploma from a recognized institution as determined by the University Senate.
Mature age Entry
i) The applicant should be 25 years of age and above;
ii) Must have passed mature age entry examinations organized by the National Council for Higher Education.
i) A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study;
ii) Any equivalent qualifications besides UCE and UACE.
i) A Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a minimum of 5 passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent
ii) Uganda Advanced Level Certificate (UACE) with at least one Principal Pass, and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
iii) A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study from a recognized institution;
iv) Any equivalent Certificate besides UCE and UACE from a recognized institution.
i) A Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a minimum of 5 passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
ii) A Uganda Advanced Level Certificate (UACE) with at least 3 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent;
Special School Requirements
Besides the above general admission requirements, there are special school requirements which a candidate must fulfill to gain admission to a programme in the respective school.
Post Graduate Admission Requirements
Nkumba University is open to all persons who meet the requirements for admission to the post graduate programme. Postgraduate Diploma
A first degree or its equivalent
i) A first degree with at least a second class (where such classes are indicated) or its equivalent from a recognized University or higher institution of learning.
ii) Graduates with a pass degree and a postgraduate diploma in a relevant field may also be considered.
iii) Individuals who have considerable years of experience in intended areas of study but who lack first degree qualification.
i) Bachelors and Masters degree (s)
ii) Be of such standing as may be prescribed in the regulations of Nkumba University School Postgraduate Studies and Research.
An intending candidate shall be required to:
i) sit an aptitude test and;
ii) present a synopsis of intended research area.
The minimum period for the Post Graduate Diploma shall be one year and a maximum two years.
The minimum period for a Master’s Degree by coursework and dissertation shall be two (2) years and the maximum period shall be three (3) years.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme is offered for a minimum period of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years.
Procedure of Application and Registration
Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the Academic Registrar on payment of the stipulated – non- refundable fee payable to Nkumba University by cash or draft. Or application forms can be downloaded from our website: www.nkumbauniversity.ac.ug
Orientation of New Students
Every semester/quarter, new students are oriented for a period of one week in University life and activities.