A joint expert team comprising of Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) from 5th November to 6th November 2018 undertook the peer review of Nkumba University School of Law LLB programme. The four-person team, led by Prof. Michael Nyogesa Wabwile from Egerton University, Kenya, also included: Mr. Joel Laurent from the Tanzania High Court; Prof. Preston Chitere Orieko from the University of Nairobi; and, Ms Faridah Bukirwa, NCHE representative and Secretary to the joint team. Nkumba University is one of the 13 universities in the East Africa region that subjected its academic programmes to the external peer review process in order to properly align their LLB programmes to agreed regional quality standards. 


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1.0    Introduction & Objectives 
An overwhelming majority of youth eligible to attend higher education institutions in Uganda is from poor and deprived families. In addition to this there are inequitable opportunities for Higher Education in Uganda that would enable this group to continue with their studies. In addition to this, the financial need for higher education is, perhaps, a remarkable actor to make the bright and studious students to leave their studies uncompleted or, even worse, not to get admission at all in the institution of their choice. Nkumba University is responding to this challenge by introducing need based scholarships to eligible students in Uganda.
The scholarship will enable 5 needy young people from each of Uganda’s districts to pursue their undergraduate education at Nkumba University.
The objective is to provide equal opportunity for the talented students who are disadvantaged and are incapable of meeting part of the cost of their higher education at Nkumba University. This program will help in increasing the University’s enrollment as well as provide training and learning opportunities for disadvantaged students who will as a result have better job and business opportunities after completing their education.

2.0    Eligibility Criteria 
1.    Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at undergraduate level in the following prescribed disciplines at both Nkumba University Main Campus and Kampala Campus:
-    Bachelor of Business Administration
-    Bachelor of Procurement & Logistics Management
-    Bachelor of Information Technology
-    Bachelor of Public Administration & Management
-    Bachelor of Law
-    Bachelor of Social Works and Social Administration
-    Bachelor of International Relations and Diplomacy
-    Bachelor of Development Studies
-    Bachelor of Science in Journalism
-    Bachelor of Arts with Education
-    Bachelor of Petroleum Management
-    Bachelor of Tourism Management
-    Bachelor of Hotel Management and Institutional Catering
2.    Students need to have secured admission in the approved disciplines at Nkumba University before applying for the scholarship.
3.    Only those students who have completed A-Level in the last three years prior to the application are eligible to apply.
4.    The eligibility of a candidate is linked to neediness of the candidate as determined and assessed by their area LC 1 and LC 3 Chairpersons.

3.0    How to Apply
1.    The eligible students can get a Scholarship Application Form from the
2.    Academic Registrar’s office or at their respective District Education and/or Municipality Offices. The application form can also be downloaded from the University’s website.
3.    The Scholarship Form is supposed to be submitted along with supporting documents only at the District Education and/or Municipality office after endorsements by their respective LC 1 and LC 3 Chairpersons.
4.    Candidates are required to first get admission in any one of the above approved disciplines at Nkumba University.
5.    All Districts and Municipalities of Uganda are included in this initiative.

4.0    Amount of Financial Support
The program will support the eligible students at Nkumba University by paying 600,000/= of tuition fee per year during the entire period of study.

5.0    Terms and Conditions
1.    Application forms are available from the Academic Registrar’s Office, the District Education office, Municipality Education Office and can also be downloaded from the University website.
2.    The submitted application and supporting documents of the potential candidate shall be reviewed by the District Education Service Committee with a representative of Nkumba University present.
3.    The recommended cases shall be presented to the University Scholarship Management Committee (SMC) for a thorough review and final approval.
4.    The scholarship recipients shall be informed of the University’s decision by the Academic Registrar.

Nkumba University – Need based Scholarship Application Form.

A.    Instructions:
1.    Fill in the form using capital letters
2.     Read the application carefully
3.    Complete the application form with the required information
4.    Make a photocopy of the application for your own records
5.    Submit completed form to the District/Municipal Education Officer after endorsements from your area LC1 and LC3 Chairpersons respectively.

B.    Caution:
Providing false information may result in one or all of the following actions by Nkumba University against you:
1.    Cancellation of your admission to the University
2.    Expulsion from the University
3.    Disqualification for award of any future scholarships
4.    Refund of all payments of the scholarship received
5.    Initiation of criminal proceedings
6.    Students must be admitted to Nkumba University to be considered for this scholarship.
7.    Complete scholarship application and upload it electronically via your online admissions portal or send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than May  7, 2016.




Over 1,400 students graduated at Nkumba University on Saturday 27th October 2018. The Graduating Class was conferred degrees and awarded diplomas and certificates.   

An eminent personality was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) for the outstanding contribution to the educational and social spheres in the Ugandan society. These include: a) Adoption of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS; b) Rehabilitation of a Health Centre IV to equip it train Clinical Officers to enhance the much needed medical personnel; c) Support of aviation training in Uganda; and, d)  Efforts to build the Albertine Indigenous Skill (ALIS) Museum to stimulate the rediscovery and application of indigenous technologies and skills. 

It was the 21st Graduation Ceremony since Nkumba University started in 1994. Students in the Graduating Class were matriculated in a range of disciplines from the School of Business Administration and Information Technology; School of Sciences; School of Education; School of Commercial, Industrial Art and Design; School of Social Sciences; and, School of Law.      

The ceremony was presided over by the Chancellor at the University main campus in Entebbe. Hon. Vincent Ssempijja, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries was the Guest of Honor at the graduation ceremony.

As is the norm at Nkumba University, outstanding students in sports and academic performance were recognized.