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.  


During the International Women’s Day celebrations held at Nkumba University on 22nd March 2019, over eight million shillings was raised in cash and pledges towards enhancing health and sanitation at Nnaabagereka hall of residence.

Nnaabagereka hostel, which accommodates 300 female students within the University main campus in Entebbe, requires repairs and renovations worth Ushs. 32 million.

The Women’s Day celebrations at Nkumba University, whose theme was “Balance for Better”, are part of a series of activities to mark 25 years of the existence of the University.  

The Guest of Honor, Ms Agnes Nansereko, Executive Director, Engage All Africa, contributed Ushs. 2 million, and undertook to mobilize other institutions to support the renovations of Nnaabagereka hostel. 

Ms Agnes Nansereko (L), Executive Director, Engage All Africa, was Guest of Honor at the International Women’s Day celebrations at Nkumba University held on 22nd March 2019. With her is a colleague, Ms Vicky Kahunde. Both studied at Nkumba University.

In addition, over three million shillings was raised in the auction of three art pieces from the School of Commercial, Industrial Art and Design, among which was a portrait of the Nnaabagereka of Buganda, Lady Sylvia Nagginda. 

“Being a woman is not just being a mother,” Ms Nansereko said. “We hold the dreams and future for our children as well as the nation. We should not give up on our dreams because that would mean giving up on the future of the nation.” 

Ms Nansereko is an Alumna of Nkumba University. She was accompanied by her colleague, Ms Vicky Kahunde, who also studied at Nkumba University.  

The Women’s Day celebrations at Nkumba University were attended by staff and students of the University, representatives of the surrounding communities, including pupils and students from the neighboring primary and secondary schools. The University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Wilson Muyinda Mande, and the Academic Registrar, Prof. Andrew Peters Yiga, attended. 

Ms Namale Elsie Nsereko, who is the Nnaabagereka Hall Warden and was the Chairperson of the Women’s Day Organizing Committee, noted that the University held women issues in high esteem. She recalled that the International Women’s Day started in 1911 and was recognized as such by the United Nations (UN) in 1974. Ms Nsereko noted that it was worthwhile to celebrate women achievements, women roles, along with their men. She underlined that gender was not just about women but entailed men as well.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muyinda Mande, noted that women were the mothers of every nation. He observed that educating women through institutions like Nkumba University translated into the education of the entire nation.  



Prof. Andrew Peters Yiga, the Academic Registrar, is scheduled to deliver his inaugural professorial lecture on Friday April 26, 2019 at Nkumba University main campus, Entebbe. He was on November 5, 2018 promoted from Associate Professor to Professor by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of the University Council. 

Prof. Yiga has a wealth of experience in academia, research as well as administration. His scholarship is not limited to the field of Fine Art in which he holds a PhD; his scholarship is multi-disciplinary and encompasses Design, Education, Psychology and Management. Moreover, Prof. Yiga has effectively supervised Masters and PhD students. He has diligently taught and engaged in research as well as administrative work at several top universities in Uganda.  

Prior to his appointment as Academic Registrar, Prof. Yiga was Dean of the School of Commercial, Industrial Art and Design at Nkumba University. As Academic Registrar, Prof. Yiga assists the Vice-Chancellor in the management of the academic affairs of the University, including admissions for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, examinations, research and publications as well as academic staff development.

He is also Secretary to Senate, which is the supreme academic organ of the University. Oversight of the affairs of the University Alumni Association also falls under him.  

The Academic Registrar interacts with the six Schools of the University on a day-to-day basis. His Office works hand-in-hand with the Schools as well as the University Quality Assurance Directorate to ensure adherence to standards set by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).