In order to enhance the quality of PhD education, Nkumba University, establishes acceptable standards and guidelines for the same. This has been recognised as an important process of establishing sustainable internal quality assurance mechanisms and system that will ensure that the awards of the University meet national, regional and global standards of excellence. Click here for full guidelines
Postgraduate Admission Requirements
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.
Procedure of Application and Registration
Orientation of New Students
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 the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) recommendations.
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.
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.