Admissions

  • Applicants for Degree programmes should hold:

Presently, there are three avenues of entry to the University i.e. 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

At least 5 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent;

At least 2 principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

 

Diploma holders

  1. Hold a Credit or Second-Class Diploma in the relevant field from a recognized institution as determined by the University Senate.
  2. At least a Pass (50%) in Mature Entry Examinations.

 

Mature age Entry

  1. The applicant should be 25 years of age and above;
  2. Must have passed mature age entry examinations organized by the National Council for Higher Education.

 

Other

  1. A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study;
  2. Any equivalent qualifications besides UCE and UACE.

 

  • Applicants for Diploma programmes should hold:
  1. A Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a minimum of 5 passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent. 
  2. Uganda Advanced Level Certificate (UACE) with at least one Principal Pass, and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
    Or 
  3. A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study from a recognized institution;
    Or
  4. Any equivalent Certificate besides UCE and UACE from a recognized institution.

 

  • Applicants for Certificate programmes should hold:
  1. A Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a minimum of 5 passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
  2. A Uganda Advanced Level Certificate (UACE) with at least 3 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent;

  • Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma & Masters programmes should hold:
  1. At least 5 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent;
  2. At least 2 principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
  3. A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent attained from an accredited degree awarding institution with a minimum grade of Second class. (Graduates with a pass degree and a postgraduate diploma in a relevant field may also be considered.)

 

Or individuals who have considerable years of experience in intended areas of study but who lack the first-degree qualification.

  • Applicants for PhD should hold:

Direct Entry

Be in possession of a good Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognised university or institution of higher learning;

  1. A Master’s degree from a recognized University in a field relevant to the area of
  2. further studies. Or the equivalent of a Master’s degree with evidence of published educational material relevant to the field in line with National Qualification framework; 
  3. Present an acceptable concept paper / synopsis of the intended research area;
  4. Passed the pre-entry examination administered by Nkumba University with at least 50% pass mark.  

 

Transfer Admission Scheme

A student admitted under this scheme must spend a minimum of two years and shall be guided by supervisors approved by Nkumba University. They must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be in possession of the academic requirements listed above;
  2. Having been duly admitted for a PhD programme in another recognised university or institution of higher learning;
  3. The candidate must produce a letter of admission and progress report from the previous university or institution;
  4. The candidate must have spent at least one year in the previous university and must have had training in advanced research methods.

How to apply

Applications forms are available at a non-refundable fee of UGX 50,000/- for both the Postgraduate programmes and the Undergraduate programmes from the Office of the Academic Registrar. You may pay for these forms by cash or bank draft.

 

Alternatively, you can apply online by visiting: https://admissions.nkumbauniversity.ac.ug/

 

Follow these steps to apply online

  1. Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions portal here
  2. SIGNUP using your Full Name, E-mail and Mobile Phone Number. (Please note that your name must be similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid).
  3. A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile phone number.
  4. The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.
  5. Login and to fill a form, click on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the running scheme.
  6. Once all details are filled, click SUBMIT FORM.
  7. Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on the “Pay for Form” button
  8. Make a payment in either DFCU, ABSA or STANBIC BANK

 

Thank you for choosing Nkumba University!