Top Universities in Uganda

Following are the top leading universities in Uganda:

Makerere University
- It is Uganda's largest and oldest university.
- The University has a number of faculties in: Agriculture; Arts; Computing and Information Technology; Economics and Management; Forestry and Nature Conservation; Law; Science; Social Sciences; Technology; Veterinary Medicine.
- The University is ranked No. 1 in Uganda according to the world university ranking 2010.

Uganda Christian University
- It is a private university, chartered and fully accredited by the President of the Republic of Uganda, through the Ministry of Higher Education and Sports, and the National Council for Higher Education.
- It is the first African affiliate member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities in the United States, and a member of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion.

Mbarara University of Science & Technology
- The university is recognized by National Council for Higher Education in Uganda.
- It has the following faculties and institutes: Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Science; Faculty of Development Studies; Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation; Institute of Computer Science.

Bugema University
- It offers a variety of degree, diploma and certificate courses.
- The University is fully chatered by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Uganda as an
institution of higher learning. It is also fully accredited as a university by the Adventist Accrediting Association
based in Maryland, USA.

Ndejje University
- The University pioneered the private university education in Uganda and is among the leading privately run universities, Chartered by the Government of Uganda.
- It offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Nkumba University
- It is one of the few private chartered universities in Uganda. It achieved this coveted status on 16th February 2007 based on its robust and attractive programmes.
- The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses under Day, Evening and Weekend Programme. It has the following schools: School of Business Administration; School of Education; School of Social Sciences; School of Commercial Industrial Art and Design; School of Hospitality and Environment Sciences; School of Law.

* Suggested Reading:

Medical Schools in Uganda

List of Universities in Kenya


World of University Ranking and League Table

In UK there are some university league tables published every year by The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In Australia the Good Universities Guide rating is a very useful handbook for anyone choosing a tertiary institution. For more information please see University Ranking by Country.

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