Busoga University

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About Us

Busoga University is a private (non-profit making) institution founded by the Church of Uganda under the Busoga Diocese.It is located 35km along Jinja-Iganga/Mbale Tororo highway and is situated in the Iganga Christian Missionary Society (CMS) Educational Village.The university has study centres in Jinja, Kamuli, Bugiri, Kaliro, Pallisa, as well as a Resource Center in Iganga town.


The University offers both Sciences and Arts programmes for the award of Post Graduate, Bachelors Degrees, Diplomas and certificates of Busoga University.


The idea to start a university was first mooted in 1983 by Busoga regional professionals and concerned citizens.The purpose of establishing a University in Busoga was to address the concerns of the region over the increasing number of students in Secondary Schools, and the limitations of entry points into the State University, Makerere.


The Founders wanted their children to study and graduate from Busoga, thereby reducing the costs involved with education from institutions of higher learning located outside the region.



The vision of Busoga University is to become a center of academic excellence, and an agent of social and economic development of the region and the country as a whole.


To provide suitable avenues and the environment that facilitates our community to par


Programs Offered

Certificates & Diplomas

Busoga University offers Diploma and Certificate programs that help prepare students for higher education and also advance their careers.  These are under respective departments and are usually short in length since they are intended to cover specific areas. They include:

Faculty of Education, Arts and Vocational Studies

  • Certificate in Primary Education (CEP)
  • Certificate in Nursery Teaching (C.Nurs.T)
  • Certificate in Primary Education (CEP)
  • Certificate in Nursery Teaching (C.Nurs.T)
  • Foundation Course Certificate (FC)
  • Certificate in Guidance and Counseling (CGC)
  • Diploma in Nursery Teaching (D.Nurs.T)
  • Diploma in Primary Education (DEP)
  • Diploma in Guidance and Counseling (DGC)
  • Diploma in Industrial and Fine Art (DIFA)

Faculty of Humanities, Business and Management

  1. Department of Humanities
  • Certificate in Public Administration and Management (CPAM)
  • Diploma in Development Studies (DDES)
  • Diploma in Public Administration and Management (DPAM)
  • Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration (DSWSA)

2. Department of Business and Management Studies

  • Certificate in Records and Information Management (CRIM)
  • Certificate in Secretarial Studies (CSS)
  • Certificate in Office Management and Practice
  • Certificate in Procurement & Supply Chain Mgt (CPSCM)
  • Diploma in Business Management (DBM)
  • Diploma in Records and Information Management (DRIM)
  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies (DSS)
  • Diploma in Procurement & Supply Chain Mgt (DPSCM)
  • Diploma in Office Practice and Management (DOPM)
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science (DLIS)
  • Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management (ADHSM)


Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

1. Department of Agriculture

  • Certificate in Agriculture (Cert. Agric.)
  • Certificate in Laboratory Technology, Computer Care & Maint.

2. Department of Computing and Information Technology

  • Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)
  • Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)
  • Diploma in Computer Science (DCS)

Institute of Health Sciences

  • Certificate in Enrolled Nursing and Midwifery
  • Certificate in Laboratory Techniques.

Faculty of Law

  • Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution


In this section, we enable you find out about particular academic Programs offered by the University.

Busoga University offers 15 graduate programs, listed below under their respective academic units.

  1. PhD. Programmes by Thesis (3 years)
  2. Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
  3. Master of Arts in Public Administration and Management
  4. Master of Business Administration and Management
  5. Master of Philosophy
  6. Master of Education, Policy Planning and Management
  7. Master of Arts in Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  8. Master of Arts in Linguistics
  9. Master of Arts in History
  10. Master of Education
  11. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management
  12. Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  13. Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  14. Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management
  15. Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management

Admission and Applications

Application Procedure

There are four ways through which an applicant can be admitted to the University. These are:

Direct Entry Scheme

A candidate must hold the following:

The Uganda Certificate of Education, “O” level or its equivalent qualification and

The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with at least two principal passes at A -level in relevant subjects to the course being applied for.


Mature Age Entry

The candidate to qualify for mature age entry consideration must be at least 25 years of age with at least five years of active service in a relevant field and must have had formal education to the level of UCE “O” Level as well as having been able to pass both oral and written examinations set by the University for this purpose.

Mature Entry Application Form can be downloaded from here


The Special Entry Scheme (Pre-University)

Kenyan students under the KSCE to form IV and have acquired a mean grade of C+ are also considered but must also successfully complete the University Foundation Course first before being eligible for consideration.


The Diploma Holders Entry Scheme

Candidates who hold nationally/internationally recognised diplomas in relevant areas of study to their desired course of study at the University are eligible to apply for admission to the University.


Undergraduate Application procedure

Graduates Procedures