Islamic University in Uganda

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About Us

The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has established itself as an educational beacon for people from all across Africa, with its graduates reaching high academic levels and serving at prominent positions around the globe. Financed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the university was established in 1988 to serve the English-Speaking Sub Saharan Africa. But since then the mission has expanded as the institution has continued to welcome students from across the continent and beyond. The university which began with only 80 students, two faculties; the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language and only one campus located at Nkoma Mbale, Eastern Uganda, now accommodates over 7000 students with six faculties and four campuses spread across the country. The university has graduated more than 10000 students in different disciplines including Islamic studies, Arabic Language, Law, Science, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.


The University’s Vision is To be a Centre of excellence in the production and dissemination of knowledge that contribute to relevant skills as well as appropriate training necessary for production of an all round believing individual capable of participating fully in her/his society.


The Islamic University in Uganda aspires to function as a highly academic and cultural institution based on Islam and love of the country. It aims at promoting and enhancing the civilization and scientific influence of Islam and physical world to produce well-cultured, morally-upright graduates of sound character, equipped with useful skills and knowledge, to enable them participate positively in the development process of their countries. The University aims at achieving these goals through the pursuit of teaching, learning, research, scholarship, good governance and service to humanity.

Programs Offered



2. Master of Arts Islamic Studies (MA. Isl). (01507)

3. Master of Arts Shariah. (taught in Arabic language)(01508)

4. Master of Arts in History(02508)

5. Master of Arts in Religion, Peace and Conflict Resolution(02509)

6. Master of Arts Kiswahili(02510)

7. Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management (Weekend)(03212)

8. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (03403)

9. Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (03404)

10. Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management. (PGD-PP&M)(03408)

11. Master of Business Administration (MBA)(03505)

12. Master of Public Administration (MPA)(03506)

13. Master of Education (Educational Management) (M.ED –Ed. Mgt(04504)


1. Certificate in Arabic Language (Evening)(01109)

2. Certificate in Arabic Language (Evening)(01109)

3. Certificate in Imamship (Evening)(01110)

4. Bachelor of Arts Islamic Studies (BA. ISL).(01303)

5. Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Da’awah (01304)

6. Bachelor of Arts Shariah: (BA. Shariah)(01305)

7. Bachelor of Arts Arabic Studies (01506)

8. Bachelor of Arts in Economics (02302)

9. Bachelor of Development Studies (Day)(02303)

10. Bachelor of Science Mass Comm (Evening)(02305)

11. Bachelor of Science Mass Comm (Day)(02305)

12. Bachelor of Social Sciences (02306)

13. Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (Day)(02307)

14. Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (023071)

15. Bachelor of Arts (02311)

16. Diploma in Business Administration(03210)

17. Diploma in Public Administration (Evening)(03211)

18. Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) Day(03302)

19. Bachelor of Business studies (BBS) Evening(03302)

20. Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) Day(03307)

21. Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (Weekend)(03313)

22. Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management (BPLM)(03314)

23. Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management (BPLM) Weekend(03314)

24. Bachelor of Human Resources Management (BHRM) Day(03316)

25. Bachelor of Human Resources Management (BHRM) Weekend(03316)

26. Bachelor of Secretarial and Administrative Studies (Weekend)(03321)

27. Diploma in Primary Education External Programme (04205)

28. Bachelor of Arts Education(04301)

29. Bachelor of Education External Programme (04302)

30. Bachelor of Science Education.(04306)

31. Diploma in Law(052002)

32. Bachelor of Laws (Evening)(05301)

33. Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS)(06103)

34. Certificate in Records Management(06105)

35. Certificate in General Nursing (06106)

36. Certificate in Midwifery (06107)

37. Certificate in Midwifery (06107)

38. Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology (06208)

39. Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology (DCIT) Evening(06208)

40. Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology (Evening)(06208)

41. Diploma in Library and Information Science (DLIS) Evening(06209)

42. Diploma in Records Management(06210)

43. Diploma in General Nursing (DIN)(06211)

44. Diploma in Midwifery (DIW)(06212)

45. Diloma in Midwifery (Extension Programme)(06214)

46. Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Day(063011)

47. Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Evening(063012)

48. Bachelor of Science Computer Science (BSc. Comp. Sci) Day(063061)

49. Bachelor of Science Environmental Science (06311)

50. Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition(06312)

51. Bachelor of Science Combined Hons (BSc)(06314)

52. Bachelor of Statistics (BSTAT).(06315)

53. Bachelor of Science Population and Environmental Health(06316)


Admission and Applications

Admission Requirements

Admission into IUIU is made twice every academic year; in August, at all campuses and in January, only at Kampala Campus. The academic year begins in August and ends in July.
Students have the option to enroll for Day, Evening or Weekend Programmes. Day programmes are conducted from Monday to Friday starting at 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the other hand evening programmes start from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. While weekend programmes are conducted on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Evening and Weekend programmes are tailored for the convenience of employed students who have to keep at their jobs.

General minimum entry requirements
1.For the undergraduate degree programmes, applicants should have either:
– At least 5 passes at O’ level (UCE)
– At least 2 principal passes at A’level (UACE)
– A Diploma qualification from a recognized institution of Higher Learning; or,
– A pass in Mature Age Examinations.
2.For Diploma programmes, the applicant should have either:
– At least 5 passes at O’level (UCE)
– At least 1 Principal pass at A’ level (UACE) plus 2 subsidiary passes; or,
– The equivalent of the above.
3.For postgraduate Degree and Diploma programmes;
– First degree from a recognized university
4.Certificate Courses;
– O’ level certificate with at least 3 principle passes or A’ level certificate with at least 2 subsidiaries.

Note: there are specific entry requirement for every programme a student would wish to pursue at the Islamic University in Uganda.