Uganda Christian University

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About Us

Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.

International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.


By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.


In 2004, the Government of Uganda granted a charter to Uganda Christian University – the highest level of national accreditation. UCU was the first private University to receive such a charter from the Government.

A Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa


Uganda Christian University is dedicated, through teaching, scholarship, service, spiritual formation, student development and social involvement, to preparing students for thoughtful, productive lives of Christian faith and service in their respective professions and places.


Programs Offered

The university is divided into the following schools, faculties and departments:

  • Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business and Administration
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • School of Research & Post Graduate Studies
  • Department of Languages & Literature
  • Department of Mass Communication
  • Department of Development Studies
  • Department of Health Science
  • Department of Foundation Studies
  • Department of Information and Communication Technology
  • inter national relationship and diplomacy


Admission and Applications

Application is made through filling an application form obtained at a non refundable application fee at the Main Campus, Bishop Barham University College, Kabale and the Regional Campuses of Mbale and Arua. Application forms may also be obatained from the Diocesan Education offices of Busoga, Soroti, Ankole, North Ankole and Bunyoro Kitara.You may also download the application form from here and pay for it on submission.


The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached.It must be returned to the Admissions Office of the University according to the set deadline dates obtained from the Admissions office.

Application for Admission
Applications forms are available at a non-refundable fee of Uganda Shs. 50,000/= or $25.

Click to download application forms below