Kampala International University Rankings

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#4773 of 14,131 In the World
#152 of 1,104 In Africa
#4 of 46 In Uganda
#3 of 20 In Kampala

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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate82%
Admissions RequirementsCompetitive admission
Academic CalendarJan to Dec; Aug to May as per the two intakes per year and two graduations; June and November.
Full time employee480
Student:staff ratio20:1

We've calculated the 82% acceptance rate for Kampala International University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Kampala International University has published 474 scientific papers with 1,889 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Business, Engineering, Demography, Public Health, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Economics.


Kampala International University majors

by publication & citation count

167 / 698
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
89 / 301
84 / 444
69 / 251
43 / 248
42 / 158
Public Health
39 / 239
39 / 239
Environmental Science
39 / 444
36 / 49
Health Science
27 / 143
Political Science
23 / 103
22 / 154
Computer Science
22 / 184
21 / 23
18 / 87
Geography and Cartography
15 / 44
Family medicine
14 / 104
14 / 28
Communications and Public Relations
13 / 8
Healthcare Management (MHA)
13 / 133
Nutrition and Food Science
12 / 15
Materials Science
12 / 24
12 / 22
12 / 58
11 / 8
Human Resource Management
11 / 69
Development Studies
10 / 28
10 / 37
10 / 24
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
9 / 92
Journalism and Digital Media
9 / 22
9 / 31
Investment Banking and Stock trading
8 / 7
Social Psychology
8 / 95
Math Teachers
8 / 4
Management Information Systems
8 / 113
8 / 34
7 / 55
Geotechnical Engineering
6 / 12

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
2007 1 1
2008 0 1
2009 1 1
2010 11 17
2011 13 37
2012 8 59
2013 6 98
2014 15 143
2015 12 167
2016 25 133
2017 27 151
2018 71 142
2019 79 222
2020 118 415
2021 157 884


The tuition table for Kampala International University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science UGX 4,500,000
Bachelor of Business Administration UGX 4,000,000
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery UGX 15,000,000
Bachelor of Laws UGX 5,000,000
Bachelor of Education UGX 3,500,000

The currency used is Ugandan Shillings (UGX).

Kampala International University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Kampala International University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Anatomy, Art Education, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Community Health, Computer Education, Computer Science, Dentistry, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Finance, Fine Arts, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physics, Physiology, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Work, Statistics, Telecommunications Engineering, Transport Management
Postgraduate Diploma Human Resources, Public Administration
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Peace and Disarmament, Pharmacology, Physics, Preschool Education, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Statistics, Telecommunications Engineering, Transport Management
Doctor's Degree Civil Engineering, Development Studies, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management, Peace and Disarmament

Kampala International University faculties and divisions

College : Economics and Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Computing, Economics, Finance, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, International Business, Leisure Studies, Management, Marketing, Statistics, Transport Management
College : Education, Open and Distance Learning Art Education, Business Education, Computer Education, Education, Educational Administration, Linguistics, Mathematics Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Science Education, Secondary Education
College : Engineering and Applied Sciences Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Industrial Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Telecommunications Engineering
College : Humanities and Social Science Development Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Mass Communication, Peace and Disarmament, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work
Faculty : Biomedical Sciences Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology
Faculty : Business and Management Sciences Human Resources
Faculty : Education Art Education, Design, Visual Arts
Faculty : Medicine and Dentistry Dentistry, Medicine, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Surgery
Faculty : Science and Technology Computer Science, Information Technology, Management
Institute : Biomedical Research Biomedicine
School : Allied Health Sciences Community Health, Laboratory Techniques, Public Health
School : Law Law
School : Mathematics and Computing Computer Science, Information Technology, Library Science, Mathematics
School : Nursing Sciences Nursing
School : Pharmacy Pharmacology, Pharmacy

General information

Alternative names KIU
Founded 2001
Accreditation National Council for Higher Education (NCHE); Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA);
Motto Exploring the Heights
Colors green, white, gold

Location and contacts

Address PO Box 20000, Ggaba Road, Kansanga
City population 1,681,000

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