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Come Prepared To Learn,

Leave Prepared To Succeed.

UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS

A
TOP 10 UGANDAN
UNIVERSITY

CENTRALLY
LOCATED UNIVERSITY

STATE-OF-THE-ART
FACILITIES
Victoria University
Contents LIFE AT VICTORIA UNIVERSITY
Welcome to Victoria University
Why Choose Victoria University Kampala
Profile of the Chancellor and Vice Chacellor
University Council
University Promoters
The Guild office
Our Alumni
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The VU Experience 07
Life in Kampala 08
Life at VU 10
Learning at VU 13
University Sports 14
Internships Opportunities 15
International Students 16
Visitation and Campus Tours 17

OUR PROGRAMMES
Masters Programmes 19
Undergraduate Programmes 19
Diploma programmes 19
Foundation Programmes 19
Certificate Programmes 19

OUR FACULTIES
Faculty of Health Sciences 21
Faculty of Business and Management 24
Department of Oil and Energy Studies 29
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 31
Faculty of Science and Technology 26

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
Short Courses 39
Frequently Asked Questions 41
VU Tips on how to find the best course 42
Admissions Policy 43
Scholarship Grant 44

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Welcome to
Victoria University
Victoria University, is one of the newest universities in Uganda, and
stands out as a centre of academic excellence. It offers a fresh and
intellectually stimulating environment that nurtures critical thinkers.

The university was opened in August 2013 and has has the capacity,
the facilities and determination to revitalize higher education in
Uganda and in the region. We are committed to playing a leading role
in bringing and developing high– quality, student–centered learning
opportunities based on standards of excellence that are unique,
innovative and difficult to match.

The university is centrally located in the heart of Kampala City and


on the main public transportation routes coupled with ample parking
space.

Victoria University is part of Ruparelia Group of Companies, which


has a strong presence in the education sector in Uganda and has
under its portfolio, Kampala International School Uganda, Kampala
Parents School and Delhi Public School International.

Victoria University is a cosmopolitan university with a wide range of


nationalities. With a reputation as the best private, forward thinking
and modern university in East Africa, Victoria University offers a vibrant
and stimulating environment to further your studies. Our programmes
are designed to meet all of your needs - study or research a subject
in greater depth, or aiming to extend your knowledge and skills in
pursuit of your career ambitions.

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VISION
To become a center of excellence
for higher education

MISSION
To transform the lives of our students and
advance Africa and beyond through our teaching
and learning, diversity and inclusion, discovery,
research and creativity, promotion of health and
deep community engagement

CORE VALUES
Leadership, Critical Thinking, Excellence, Leadership, Student,
Centeredness, Professionalism, Innovation, Passion, Humanity and
Integrity

Our Location
T : +256 700 300088
E : admissions@vu.ac.ug
W: www.vu.ac.ug

Victoria Towers
Plot 1-13 Jinja Road Kampala -
UGANDA

Or find us on Social Media

victoria university
kampala uganda

@vukaampala

#VictoriaUniversity

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Why choose us
Victoria University is one of Uganda’s most popular
universities, receiving more undergraduate applicants
every year. Here are a few reasons why we’re the right
choice for Uganda’s brightest and best.

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1 MULTI-CULTURAL
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LOCATION COMMUNITY INTERNATIONAL
Victoria University Kampala is COLLABORATION
located in the middle of Kampala Our international status in
City and provides convenience and learning and training attracts Victoria University has opened
accessibility to our students. students from over 20 countries. up its doors to international
Kampala is also home to a number of Such diversity allows our students to universities and organizations
tourist attractions - Uganda Museum, interact which opens up wide range with outstanding academic and
Kasubi Tombs among others. We also career opportunities in the future. performance status across the
have affordable student’s hostels world to expand student
conveniently located in the city.
experience, faculty growth
and contributions.

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MARKET DRIVEN
COURSES SUPPORTIVE
FLEXIBLE PAYMENTS
We offer a wide range of courses LEARNING
Payment of tuition can be done and our qualifications are designed ENVIRONMENT
in three installments. With this to meet the needs of the market A supportive learning environment
payment system, students are place. We have established links with is less about the physical classroom
given ample time to learn corporate companies and constantly and resources than it is about
without disturbance , and also review our portfolio to ensure values and relationships. At Victoria
students have easy access to University we create a learning
that it meets both the student’s
the Ruparelia foundaitn environment to empower our
requirements and employer’s students.
scholaship grant needs.
of up to 30%

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STUDENT CENTERED RESEARCH
INTERNSHIP AND EXCELLENCE AND
LEARNING
JOB PLACEMENT INNOVATIONS
Victoria University addresses the We have international and local
distinct learning needs, interests, Victoria University is a research
collaborations, so our students
aspirations, or cultural backgrounds active institution where students
are assured of extensive hands
of individual students and groups of enjoy the benefits of working with
on training every semester. This
students. Students are taught the enables them acquire distinctive research experts that our students
way they want to be taught other skills and knowledge of a working are well informed and upto
than the way a lecturer would environment and making them date with new research and
prefer to teach. competitive all rounders. development.
DR MARTIN JEROME DR KRISHNA N. SHARMA
OKELLO ALIKER Vice Chancellor
Chancellor

Dr Aliker, the Chancellor of Victoria University Uganda served Over the past three years, we have grown significantly while
as the first chancellor of Gulu University, a public university retaining a supportive social and academic community,
in northern Uganda between 2004 and 2014 before he which makes Victoria University a great place to study, to
became the chancellor of Victoria University. Dr Aliker was research and to work. At Victoria University, outstanding
born in Gulu District in the Northern part of Uganda. He had research based teaching and learning and exceptional
his elementary education in Gulu and Gulu High School education takes place across the broadest possible range
for his Ordinary Level. Later, he joined Kings College Budo of disciplines. From Humanities and Social sciences, to
in Mpigi District in central Uganda for his Advanced Level Human Sciences. Science and Technology, Business and
studies. In 1948, he attended Makerere University for his Management to Oil and Gas.
further education. While still studying at Makerere, he got a
scholarship to go and study Political Science at Northwestern We take our commitment to research-led teaching very
University in Illinois, Chicago in the United States of America. seriously and our staff are expected to be great researchers
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in and great teachers. Our curriculum is regularly updated by
Political Science. the latest research; and our students undertake research
themselves. I have constantly felt the university is not only a
He was later awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study Dental world of knowledge, demanding to find new ways of solving
Surgery still at Northwestern and upon completing this global problems, but I also intensely feel that that knowledge
course of study, was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery has to affect the neighborhood before you solve the global
(DDS) degree. He enrolled for the Fellow of the Royal College problems. The challenges we face right next door to Victoria
of Surgeons (FRCS), a qualification conferred by the Royal University is the most important one.
College of Surgeons of England. Dr Aliker returned to
Uganda where he was employed as a government dental In 2018, we shall launch a new bold strategy to take us to
surgeon. After years in the public service, he went into private 2021, based on a clear vision to become the center of
practices; he set up the first private dental clinic owned by a excellence for higher education.
black in Uganda.
We welcome your interest in Victoria University and hope
Dr Aliker is also a businessman, entrepreneur as well as a you find the information you are looking for on our website,
community leader. He is a senior adviser to President Yoweri Twitter and Facebook pages. If you are in Kampala and the
Kaguta Museveni. Dr. Aliker has sat on the board of nearly surrounding districts you have an open invitation to visit us
forty companies in Uganda. Among many other companies, and to meet staff and students.
Dr Aliker is a shareholder in Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited,
Uganda Clays Limited, Nation Media Group, National “Come prepared to learn, leave prepared to succeed.”
Insurance Corporation and East African Breweries. These
companies are listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange. DR KRISHNA N. SHARMA
He is the Chairman of Uganda Clays Limited. He also sits on MPT (Neuro) PhD. NYT
the “Acting East African Advisory Board”, the private equity 125+ Book Publication 22 Best Sellers. 3 Times
firm of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth Development world record Holders
Corporation. He has been the chairman of the Board of
Trustees of Makerere Unversity Endowment Fund since July
2014.
Our Council
The University Council is
the highest policy organ
and is responsible for the
administrative, academic,
managerial and financial
affairs of the university.

The University Council approves and reviews


policies as recommended and submitted to it by
the administrative officers of the university and
its various academic, managerial and financial
affairs of the university.
The Council comprises of six members.

A majority of the Council’s members are from outside the University -


the ‘lay’ members - and they contribute a wide range of experience and
expertise from a range of different sectors. Lay members are also usually
expected to participate in one or more of the Council’s sub-committees.

All members exercise their responsibilities in the interests of the


University as a whole rather than as representative of any constituency.

The University maintains a register of interests of members of the Council,


which is available online for public scrutiny. All members are expected to
attend scheduled meetings as regularly as possible.

Although technically members are charity trustees, their role is similar to


that of the non-executive directors of a company. They have collective
responsibility for Council decisions and, as with all governing bodies,
must respect the clear distinction between their strategic governance
role and that of operational management of the institution - this latter
role being played by the University Executive Board chaired by the Vice-
Chancellor.

Council members bring to its deliberations a wide range of knowledge


and expertise, and apply balanced and disinterested judgement to
these deliberations. Their main assets are their independence and their
objectivity.

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MR JOSEPH N.
DR DAVID BYATIKE
BIRIBONWA PROF WILLIAM BAZEYO
CHAIRMAN
VICE-CHAIRMAN

Dr Matovu is a seasoned Mr Biribonwa is a seasoned Prof Bazeyo is a highly


scientist and researcher. He has expert in democracy and experienced senior academic
served in positions of national governance, management researcher and consultant
leadership; he has been a policy and administration as well as in Public Health, with over
maker, an expert in corporate in finance. He has forty years 27 years of professional
governance, a senior civic of professional experience. experience. He is currently
administrator and a pillar of his Mr. Biribonwa is currently the the Dean, Makerere University
local community. deputy chairperson of Uganda’s School of Public Health.
Electoral Commission.
Qualifications: Diplomgrad, Qualifications:
Germany (equivalent to B.Sc/M. Qualifications: MB; ChB, M.Med.
Sc.), Ph.D (Germany) B.Com. (Hons.)

JUSTICE MARY I. D. JORAM FRANCIS


MR JAMES KALEBBO
MAITUM KAHENANO

Mr Kalebbo has profiled himself Mrs Maitum is a retired Justice Mr Kahenano is a distinguished
as a top executive manager, of the High Court of Uganda, banker, with a banking career
management practitioner, having served on the bench that has spanned over 36 years
trainer and consultant with for over seven years. She is a of professional experience. He
over forty years of professional seasoned legal practitioner, has served on many boards
experience. He headed the consultant and lecturer in of national institutions. He
Uganda Management Institute law, with over forty years of is currently the Diocesan
for over 12 years, spearheading professional experience. She Secretary, Kampala Diocese,
its transformation from is currently a consultant at Church of Uganda.
the then Institute of Public Uganda Association of Women
Administration to Uganda Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda) since Qualifications: B. Com. (Hons),
Management Institute. 2008. Postgrad. Diploma, Economic
Planning.
Qualifications: B.A. M. Soc. Sc. Qualifications: Barrister-at-Law,
Lincoln’s Inn(UK)

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Address : Plot No. 1-13 Jinja Road, Kampala - Uganda
With the three schools under Ruparelia Group
portfolio plus Victoria University, the ethos of ‘attaining
knowledge, having a strong career drive along with
the ambition and will to succeed,’ is spread across the
board that - if he can make it in life, then all who pass
through Victoria University can follow suit and go on
to greater heights.

Dr Ruparelia was born in in Kabatoro, Kasese district


in western Uganda and attended BAT Valley Primary
School in Kampala and Jinja Main Street Primary
School for his primary education before moving on
to Kololo Secondary School. In 1985, he returned to
Uganda with $25,000 in savings that he earned from
several casual jobs in London including working in
supermarkets, factories, butcheries and ventured
into importing beer from Kenya which – a commodity
which was scarce at the time.

In 2007, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of


Law in Business by Uganda Pentecostal University
in recognition of his investments in several sectors
that have provided employment and contributed to
Uganda’s economic growth.

DR SUDHIR RUPARELIA
UNIVERSITY PROMOTER Over the years and
through tenacity,
vision, determination
Born in Kabatoro, Kasese district in and the drive
Western Uganda and attended BAT to succeed, he
Valley Primary School in Kampala has built up an
and Jinja Main Street Primary impressive portfolio
School for his primary education of companies that
before moving on to Kololo
are embraced under
Secondary School.
Ruparelia Group that
“No price can be put on education”. This is the
philosophy of Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, a philanthropist
includes insurance,
who over the years through tenacity, vision, education,
determination and the drive to succeed, has built a
successful business empire under Ruparelia Group
broadcasting, real
that incorporates – education, insurance, horticulture, estate, horticulture
media, real estate and hotels, he is very passionate
about bring the best international and education and hotels.
facilities to Uganda.

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MRS JYOTSNA RUPARELIA MR RAJIV RUPARELIA
PROMOTER PROMOTER

Born in Kamuli in Eastern Uganda and Rajiv, a graduate of Regents College


educated in Kampala and in north west in London with a degree in Financial
London, Jyotsna paid her way through Management, is a passionate promoter
education by working in supermarkets of Victoria University. With a top-class
and navigating her way through the education, he has the knowledge and
system, she eventually attained a training to steer the university to the
Diploma in Banking. 21st Century.
Jyotsna gives strength, direction and business acumen He has strong analytical and technical skills combined with
to Ruparelia Group. A financial wizard with a strong grasp the ability to use initiative as well as applying professional
of foreign exchange operations, she is well known for her judgment to aid decision making. Rajiv is also the brains
expert decision making and management skills which, have behind the internship programme at Victoria University and
seen her successfully co-steer the various companies of has a strong belief in practical learning and through his own
the group to success and profitability. In a business field experiences, the internship programme has reached a level
that’s male dominated, Jyotsna is well respected by the of success that would not have been possible without his
community whose advice is much sought after and sits on vision and drive.
the boards of a number of charitable causes.
He has actively participated in community work since
With a firm belief in equal opportunities, Jyotsna has 2010 and he is a member of Grace Children’s Village,
supported the growth of education within Ruparelia Group. Kabale in which, he is helping to design, build and finance a
She is also passionate about education and has in the past, sustainable orphanage unit. In this community, he is funding
set up an education fund that paid school fees for over 100 children to attend school, have clean water and three meals
primary and secondary school students in Kamuli, Eastern a day.
Uganda.

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From the Guild Office
Victoria University is one Uganda’s most popular
universities, receiving more undergraduate
applications every year. Here are a few reasons
why we’re the obvious choice for Uganda’s
brightest and best.

“Welcome to Victoria University, and get to meet each other given


a university that prepares you for that we currently have students
success. My encouragement to from many nationalities.”
you is that you come prepared
to learn. Everything has been put
in place to ensure you excel. The
networking experience is amazing.

At Victoria University you are


offered a future with social capital Why you’ll like us...
ranging from the students,
lecturers, and people you meet.
The education offered is given “ I joined Victoria University
with state of the art facilities and because it offered me what
modern equipment. My team and I wanted in a university. All
The benefit of a sound I are ready to serve you. During the schools I went to are not
upscale, but they offered me
education is one of the my swearing in ceremony this is
quality education”.
what I said and I will repeat it : “I
greatest gifts you can joined Victoria University because
have. It is something it offered me what I wanted in a Peggy Maria
university.
you cannot lose or First Female Guild President
have taken away. It All the schools I went to are Victoria University
not upscale, but they offered
will greatly influence me quality education.” I believe
you to realize your Victoria University has the
potential and will right facilities, environment
and education that I wanted. I
enhance your chances hereby welcome all prospective
of leading a successful students to the university where
as a guild we have a great working
life. relationship with the university
administration that will enable your
student experience to be great.
We engage in extra-curricular
activities and also have social time
to enable the students network

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Our Alumni
The experiences you have at
university, along with the
friends you make, will last a
lifetime.

Being a member of our alumni graduation you continue to have


community gives you even more, access to a wide range of services
ensuring that the benefits of and facilities that will support both
studying at Victoria University your personal and professional
extend way beyond your development.
graduation.
Victoria University alumni around
As a graduate or ‘alumnus’ the world meet regularly to get
of Victoria University, you together and share their memories
automatically become part of of the university as well as having
our extensive alumni community, social benefits, these groups
which brings with it a host and societies provide important
of benefits before and after networking opportunities to help
graduation. develop professional links as your
career progresses.
We’re proud that so many of our
alumni choose to give something
back to the university, not only
through financial donations but by
providing practical support and
advice to current students, which
can help give you a head start as
you enter the world of work.

During your studies the


relationship we have with our
Join our Alumni
alumni has a direct benefit to
you during your time at Victoria The University website and
University. our presence on the social
networking sites Facebook,
From guest lectures and Twitter and LinkedIn
mentoring to providing career allows graduates to take
afternoons and work experience advantage of exclusive
placements, our alumni are benefits, access the latest
actively encouraged to share their news and events, stay in
knowledge and experience with touch with friends and
current students. much more.
Your relationship with
You will have many opportunities Victoria University will last a
to meet our alumni in social and lifetime, supporting you as
professional settings where you you progress through your
will benefit from their career career.
and personal experiences. After

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THE VU
EXPERIENCE NURSING
SCIENCE
SKILLS LAB
Studying at Victoria Labs to practice the
application of nursing
theory.

University will be a challenge


and an academically worthy STUDY
AREA
three or four years Quiet and ideal
atmosphere

UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY
Access to over 50,000
books and periodicals in all
formats.

LECTURE
ROOMS
Conducive lecture rooms
with the best facilities
where students have their
lectures.

ICT LAB
We value ICT because
it has continuously
influenced all fields in
At Victoria the very best learning tools life among which lies
to equip you to achieve your education.
University, your academic potential. You can
learning experience shape your own intellectual
development at Victoria
continues outside University.
the lecture room.
Lectures and seminars
Even before you arrive, provide opportunities for you
we will be helping you to to hone your ideas through
get to grips with this new dialogue and debate with
way of learning, providing fellow students and tutors.
personalized support and

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STUDY IN THE HEART
OF KAMPALA CITY
Historically, Kampala was comprised of seven
famous hills as the city has now expanded rapidly

WALKABLE
DID YOU DISTANCE 1 HOUR FROM 2.5 HOURS
KNOW? TO ALL
AMENITIES
ENTEBBE FROM JINJA

LIFE IN
KAMPALA
As Kampala city has
expanded rapidly, it’s
expanded to cover A PERFECT LOCATION
more than twenty
surrounding hills. The
Victoria University is
city offers an exciting situated between two of
cultural experience. Uganda’s most famous
visitor destinations, Kampala
Rated by the UN as a country District.
with the happiest people in East
Africa, many foreigners find it
easy to stay and live comfortably
within Kampala, which is safe and
friendly. It is also a hub for a good Find out more about our city
and view our image gallery
nightlife, amazing food, access to
at www.vu.ac.ug
stress-free shopping and several
options for recreational activities.

FACTS AND • Gross domestic product: • Gross national income: 75.41

FIGURES 25.53 billion USD (2016)


World Bank
billion PPP dollars (2016) World
Bank
• Currency: Ugandan shilling • GNI per capita: 1,820 PPP • Internet users: 13% (41,652,938 -
dollars (2016) World Bank 2017, internet world stats).
• GDP per capita: 615.31 USD
(2016) World Bank • GDP growth rate: 7.5% annual
change (2017) World Bank

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Cafeteria Victoria Cafe is the one stop spot for every student for the best meals
and promotions at any time of the day.

UNIVERSITY CAFETERIA
Victoria Cafe is the one stop spot for every
student for the best meals and promotions at
any time of the day. Our modern but elegant
atmosphere, delicious food and courteous
staff provide for an enjoyable and memorable
dining experience. We use only the freshest,
top-quality ingredients that provide distinct
Why you’ll
like us...
@victoriacafe

and delectable tastes.


The cafeteria is located right on the Victoria Tower with a clear
and beautiful view of the street. Our menu covers everything from
breakfast, pastries, yummy wraps, light bites, salads, burgers and
sandwiches, classic big meals, thirst quenchers and hot beverages.
The prices are very attractive. We look forward to having you at
Victoria Cafe.

ACCOMODATION
We guarantee a room near campus for your first
year if you firmly accept our offer as your first
choice by the vu deadline.
Victoria University has its own hall of residence at Hardware City, which
is a ten-minute walk away. All rooms - both double and single are self-
contained, furnished and finished to the highest specifications. In addition
to a stand by generator, Hardware City has round the clock security
including CCTV. The university also has links with privately owned hostels
that during your admission, should you want to choose that option, please
inform the admissions staff who will guide you through the process.

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THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY
AT VICTORIA UNIVERSITY IS
at VU
SPACIOUS, LESS CROWDED,
SCHOLASTIC, REFLECTIVE,
Life
AND LESS HECTIC

DID YOU VU HAS MANY SOCIAL ACTIVITES




OPEN DAY
ALUMNI DAY

KNOW? •

CULTURAL DAY
END OF SEMESTER DINNER AND MANY MORE

With a truly national and increasingly international student body, Victoria


University is a distinctive place to study. The diversity of backgrounds
and mindsets of our students fosters a place in which everyone, as well
as everyone’s opinions, are both welcomed and challenged.

Fulfilling student social life is considered an essential part of the university


experience . One of the best ways to build student social circles is to
participate in the many on-campus activities.

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Gallery Students going for lectures

MAKE THE
MOST OF YOUR
EXPERIENCE
AT VICTORIA ...
At Victoria University you
grow, and you learn more
about yourself every day.

You can have it all with the


university experience. Believe
that anything you want, you
can make it yours and you
will get the most out of life in
general.

Create an experience of a
During VU cultural day
lifetime at VU and be you!

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During Guild Party VU Alumni DInner

Students Annual Dinner

Students exhibiting during


nutrition week
Relaxing in the students lounge

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ONE OF THE BEST ESTABLISHED

Learning
UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA, VICTORIA
UNIVERSITY IS INTERNATIONALLY
RENOWNED AS A LEADING CENTER
OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE WITH A
DEEP COMMITMENT TO TEACHING
AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING.

DID YOU OUR STUDENTS ARE EXPOSED TO




RESEARCH BASED LEARNING
PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

KNOW? •

ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT
FIELD VISITS

Learning programs at Victoria University empower the understanding


and application of professional concepts, collaborative discovery, and
leading-edge research.

Our graduate students have the opportunity to learn the latest research
methods in our state-of-the-art facilities, and benefit from the mentorship
of faculty members who are engaged in exciting new research designed
to prepare students for after school.

Through research-intensive and thesis based study, we educate


graduates who will make significant contributions to global business,
leadership, academic, and healthcare communities.

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Sports
AT VICTORIA UNIVERSITY
WE BELIEVE THAT A
HEALTHY NATION IS
ALWAYS A WEALTHY
NATION.

DID YOU OUR STUDENTS ENGAGE IN




BASKETBALL
FOOTBALL

KNOW? •

VOLLEYBALL
SWIMMING AND SO MUCH MORE

Emphasis is put on sports at Victoria University. Both physical and mental


well being are the prerequisites of great achievements. We continue to
invest in our ever-growing range of indoor and outdoor facilities. To make
the most of your fitness training, we offer you the services of our personal
training team and physiotherapy team.

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INTERNSHIPS
Internships can substantially increase the chance
of you finding employment after graduation.
Our career’s service proactively source a range of
quality internship opportunities for students and
recent graduates.

DID YOU 9/10 VICTORIA


UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
WE OFFER A GROWING RANGE OF
WORK EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIP
KNOW? ARE SATISFIED WITH
THEIR COURSE
OPPORTUNITIES

SKILLS of your progression, through


lectures, tutorials, one-to-one
Studying for a degree meetings and through online FACILITIES
resources. By the end of your
at Victoria University degree programme we expect • On-campus internship
is about much more you to be able to set your own • Opportunities across a
objectives, do the necessary range of industries with
than gaining deeper preparation and research and SMEs for undergraduates
knowledge of your carry a task through from and recent graduates.
subject. We also focus conception to delivery. • An international
internship, which
on giving you the skills This is what an employer will is currently being
required to succeed in expect of a Victoria University developed with our
graduate. global network of
a workplace or further employers
study. We also provide you with plenty of
opportunities to get involved in All of these opportunities
In addition to helping you develop the development of your courses are paid and supported
practical skills like leadership and through student representation by a comprehensive
team work, our philosophy is to on department and university development plan to
encourage independent learning committees. We will actively ensure you get the most
and self-reliance. Our staff are seek your views and feedback on from your internship
committed to excellence in your course and facilities so that experience.
teaching and research and will be we can continue to develop and
there to support every aspect improve them.

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and providing a range of social
activities to help you meet new

VISA AND INTERNATIONAL friends.

• The International Student

STUDENT CENTRE Centre also co-ordinates


activities and events for
international students, providing
exciting and interesting
opportunities to learn about
life in Uganda and Kampala in
particular.

YOUR SECURITY AND


SAFETY WITHIN UGANDA
Safety and security is always a big
issue everywhere in Africa and the
World.
Uganda is one of the safest
countries in Africa and Kampala is
one of the safest capitals. You can
move with ease day and night but
precautions have to be taken late
night.
Simply follow safe practices and
you will enjoy your stay in the Pearl
of Africa.

Each year, the University of their funding.


welcomes students from more
than 100 countries. We welcome • A CAS will be issued by the
our international student who University when you accept
will receive excellent support at our Offer, meet any conditions
Victoria University. You will have mentioned in the Offer, and pay
access to free advice, support a deposit.
and assistance. Our International
Students Centre provides some of • This deposit is offset against
the following services. your tuition fees and if you have
an official financial sponsor,
• Advice on visas and entry for example your government 2018 rates for students
to Uganda for students and or an international scholarship
visiting family as well as agency, you will not need to pay
3 months $25.00
assisting students in obtaining this deposit.
6 months $50.00
Student Visas as per the
standing rate at the Ministry of • Instead, you should send a 12 months $100.00
Internal Affairs. copy of your sponsorship letter
to the University’s Finance These rates do not have any
• Students from countries Office for consideration. agent fees attached. We will
outside East Africa will normally also assist students who
require a Student (General) Visa • Our international welcome need to renew their visas as
in order to study in Uganda. at the start of your first they continue their studies at
semester includes a special the university.
• To apply for this visa students induction programme to
will require a Confirmation of guide you through your initial
Acceptance for Study (CAS) administrative tasks (such as
and also appropriate evidence applying for a bank account

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Visit Us
MAKE THE MOST OF
YOUR EXPERIENCE AT
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

DID YOU WE OFFER DIFFERENT TYPES OF


VISITS. CHOOSE THE ONE THAT

KNOW? SUITS YOU AND BOOK ONLINE NOW


AT WWW.VU.AC.UG

Choosing your We want you to feel confident that


you’ll enjoy spending your time
university is an here. The best way to find out is to
important decision. come and visit us.
We want you to be We offer different types of visitsw .
happy with your Choose the one that suits you and
book online now at www.vu.ac.ug
subject, our facilities,
our staff and the
support we offer you.

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Campus tours

Student-guided

Guided tour
showing the
accommodation

Social hotspots

Campus facilities

Private and Campus tours run


throughout the year. Contact us
and check online at www.vu.ac.ug
for further details

ANNUAL OPEN DAYS


We hold three annual open days
during the year. Staff across all
departments are on hand to
meet prospective students and
visitors, offering you information
and advice about our courses.
The Students’ Union will give you
their perspective on the social
side of life and you’ll be able to
visit labs, lecture theatres and
computer facilities, as well as
residences, the library and all
other amenities.

INFORMAL VISITS
Victoria University welcomes
visitors all the time. Our cafe
indoor facilities and outdoor
areas are open to the public – so
wander through and soak up the
atmosphere any time you like.

SELF-GUIDED VISITS
We also offer self-guided tours if
you are unable to book on one of
the publicised tours.

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Programmes
OUR PROGRAMMES

1. Masters Programmes
2. Undergraduate Programmes
3. Diploma Programmes
4. Foundation Programme
5. Short Courses

MASTERS PROGRAMMES (UPCOMING PROGRAMMES)

1. Masters of Arts in Public Administration and Management


2. Masters of Business Administration

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES YEARS

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES


Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) | Full Time 3
Bachelor of Environmental Health Science (BEHS) 3
Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) 4
Bachelor of Midwifery Science (BMS)-Top-up 2
Bachelor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (BND) 4

FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT 3


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 3
Bachelor of Banking and Finance (BBF) 3
Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics (BPL) 3
Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management (BTM) 3
Bachelor of International Business (BIB) 3

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) 3
Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) 3
Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) 3

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Bachelor of Public Administration and Management 3
Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration 3
Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies (BJMS) 3
Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM) 3
Bachelor of International Relations and Diplomatic Studies 3

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY STUDIES


Bachelor of Science in Oil and Gas Accounting 3

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Diploma in Information Technology


Diploma in Procurement and Logistics
Diploma in Business Information Systems
Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration
Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Diploma in Banking and Finance
Diploma in Business Administration
Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Dip. in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies

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Programmes
FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

COURSE MODULES
English Language for University Studies
Effective Writing and Communication Skills
Foundational Mathematics
Orientation Course
IT Skills for Academic Study
Study Skills for Academic Life
Understanding the World Today

Depending on the Undergraduate Programme selected, students will take an introductory


course module relevant to the Programme.

SHORT COURSES

Digital Marketing
Engligh Language
Basic Computer Applications
SPSS
Entrepreneural Development Studies
CCNA
IT Essentials

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Faculty of Health Sciences
The faculty of health sciences at Victoria University
represents the embodiment of the future of health
care in Uganda and worldwide!

DID YOU 96% OVERALL


STUDENT
WE OFFER A GROWING RANGE OF
WORK EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIP
KNOW? SATISFACTION OPPORTUNITIES

FUTURE LECTURERS AND RESEARCHERS,


POLICY ANALYSTS AND
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
AGENCIES SUCH NEMA AND
CAREERS PRACTITIONERS KAMPALA CITY COUNCIL

Global and public programs are tailored to bridge the global market value of education
gap between education acquired attained. We strive at being the
health threats and health realities on the ground, yardstick for measurement of
including crises thus enhancing employability of quality education in the region,
our young graduates. which should include indicators
and complex of student market value and
emergencies, climate Our programs are bench marked employability. Finally, Dear current
change, pollution, to the highest international and prospective students, we
count on your generation to
nutrition, lifestyle and standards, and are designed to
facilitate a paradigm shift in
facilitate knowledge acquisition
behavioral changes through classroom and practice- healthcare in Uganda and the
region.
among others based learning, research,
community engagement and
highlight the need for clinical placements. Faculty of Health Sciences is
aligning education to honored to empower you with
match global trends. In addition, students are provided the mindset, skills and attitude to
with the opportunity to undertake make this possible! Welcome to
part of their studies abroad the university to receive detailed
We offer Bachelor‘s degrees in information on our education
Environmental Health Science, international institutions and
organizations, in a bid to enrichen packages!
Public Health, Nursing Science,
Midwifery Science and Human the transcultural perspective
Nutrition and Dietetics. These of learning, and promote the

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of


Public Health Science Midwifery Science
BPH BNS - Direct Entry BMS - Top-Up

Bachelor of Public Health is a This is a four-year, full-time, Bachelor of midwifery is a two-


three-year study programme. It professional degree study year, full-time degree study
has high global market demand. program. Its taught using program designed for students
community oriented, evidence with a diploma in midwifery.
Public health graduate’s work
The program is designed to
to prevent diseases, protect and skill-based approaches.
contribute towards reduction
health and promote population of maternal, neonatal and child
health through planning, Graduates will be required to register with health challenges in developing
implementing and evaluating relevant professional body before practicing
countries.
nursing. The program is designed to
public health projects/ meet the current and future nursing and
programs. healthcare delivery challenges in Uganda It prepares students to become competent
and internationally. Upon completion of and autonomous practitioners of midwifery.
this study program one can practice as Graduates will be required to register with
Public health graduates work in civil society generalist professional nurse in any of the relevant professional body. Upon completion,
organisations, public and private sectors as following clinical settings; medical, surgical, one will work in a variety of settings such as
public health officers, managers, researchers, women’s health, pediatrics, psychiatric, domiciliary clinics, health centers, hospitals
health information system specialists, health geriatric and rehabilitation nursing, critical and in non-governmental organisations.
educators, policy analysts and professional care and neonatal intensive care units or as Their work involves implementation and
body regulars. public health and community health nurses. management of maternal, neonatal and
Graduates can also work as managers and child healthcare interventions, sexual and
leaders of nursing and health teams. reproductive health services, family planning,
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS research and policy development and
implementation.
1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
education or its equivalent with two 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
principle passes m biology, chemistry. education or its equivalent with two ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
principle passes m biology, chemistry.
2. Diploma in health sciences from a 1. Diploma in midwifery or comprehensive
recognised institution and must be 2. Diploma in nursing or comprehensive nursing from a recognised and licensed
certified by Allied Health Professional nursing from a recognised and licensed institution.
Council. institution.
2. Must have at-least two years post-
3. Must have at-least two years post- diploma in clinical experience.
diploma in clinical experience.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Bachelor of Human


Environmental Nutrition and
Health Science Dietetics
BEHS BND

Bachelor of Environmental Bachelors of human nutrition


Health Science is a three- and dietetics is a four-year,
year full-time program that full-time, professional degree
has high demand at national study program. It’s a highly
and at international level. marketable study program.
Students study physical,
biological and social factors
in the environment that affect Upon completion of this study program one
population health. can practice therapeutic nutrition, community
nutrition, food and service management.
Graduates of this study program work as
community nutritionists, dieticians, food
or restaurant managers, food and health
It’s a professional degree program, that
reporters, nutrition editors, advertising or
requires registration with a relevant
I chose Victoria University for professional regulatory body. Environmental
marketing specialist, catering managers,
my Bachelors in public health health graduates work to improve and
Nutrition consultant, nutrition teacher or
because of their collaborations maintain healthy environment, safety of food
professor.
with the international and water and enforcement of public health
universities and the uniqueness policies and laws. Graduates of this program
in delivery of lectures and
internship opportunities, work will work in civil society organisations, public ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
and private sectors as environmental health
related trainings at VU give specialists industrial hygienist, toxicologists,
me the appropriate abilities occupational health specialists, water, hygiene 1. UACE or its equivalent with two principle
as I complete my course and and sanitation specialists and managers. passes in either food and nutrition,
preparations for the next step. chemistry, or biology obtained at the
same siting.
ANDREW MARVIN 2. Diploma in health sciences from a
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS recognised institution and must be
WAVAMUNNO
certified by relevant council.
Bachelor of Public Health 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
education or its equivalent with two
principle passes in biology, chemistry.

2. Diploma in Health Sciences from a


recognised institution and must be
certified by Allied Health Professional
Council.

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Faculty of Business and
Management
The Faculty of Business and Management currently
offers six undergraduate degree programmes.

DID YOU 20% OF OUR COMBINES BUSINESS


GRADUATES HAVE INTELLIGENCE AND MANAGEMENT
KNOW? STARTED THEIR OWN
BUSINESS
WITH ANALYTICAL SKILLS

FUTURE ACCOUNTANCY
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, CHIEF
FLEXIBILITY TO MOVE INTO A
BROAD SCOPE OF MANAGEMENT

CAREERS TECHNICAL OFFICER


POSITIONS ACROSS A WIDE RANGE
OF INDUSTRIES

The Undergraduate We pride in highly qualified and business environment. You have
experienced staff with theoretical an opportunity to participate in
programmes cover knowledge and hand-on industrial the internship programme that
disciplines of Business experience in the real world of improves your employment
business and management, prospects as you gain valuable
Administration, and a conducive learning career skills and insight
Banking and Finance, environment with e-learning experience.
Procurement and resources. Achieving that dream
This will provide you plenty of
job is our focus, hence our degree
Logistics, International programmes are on market- opportunities to help enhance
Business, Tourism and demand and have been designed your future career prospects
to provide you with the vital skills and be well equipped to make an
Hotel Management, and industrial experience needed impression on a future employer
and Oil and Gas to make you more employable and become change agents in the
region.
Accounting. in today’s competitive global

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Faculty of Business and Management

Masters of Business Bachelor of Bachelor


Administration Procurement and of Business
MBA
Logistics Administration
BPL BBA
An intelligent growth strategy
That seeks scientific approval
Bachelors of Procurement and As recent years have
to management is essential to
Logistics is an appropriate shown, the global business
business success.
course for students who want environment has never been
to acquire extensive skills and more complex than today.
For professionals wanting to take their carriers knowledge in Procurement and
to new heights covering various disciplines
in Finance and Accounting, Marketing,
Logistics Management. Faced with increasing Environmental
Management, Operations management, challenges and developments, the way
public administration etc, earning a Master’s companies shape their strategies and the
of Business Administration (MBA) is a growth Beyond such acquisitions, the programme is decisions of management teams are all
strategy that can serve them for years to designed to transform students to graduates the more crucial to the success of modern
come. with a formidable capacity to solve complex organizations.
business problems In purchasing and supply
This programme is designed to build on chain management with enormous creativity Students are offered in different areas of
student’s existing knowledge and experience and innovation. specialization in marketing, accounting,
as well as developing their academic finance, management, etc. Equally, in an
knowledge in these areas. The programme will Students are empowered to possess increasingly connected world, critical
improve student’s abilty to translate business integrated skills and knowledge in, inter decisions cannot be taken in isolation from
knowledge into concrete actions suitable for alia, accounting, marketing, strategic the wider global context. At no point in recent
the business environment in which they work management, e-procurement (procurement history has there been a more relevant time
and study, and the wider global community in software applications), international business, to study the dynamics of business and its role
which they may aspire to transfer. negotiation in purchasing and supply, legal within the global environment.
aspects in purchasing and supply chain
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS management. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Available to applicants who hold a degree or
1. UACE and two principal passes obtained
an equivalent qualification from a recognised ENTRY REQUIREMENTS at the same sitting, one of which MUST
tertiary institution. However the faculty board
1. UACE or its equivalent and two principal be in either Economics or Mathematics
may under certain circumstances and subject
passes obtained at the same sitting. and a credit in Mathematics at UCE.
to specific conditions, admit others who can
show evidence of fitness for candidature. 2. Diploma in Procurement and Logistics 2. Diploma from a recognised Institution or
or in any other related course from a at least level one of CPA, ACCA, or CIMA.
recognised institution.

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Faculty of Business and Management

Bachelor of Bachelor of Diploma in


Banking and Tourism and Tourism and
Finance Hospitality Hospitality
Management Management
BBF

This programme aims at BTM DTHM


providing and developing
detailed knowledge on a The programme emphases The hospitality and tourism
broad education and training work based and practical/ industry has grown
in modern business profile, field based learning to magnificently around the
suitable for a wide range equip graduates with core world. In East Africa alone,
of students in key areas of competences in knowledge, there is a humongous rise of
banking concept, models skills and attitudes. hotels, integrated resorts,
and principles in economic game viewing and game drives,
analysis and application to mountain climbing, gorilla
the study of financial systems Because of political stability, the tourism
tracking, bungee jumping, bird
sector has continued to grow over the years
and institutions and finance and contributed approximately 10% to the watching, visitors for flora,
management and other allied country’s’ Gross Domestic Product. Tourism
fauna, lakes and rivers, e co-
has also been identified by the East African
disciplines. Community as a sector in which the region tourism sites etc.
enjoys a competitive advantage. The Bachelor
of Tourism and Hotel Management is a
It prepares students to think critically and find market-driven course and seeks to provide
new ways to improve the industry. Students a professional and managerial cadre for the With this diploma, you enjoy a solid
learn to communicate effectively on all levels dynamic tourism and hotel industry in Uganda foundation in hospitality studies before
and acquire leadership skills in the banking and the wider East African region. progressing onto a degree course. The
industry to become an initiator of change by objective of the programme is to develop
making complex and difficult decisions using students’ professional understanding of how
modern finance, marketing and management ENTRY REQUIREMENTS hospitality and tourism organisations integrate
analysis methods. business functions and focuses on specific
1. UACE or its equivalent and two principal departmental responsibilities, as well as
passes obtained, one of which MUST cross-functional management skills.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS be in any of the following subjects;
Mathematics, Economics, Geography,
1. UACE and two principal passes obtained Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
at the same sitting, one of which MUST Technical Drawing, and Foods and
be in either Economics or Mathematics, Nutrition.
and a credit in Mathematics at UCE. 1. Direct Entry: 1 Principal Pass in the
2. Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Uganda Advanced Certificate of
2. Uganda Diploma in Business Studies. Management or any other related course Education (UACE).
from a recognised institution.
2. Credit Transfer from other Universities:
This is via assessment & grading.

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Faculty of Business and Management

Bachelor of Diploma in
International Procurement and
Business Logistics
BIB DPL

The programme focuses on The Diploma in Procurement


graduates who can think and Logistics Management
critically on managing endeavors to produce
international business graduates with the skills
responsibly, sustainability with and knowledge required
skills to build a successful for efficient acquisition and
career across corporate disposal of organization
business sector, government resources.
and private sector.
This programme covers a broad spectrum of
areas within the field, such as procurement,
All elements of the programme have a
logistics, transportation, negotiations, inventory
strong international orientation and aim to management and contract management. The
develop soft skills such as communication, content is geared to enhance the skills set
presentation skills, intercultural competence of those working in supply chain so they can
and business ethics. As part of the carry out their supply chain activities more
Learning at VU is exciting! programme you will complete all the internship
confidently and competently.
The procurement and logistics with an international organization or a
course is highly practical Multinational company.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE
with a lot of engagement with PROGRAMME IS
practitioners in the profession, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS PREMISED ON :
the lecturers make the course
1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of I. The fact that the East African region and Sub
self-explanatory and easy Education or its equivalent and two Saharan Africa has dire shortage of qualified
to relate with and apply to principal passes obtained at the same procurement staff;
the basics of the job during sitting. 2. The need to support the ongoing
internships professionalization of the procurement
2. Diploma in Public Administration and
process;
JORDY JEAN BAPTISTE Management or in any other related
course from a recognised Institution.
Bachelor of Procurement and
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Logistics
1. Direct Entry: 1 Principal Pass in the UACE;
Credit Transfer from other Universities: This
is via assessment and grading.
2. 5 passes of O level subjects including
English and Mathematics or any
qualification judged to be equivalent to the
above and UACE with at least 2 principal
passes in relevant subjects.
3. Credit Transfers from other universities and
grading.

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Faculty of Business and Management

Diploma Diploma in
in Business Banking and
Administration Finance
DBA DBF

The demand for professionals Banking and Finance sector


with business and is one of the fastest growing
entrepreneurship skills is sectors of Uganda’s economy
on the rise in Uganda and with many competitors offering
other countries in the region. various products which
Therefore, through this creates a lot of scope and
diploma, you will develop opportunities.
knowledge and understanding
in a variety of areas that are The Diploma in Banking and Finance Program
critical for success in business is a Two-year (2) full-time programme that
focuses on developing understanding of
and management. banking and finance environment both
locally and globally, which prepares students
for a career in Finance, Banking sector and
It helps prepare you for a range of careers in the Accountancy. It aims to provide sound
private and public sectors including; business knowledge to handle the operational and Bachelor of Banking and
management, accounting, finance, law, human financial aspects in banking and finance. Finance is a unique and
powerful foundation to build a
resource management and development,
international business, quality management
Testimony
career in the finance world for
and entrepreneurship and marketing. This ENTRY REQUIREMENTS me, along with the skills sets
program is mainly targeting secondary school
1. The Uganda Advanced Certificate of
that I have so far managed to
leavers and certificate level holders, who seek
Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal
gain that differentiate me from a
either a higher-level qualification in order to
pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at
fiercely competitive job market,
enhance their employment prospects, or
the same sitting or its equivalent.
I am grateful and proud to be
who need a strong foundation qualification in part of VU and the banking and
business and management to prepare them for 2. The Uganda Certificate of Education finance program.
university studies in business and management (UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at
programmes. the same sitting.
DIGO CLAUDIA
3. Credit Transfers from other universities
Bachelor of Banking and
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS and grading.
Finance
1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
(UACE) with at least 1 principal pass and
2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same
sitting or its equivalent.
2. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with
at least 5 credits obtained at the same
sitting.
3. Credit transfers from other universities and
grading.

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Department of Oil and
Energy Studies
Welcome to the department of oil and energy
studies! Victoria University is recognized locally
and regionally as a leading provider of education
and training for the oil and gas industry.

DID YOU COMMUNICATE


BUSINESS INFORMATION 96.9% OF OUR STUDENTS
PROGRESS INTO GRADUATE
KNOW? IN A CLEAR AND
CONCISE MANNER LEVEL JOBS

FUTURE PRIVATE RESTAURANTS AND CLUBS,


HOTELS, INTERNATIONAL OR
AIRLINES, GOVERNMENT TOURISM
DEPARTMENTS, TRAVEL AGENCIES,

CAREERS REGIONAL RECOGNISED CHAINS,


ENTERTAINMENT
EVENTS PLANNING FIRMS AND
LEISURE PROVIDERS

We offer short and skills that emphasize a practical industry value chain and open
approach. Our graduates will up a wide range of opportunities
long programs suited either get employed in local and for you to plan your career in this
to the needs of the oil international oil companies or prestigious industry.
other industries and businesses We are the only University in
and gas industry in that support the oil and gas the region offering a specialized
the region. A degree industry. degree program in oil and gas
in Oil and Gas will At Victoria University, students are
accounting. This program is de-
signed to help graduates develop
provide you with a taught by professionals who are specialized skills and knowledge
firm foundation in the directly working in the oil and gas for an accounting career in the oil
industry or are indirectly working and gas industry and associated
industry and towards as professional consultants with business.
a successful career international accounting firms,
giving our graduates practical
in the dynamic oil and knowledge and skills in class and
gas industry. preparing them for work in the
industry.
Our graduates are prepared
to have the most sought after Our certificate program will kick
analytical and professional start interest in the oil and gas

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Department of Oil and Energy Studies

The course offers a blend of


theory, experience and practical
skills for effective financial
accounting management within
the petroleum industry.

The course prepares students


to develop critical awareness of Bachelor of Oil and
changing trends in international Gas Accounting
financial management and ac-
counting for upstream Oil and Gas
exploration, Development and BOGA
production.
Short courses leading to interna- Fundamentals of oil and gas
tional certification in the oil and accounting; techniques used
gas industry can be arranged.
to solve business accounting
These courses are highly sought
after and provide quick rewarding in oil and gas companies and
employment in the oil and gas other energy sectors.
industry. These courses include:
Certification in Health and Safety Record, analyses, and interpret financial and
(IOSH and NEBOSH) and Environ- other information, identify and diagnose
mental Management (ISO 14000 accounting problems, communicate business
information in a clear and concise manner,
Series). recognize ethical and regulatory challenges
and demonstrate an understanding of
These courses are accredited by accounting and financial concepts.
Global Leading institutions such as
the Institute of Occupational Safe- ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
ty and Health (IOSH), UK and the 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
Institute of Environmental Man- Education or its equivalent and two
principal passes obtained at the same
agement and Assessment (IEMA), sitting (Mathematics, Econimics,
UK. We are glad to know that you Entrepreneurship).
have chosen Victoria University 2. Diploma in any related course from a
and we will do all in our power to recognized institution.
provide you with unrival education
and training that will meet your
expectations in the changing world
of work. Thank you.

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Faculty Of Humanities
and Social Sciences
We welcome you to the Faculty of Humanities and
Social Sciences.

DESIGNED TO
DID YOU CHALLENGE THE
BRIGHTEST STUDENTS
MEDIA UNIT WITH EXCELLENT

KNOW? ACROSS MULTIPLE


DISCIPLINES
TECHNICAL RESOURCES

FUTURE CIVIL SERVICE, ADMINISTRATIVE


MANAGERS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR,
MEDIA SECTORS LIKE PRINT, RADIO
AND TELEVISION, AND MARKETING

CAREERS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


CONSULTANTS
AND PUBLIC RELATIONS RELATED
INDUSTRIES

We take the honor and Public Administration, Media and Our dedicated, exposed and well-
Journalism studies, Social Work, motivated team of resource persons
privilege to welcome you Tourism and Hotel Management, as are ready to navigate this academic
to Victoria University, well as International Relations and terrain with you, and make your
Diplomacy. learning a worthwhile experience
Faculty of Humanities during your stay. We are sure your
and Social Sciences, These are taught with the decision to join us is well suited and I
corresponding grounding offering
and for our International you the necessary theory and
am happy to welcome you once again.
students, welcome to appropriately marinating that with We wish you a rewarding stay in
this wonderful city - local, regional and global case Kampala, and Victoria University in
studies. From private entities, specific as you start on this academic
Kampala. government installations, to public- journey.
private partnerships, we bring the live
Your decision to take on a career in
examples to you for your appreciation,
Humanities and Social Sciences is
simulation and contextualization. Victoria University
our primary duty as the faculty to help
you realize and we pledge to walk this Our philosophy is that higher
journey seamlessly with you. Uganda education should be a rewarding,
is home to many social realities totally enriching experience that a
and therefore the university faculty student should use to pave a destiny
takes this a prime opportunity as a for themselves after University.
duty to help you as a student obtain Exposure, guided reading and
rewarding practical training with the mentoring constitutes our menu and
use of live and relevant scenes across complete service to every student in
your study areas throughout your line with the university drive: Come
academic life. The faculty is home to ready to learn, leave ready to succeed.
the departments of Human Relations,

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Faculty Of Humanities and Social Sciences

Masters of Bachelor of Public Bachelor of


Arts in Public Administration and Journalism and
Administration Management Media Studies
MSc APA BPAM BJMS

This programme combines The public sector is expanding The media helps us to
extensive coverage of the daily and becoming more understand the world around
field with a strong focus on complex. Due to this, us. They inform us about what
managing public services and there is need to study and has happened and what might
leadership skills. Participants appreciate modern-day happen. From billboards and
are exposed to policy and issues, and challenges in advertisements to newspapers,
management problems facing public administration and radio and internet movies.
public organizations, or related management if one is to
non-profit and private firms. administer and manage the
In today’s globalised Information age,
public affairs properly. getting the right message across is key.
Employers in the creative industry need
The programme’s sequence of modules and informed communicators who understand
real-world field work opportunities foster how to create the right message for the
the managerial skills needed to meet the This course seeks to equip students with
right audience. Delivering the appropriate
demands of managing today’s public, non- knowledge and skills to become public
information requires both a practical and
profit and private organizations. administrators and/ or managers for the
theoretical understanding of the context
public, private, and corporate domains that
and implications of the ever-changing media
The applied, problem–based approach blends need such technically, ethically and
landscape.
new theoretical developments and practice, psychologically qualified personnel in their
with a view toward managing public policies organisations.
domestically and overseas. Participants will ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
develop key management skills to administer ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
and implement public policies; gain critical 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
abilities to analyse public policies; develop 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and two
an understanding of leadership skills; gain Education or its equivalent and two principal passes obtained at the
understanding of a range of institutional principal passes obtained at the same same sitting.
designs to deliver public services; and, using sitting.
a case approach, advance their strategic 2. Diploma in any other related course
2. Diploma in any related course from a
decision-making skills. from a recognized Institution.
recognised Institution.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Available to applicants who hold an
approved degree or an equivalent
qualification from an approved tertiary
institution. However, the faculty board
may, under certain circumstances and
subject to specific conditions, admit
others who can show evidence of
fitness for candidature.

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Faculty Of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bachelor of Bachelor of Bachelor of Social


Human Resource International Work and Social
Management Relations and Administration
Diplomatic Studies
BHRM BSWSA
BIRDS
Human Resource Management Ministry of Gender Labour
is a strategic approach International Relations and Social Development
to the management of an develops specific skills and (MGLSD) in 2005 approved
organisation’s most valued knowledge which provide an a recommendation that
asset, namely the people advantage for employment community development
working in the organisation, opportunities in foreign workers should be degree
whether individually and affairs, diplomacy, intelligence, holders.
collectively in order to international research and
contribute to the achievement consultancy, military and This decision has necessitated the building of
of organisational goals. defense administration, capacity to produce qualified personnel not
only for Government, but also for the private
international journalism, and civil society sectors that collaborate with
Application of competencies in Human international human rights government in its mission to advance social
Resource Management is essential for survival development in this country and also in the
organisations, international Great Lakes region.
of any organisations. The Bachelor of Human
Resource Management enables learners to development organisations,
acquire knowledge, skills and competencies business and trade and ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
to identify and attract the best employees at
the right time in the right place, monitoring international hospitality. 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
and motivating their performance to achieve Education or its equivalent and two
effective organisational competitiveness. principal passes obtained at the same
sitting.
2. Diploma in SWASA or any related course
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS from a recognised Institution.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
or its equivalent and two principal passes 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
obtained at the same sitting Diploma in or its equivalent and two principal passes
Human Resources Management or in any obtained at the same sitting.
other related course from a recognised 2. Any other related course from a
institution. recognised Institution.

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Faculty Of Humanities and Social Sciences

Diploma in Diploma in Diploma in Social


International Human Resource Work and Social
Relations and Management Administration
Diplomatic Studies
DHRM DSWASA
DIRD
Human Resource Management The Diploma is designed to
Diploma in International is a strategic and coherent equip students with both
Relations and Diplomatic approach to the management academic and professional
Studies DIRDS is an of an organization’s most knowledge, attitudes and
interdisciplinary field of study valued assets, the people skills for DSWASA work
that focuses on the study working in organizations, (mobilization, empowerment
of foreign affairs and global individually and collectively processes and general
issues that affect states within contribute to the achievement development).
the international system. of organizational goals.
The program aims at creating capacity
For students contemplating careers as at local and at national levels for social
Application of competencies in Human development sector to contribute positively
practitioners or scholars in international Resource Management is essential for
relations, Victoria University offers towards realization of national development
survival of any organizations. The Diploma efforts. Objectives of DSWASA are to equip
extraordinary opportunities as it boasts in Human Resource Management enables
of a fully-fledged International Relations students with both academic and professional
learners to acquire competencies in attracting knowledge, attitudes and skills for DSWASA
programme. In the vital and rapidly changing and selecting the best employees at the work (mobilization, empowerment processes
field of International Relations, Victoria right time in the right place, motivating, and and general development). This way, the
University offers a two (2) year Diploma, with a monitoring their performance for effective programme aims at creating capacity at local
young multinational teaching staff, augmented competitiveness to the organization. and national levels for the social development
by visiting lecturers with special knowledge
sector and contribute positively towards the
of international security, diplomacy, non-
governmental organizations and foreign area ENTRY REQUIREMENTS realization of national development efforts.
studies, are able to offer students a depth and 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
breadth of instruction and research support. Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
Victoria University is committed to developing the same sitting or its equivalent. Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal
the people and ideas that will enhance Sub- pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at
2. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)
Saharan Africa and the wellbeing of its citizens the same sitting or its equivalent.
with at least 5 credits obtained at the
through expanding effective engagement in
same sitting. 2. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)
regional and world affairs.
3. Credit transfers from other universities with at least 5 credits obtained at the
and grading. same sitting.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 3. Credit transfers from other universities
1. Direct Entry: 1 Principal Pass in the and grading.
Uganda Advanced Certificate of
Education (UACE).
2. Credit Transfer from other Universities:
This is via assessment & grading.

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Faculty Of Humanities and Social Sciences

The programme seeks to give


students the opportunity to
develop skills essential for
working in the world of Media
and Communications.

Diploma in
Journalism and
Media Studies
DJMS

This course recognizes


the growing importance of
Journalism, Public Relations
and Media Management in
Uganda.

The programme provides students with the


opportunity to understand the role of media
and communications in Uganda and other
parts of the world. As well as, examining
contemporary media structures and
developments, the course provides historical
context for these developments.
The course has given me a
much better view of journalism
beyond what is portrayed on The programme is also expected to impart in
the surface of the profession students effective management of the media,
on TV & radio, the exposure marketing and corporate communications,
to the industry and skills in which are crucial to achieving mutual
the field through seminars and understanding between organizations and
trainings plus being part of their stakeholders. This programme, under
the team for the university’s pinned by communications and customer
magazine has really added value behavior theory, provides a strategic approach
to my learning experience. to managing communications that builds upon
an understanding of the promotional mix.

SANDRA NAMAWEJJE
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors of Journalism and
Media Studies 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal
pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at
the same sitting or its equivalent.
2. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)
with at least 5 credits obtained at the
same sitting.
3. Credit transfers from other universities
and grading.

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Faculty Of Science and
Technology
The faculty of science and technology at Victoria
University boasts of providing top-of-the-drawer
education in computing and it related disciplines.

DID YOU
#3
IN UGANDA FOR
COMBINES BUSINESS
GRADUATE PROSPECTS
INTELLIGENCE AND MANAGEMENT
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WITH ANALYTICAL SKILLS

FUTURE WEB DESIGNER, SYSTEMS


DEVELOPER, DATABASE DESIGNER,
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT,
PLANNING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT,

CAREERS NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR


BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS
DEVELOPMENT

Our courses are They are designed with the Our aim is to deliver a well formed
intention of simplifying the search professional.
developed by well- for employment opportunities
refined experts in the in IT driven organizations and to
guarantee being considered for
field, with a battery graduate studies in the world’s
of experience both in leading universities.
academia and industry In addition, we provide mentoring
and are based on IEEE and career guidance services for
guidelines. our students and we facilitate the
university experience by finding
appropriate internship positions in
major companies in Uganda.

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Address : Plot No. 1-13 Jinja Road, Kampala - Uganda
Faculty Of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Bachelor Bachelor of


Computer Science of Business Information
Information Technology
DIT Systems
BIT
Computing and
BBIS
communications technologies Information Technology is a critical
lie at the heart of every component of modern life, and is
Information systems are essential to the communications
organisation.
that support modern society.
integral to every face of
business from the core
The delivery of information services includes functions of procurement, The blurring of traditional boundaries
a technological framework of hardware, between the professions has seen a
software, networks, tools, internet applications
accounts or sales and growing need for those involved in the
and telecommunications equipment as well marketing, through to acquisition, dissemination and preservation of
as the ethical, professional and legal issues information in all its formats to have a broad
which increasingly play a part in the industry.
intelligent systems that aid understanding of the technical infrastructure
While hardware technology is developing and strategic decision making. supporting these roles, as well as an in-depth
diversifying fast, the IT sector, however, is knowledge of how people access information
reporting a widening gap in software skills. and the tools necessary to ensure this is done
as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Departments within the same company
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS cannot base the decisions they make on
their operations alone, as the actions of one ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
department impact on those of another to 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
Education or its equivalent and two
a greater or lesser degree. As a result, more Education or its equivalent and two
principal passes obtained, one of which
and more companies are integrating their principal passes obtained.
MUST be in Mathematics and the other
information systems, allowing separate
in any of the following subjects: Physics, 2. UCE with a credit in Mathematics and at
divisions to share information and make
Chemistry or Economics. least one other science subject Diploma
more informed decisions with a broader
organisational view. in Information Technology or any other
2. Diploma in Computer Science,
related course from a recognised
Engineering, Business Studies,
Institution.
Information Technology, Statistics or any ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
other Diploma with either Mathematics or
Computer Science. 1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
Education or its equivalent and two
principal passes obtained at the
same sitting.
2. Diploma in any related course from a
recorgnised institution.

37 Victoria University @vukampala


Faculty Of Science and Technology

Diploma Diploma in
in Business Information
Information Technology
Systems
DIT
DBIS
Information Technology
is a critical component of
Managers cannot ignore modern life, and is essential
information systems because to the communications that
they play such a critical role support modern society. New
in contemporary business applications of information
organizations. Today’s systems technology are constantly
directly affect how managers appearing and different
decide, plan and manage their applications are linked
employees, and increasingly together forming a complex
shape what products are to be computing environment.
produced, where, when, and
how.
There is now an urgent demand for highly
skilled information technology professionals
with diverse specializations including business
Therefore, the responsibility of information and management processes, the design
systems cannot be delegated to information and development of software systems.
technology gurus only, a manager must own Studying computer science at
This demand is forecast to increase both VU has been a life changing
the decision taken at the end of the day. in Uganda and world over. The Diploma in
Information is now recognized as a critical decision. The experience with
Information Technology brings on board working closely with industry
business asset and the effective management new approaches to teaching of Information
of information is one of the most important professionals through the
Technology, combining solid engineering internships programme at VU
challenges facing modern organizations. practices with knowledge of management and
Information is a powerful lever in achieving prepares you for the world
business processes. and equips you with relevant
competitive advantage. The use of systems
and technology to control and manage skills for your career and
organizational data and information has ENTRY REQUIREMENTS entrepreneurship
developed into a vital business discipline. As
1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
as well.
a result, business people are now expected
Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal
to be proficient in relevant technological
pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at PETER ISIKO
concepts and applications, skills that had
been viewed as being outside of the domain
the same sitting or its equivalent. Bachelor of Computer Science
of the traditional manager. 2. The Uganda Certificate of Education
(UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at
the same sitting.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of
Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal
pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at
the same sitting or its equivalent.

2. The Uganda Certificate of Education


(UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at
the same sitting.

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SHORT COURSES
Who should attend this course?
Digital Marketing SPSS-Statistical Package
1. Entrepreneurs & Job seekers For Social Sciences
2. Sales and marketing staff, online
The Internet and Online marketers and consultants
Customers have moved SPSS is one of the most
forward at such a fast pace 3. Marketing managers, communication used statistics programs for
that if you don’t learn about specialists, webmasters and IT managers collection, organization and
or those who would like to a pursue a
the digital medium you career in online marketing analysis of data, and perhaps
risk foregoing potential the most user-friendly
sales, customers, business 4. Individuals developing or implementing program. It is favored by most
opportunities as well as have an organization’s online/ digital strategy scholars in the field of social
web designers, web developers,
a gap in your future career in consultants
sciences, humanities, health
Marketing. sciences and business among
others. This course module
Duration 10 Weeks introduces participants to,
data entry, management
What you will learn from the Venue Victoria University and analysis using the SPSS
course program. Common Univariate
1. Gain a deep understanding of marketing
and Bivariate statistical
and to understand why digital and social analyses are introduced.
media elements of marketing are so English Language The scientific reporting of
critical in business. SPSS results in relation to
univariate and bivariate
2. Keep you at the leading edge with new
knowledge and skills in Internet Marketing analyses is also introduced.
The English language course
strengthens and enhances Each SPSS session is
3. Help you to build on your professional
command of the English language preceded by a theoretical
development and increase job security in
for individuals who perhaps are not orientation, before
a rapidly changing world of e-business.
from English speaking countries applications in SPSS.
4. Help you extend your marketing and would like to pursue courses
knowledge to identify new business that are primarily taught in English,
opportunities and also business people from What you will learn from the
non-English speaking countries
that would like to improve their course
5. Learn how to create an Internet Marketing
Plan & Presence. efficiency in the language. 1. Scholars and practitioners in the field
of social sciences, humanities, health
6. Learn the latest e-marketing strategies sciences, business among others.
about: SEO, PPC Advertising, Social
Media, Web Analytics, Blogging, E-mail Duration 9 Months development and increase job security in
a rapidly changing world of e-business.
Marketing and more.
Venue Victoria University

Duration 9 Months
Venue Victoria University

39 Victoria University @vukampala


Basic Computer CISCO Certified
Applications Network Associates
(CCNA)
This course is conducted
under the Holiday Makers’ This is an ideal programme
Programme. It provides skills for entry - level network
on how to use computer engineers to maximize their
applications when taking foundational networking
on your basic computer use knowledge. Our training
tasks. It provides a full blend module imparts students
on MS-office packages that with practical , relevant and
have become vital in business industrial -ready domain
operations. knowledge on network
solutions.
You will be able to get an edge
on skills With a blend of various The course validates with the
packages like; following skills at the end of the
1. Introduction to Computer systems and
training
operating systems
1. Ability to install, configure, operate, and
troubleshoot medium-size routed and
Entreprenurial
2. Internet and email applications switched networks

Development Studies 3. Microsoft Word 2. Manage and optimize network systems,


focus on-network infrastructure , which
4. Microsoft Power point includes routing, switching, wireless
access, security, and connectivity to
Entrepreneurship and 5. Microsoft Excel branch offices using WAN
Innovation is not just about 6. Microsoft Access 3. Develop critical thinking and problem
startups: it is a topic that is solving skills using both real equipments
rapidly growing in importance and CISCO packet Tracer, a network
in government policy and in Who should attend this course? configuration simulation tool.

the behavior of established Scholars and practitioners in the field of


firms. social sciences, humanities, health sciences, Duration 12 Weeks
business among others.
Venue Victoria University
Upon completion, the attendee will
have gained the following:
Duration 10 Weeks IT Essentials
1. Understanding the dynamic role of
entrepreneurship and small businesses Venue Victoria University
2. Organizing and Managing a Small It essentials covers
Business fundamental computer and
career skills for entry-level
3. Financial Planning and Control
IT jobs. The IT Essentials
4. Forms of Ownership for Small Business course includes hands On
labs that provide practical
5. Strategic Marketing Planning experience to prepare you
6. New Product or Service Development for enterprise networking
. Simulation tools help you
7. Lectures on the processes,tools and learn troubleshooting skills
techniques of entrepreneurship and and practice what you learn.
innovation

1. Develop working knowledge of how


Who should attend this course? computers and mobile devices operate

The course is for Professional, Entrepreneur 2. Identify common security threats and
and Job seekers. It is also for school levers, vulnerabilities like malware, phishing,
higher institution graduates and Small spoofing and social engineering
business owners.
3. Apply skills and procedures to install,
configure and troubleshoot computers,
mobile devices, and software
Duration 10 Weeks
Venue Victoria University
Duration 6 Weeks
Venue Victoria University

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Address : Plot No. 1-13 Jinja Road, Kampala - Uganda
FAQ’s
Joining frequently
asked questions for all
prospective students

1. HOW TO APPLY TO 4. HOW MANY INTAKES 8. IS FINANCIAL AID


VICTORIA UNIVERSITY DO YOU HAVE ? AVAILABLE ?

If one is unable to visit our We have two intakes a year Jan-Feb We have a 30% scholarship
admissions office at the university, & Aug-Sept. grant available that is open to all
you can visit www.vu.ac.ug. applicants in various fields ranging
Click Apply Now and follow the from academic excellence, sports
5. LIVING COSTS IN KAMPALA and many others
guidelines accordingly.
The average living costs in
Kampala range from $15-$20 a day 9. DO YOU OFFER VISA
depending on lifestyle. This covers ASSISTANCE ?
2. WHERE ARE YOU three meals a day and transport,
LOCATED this varies depending on tastes and The University assists all
preferences international students in obtaining
We are located at Victoria Towers, student visa as per the standing rate
Plot 1-13 Jinja Road, Kampala, 6. ACCOMMODATION/ HOSTEL at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Uganda. INFORMATION
The university assists students in 10. HOW CAN I GET MORE
3. HOW MANY FACULTIES
providing the right accommodation INFORMATION?
DOES THE UNIVERSITY depending on comforts and
HAVE? preferences opted for, averagely You may send us an email
The university has four faculties ranging from $390 and above. at marketing@vu.ac.ug or
in the areas of Business and admissions@vu.ac.ug.
Management, Science &
Technology, Health Science, 7. CAN WE PAY IN
Humanities and Social Science INSTALLMENTS We are also available via WhatsApp
+256 700 300 088 and Facebook
Yes, the tuition can be paid in up to Victoria University Kampala
three installments. The university Uganda for further inquiries
is committed to offering assistance
to all students to see their education
through.

If your question is not listed in


one of the questions and answers
above, please contact the Office of
Admissions directly.

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Which Degree Is Every student has an
Right For You ? idea of what degree
they want to pursue,
but at the end of the

5 TIPS ON day, have you chosen


the right course?
HOW TO FIND
A BACHELOR’S Here are some of
the major points
DEGREE THAT to consider when
SUITS YOUR deciding what to study

NEEDS

1. DO A LITTLE SOUL 2. YOU CAN ALWAYS 4. ASK AROUND AND


SEARCHING FOLLOW THE MONEY LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO
TRAIL WENT THROUGH THIS
First, you can consider and study If you’re not committed to any If you are an international student
some of the most popular fields discipline or field, then why get stuck who is considering studying a
today, like: in a field you don’t feel compelled to Bachelor’s degree with us hopefully,
study or feel like you’re wasting your you won’t be the last one.
• Information Technology time? Some of the most profitable
• International Relations careers are in fields like: If you don’t know what people to ask
or you’re not sure how the experience
If that doesn’t work, ask yourself - • Computer Sciences and IT will be, then you should definitively
What do you do best in your group • Business Administration check other international students’
of friends? Are you the one that experiences.
photoshops the pictures of the gang?
3. BE SURE TO MAKE 5. NEVER FORGET TO
A LIST HAVE FUN
Are you the one who takes care that
everybody is home safe, after a party? Whatever decision you take - if it’s
Do you enjoy organising trips? Take a pen and paper, sit down, about studying abroad, or following
put on a fight song, and start a Bachelor’s degree in a certain field,
writing. Some of the best decisions don’t ever be too hard on yourself.
Follow what you enjoy doing in your are taken with the right music in Give yourself time to adjust to the
spare time and find a Bachelor’s the background, and it will make move and decision, have fun with the
degree that helps you expand on your decision-making time more people you meet. Take lazy Sundays,
that. Don’t make your life hard and enjoyable and epic, the pros and if that’s what you really want to do,
cons taking different meanings and and so on. Still, don’t neglect your
shapes. studies - be present at courses, work
over think things: usually, your first
on your projects, read everything
instinct is right, so follow that and
you’re recommended and, bottom
never look back. You should do that list with
line, always strive to be the best in
multiple columns, of our Bachelor’s
your field.
programme, and take into
consideration the tuition fees, our
ethics, library facilities and so on. And we hope your education,
These will help you sort out things experience and degree you attain
more swiftly and may make the from Victoria University will place
difference between two seemingly- you on a firm footing in the career
perfect options. world.

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
Why you’ll like us... Admissions Policy
For some programmes, the
“We have a seamless and Victoria University following qualifications meet
hassle-free admissions
process. With proper
is committed to our general entry requirements:
documentation and entry providing a high appropriate business and
technology education council,
requirements in place, you quality education and national or higher national
will be within 48 hours of
applying. For most of our experience to all its qualifications. An Access to
Higher Education qualification if
International Students, students, regardless offering these other qualifications,
studying and living in
Kampala is a wonderful
of background. you should consult the
cultural experience. We have Admissions Office (admissions@
We welcome applications from
a dedicated team of staff to vu.ac.ug) to check whether they
talented individuals with the
help you settle in and a great are suitable for your chosen
potential to succeed academically
social programme to help you programme. You will also need:
and we are committed to
to make the most of your time supporting widening access to • UCE or GCSE English at grade
with us.” higher education and to C or above or an equivalent
Admissions Officer encouraging students from English language qualification.
Victoria University diverse backgrounds to apply to
study at the University. To gain • UCE or GCSE maths at grade
a place at Victoria University, or above note that some
you will need to meet the programmes may require a
university’s general and specific higher grade in GCSE maths or
entry requirements of your English (see individual course
chosen programme for you to entries).
be accepted by the admissions
department. SPECIFIC ENTRY
REQUIREMENTS
ENTRY The Specific A-level and

Contact us REQUIREMENTS International Baccalaureate grade


requirements for each course are
GENERAL ENTRY shown in the individual course
Victoria University REQUIREMENTS entries. Please note that these are
Victoria Towers a guide only, and that offers may
Plot 1-13 Jinja Road, Kampala To meet our general entry vary from applicant to applicant,
Telephone : +256 417 727 requirements, you will need one or depending on subjects being
000 / +256 759 996 130 more of the following : offered.
Email : admissions@vu.ac.ug 1. Two Principal passes for Any specific subject requirements
Uganda Advanced Certificate are also noted in the individual
of Education (UACE). course entries. We are happy to
www.vu.ac.ug 2. The International consider most A level subjects.
Baccalaureate Diploma If you have any concerns about
(the full diploma is normally the acceptability of your A level
expected) School leaving subjects, please contact the
qualifications from other Admissions Office, who will be
countries (normally Year 3) happy to provide advice.
that are considered fully
equivalent to Uganda A level
study and 3 GCSE, scoring
above.

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Victoria University is an Institution of higher learning licensed by
Apply and study at one of National Council for Higher Education. We are inviting talented
Uganda’s top best private, students to take up degrees and diplomas for this academic year.
forward thinking, modern Application forms can be picked at our campus at a non-refundable
fee of USD 20 or apply online by visiting www.vu.ac.ug. Please Visit
universites our Campus or Contact us for more information

Eligibility and entry Application


Ruparelia requirements Process

Foundation
Candidates must meet these 1. Fill and submit your
selection criteria: application online/ offline.
2. Fill the Scholarship form to

Scholarship
1. Must be between the ages show interest and confirm
of 18 and 35 years. that you fulfil the criteria.

Grant
2. Must be in possession of 3. After review of your
good matric results application, the scholarship
3. Must portray positive committee will offer you the
attitude. scholarship.
4. Must provide references 4. Terms & Conditions Apply .
5. Must be willing to give back
to the community
6. Must maintain a GPA of
minimum 3.5 throughout
the program.

For more info and scholarship forms, visit our website www.vu.ac.ug/scholarships
Contact us

T : +256 700 300088


E : admissions@vu.ac.ug
W: www.vu.ac.ug
Or find us online:
VictoriaUniversity

#VictoriaUniversity

All information is correct at time


of publication and is subject to
change. Published December
2017.