Kampala International University

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Kampala International University
Motto Exploring the Heights
Established 2001
Type Private
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter. K. Tibenderana
Admin. staff 250+
Students 12,000+
Location Kampala, Uganda
Campus Main Campus, Urban
Western Campus, Rural
Website Homepage

Kampala International University (KIU) is a private multi-campus university in Uganda.


Kampala International University has its main campus at Kansanga, a location in the southeastern part of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The coordinates of the university's main campus are:00 17 42N, 32 36 15E (Latitude:0.2950; Longitude:32.6040)and is ≈3 Kilometers along Ggaba Road. KIU's second campus is located in Ishaka, in Bushenyi District, approximately 337 kilometres (209 mi), by road in the south-west of Uganda.


Kampala International University was founded in 2001. It received its University Charterer in March 2009.[1] In August 2009, KIU was ranked 58th among African Universities and 6,510th among International Universities by Webometrics.[2]

Academic Schools[edit]

KIU has eleven constituent schools, institutes and faculties:[3]

  1. School of Business and Management
  2. School of Computer Studies
  3. School of Economics & Applied Statistics
  4. School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  5. School of Postgraduate Studies
  6. Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  7. Faculty of Social Sciences
  8. Faculty of Law
  9. Faculty of Education
  10. Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IODL)[4]
  11. School of Health Sciences - KIU Western Campus


The courses offered at the Main campus of the university are detailed on the University web site. [5]

The Western Campus[edit]

The Western Campus of KIU is located in the town of Ishaka, in Bushenyi District, western Uganda. Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs are offered at the western campus. The western campus is predominantly a science based institution. The Western Campus of KIU has a student population of over 3,000. The School of Health Sciences of KIU is located on the western campus. The School is Uganda's newest medical school.[6] The university has built a standard a teaching hospital with a bed capacity of 1,150.[7]

Undergraduate Degrees[edit]

The following undergraduate courses are offered at the KIU Main Campus. For undeergraduate courses offered at the KIU School of Health Sciences, see: KIU Western Campus

Postgraduate Courses[edit]

The following post postgraduate courses are offered at the Main Campus of KIU. For postgraduate courses offered at Kampala International University School of Health Sciences, see KIU Western Campus

Masters degrees
Doctorate degrees

In 2013, the Ugandan National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) began an investigation into weather the 42 PhDs awarded by the university up to that time, met the requirements set by the NCHE. After a thorough investigation, the Council declared, in November 2013, that the PhDs met the guidelines and were legitimate.[8]

Diploma Courses[edit]

The following diploma courses are offered at KIU Main Campus. For Diploma courses offered at Kampala International University School of Health Sciences, see KIU Western Campus

  • Diploma in Primary Education
  • Diploma in Guidance and Counseling
  • Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology

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Coordinates: 00°17′42″N 32°36′15″E / 0.29500°N 32.60417°E / 0.29500; 32.60417