Uganda Christian University (UCU) is an authentic Christian institution established by the Church of Uganda in 1997 in response to a call for quality university education with a Christian perspective.
Uganda Christian University replaced the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College which trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.
International partnerships were part of the Bishop Tucker Theological College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed up with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.
By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through university education – not only educating clergy but other professionals as well.
Located in Mukono, less than an hour’s drive from the capital city Kampala, Uganda Christian University is one of Uganda’s leading teaching and research universities.
UCU offers over 70 diploma, bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes which are designed to develop a cadre of professionals with integrity, power of critical inquiry, logical thought and independent judgment with a Christian perspective.
The programmes are offered in three intakes of, Easter (January), Trinity (May) and Advent (September) semesters. Our students are in demand in the job market because of a long-term-built track record of discipline, integrity and professionalism that is synonymous with the UCU brand.
In line with our theme of offering ‘A Complete Education for A Complete Person’, our education integrates physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth along with traditional academic learning. UCU graduates possess essential skills, can reason and analyze, cooperate in teams, and are trustworthy.
Scholarships and Sports Facilities
UCU has state-of-the-art sports facilities and offers at least seven sets of scholarships to talented sports, needy, theology and exceptionally bright students, among other categories.
Our modern sports complex gives students and staff a healthy balance of study/work and exercise. We have a gym that is fully furnished with modern equipment. Popular sports at UCU include football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, netball, woodball, tennis, athletics and many others. UCU has a good record of sporting activities and her teams have won several sporting accolades.
Because of UCU’s state-of-the-art sports facilities, UCU has hosted several local and international sports tournaments. These include:
- The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) in August 2017
- The Inter University Games Uganda (2007 and 2013)
- The East African University Games, 2014
- UCU Invitational Basketball Tournament (Annual)
Modern Library and Beautiful Campus
Our well-equipped modern library offers a conducive learning environment that enhances our learning and research goals. It sits 1,200 people, stores 250,000 volumes of books and 200 computers in the open terrace.
UCU was voted by christianuniversitiesonline.org as the most beautiful Christian university in Africa and the 50th in the world thanks to the sparkling green spaces, breathtaking surroundings and inspired architecture around our campuses that offer spectacular settings in which to study, rest and play.
Halls of Residence and Dining
UCU has homely halls of residence equipped with computer laboratories with internet hotspots where one can enjoy high-speed internet connectivity. All the halls of residence have common rooms where students can relax and watch television (connected to DStv) in their free time. The UCU dining is popular among students for its nutritious and well-balanced meals.
UCU enjoys 75 percent WiFi coverage in addition to its ten computer laboratories mainly for teaching and research purposes, and use of online library services.
Fixed Tuition Fees
Our newly introduced fixed tuition fees policy enables parents and students to plan better because they pay a fixed amount from entry to their final semester.
Instant Graduation and Transcript Issuance
Every year, UCU holds seven graduation ceremonies across her campuses and constituent colleges and issues transcripts on graduation day, which facilitates the quicker absorption of our graduates in the job market. Our students graduate as and when they finish their courses.