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UCU at a glance
Facts about UCU
Uganda Christian University (UCU) is a private, not-for-profit University that is chartered (accredited) by the Government of Uganda.
Our main campus is in Mukono, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from the capital city of Kampala, Uganda. A constituent college, Bishop Barham University College, is located in Kabale (south western Uganda) and regional campuses are located in three other locations nationwide.
Over 11,000 students study across five campuses nationwide; over 8000 of them study at the main campus in Mukono. They study in any of the approximately 60 programmes leading to diplomas, bachelors, masters, and doctorates. These are offered through our schools and faculties.
UCU provides "a complete education for a complete person." What does this mean? Few universities in the region emphasize a holistic education. You will benefit with from an education that integrates physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth with traditional academics.
For example, all student will take the "foundation studies" courses in ethics, world views, mathematics, research and writing, health and wholeness, basic computing, and theology.
The University’s goal in teaching is to facilitate learning, not simply to help students pass exams. To accomplish this, UCU’s education philosophy limits the number of courses a student can take in a semester to promote depth of study. Practical experience are required in many programmes.
On the sports scene, UCU boasts nationally ranked teams including men's and women's basketball, football, and volleyball. Students can participate in the over 60 active clubs on campus, many of which perform in community service outside the University.
Campus life programs also lead in Uganda, with all first year students required to stay in supervised housing. UCU launched Uganda's first Resident Assistant Program to mentor young students. Under this program, approved and trained mature students help mentor and guide younger peers.
On the spiritual side, the Chaplaincy provides regular worship and fellowship opportunities and week-long conferences each semester. Counselling services are also available to all in the UCU community. The University Counselling department trains both students and staff to be peer counsellors in the community.