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Welcome to Kabale University!

Congratulations on joining Kabale University! We’re thrilled to have you as part of our vibrant community. Whether you’re a new student, faculty member, or staff member, this page will provide you with essential information and resources to help you settle in and make the most of your time at Kabale University.

The Idea of Kabale University was born way back in 1995 under the umbrella of the Kigezi Development Association. In 1999, Kabale District Local Government signed and sealed a commitment deed confirming its donation of land in Kabale Municipality for the development of Kabale University.

This contribution was fifty-three (53) acres of land and the developments on it at Kikungiri Hill and Nyabikoni. In the same year, an application to operate Kabale University as a centre of higher learning was submitted to the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES).

Kabale University is located on Plot 364 Block 3 Kikungiri Hill, in Kabale Municipality, about a kilometre off Kabale-Katuna-Kigali Highway. The Main Campus sits on 50 acres of land. The University can be accessed via Mukombe Road, which connects the Kikungiri Campus to the Highway. An additional Campus is located on Plots 66-76 in Nyabikoni Parish in the Central Division of Kabale Municipality.

The University was established as a not-for-profit community institution, owned by the people of Kigezi. The University opened its gates in 2002 to forty-two (42) students and presently has an enrolment of about 3000: coming from all parts of Uganda, and the neighbouring countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.

In 2015, Kabale University was transformed from a private to a public University under Statutory Instrument  No. 36 of 16th July 2015, under the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 (as amended). Prior to this change in legal status, the University had obtained a Charter in 2014 (Certificate No. UI.CH.008) – the last stage of accreditation by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education. Kabale University is therefore a unique institution in Uganda, enjoying the status of being the first institution of its kind to transform from private to public

Kabale University has great potential of being the leading university in the Great Lakes Region, given its location and opportunity of offering quality education to the Anglophone and Francophone parts of the region, thereby enhancing social and economic integration.

Orientation Programs: We understand that starting at a new institution can be both exciting and overwhelming. To ensure a smooth transition, we organize comprehensive orientation programs for all new members. These programs offer an opportunity to get acquainted with the campus, learn about our various departments, facilities, services, and connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff.

Academic Resources: As a student, your academic journey is paramount at Kabale University. On this page, you’ll find information about the different schools, departments, and academic programs offered. Additionally, we provide resources such as the academic calendar, course catalogs, and information about libraries, research centers, and other academic support services. Read more about schools and faculties at Kabale University.

Campus Facilities: Our campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities designed to enhance your learning experience. Explore the various buildings, including lecture halls, laboratories, computer laboratories, and libraries. We also have sports facilities where you can unwind and engage in extracurricular activities.

Student Services: At Kabale University, we prioritize the well-being and success of our students. We offer a range of student services to support you throughout your academic journey. This includes counseling services, health and wellness facilities, career development resources, and student organizations where you can get involved and make lasting connections.

Housing and Accommodation: If you’re looking for information on housing and accommodation, we provide details about the nearest residence halls, hostels and apartments. We also offer guidance on finding off-campus housing, including local rental listings and resources.

Campus Life: Life at Kabale University goes beyond the classroom. We encourage you to explore the vibrant campus life by participating in clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities. From cultural and recreational events to leadership development programs, there’s something for everyone to engage in and create memorable experiences.

Local Community: Kabale University is situated in a region known for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. On this page, you’ll find information about the local community, including nearby attractions, transportation options, dining options, and places of interest. Take advantage of your time here to explore and immerse yourself in the unique surroundings.