KIU is a private university in Uganda which has built a name in Uganda’s education sector with remarkable resilience. the university is chartered by the government of Uganda as a recognition and acknowledgement of its ability and competence to offer relevant education and is a member of pre-eminent bodies such as the Commonwealth Universities, Association of African Universities and the Inter-University Council of East Africa. KIU was founded twelve years ago and has two campuses; the main campus in Kampala along Kansanga, Ggaba road and the School of Health Sciences (KIU Western Campus) in Bushenyi along Kasese road, with branches in Kenya and Tanzania.


Kampala International University (main campus) is located along Ggaba road in Kansanga, a rapidly growing suburb of Kampala, 3 km from the city centre and 2 km from the shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake in the world. The location of the university, near Uganda’s commercial capital, provides students with opportunities for social and cultural enrichment. Kampala International University (western campus) is located in Ishaka, Bushenyi district. The beauty of the country side environment of the western campus provides an ambience for comfort and concentration. Kampala International University (KIU), commenced operation as a private University in October 2001. The university offers both undergraduate and post-graduate programs on full-time as well as part-time basis. All KIU academic programs are conducted on a semester basis except the Access Program, Health Sciences, In-service Education courses, and the MBA (Executive), which follow separate schedules.

Other campuses.

Each year, KIU welcomes talented students, at both undergraduate and graduate level, from all over East Africa and beyond. Programmes of study offered at Western Campus are designed to make students think logically, laterally and independently. Our aim is to remain at the forefront of centres of learning, teaching and research. Our facilities in the Teaching Hospital help to train the next generation of medical professionals. Since its inception, KIU has trained over 1,200 medical professionals in various fields. We believe in the importance of treating our patients and students with respect and kindness. The Teaching Hospital is helping to bring health and hope to those in need. CONTACTS.

Main Campus

General Lines:
+256-414-663 813,
Fax:+256-414-501 974
E-mail: admin@kiu.ac.ugKIU Western Campus
Box 71, Bushenyi- Uganda
General Lines: +256-414-267 634,
+256-77-708 829
Fax: +256-414-501 707

Kenya Office 
Nairobi Liaison Office,
Kenyatta Avenue,
Uganda House 3rd Floor,
Room 19 Box 34771,
Nairobi- Kenya
Tel: +256-20-246 275
Eldoret Liason Office
Moi Street, Petreshah
Business Centre 1st Floor,
Room 9 Tel: +254-53-206 0814
Mombasa Liason Office
Moi Avenue,
Equity Bank Building
1st Floor
Tel: +256-47-244 64799

Tanzania Offices
Dar-es-Salaam Liason Office Ghana,
Ohio Avenue Pasta House,
8th Floor, Room808
Tanzania Tel:
+256-784 271 476,
+255-787 717 134,
+255-754 599 827

Kigali Town Centre
Tel: +250-788 679 658
+250-788 875 070

0774 558 358/ 0775 372 638

0774 555 358

Fort Portal:
0782  558 362/ 0712 498 490

0382 275 262/ 0782 978 199

0473 422 217

0352 277 272/ 0772 434 396/ 0782 572 505

0772 647 951

0752 264 444/ 0772 889 017/ 0751 580 001

College of Education, Open, Distance and e-learning.

Kampala International University is aware of difficulties students face in finding the time and funding to come to the university to study, and therefore developed the Distance learning programme to make available specialized and advanced training in the country. Being unable to come to KIU for an extended period of time need no longer be a barrier to obtaining higher qualifications, studying through the distance learning system provides an attractive option for those financially challenged, commitment to work or family, or lack of access to higher education on a full time basis due to other reasons.

This mode of delivery minimizes a learner’s over reliance on the lecturer by utilizing a mix of multi-media technologies augmented with limited face-to-face interaction to facilitate knowledge acquisition (blended learning) and compressed learning. Through the college, the university has taken a more practical approach to pedagogy by incorporating advanced learning methods, thus fulfilling students learning needs.

Computing and Information technology.

College of Higher Degrees

Professional and Extra Mural Studies.