Welcome to Cavendish University Uganda

Cavendish University Uganda was established and started operation in 2008 through its mother University Cavendish University Zambia under the Cavendish Africa Group of Universities.

Current License Status

CUU was licensed to operate in Uganda by the National Council for Higher Education in June 2008 however this license expired, and the University is preparing to apply for a Charter ship in order to compete favourably.

For the University to reach the status of a charter, it must fit the requirements of National Council of Higher Education which is a regulatory body in the Country that monitors the operations and activities of universities.

Growth and Development

There is a huge population growth in Uganda and an increase in the demand for higher Education. This is attributed to the Universal primary and secondary education which has created a large market for higher Education in the Country.

During the period of 2008 and year to date, the student numbers have grown to totals of 12635 for intakes and 2669 for graduates. This is shown in the breakdown below:

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Intake 27 242 508 1381 2942 3710 2407 1418 12635
Graduates       251 360 780 1278   2669

The Market Segments

The following target groups make up the University’s student populations; however, our main target markets are.

2009 8 2 8 0 5 0 41 8 170 242 70
2010 1 0 17 10 22 7 206 49 196 508 39
2011 0 0 43 5 31 3 689 209 401 1381 29
2012 52 27 689 57 111 105 591 266 1040 2942 35
2013 2 0 477 2 139 138 1228 346 1378 3710 37
2014 15 28 145 36 53 312 812 145 823 2407 34
Segment Percentage of Market
Local students 41
International students 69



  • CUU started its operation in Kampala with the University’ location in Wandegeya. As the student body increased, CUU shifted from Wandegeya to Siyani Building in 2010.This later lead to the opening of a second campus at the Kings gate building.
  • To expand within the Country, Regional study centres were opened. This includes kisoro in 2011 and started 23 students and now holds a capacity of over 1000 students. Soroti study centre was opened in 2012 with 300 students and Gulu 2014 with 32 students.
  • CUU acquired property in Mukono in 2013 with a focus of having a permanent residence in the country.
    • The brand has expanded into regions of Northwest Africa and Northeast Africa
    • External partners joined the Cavendish brand in order to thrust it forward to achieve its vision.
    • Growth and development of staff and students. The University has been able to retain its students to work with the University and given employment to people, hence contributing the economic growth.

Current Affiliations and Accreditations

CUU draws its Quality Assurance Strength from its franchise and collaborating partners in Uganda and abroad.

  • Ministry of Education (Uganda)
  • National Council for Higher Education – Uganda
  • Allied Health Professionals Council
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda
  • Mewar University India

Programmes / Products

A: Post Graduate Programmes                        
Faculty Of Business & Management
Master of Business Administration(MBA)-Generic
Master of Business Administration (MBA)- Entrepreneurship
Master of Business Administration (MBA)-Marketing
Master of Business Administration (MBA)-Accounting & Finance
Master of Business Administration (MBA)-Real Estates
Master of Business Administration (MBA)-Human Resource
Master of Science in Forensic Accounting & Auditing (MSc FA&A)
Master of Science in Procurement and Supply Chain Management (MSc PCM)
Master in Economics & policy formulation (MEP)
Master of Science in Project Management (MSC PM)
Post Graduate Diploma Business Administration- (PGD BA)
Faculty Of Science & Technology
Master of Business Administration (MBA)-IT
Master of science in Information Technology (Msc.IT)
Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Master of Science in Information Systems (Msc. IS)
Master of Science in Public Health (Msc.PH)
Master of Sciences in Health in Informatics & Management (Msc.HIM)
Postgraduate in Computer Science (PGDCS
Faculty Of Social Economic Science
Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations
Master of Arts in NGO Management (MA NGO)
Master of Arts in Public Relations & Media Mgt (MA PRM)
Master of International relations & Diplomacy (M IR)
Master of Arts in Public Administration & Mgt (MA PA)
Master of Arts in Development Studies (MA DS)
Master of Arts Comparative social work
Master of Arts in conflict & peace studies
Faculty of Law
LL.M Degree [Non-Specialized]
LL.M in Natural Resource Law (NRL)
LL.M in Criminal Law & Criminology (CLC)
LL.M in Public International Law (PIL)
LL.M in International Economics &Trade Law (IET)
LL.M in Commercial Law (LCL)
LL.M in Banking &Financial Services Law (BFL)
LL.M in Intellectual Property Law (IPL)
Undergraduate Programmes
Faculty Of Business & Management
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Generic
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Procurement & Logistics
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Banking & Finance
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Accounting & Finance
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Human Resource Management
Bachelor of   Development Economics & Management
Bachelor of   science in statistics & Economics (BSc. S&E)
Bachelor of Science in Marketing (BSc Mkt)
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship & Business Management
Bachelor of Commerce (B COM)
Bachelor of Procurement and Contract Management (BPCM)
Bachelor of Employment & Labor Studies (BELS)
Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)
Certificate in Human Resource and Management
Certificate in Logistics and Procurement
Certificate in Business Administration
Faculty Of Science & Technology
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc. CS.)
Bachelor of Library & Information Science (B LIS)
Bachelor of Information Management (BIM)
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Bsc.IT)
Bachelor of Business Computing (BBC)
Bachelor of Business Information Systems (B BIS)
Bachelor of Computer Engineering (B CE)
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Engineering
Bachelor of Science Environmental Health Science (B EHS)
Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B PH)
Bachelor of Records and Archives Mgt (BRAM)
Diploma in Information Technology (DIP IT)
Diploma in Records & Archives Management (D RAM)
Diploma in Public Health
Diploma in Environmental Science
Diploma in computer Science
Diploma in Business Computing (DBC)
Diploma in Library & Information Science (D LIS)
Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)
Certificate in Library & Information science (C LIS)
Certificate in Records and Archives management (C RAM
Faculty Of Social Economic Science
Bachelor of   Arts in NGO Management & Social work (BA NGO)
Bachelor of   Arts in Public Relations and Media Management (BA PR)
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy (BA IR)
Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration& MGT (BA PAM)
Bachelor of Tourism & Hotel Management (B THM)
Bachelor of Arts in   Social Work & Development (B SWD)
Bachelor of Arts Development Studies (BA DS)
Bachelor of Arts in Education (BA EDUC)
Bachelor of Arts in   Mass Communication (BA Mass Com)
Bachelor of Arts in   Adult & Community Education (B ACE)
Diploma in Social Work & Development (DIP SWD)
Diploma in Public Relations & Media Management (DIP PR)
Diploma in public Administration and management
certificate in public relations and media management
certificate in public Administration & Mgt
Diploma in international relations and Diplomacy
Diploma Mass communication
Faculty Of Law
Bachelor of Law (LLB)
Diploma in Law
Certificate in Law TOLES

Visit CUU:

Nsambya Plot 1469, Ggaba Road, Opp. American Embassy. P. O Box 33145 Kampala.

  • Mob: +256711360694
  • Tel: +256 414531700,
  • Fax: +256414354070
  • Email: info@ cavendish.ac.ug
  • URL: www.cavendish.ac.ug