Ndejje University (NDU)

Established in 1992, Ndejje University (NDU) is the oldest private university and the fastest growing in Uganda. In 1995 the University gained its status under the ownership of the Anglican Diocese of Luweero. Later in 2002, the ownership base was expanded to include all six Church of Uganda Dioceses in Buganda Region in what became known as “Ndejje University Foundation Consortium.” The Consortium is registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee, not having share capital. It is responsible for appointing the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, and Chairperson of the Council including members of the University Council.

In 2009 the University was chattered by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) of Uganda meaning that all certificates awarded at the University where nationally and internationally recognized. Also, all courses offered in the university were accredited by the same body. The University further subscribes to the Inter University Council for East Africa and Association of African universities.

Ndejje university through its multiple programs (Day, Evening, Weekend and Distance Learning) offers and awards certificates in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses to a student population of about 8,000 both Ugandan and foreign. The University has a steady growth rate each academic year, with two intakes each year, that is, January and August intakes respectively.


To be a leading private Christian based University in Uganda, offering quality academic and professional programs, and producing graduates of integrity.


The Mission of the University is to provide Christian based high quality and innovative teaching, research and outreach services.

Our Policies


Responsible for academic quality and standards at Ndejje University.

The Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD) welcomes you to Ndejje University this interest means you are committed and enthusiastic about maintaining and continuously improving service delivery. Ndejje University upholds academic excellence in high regards to teaching and learning, research and community outreach activities.

The QAD recognizes that quality assurance is a collaborative and concerted effort of every individual at the university. Quality Assurance is a continuous improvement process in a supportive and friendly environment. This mindset runs throughout our activities to improve student learning experiences, overall programme development, review and harmonization of all academic and non-academic dimensions. The Directorate promises the highest standards of student life at the university in terms of: library services, computer-internet access, accommodation, feeding and highly stimulating environment.

The Directorate ensures validation and revalidation of academic programmes in addition to effective teaching, support and resources to provide competitive learning opportunities for students. In the execution of this work, operations are guided by University Policies and Guidelines, National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) quality assurance framework; Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) and East African Quality Assurance network (EAQAN) among other synergies.

Ndejje University commits to cultivating a resilient quality assurance and enhancement culture. In collaboration with all stakeholders at institutional, national, regional and international levels, the university marches towards its vision with strength and vigour.


Collaborations & Partnerships


As the oldest and fastest growing private University in Uganda, Ndejje University partners with the Government of Uganda, mainly through the line Ministries and other autonomous/semi-autonomous agencies. Ndejje is one of the leading trainers of Human Resources for the Government of Uganda as evidenced by the ever growing number of her Alumni, serving in the Judiciary, Legislature and Cabinet arms of government and the memoranda of understanding between NDU and the Ministries & governmental agencies.

Additionally, as a result of some of the major investments in science more especially mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering laboratory equipment, information technology, petroleum, and agriculture, Ndejje University has been tipped to offer material, chemical, soil, etc. testing services for the government of Uganda.

NDU through its faculties and departments also collaborates with;

  • Norwegian Petroleum Academy
  • Children's EyePublications
  • Doctoral Network Uganda (DNU)
  • Joint Clinical Research Center
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - UK
  • College of Engineering and Technology - University Dar es Salaam
  • Uganda Manufacturers Association
  • Uganda People's Defance Forces
  • Uganda Communications Commission
  • Research Education Network Uganda - RENU
  • Consortium of Uganda University Libraries - CUUL
  • Uganda Vice Chancellors' Forum
  • The Inter-University Council for East Africa
  • Research & Education Network of Uganda
  • Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • NITA - U
  • Data Care (U) LTD
  • University of Piraeus
  • Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD)


Ndejje University has two principal avenues for entry into the University:

Direct "A" Level Entry

Candidates who have completed "A"- level are considered. They should have obtained two or more Principal passes at the same sitting at the "A" level examinations in any subject. Except when specifically provided in special faculty requirements, all subjects offered by the Uganda National Examinations Board are regarded as approved subjects for entry.

Mature Age Entry Scheme

All candidates who may have attempted "A"-level and fail to get two principal passes but have relevant working experience, may seek admission to the University

Candidates who hold a Diploma with relevant qualifications (e.g. in education, business administration, etc) may seek admission. Candidates, who hold several certificates and have relevant experience, may also seek admission for the course relevant to their experience.

Also, candidates who fail to get principal passes at "A"- level or international students who don't meet the minimum entry requirements can be admitted to the "Advanced Certificate Course" for one year. When they score an average of 60% in the final examinations, they may be admitted for the degree course in the following year.

Application Procedures

Ndejje University offers postgraduate courses at Masters and Diploma levels besides those offered at undergraduate levels. Prospective students should apply through the online admissions portal before the deadline date as it is communicated by the Admissions office. Late applications are only accepted if the program space allows. These should be received not later than two weeks after the start of the appropriate semester; OR not later than a week after the beginning of a session. The admission procedure includes the Master’s Program applicants.

Application is made through filling the application form online at the admissions portal.

Further inquiries on specific issues may be sought by writing or telephoning directly to:

The Academic Registrar
Ndejje University
P. O. Box 7088, Kampala
Tel: +256-0392-730321
Fax: +256-312-202781
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Distance learning

The Department of Distance Education was formed at Ndejje University as a measure to support the existing conventional mode. Distance Education cuts across different courses offered in the different faculties of the University.

Distance Education at Ndejje University is offered using face-to-face sessions and print-based modules. Preparations are underway to incorporate e-learning for content delivery.



The Department of Distance Education office is located at:

Ndejje University,
Kampala Campus
Balintuma Road, Mengo
Faculty of Business Administration & Management
Block A


University DE coordinator:
Dr. Timothy Tebenkana
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Mob: 0772-454759

Coordinator Faculty of Business Administration and Management:
Mrs. Nabwire Juliet N.W.
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Mob: 0772-520212

Coordinator Faculty of Education:
Mrs. Ssemivule
Mob: 0752628236

Coordinator Faculty of Agriculture
Mrs. Olivia Makumbi
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We admit students twice a year; January and August intake.

Affiliated Institutions

The following institutions are affiliated to Ndejje University;

Dot Early Childhood Education - Entebbe
Ebenezer Early Childhood Education - Mbale
Gayaza Road Early Childhood Development Centre – Gayaza Road
Makerere Metropolitan Institute – Kisoro Study Centre



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