P.O. Box 5498
Kampala - Uganda
+256 382 410 611
+256 782 924 509

At a Glance

Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a faith-based private University owned by the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Uganda. UMU acknowledges the late Archbishop Kiwanuka as the Father of Catholic higher education in Uganda. When he first conceived the idea in the 1940’s, circumstances did not allow establishing a University at that time.
However, this proposal was renewed during the 1980’s, and was endorsed by the Uganda Episcopal Conference in 1989. Uganda Martyrs University was officially launched in 1993 by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda. It received its civil Charter on 2nd April 2005.

Latest Events & News


9th Commencement Lecture of Uganda Martyrs University

Thursday, Main Campus

Admissions for August 2021

Thursday, All UMU Campuses

26th Graduation Ceremony - Part 2

Friday, Main Campus

Our Vision

To be a University that is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in teaching, learning, research, advancement of knowledge and community engagement.

Our Mission

To provide quality higher education, training and research for the betterment of society guided by ethical values.

Our Core Values

Action based on Institutional Ethos

Life at Uganda Martyrs University

Uganda Martyrs University offers a complete academic environment to its community. At every stage in your journey, we are available to guide and facilitate you.

Academic Programmes

Admission is a highly selective process. Our Students are exposed to rigorous academic activities to fully explore their potential.


Our Students and Staff engage in research and publish it in journals and conference reports.

Community Engagement

We participate in a wide range of community engagements for a positive change in our society.