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

Welcome to Uganda Martyrs University

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.



Studying at a Uganda Martyrs University will be one of the most exciting times of your life. Ensure you are prepared with our application guide.

contact & Socials

We’re connected to our students, staff and parents. We’re available in social Medias and we check our emails every day.


It is a great opportunity to come and see the university. You can find out about student life from the people who know it best.


Learn how to find a computer, reading lists, book a group study room and open access to make your research highly visible.


With alumni in almost every country and profession you can connect to a universal network of Uganda Martyrs University graduates.


Find out when is opening hours, how to access to a PC, to book a group study room and how to ask for help in your research.

Why Choose Uganda Martyrs University

The quality of education at Uganda Martyrs University is confirmed by the annual appraisals conducted by the university itself which show that the majority of students are satisfied with their selection of the university, lecturers and the education programme.


Students application

Entry requirements
  • Certificate Programmes: Candidates must have obtained Uganda Certificate of Education with at least five passes at one sitting or its equivalent.
  • Diploma Programmes: The minimum requirement is a principal pass in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education in the subjects relevant to the programme applied for, or a certificate in related field.
  • Undergraduate Programmes: A minimum of two principal passes in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent. Diploma holders are also invited to apply. For all those applying for distance learning, relevant certificates are required.
  • Postgraduate Programmes: At least a Second Class Honours degree from recognized Institutions in a relevant field or in exceptional circumstances, professional qualifications will be required. Candidates are required to pass the UMU Graduate Admission Test (GAT) and have at least two years of working experience in the relevant field.

How to apply
  • Follow the online application process at admissions.umu.ac.ug, or download the application forms (Undergraduate application form, Postgraduate application form or pick them from either the Registrar’s Office at the Main Campus in Nkozi or Kampala Office at Lubaga Campus located just below the Lubaga Cathedral after Centenary Bank. You can also find them from the Office of the Diocesan Education Secretary near you or UMU Campuses in Lubaga, Mbale located at St. Austin, Masaka located at Bwala Social Centre, Nsambya opposite Nsambya Catholic Parish, Kabale located at the former premises of Kabale Boys Primary School, Fort Portal located at Virika and Ngetta located at the former Ngetta TTC.

Application fees

  • A non-refundable application Fee of UGX 50,000 for both Undergraduates postgraduates (excluding bank charges) should be paid on submission of the application form.

Studying at Uganda Martyrs University

Find out about everything relating to our admissions at Uganda Martyrs University including all details. Whatever stage you’re at in your journey, we want to help.

undergraduate admissions

Admission to the Uganda Martyrs University is a highly selective process. We hold applicants to a high standard of academic, show us who you are.

Graduate admissions

Earning your graduate degree or graduate certificate at the Uganda Martyrs University is an important investment in your education and in your life.

continuing education

Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) offers results-orientated programs that make a real connection with your lecturers and classmates.