Gulu University (GU) is a university in Uganda.
Gulu University (GU) is a university in Uganda.

GULU UNIVERSITY (GU)

P.O BOX 166 Gulu, Uganda

Tel: +256-471-432921/433573

Email: admission@gu.ac.ug.

URL: www.gu.ac.ug

History of Gulu University

Gulu University (GU) is a university in Uganda. It is one of the nine public universities in the country, as of September 2016.

GU was established by Act 7 of 2001 of the Parliament of Uganda. That Act was subsequently amended by Act 3 of 2006. The university admitted its first students and commenced teaching activities in September 2002.

In 2009, GU established a constituent college in the town of Lira, which is about 102 kilometres to the south-east of Gulu. The campus, then named Lira University College, admitted its first students in August 2012 (100 of them).

It continued operating in this capacity until the Ugandan Parliament (Act No. 35, July 2016) elevated it to an independent public university. Since 1 August 2016, it has been referred to as Lira University.

Campuses

As of October 2016, GU has three campuses.

  1. The main campus is approximately 5 kilometres, (3.1 mi) by road north-east of the central business district of Gulu, the largest city in the Uganda’s Northern Region. This is approximately 339 kilometres (211mi), by road north of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.
  2. The second campus is in the town of Kitgum, approximately 97 kilometres, by road, north-east of Gulu, close to the international border with South Sudan. That campus became operational in 2011.
  3. Upon the request of the Kingdom of Bunyoro, the University established a campus in the city of Hoima, offering agriculture, the environment, computer science, information technology, business studies, accounting and education.

Gulu University Chancellor

Prof Frederick Kayanja

Vice Chancellor

Prof George Openjuru Ladaah

Gulu University Academic Programmes

Gulu University offers a range of accredited courses that includes; PhD, Masters, Undergraduate, and Diploma courses.

PhD Programmes

Programme CodeDuration
Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Applied Bioscience (Taught PhD) PhD3 Years

Master’s Programme

Programme CodeDuration
Master of Education in Education ManagementMED 2 Years
Master of Arts in Literature and English LinguisticsMEL2 Years
Master of Business AdministrationMBA2 Years
Master of Arts in Public Administration and ManagementMPA2 Years
Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation StudiesMAC2 Years
Master of Arts in Governance and Ethics MGE2 Years
Master of Science in Applied Tropics Entomology and ParasitologyMEP2 Years
Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies for Development MID2 Years
Master of Public HealthMPH2 Years
Master of Medicine (Surgery)MMS3 Years
Master of Medical AnthropologyMMA2 Years
Master of Science in Animal Production and MarketingMSA2 Years
Master of Science in Environmental Science and Natural Resource ManagementMSE2 Years
Master of Science in Agri-Enterprises DevelopmentMAE2 Years
Master of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition.MFN2 Years

Postgraduate Programmes

Programme CodeDuration
Postgraduate Diploma in Financial ManagementPGF1 Year
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and ManagementPGP1 Year
Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship Skills DevelopmentPGN1 Year
Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain ManagementPGS1 Year
Postgraduate Diploma in EducationPGE1 Year
Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Peace Studies PGC1 Year

Undergraduate Programmes

Programme Duration
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery5 Years
Bachelor of Science in Public Health3 Years
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Bio Systems Engineering4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Food and Agribusiness4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Agri-Entrepreneurship and Communication Management4 Years
Bachelor of Business Administration3 Years
Bachelor of Quantitative Economics3 Years    
Bachelor of Science in Economics3 Years
Bachelor of Development Studies3 Years
Bachelor of Public Administration3 Years
Bachelor of Science Education (Biological)3 Years
Bachelor of Science Education (Physical)3 Years
Bachelor of Science (Economics)3 Years
Bachelor of Science Education (Sports and Exercise Science) 3 Years
Bachelor of Science Education ( Agriculture)3 Years
Bachelor of Business Education3 Years
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science3 Years
Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology3 Years
Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Chemistry)3 Years
Bachelor of Computer Science (Gaming and Animation Teaching)3 Years
Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Computing)3 Years
Bachelor of Laws4 Years
Bachelor of Arts in Education3 Years

Diploma Courses

ProgrammeDuration
Diploma in Computer Science2 Years

Gulu University Intakes

January, April, and November intakes

Graduation Ceremony

January