The 14 Accredited Law Schools in Uganda (2024), Their Tuition Fees, Profiles, Locations, & Contacts

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Last updated on May 29th, 2024 at 02:50 pm


A law school, for purposes of this Article, is any education institution that teaches you to become a lawyer.

Some times it can be called a “law faculty” and other times “a faculty of law” or a “school of law.”

What matters is that the institution has been accredited and approved by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) or the Uganda Law Council to teach you law so that you are recognized as a lawyer.

According to a Public Notice published by the Uganda Law Council on May 27, 2024, there are only 14 Universities accredited to teach law in Uganda.

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In no particular order, we have listed them below for you and have included their important information like profiles, locations, and their key leaders such as Deans or Principals where available.

Please note that tuition figures are subject to fluctuations and therefore are estimates.

  • MAKERERE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

Makerere School of Law/ Photo: Courtesy Photo

Makerere University School of Law is the biggest and oldest School of law in Uganda having been established as far back as 1968 and boasts of a population of at least 1000 law students on both government and private sponsorships.

Location: Makerere Hill, Kampala, Uganda
Principal: Prof. Ronald Naluwairo
Tuition Fees: 1,836,500/= UGX (Payable at the start of an academic year) – Bachelors
School Contacts: (+256) 414530060/ Email: principal.law@mak.ac.ug
Law Programmes: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree and Short Courses.

  • International University of East Africa (IUEA) Faculty of Law

International University of East Africa/ Courtesy Photo

International University of East Africa is a private University licensed to teach law in Uganda and was founded in 2010.

Location: Kansanga, Kampala, Uganda.
Dean: Emmanuel Ssebijjo
Tuition Fees: $914 (Ugandans) $1005 (International Students) Please note these fees include functional fees.
School Contacts: (+256) 705 722 300 / E-mail : info@iuea.ac.ug
Law Programmes: Bachelors Degree

  • Kampala International University (KIU) Faculty of Law

Kampala International University
Kampala International University/ Courtesy Photo

KIU is also a Private University that is licensed to teach law in Uganda and it was founded in 2001.

Kampala International University has two main branches – one in Western Uganda and another in Kampala.

Law is only taught at Kampala International University’s Kampala branch.

Location: Kansanga, Kampala, Uganda
Dean: Dr. Mbeli Valentine Tebi
Law Courses: Bachelors, Diploma
Contacts: (256) 752 800 802/ Email: admin@kiu.ac.ug
Tuition Fees: Not Yet Established

  • Gulu University Faculty of Law

Gulu University is just one of the two government Universities that teach law in Uganda.

It was founded in 2002.

Location: Laroo, Gulu City, Uganda
Dean: Dr.Shadat Mohmeded
Law Courses: Bachelors
Contacts: +256-471-32095/ E-mail: pro@gu.ac.ug
Tuition Fees: Not Yet Established.

  • Bishop Stuart University Law Faculty
Bishop Stuart University/ Courtesy Photo

Bishop Stuart University is a private University founded by the Church of Uganda and is also among the 14 Universities accredited to teach law in Uganda.

It was founded in 2002.
Location: Kakoba, Mbarara, Uganda
Dean: Prof. Tumwiine Mukubwa
Law Courses: Bachelors, Diploma.
Tuition Fees: 1,926,000/= UGX (Ugandans), $788 (International Students) – Bachelors. .
Diploma in Law: 1,726,000/= UGX (for Ugandans) and $698
School Contacts: +256707200703/ Email: info@bsu.ac.ug
Fees include Functional Fees.

  • Cavendish University Faculty of Law
Cavendish University is one of the institutions accredited to teach law in Uganda
Cavendish University Uganda is one of the institutions accredited to teach law in Uganda./ Courtesy Photo

Cavendish University is also a Private University that is licensed by the Uganda Law Council to teach law in Uganda.

It was founded in 2008.

Location: Ggaba Road, Kampala, Uganda.
Dean: Prof. Omolade Olomola
Law Courses: Bachelors, Masters (Taxation Law), Diploma in Paralegal Studies.
Tuition Fees: 2,257000/= UGX (Day programme), 2,483,000/= UGX (Weekend programme).- Bachelors.
Masters (Taxation): 2,658,000/= UGX
Diploma in Paralegal Studies: 936,000/= UGX
School Contacts: +256 700652010/ E-mail: info@cavendish.ac.ug

  • Nkumba University Faculty of Law
Nkumba University/ Courtesy Photo

Nkumba University is one of the oldest Universities in Uganda having been founded in 1994. It is also accredited to teach Law in Uganda.

Location: Entebbe, Uganda
Dean: Prof. Francis Wazarwahi Bwengye.
Law Courses: Bachelors, Diploma
Tuition Fees: 1,712,800/= UGX (For Ugandans) & 1,748,900/= UGX (International Students) – Bachelors.
Diploma in Law: 1,118,600/= UGX (Ugandans) & 1,360,400/= (International Students.)
School Contacts: +256775037833/ +256772446510/ E-mail: ar@nkumbauniversity.ac.ug

  • Uganda Christian University (UCU) Faculty of Law
Uganda Christian University/ Courtesy Photo

Uganda Christian University (UCU) is a private University that was founded in 1997 by the Church of Uganda.

It is one of the most popular law schools in Uganda with a solid population of law students having been in existence for more than 20 years.

UCU has two campuses that teach law – the Kampala Campus and the main branch in Mukono.

Location: Mukono, Uganda/ Kampala, Uganda
Dean: Dr. Peter Davis Mutesasira
Law Courses: Bachelors, Masters
Tuition Fees: 3,208,000/= UGX (Ugandan students) & 3,435,800/= UGX (International Students) – Bachelors
5,506,000/= (Ugandan Students) – Masters in International Business Law & 7,767,500/= (International Students)
5,983,000/= UGX ( Ugandan Students) – Masters in International Energy Law and Policy & 8,483,000/= (International Students).
Contacts: +256 312 350 800/Email: info@ucu.ac.ug

  • King Ceasor University Faculty of Law
King Ceasor University/ Courtesy Photo

Formerly, St. Augustine International University, King Ceasor University has one of the new law faculties in Uganda.

The University was founded in 2011.

Location: King Ceasor Road, Ggaba, Kampala Uganda
Dean: Not Known.
Tuition Fees: Not Known
Contacts: +256 705 444 540/ E-mail: contact@kcu.ac.ug/info@kcu.ac.ug

  • Uganda Pentecostal University (UPU) Faculty of Law
Uganda Pentecostal University
Uganda Pentecostal University/ Courtesy Photo

Uganda Pentecostal University is a private University that was founded in 2005 and one of the institutions accredited by the Law Council to teach law.

Location: Muchwa, Fortportal, Uganda
Dean: Unknown.
Law Courses: Bachelors, Diploma, Certificates
Tuition Fees: 1,527,000/= UGX (For East Africans) and $700 ( International Students) – Bachelors.
Diploma in Law: 920,7000/= (Ugandans) and $420 (International Students).
Certificate in Administrative Law: 827000/= UGX and $350 (International Students).
Contacts: Email: info@upu.ac.ug

  • Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi Faculty of Law
Uganda Martyrs University
Uganda Martyrs University/ Courtesy Photo

Uganda Martyrs Nkozi is a private University established by the Catholic Church of Uganda and it was founded in 1993.

It is also accredited to teach law by the Uganda Law Council.

Location: Nkozi, Mpigi, Uganda
Dean: Prof. Fredrick Jjuko
Law Courses: Bachelors
Tuition: 2,320,000/= UGX
Contacts: +256772513715/E-mail: registrar@umu.ac.ug

  • Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) (its branches although affiliated have been individually accredited per the law council notice)
Islamic University in Uganda/Courtesy Photo

Islamic University in Uganda is a private University in Uganda that is based on the Islamic faith.

It is accredited to teach law in three of its branches in Kabojja, Mbale (main campus), and Kibuli. (branches although affiliated have been individually accredited as separate law schools)

IUIU was founded in 1988.

Location: Mbale, Kabojja, Kibuli (Uganda)
Dean: Nagadya Hamidah
Law Courses: Bachelors, Diploma and Masters in Comparative Law.
Tuition Fees: 1,248,480/= UGX (Excluding Functional Fees which increase by academic year)
Contacts: +256701386400/ E-mail: registrar@iuiu.ac.ug


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