FAQ’s

We are located in Buloba, 20 km along Mityana Road from Kampala.

 

Post-graduate Programmes are:

Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting
Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
Master of Business Administration in Organisational Leadership and Management
Master of Business Administration in Marketing
Master of Arts in Theology
Master of Arts in Theological Studies in Christian Leadership
Master of Arts in Theological Studies in Church Planting and Community Development

Under-graduate Programmes are:

Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Community Health
Bachelor in Journalism and Multimedia Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies and Special Education
Bachelor of Arts in Theology
Diploma in Business Administration
Diploma in Computers and Information Technology
Diploma in Journalism and Multimedia Communication
Diploma in Child Development
Diploma in Theology
Certificate in English
Certificate in Computer and Information Technology
Certificate in Education and Early Childhood Development

 

OFFICE OF THE ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

P O Box 35138 Kampala Uganda +256-701-598347 admissions@africarenewaluniversity.org

www. afru.ac.ug

2018/2019 UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

INVITATION FOR APPLICATIONS

The Academic Registrar, Africa Renewal University, invites applicants from all over East and Central Africa to apply for the following programmes:

Bachelor Programmes. Tuition Per Semester in UGX on 50% Bursary on tuition only inclusive of

functional fees

Duration: 3 years

1st SEM

2nd SEM

3rd SEM

4th SEM

5th SEM

6th SEM

Bachelor of Arts Community Development

975,000

915,000

965,000

965,000

1,015,000

965,000

Bachelor of Community Health

1,000,000

940,000

990,000

990,000

1,040,000

990,000

Bachelor of Business Administration

1,000,000

940,000

990,000

990,000

1,040,000

990,000

Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

975,000

915,000

965,000

965,000

1,015,000

965,000

Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies and Special Education

975,000

915,000

965,000

965,000

1,015,000

965,000

Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration

1,000,000

940,000

990,000

990,000

1,040,000

990,000

Bachelor of Arts in Theology

925,000

865,000

915,000

915,000

965,000

915,000

Bachelor of Journalism & Multimedia Communication

1,050,000

990,000

1,040,000

1,040,000

1,090,000

1,040,000

Bachelor of Information Technology

1,050,000

990,000

1,040,000

1,040,000

1,090,000

1,040,000

Diploma Programmes. Duration: 2 years

1st SEM

2nd SEM

3rd SEM

4th SEM

Diploma in Child Development

875,000

815,000

865,000

865,000

Diploma in Business Administration

875,000

815,000

865,000

865,000

Diploma in Computer & Information Technology

875,000

815,000

815,000

815,000

Diploma in Theology

825,000

765,000

815,000

815,000

Diploma in Journalism & Multimedia Communication

875,000

815,000

865,000

865,000

Certificate Programmes. Duration: 2 years

1st SEM

2nd SEM

3rd SEM

4th SEM

Certificate in English

875,000

715,000

715,000

715,000

Certificate in Computer & Information Technology

825,000

665,000

665,000

665,000

Bachelor Programmes. Tuition Per Modular session (two weeks per modular) in UGX inclusive of

functional fees

Duration: 3 years

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module4

Module5

Module6

Module7

Module8

Module9

Bachelor of Arts Theology

620,000

620,000

620,000

620,000

620,000

620,000

620,000

620,000

620,000

Diploma in Child Development

550,000

550,000

550,000

550,000

550,000

550,000

Optional Fees

Accommodation and Meals for residents is 300,000 per Modular Session

Meals for non-residents is 150,000 per Modular Session.

Termly Certificate Programmes

Certificate in Pastoral Ministry (3 Years) 50,000 for 7 terms (2 weeks per term)

Certificate in Sign Language (3 Months) 100,000 for 1 term

Optional Fees

Accommodation fee for residents is 750,000 (includes meals) per semester

Meals for Non-residents are 350,000 per semester

Masters Programmes. Tuition Per Modular session (two weeks per modular) in UGX inclusive of

functional fees

Duration: 2 years

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module4

Module5

Module6

Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

Master of Business Administration in Organisational Leadership and Management

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

Master of Business Administration in Marketing

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

Master of Arts in Theology

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

Master of Arts in Theological Studies in Christian Leadership

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

Master of Arts in Theological Studies in Church Planting and Community Development

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

Optional Fees

Accommodation and Meals for Masters students residents is 35,000 per day

Meals for non-residents is 25,000 per day

Payment

Account Name: Africa Renewal University

Account Number: 01103500282011

Bank Name: DFCU Bank

Branch Name: Nsambya Branch

Bank Address: P O Box 70 Kampala

Uganda

Bank Swift Code: DFCUUGKA

Currency: Uganda Shillings

Fees deposits can be made at any DFCU bank branch to:

National Council for Higher Education fee

You will be required to pay UGX 20,000 (twenty thousand) per year directly to the National Council for Higher Education with UGX 2750 bank Charges. You will not be registered by the University without proof of payment of that statutory fee.

A/C Name: National Council for Higher Education

A/C Number: 9030005961997

Bank: Stanbic Bank

Branch: Kyambogo Branch

Application Requirements

Application forms for admission to Africa Renewal University (AfRU) are available at the Academic Registrar’s office. They can also be downloaded from our website: www.afru.ac.ug A complete application package should be submitted in full to the Office of the Academic Registrar not later than one month before the opening of the semester applied for.

Applications that do not meet the deadline will be considered in subsequent admissions. Only complete applications, which consist of the following, will be processed:

  1. A signed and completed application form.

  2. Non-refundable application fee of 30,000 UGX.

  3. Official copies of all secondary, post-secondary, college and university certificates.

  4. Pastor’s / Church Leader’s recommendation.

  5. 10 recent passport size photographs.

  6. Copy of passport and student visas for all foreign students.

  7. A brief statement of purpose stating the applicants career goals, why he/she is joining AfRU and what they plan to do after completion.

Entry Requirements to a Masters Degree Programme

A Bachelors Degree from a recognised University or its equivalent

Entry Requirements to a Bachelors Degree Programme:

The minimum entry requirements for admission to a Degree Programme are:

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (O’ Level) with a minimum of 5 passes and

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A’ Level) with a minimum of two principal passes obtained at the same sitting; or

  1. A relevant Diploma from an institution of higher learning recognised by the National Council for Higher Education, or

  2. A pass in mature age entry examinations with at least 50% and must be 25 years and above

Entry Requirements to a Diploma Programme:

The minimum entry requirements for admission to a Diploma Programme are:

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (‘O’ Level) with a minimum of 5 passes; and

  2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (‘A’ Level) with a minimum of 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting; or

  3. A Certificate from an institution of higher learning recognised by the National Council of Higher Education.

Entry Requirements to a Certificate Programme:

The minimum entry requirements for admission to a Certificate Programme are:

1. Uganda Certificate of Education (‘O’ Level) with a minimum of 5 Passes obtained at the

same sitting.

International Applicants 

International applicants must first have their qualifications translated in English and then equated by Uganda National Examinations Board. Admission will then be given when they are found to meet the requirements for each programme as described above.

Vincent Byamukama

Academic Registrar

Africa Renewal University

  1. Do you subsidize your fees?

We are currently having 50% Scholarships on all our undergraduate programmes. The 50% scholarship will be for the entire course which is 3 years. This education opportunity is gender sensitive, both males and females will be given equal opportunity according to the educational needs and capacity of the applicant to fulfill his/her part. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have excelled in their high schools as well as people with special needs (disabilities) who meet the University admission criteria. The chosen candidate will pay 50% of the cost of tuition only. (For example, the cost of Bachelor of Social Work is 750,000 UGX, 50% scholarship will mean an applicant will be required to pay 375,000 plus functional fees.)

  1. Are part payments allowed?

  • Yes, on the first day of the semester the student reports with a minimum of 60% of the fees. This must be completed by the fourth week of the semester.

  1. What is the application procedure to AfRU

  • The forms are available on the website and also in the Admissions Office and at Reception.

  • Students are required to complete the application form, attach all their academic documents, and submit it to the Admissions Office, together with the application fee of 30,000 UGX which should be paid to the Finance Office.

  • Upon returning the application form, the applicant will be informed as to whether they are admitted. Those who qualify will be issued with an admission letter.

  1. How many intakes do you have – when does the semester start

  • We have two intakes, starting in January and September. In addition, 2-week courses in January, May and August.

  1. Is AfRU recognized by the government

  • AfRU is recognized by the government through the National Council for Higher Education (NO:UI.PL.023).

  1. What denomination is the University

  • Africa Renewal University is a Christian University accredited by National Council for Higher Education (NO:UI.PL.023), whose objective is to train highly practical and competitive leaders of society for the socio–economic transformation of Uganda and Africa, based on Christian values and international standards. We are an evangelical non-denominational University; we embrace different denominations.

  1. What kind of theology do you teach

  • Our emphasis is on a sound biblical theology.

  1. What distinguishes AfRU from other institutions

  • AfRU seeks to provide quality Christian education.

  • We live by and impart our values with a goal, equipping leaders for the transformation of society.

  • Our focus is on holistic development for the student, both spiritual and educational.

  1. I have never been to school – can I be admitted to AfRU

  • AfRU is accredited by the NCHE, and we follow the rules set by the Council.

Entry Requirements to a Masters Degree Programme

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University or its equivalent

Entry Requirements to a Bachelors Degree Programme:

  • The minimum entry requirements for admission to a Degree Programme are:

Uganda Certificate of Education (O’ Level) with a minimum of 5 passes and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A’ Level) with a minimum of two principal passes obtained at the same sitting; or

A relevant Diploma from an institution of higher learning recognised by the National Council for Higher Education, or

A pass in mature age entry examinations with at least 50% and must be 25 years and above.

Entry Requirements to a Diploma Programme:

  • The minimum entry requirements for admission to a Diploma Programme are:

Uganda Certificate of Education (O’ Level) with a minimum of 5 passes; and

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A’ Level) with a minimum of 1 principal

pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting; or

A Certificate from an institution of higher learning recognised by the National

Council of Higher Education.

Entry Requirements to a Certificate Programme:

  • The minimum entry requirements for admission to a Certificate Programme are:

Uganda Certificate of Education (O’ Level) with a minimum of 3 credits obtained at

the same sitting.

International Applicants 

  • International applicants must first have their qualifications translated and then equated by Uganda National Examinations Board. Admission will then be given when they are found to meet the requirements for each programme as described above.

  1. Do you give scholarships to individuals

  • We sometimes give Theology scholarships to organizations and churches whenever they are available; we do not give to a single individual. This is solely for the purpose of accountability. We are currently having 50% very competitive scholarships on all our programmes for only August/September 2017 intake. The 50% scholarship will be for the entire course which is 3 years. This education opportunity is gender sensitive, both males and females will be given equal opportunity according to the educational needs and capacity of the applicant to fulfill his/her part. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have excelled in their high schools as well as people with special needs (disabilities) who meet the University admission criteria. The chosen candidate will pay 50% of the cost of tuition only. (For example, the cost for Bachelor of Social Work is 750,000 UGX; 50% scholarship will mean an applicant will be required to pay 375,000 UGX plus functional fees.)

  1. Do you have evening or weekend programmes

  • We have a similar programme that runs during the holidays for 2 weeks in January, May and August, all our Masters programmes, Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Diploma in Child Development, Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Diploma in Theology and Certificate in Ministry. This is an excellent programme for people in employment.

  1. How long does it take me to complete if I only study in the holiday

  • Masters, Diploma and Certificates will take two years to complete when pursued in the holiday programme. Bachelors Degree will take three years.

  1. I want to study as I continue my job, must I come to the University every day of the week

  • A day student is not required to report to the University each day; he/she is required to attend all registered time-tabled lectures.

  1. How do I contact you

  1. What will I become after studying at AfRU

By studying at AfRU, the graduate should be able to work both in the church, various NGO’s, and the public and private sector.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION / DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Employment Options / Prospects

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) can obtain a variety of employment options in government, the NGO sector, the private sector and the manufacturing sector. They will be able to assume responsibility for management tasks ranging from the top/strategic level, middle level and bottom level management, or set up their own business and become self-employed. Career options are diverse, spanning from Business Managers, Marketing Executives, Accountants, Bankers, to Human Resource Managers and Entrepreneurs. Looking at the specific areas of specialization, the following employment areas are possible:

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE OPTIONS

  • Accountant

  • Manager of Finance Institution

  • Project Manager

  • Bursar

  • Finance Officer /Manager

  • Financial Planner

  • Credit Manager

  • Corporate Development Manager

  • Commercial Loan Manager

  • Book-keeper

  • Auditor

  • Banker

  • Finance Analyst / Consultant

  • Sales Manager

HUMAN RESOURCE OPTION

  • Human Resource / Personnel Manager

  • Human Resource Administrator

  • Human Resource Development Specialist

  • Job Placement Specialist

  • Employee Training Manager

  • Labour Relations Specialist

  • Employee Benefit Manager

MARKETING OPTION

  • Marketing Executive

  • Public Relations Specialist / Manager

  • Promotions and Marketing Manager

  • Market Research Analyst

  • Advertising Manager

  • Sales Manager

  • Customer Service Manager

  • Retail Manager

  • Donor Relations Manager (NGO Sector)

ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION

  • Business Development Manager

  • Director of Operations

  • Research and Development Specialist

  • Investment and Stockbroker

  • Business Consultant

  • Business Risk Consultant

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL ADMINISTRATION

Potential career opportunities for graduates of this programme can work with government/government agencies as:

  • District Probation Officer

  • Social Policy Analyst

  • District Liaison Officer

  • Public Policy Analyst

  • Administrator (for public institutions such as hospitals, parastatals)

  • Child Protection Officer

  • Demographer

  • Civil Service Executive

  • Community Development Officer

  • Gender Officer

  • Child/Family Therapist

  • Medical Social Worker

  • Correctional Worker

Graduates can work with the private sector as:

  • Consultant

  • Human Resource Manager

  • Public Affairs Consultants/Officer

  • Industrial Relations Officer

  • Social Policy Analyst

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Graduates can work with NGOs, CBOs, FBOs as:

  • Project Director/Manager

  • Social Worker

  • Human Rights Advocacy Officer

  • Counsellor

  • Youth Worker

  • Gender Officer

  • Child Welfare Officer

  • Child Development Officer

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT/ DIPLOMA IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Potential career opportunities for graduates of this programme can work with government/government agencies as:

  • Project Manager

  • Probation Officer

  • Children’s Rights Officer

  • Programme Officer (Child Development)

  • Early Childhood Development Specialist

  • Child Adoption Officer

  • Community Liaison Officer

Graduates can work with NGOs, CBOs, FBOs as:

  • Child Development Officer

  • Proprietor of a Child Development Organization

  • Children’s Rights Officer

  • Child Protection Officer

  • Child Care Worker

  • Child and Family Support Officer

  • Child Counsellor

Graduates can work with the private sector as:

  • Child Recreation Specialist

  • Child Adoption Agent

  • Child and Educational Product Developer (child/youth books, media programmes, etc)

  • Learning Mentor

  • Educator/Trainer and Curriculum Developer

  • Child Development Specialist

BACHELORS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Potential career opportunities for graduates of this programme can work with government/government agencies as:

  • Community Development Officer

  • Community Development Planner

  • Development Policy Analyst

  • Social Development Analyst

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Community Development Projects)

  • Household Economic Strengthening Officer

  • Community Liaison Officer

Graduates can work with NGOs, CBOs, FBOs as:

  • Programme Manager

  • Community Development Officer

  • Proprietor of a Community Development Programme/Project

  • Community Advocacy Coordinator

  • Donor Relations Coordinator

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Community Development Projects)

  • Project Director

  • Social Worker

Graduates can work with the private sector as:

  • Project Coordinator

  • Project Manager

  • Programme Officer

  • Community Project Officer

  • Trainer/Researcher/Consultant with institutions involved in income-generating activities, socio-economics, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects

BACHELOR OF COMMUNITY HEALTH

Potential career opportunities for graduates of this programme can work with government/government agencies as:

  • Public Health Inspector

  • Community Health Inspector

  • Environmental Health Specialist

  • Emergency Preparedness Specialist

  • Behavioural Health Analyst

  • Health Policy Advisor/Analyst

  • Medical Records Representative

Graduates can work with the private sector as:

  • Health Policy Advisor

  • Consumer Safety Officer

  • Health Services Researcher

  • Disease Ecologist

  • Nutrition Advisor

Graduates can work with NGOs, CBOs, FBOs as:

  • Health Educator

  • Health Counsellor

  • Public Health Information Officer

  • Health Advocacy Officer

  • Maternal Health Advocate

  • Community Health Advocate

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY / DIPLOMA IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Theology (BTh) are capable of careers ranging from church ministry to Christian education, community transformation, and ministry with special groups such as women, youth and children. Specifically, a graduate can work in the following areas:

  1. Church Pastor

  2. Church Administrator

  3. Project Director (Faith-Based Organisations – FBOs)

  4. Director of:

  • Youth Ministry

  • Children’s Ministry

  • Women’s Ministry

  • Missions

  • Evangelism and Discipleship

  • Church / Community Leadership and Development

  • Worship Ministry

  1. Chaplain (in institutions such as schools, hospitals, orphanages)

  2. Christian Counsellor

  3. Christian Religious Education Teacher (in secondary school CRE curriculum)

  4. Author of Devotional or Educative Literature

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN DISABILITY STUDIES AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

Upon completion of this programme, the student will be able to:

  • Implement and provide students with individualized education, meeting the needs of each child or student with disabilities in the classroom.

  • Provide Christ-like leadership while practicing biblical principal in relation to persons and families affected by disabilities.

  • Advocate for equality among people with disabilities and others in society.

Potential career opportunities for graduates of this programme can work with government/government agencies as:

  • Human Rights Advocate

  • PWDs Advocate

  • Public Policy Analyst

  • Law Reformer

  • Child Protection Officer

  • District Liaison Officer

  • Child and Family Advocate

Graduates of this Programme can work with the private sector as:

  • Special Education Teacher

  • Caretaker for Persons with Disabilities

  • Disability Ministry Leader

  • Pastor over Persons and Families with Disabilities

  • Social Worker

  • Coach for Sports and Recreation

  • Vocational Specialist

  • Sign Language Interpreter

  • Human Rights Advocacy Officer

  • Behavioural Health Specialist

  • Curriculum Developer

  • University Instructor

Graduates can work with NGOs, CBOs, FBOs as:

  • Education Specialist

  • Early Intervention Officer

  • Counsellor

  • Special Education Teacher

  • Daycare Supervisor

  • Pastor for Persons with Disabilities

  • Child Welfare Officer

  • Caretaker for PWDs

  • Support Group Specialist

  • PT/OT Assistant Therapist

  • Health and Wellness Practitioner

 

Yes, we have a strong Governing Council that provides excellent leadership for the growth of the University.

Africa Renewal University is a project of Africa Renewal Ministries (ARM). ARM is a registered 501c3 in the US and is certified by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Africa Renewal University is audited annually in Uganda and the finances are overseen by the Finance Committee of the Governing Council.

Our campus is connected to Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, by a highway named Mityana Road which completed construction at the end of 2013. Buloba has been slowly transforming into a suburban extension of Kampala. The 1.7 million people from Kampala now have easier access to the Christian education provided at AfRU; the Campus 2024 expansion will help AfRU meet this need.

The need for academically rigorous and biblically sound education is urgent. Uganda has a population of 36.5 million with the second highest birth rate in the world. 65% of the population is 19 years old and younger leading to a continuing demand for Higher Education. To learn more about the demographics of Uganda click here to access the CIA World Factbook.

 

1.23% of Ugandans complete higher education compared to 10% of all Africans. The poor access to quality, low-cost, value-based education is strangling development and perpetuating poverty.  Our vision is to see a transformed Africa, a continent with healthier people living a better quality of life. However, for this to happen Africa must have real servant leaders who are selfless, developmental and transformational. This only comes with a University education that goes beyond head training and covers the heart, character and values embodied by Christ himself. It will take a well rounded leader to face and tackle the affairs of today’s African society.