Applicants and Enrolment information and updates concerning Online Learning

We understand that our applicants and new students have concerns about the ongoing Corona Virus outbreak. We are following the advice from the National Council for Higher Education, the Uganda Ministries of Health, Education and Sports and that of Foreign Affairs, ensuring that the welfare of our students and staff is our absolute priority. Since the Government shut down all universities and other education institutions in a bid to control the spread of the Corona Virus on 20th March 2020, Cavendish University Uganda took the action to temporarily move our teaching and learning online by conducting revision and remedial classes, and to close all non-essential areas of our campus.

Subsequent to the recent approval by the Ministry of Education and Sports for Universities to conduct Open, Distance and E- Learning (ODeL), the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has approved Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) to conduct ODeL. This was after an inspection visit by an NCHE team at the end of July that thoroughly assessed the university’s preparedness for online teaching and learning. In a letter dated 7th August 2020, NCHE granted CUU permission to roll-out emergency ODeL for all its currently accredited programmes.

Cavendish University Uganda is one of the very first Universities in the country to be officially permitted to offer Online teaching and learning by the NCHE. Our university is therefore undertaking teaching and learning online using our first in market learning platform with its superior learning content.

This is a very unsettling time for all applicants but please be assured that we will do all we can to ensure these changes won't affect your opportunity to attend our University.

If you have any questions you can contact us, but please check the FAQs below first where we have aimed to answer your queries.

Will the new academic year still start in September?

Yes, it will and Enrolment is currently ongoing. Classes will be conducted online and are scheduled to commence on Monday 21st September 2020.

We understand that the current COVID-19 crisis has created uncertainty for all our future students, particularly International students who need to travel from outside of Uganda to take up their place in Cavendish University Uganda (CUU).

We are absolutely committed to your successful and practical learning and making the pursuit of your studies that much easier through our top of the Market Online Teaching and Learning Platform.

Will there be a University Orientation Programme for new students?

Yes, we plan to have a Virtual Student Orientation Programme scheduled to take place on 14th September, 2020.

More details about the precise timetable during this period will follow and we'll keep in touch with all our prospects regularly.

How will campus be kept safe?

Our pandemic response protocols are based on the advice of the Ugandan Ministry of Health. We have undertaken measures to make our campus safe, including ensuring that appropriate social distancing and new cleaning measures are in place.

Students and visitors to campus will each be required to carry a face mask and they will receive clear guidance on how our teaching and study spaces, libraries, and lounges will operate to ensure everyone’s safety. Students will also be fully briefed on health and safety, as part of our welcome and orientation activities.

What will the September Semester look like?

Our committed staff have rallied together to deliver online classes in new, innovative and exciting ways. We will leverage technology platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, Google Meet and many more to deliver lectures online which will be supported with timetabled activity to structure the study week.

The online lecture material will allow students to work at their own pace, where and when this suits them.

The lecture material will be available on our Online Teaching and Learning Platform (CULP) for students to watch and re-watch whenever they wish, to catch up on anything they may have missed.

Will I still be charged the full listed tuition fees even with Online Classes?

Yes, Students will be charged the published tuition fees for 2020 entry less a general discount of 15% for ALL New Students and 10% for ALL Continuing Students.

We're absolutely committed to delivering the highest-quality learning and student experience at Cavendish University Uganda. We’re currently planning for every eventuality in order to follow advice from the government of Uganda and to begin the new semester wholly online.

Do I have to come to Cavendish University Uganda for the September Semester?

The health and well-being of our students and staff are our highest priority at this difficult time. Students will therefore not be required to come to Cavendish University Uganda premises for the September Semester as all Teaching and Learning will be conducted online until advised otherwise by the Government of Uganda.

Will there be any financial support for those students who don't have access to IT equipment?

At Cavendish University Uganda, we have paid technology access fees for all our campus based students for the first one year to aid in their transition to online learning.

We have also provided a general discount of 15% for ALL New Students and 10% for ALL Continuing Students to support students who have challenges accessing IT equipment and data for online connectivity.

Will the University run a virtual open day?

We will communicate the University’s position on whether or not to hold a Virtual Open Day in the months to come.

Is the University still conducting interviews for scholarship students?

Yes, Cavendish University Uganda will conduct online interviews for scholarship students on 4th September 2020.

Will Assessments and Final Exams be conducted online?

Course work, quizzes, and tests will be accessed online via our IT enabled and highly interactive Teaching and Learning Platform. Examinations for the January 2020 Semester shall be shelved until January 2021.

Is the Cavendish University Uganda Distance Learning Programme still running?

Yes, our Distance Learning Programme is still running and we are accepting applications for the September Intake. The courses on offer can be accessed via

Are you still accepting applications for September 2020?

We're still accepting applications for September 2020 entry. Students who wish to apply should make an application via

Application requirements can be accessed via

Can I defer my offer to 2021 entry?

Yes, you can defer your offer to 2021 entry. For more information on how and when to defer your offer, you can contact our Enrolment team via any of the contacts below;
Telephone: +256 414531700 Mobile: +256 700652010 / +256 700652020 / +256 700652030 / +256 700652040 / +256 700652050 WhatsApp: +256 706 695369

What financial support is available from the University?

We have provided a general discount of 15% for ALL New Students and 10% for ALL Continuing Students to respond to students who have challenges accessing IT equipment and data for online connectivity and other financial challenges generally.

At Cavendish University Uganda, we also have a Student Referral Programme that enables our students to practice their salesmanship and receive instant reward. Enroled students, by referring a friend to the University, receive a 10% tuition discount and are free to refer up to 10 students, thus receiving a 100% tuition discount. Read more via

We also offer top Ugandan students an opportunity to study on Academic Excellence Scholarships which cover up to 100% tuition and functional fees. You can access more details via the link

In addition to the above offers, we have Early Registration and Tuition Payment discounts. To learn more about these, visit

Do you have E-Payment Options?

Yes, we do. You can instantly pay your Tuition fees at your convenience via our easy to use and effective mobile and online options. Our E-Payment systems provide for safe payments for our remotely located students. You can pay your tuition using Mobile Money via the SchoolPay platform at

You can also pay with U-Bills via or with Stanbic Flexipay via

Can I still apply for scholarships?

Yes, you can. Applications for Scholarships for the 2020 September Intake are ongoing and the Deadline is 31st August 2020.

Is my deposit/Advance Registration Fee Payment fully refundable if I'm unable to take up my offer?

Deposits and general fees will not be refunded should a student fail to take up their offer

Will there be University Accommodation and how do I apply for it?

Our Dean of Students’ office is always ready to help students find safe, cost-effective and comfortable housing to ease their stay at Cavendish University Uganda.

You can reach the Dean of Students’ office via

We will continue to monitor the COVID 19 situation closely and update our FAQs with any changes – please keep checking for the latest updates.