Bishop Stuart University Admission Requirements

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Bishop Stuart University Admission Requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions has been released.

Admission requirements vary slightly according to the program the applicant is seeking admission for and/or individual circumstances. The school or department in which the applicant wishes to register may prescribe certain additional course requirements if the student is deemed to be deficient.

General Academic Information

All applications for Undergraduate degree courses by Bishop Stuart University candidates should be addressed to, The Registrar, P.O. Box 09, MBARARA. so as to reach him not later than 30th June of the year for which admission is sought.

Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Degree Courses
A minimum of 2 principal passes at A-Level or equivalent obtained at the same sitting. In addition, applicants must meet specific degree requirements for each course. The entry requirements set should be regarded as the minimum, which in no way entitle an applicant to a place at the university.

Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Courses

  1. A Bachelors degree with Second Class Honours Upper Division or equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
  2. Admission requirements and regulations for all postgraduate programmes appear under the Graduate School.

Bishop Stuart University is committed to the development of the desired quality education at national and international levels; through research, scholarship and ethical growth in professional achievements and service in the interest of national development.

At present there are three avenues of entry to the university

  • The direct entry scheme
  • The Diploma holders entry scheme
  • The certificate holders entry scheme

1. The Direct Entry Scheme

A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a first degree programme of the university if the candidate has obtained:

  • The Uganda Certificate of Education (O level) or an equivalent qualification.
  • At least two advanced level passes in approved subjects at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A level or an equivalent qualification).

2. The Diploma Holder’s Entry Scheme

A candidate seeking admission to a degree programme at the university must be a holder of a Diploma relevant to the desired field of study.

3.The Certificate Holder’s Entry Scheme

A candidate shall be eligible for consideration for admission to a programme leading to a Diploma of the university if the candidate has obtained:

  • The UCE or an equivalent from a recognized institution
  • A certificate from recognized institution after O level (Farm schools, Grade III Teacher training College etc).

NB: For certificate in Nursery teaching and Agribusiness, a UCE certificate shall be the minimum qualification requirement.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

The Entry Requirements for Post Graduate Programmes are as follows

1.1    FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

List of Academic ProgrammesRequirements per programmeYears
Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture & Community Innovations (PhD-ACI)Relevant Masters and Bachelor’s degree3
Master of Agriculture and Rural Innovations (MARI)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)2
Master of Public Health (MPH)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)2
Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture and Rural Innovations (PGDARI)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)1

1.2    FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

List of Academic ProgrammesRequirements per programmeYears
Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies (PhD-DS)Relevant Masters and Bachelor’s degree (Hon)3
Doctor of Philosophy in Development Management (PhD-DM)Relevant Masters and Bachelor’s degree (Hon)3
Master of Arts in Development Studies (MADS)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)2
Master of Socio-Economics and Community Management (MSECM)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)2
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)2
Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (PGDGC)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)1
Postgraduate Diploma in Office Management & Secretarial Studies (OMSS)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)1
Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies (PGDDS)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)1

1.3    FACULTY OF EDUCATION

S/NList of Academic ProgrammesRequirements per programmeYears
Doctor of Philosophy in Languages, Culture & Society (PhD-LCS)Relevant Masters and Bachelor’s degree (Hon)3
Master of Arts in Literature & Communication (MALC)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)2
Master of Education in Administration & Planning (MEAP)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)2
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)1
Postgraduate Diploma in Education Management (PGDEM)Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Hon)

For more information, contact
The Academic Registrar
Bishop Stuart University
P. O. Box 9 Mbarara
Tel: +256-4854-22970
Email: admissions@bsu.ac.ug

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