Study in Uganda

If you want to study in Uganda, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Uganda has 1 university in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Uganda is Makerere University, which is ranked at number 401-500.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Uganda is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the university of Uganda below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Uganda’s top university is located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Uganda is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 15 universities in Africa

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Top universities in Uganda

University Rank*
Makerere University 401-500th

Statistics about Uganda

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 11.76%
  • Of which, on higher education 13.76%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 4.48%
  • Population 39,032,383
  • Unemployment 3.8%
  • Annual GDP 5.04%
Data source: The World Bank