African Rural University

country rank  27
world rank  11715

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University Overview

Established in 2011, African Rural University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Kagadi (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Western Region. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kibaale, Kampala. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The National Council for Higher Education, Uganda, African Rural University (ARU) is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: under-250 students) women only higher education institution. African Rural University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees) in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 9 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Ugandan higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym ARU
Founded 2011
Motto Awakening the sleeping genius in each of us
Colours White, blue and red

University Location

Address PO Box 24
Kagadi (population range: 10,000-49,999)
Western Region
T +256 (793) 150 990
F +256 (414) 342 270
Other locations Kibaale, Kampala

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Women Only
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office PO Box 24
Kagadi 483
+256 793 150990

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment under-250
Academic Staff under-50
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to African Rural University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

The National Council for Higher Education, Uganda

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020