Application Procedure

The self-managed application is designed to make the applicant an active part of the enrolment process. The applicant is to complete the application form attach all of the supporting documents and submit them to Registrar’s office of The Uganda Pentecostal University. The application deadline is a month before the beginning of each semester. Applications that do not meet the deadline will be considered in subsequent admissions, on the basis of special consideration.

Application Requirements

Application forms for admission to The Uganda Pentecostal University are available at the Admissions and Registration office and they can be downloaded from our website, www.upu.ac.ug. A complete application package should be submitted in full to the office 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 completed and signed application form

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

3.      Four recent coloured passport size photographs

4.   International applicants must have their academic certificates and transcripts translated in English and equated by The National Council for Higher education.

The application form on return will be reviewed by the Admissions Officer and the Registrar for the programme applied for. When the qualified applicants have been selected, a list will be compiled and be posted on UPU notice boards.

An applicant should provide full and accurate information in an application and notify the University of any likely or anticipated changes to the information submitted. Once an applicant accepts an offer of admission, he/she agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of UPU. All students will be required to demonstrate their acceptance by signing the university’s instruments of identity and the Uganda Pentecostal University’s rules and regulations.

 Admission Letter

Every admitted applicant will receive an admission letter. This letter states the programme the individual has been admitted to, the year, the registration number and the mode of admission.

Entry requirements to a degree programme
The minimum entry requirements for admission to a degree programme are:

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

2.      Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education ( A ‘Level) with a minimum of two principle passes obtained at the same sitting; or

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

4.      A pass in mature age entry examinations with at least 50% and must be 25years and above. The mature age entry examinations must have been accredited by the National Council for Higher Education.

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 five passes

2.      Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A ‘Level) with a minimum of one principle pass and two 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 an ordinary certificate programme

The minimum entry requirements for admission to an ordinary certificate programme are:

Uganda Certificate of Education (O’Level) with a minimum of three credits obtained at the same sitting.

 International applicants

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

Student Registration numbers

Each admitted student will get a registration number reflecting the year of admission, the programme admitted into, the admission number and the country of origin.

Categories of Admission
Students may be admitted to UPU under one of the following categories:

1.      Regular Admission (full time)

2.      Weekend programme

3.      Holiday programme

4.      Evening programme

 Student Registration

New students

1.      The student submits bank slips with payment of at least administrative fee to the Bursar and receives a receipt.

The student reports to the Admission and Registration office for registration and receives their registration cards. They are required to come with the following;

a)      Four coloured passport size photos

b)      Photocopy of admission letter

c)      Photocopy of the receipt

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