WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$339 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelors degree of Guidance and Counseling
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Education
Campus:Kyambogo Hill Campus
Application Deadline: May 2021
Programme Overview

This programme equips learners with the knowledge and skills of helping individuals with psychological and mental challenges in diverse settings, to live a healthy mental life. People trained in guidance and counselling are called counselling psychologists.


The degree programme is unique because it includes an interesting combination of subjects ranging from Counseling the Aged, Psychopathology, Forensic psychology, psychopathology, psychology of learning, psychometric assessment, social psychology and addiction Counseling among others

Admission Requirements

– 2 Principal Passes at A’level in either Arts or Science subjects obtained at the same sitting.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan and East African Community Students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $30

How To Apply
To apply online, the students need to do the following:
– Make sure they have the relevant documents need.
– Have and Email Address and Internet Connection.
– Visit the Admission Portal =

** All Applications are done Online
** An Application fee of 50,000 UGX for local students and 110,270 UGX for International Students has to be paid.
** Applications begin in March and end in May.

Career Opportunities

Exposure to a wide range of subjects increases the number of opportunities that are available for students.  The graduates will be able to function as effective counselors upon graduation in multiple settings. The course ends with the Internship program, a capstone of 12 weeks working as a Counselor in institutions such as Hospitals, Schools, Colleges and Higher Learning Institutions.

The need for the services of professionally qualified counselors in Uganda has become more urgent due to a rise in social problems as a result of many factors that may include demographic changes, social-economic- political and technological changes that could also be a result of globalization. Consequently, the job opportunities for graduates in Counseling are unlimited.

At Kyambogo University in the Department of Psychology, an emphasis is laid on the acquisition of soft skills such as using ICT, communication skills, public speaking, developing leadership skills, developing critical thinking and problem solving. It is these skills that have enabled graduates to get a job after finishing their course.

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan and East African Community Students: $339
Tuition Fees for International Students: $509

Tuition fees for Ugandan Students = 1,260,000 UGX
Tuition fees for International Students = 1,890,000 UGX
– Students from other countries in the East African Community (EAC) pay the same amount as local students. The EAC countries include; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.
– There are other functional fees and other costs that you might incur while studying. These include costs for internship, research, medical fees and other expenses that you might include such as photocopying, printing, buying specialized equipment and tools.

Relevant Contact

Dr Ali Ayub Baguwemu
Head of department
Prof. Joyce Ayikoru Asiimwe
Dean, Faculty of Education
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries