WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$608 /year
Applications Begin:May 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Guidance and Counseling
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

About the Programme:
The mission of KIU Guidance and counseling degree program is to provide high-quality learning experiences to students, helping them become reliable professional counselors who strive for individual excellence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life in local, national, and regional societies.

Curriculum is hereby selected with a zeal of training students who will have a strong base of knowledge and skills to practice effectively in a variety of careers in the field of mental health and human service, educational institutions, private practice, and government, business, organizational/industrial settings.

It is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, practice, and skills for working with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups in a variety of mental health settings.The BA in guidance and counseling professional degree program offers emphases in clinical mental health counseling; Individual, group, and child counseling; school counseling; family life counseling; and community counseling.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
The University Regulations and Guidelines for Bachelors of Kampala International University shall will apply with regard to application, registration, examinations, research and graduation. A student will be required to take counselling foundation courses in addition to other relevant courses as will be shown in the preceding pages.An applicant must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Guidance and Counseling Programme.

Candidates admitted to the programme must be holders of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent, at least two principle passes in the relevant subjects.
Holders of relevant diplomas in related subjects from Kampala International University or any other recognized institutions will be legible for admission to the degree course.
A holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate in consultation with the National Council for Higher Education.

Enrollment Types
The shall be four categories of enrollments as follows;

Full time day enrolled students; who shall attend classes from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Part time evening enrolled students; who shall attend classed between classes between 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm from Monday to Friday. Part time weekend enrolled students: who shall attend classed between classes from 8:00 am to 06:00 pm on Saturday and Sundays.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan Students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $13

Kampala International University admits 3 times in a year; in December/January, March/April and August/September.

Step 1: Pick-up an application form from the Admissions office at any of our Campuses below:
– Admission office at Main Campus in Kansanga, Kampala.
– Western Campus in Bushenyi
– For international applicants in Kenya and Tanzania, visit our offices in Nairobi and Tanzania.
– For other countries, visit the KIU Liaison Offices.
– Alternatively, download an application form from KIU website: Download It Here which can be filled and sent to

NOTE: Click on the link to complete the online application:  (a scanned copy of the admission letter will be sent to your email, and once the application has been approved, the original copy will be collected from our Main campus in Kansanga (Admissions Office-Online Desk)

The application fee is 50,000Ug.shs for both Ugandans and International students (non-Ugandans). For online applicants, the application fee is paid to the Finance Office when you report collecting the original admission.

Step 2: Complete the application forms clearly and enclose or attach the following:
– 3 photocopies of each ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level Secondary school result slips or equivalent [Diploma and Bachelor Degree] and three certified copies of transcripts of Bachelor and Master Degrees [postgraduate degrees].
– A photocopy of a receipt for payment for the application form.
– 3 recent passport size photographs.
– Photocopies of Birth Certificate/ National ID/ Passport

Step 3: Submit a fully completed form with the required attachments to the following addresses:
– By physical submission – kindly return form and attachments to the Admission office.
– By email – kindly send it to
– By post – kindly send to:
The Director of Admissions, Kampala International University
P.O.Box 20000
Tel: +256-041-266813, +256-392001816, +256-041-267634
Fax: +256-041-501974

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Chemical Dependency Counselor
– School and Career Counselor
– Marriage and Family Counselor
– Rehabilitation Counselor
– Clinical Therapist
– Licensed Professional Counselor
– Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
– Human Services Educator.

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan Students: $608
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,316

Tuition Fees for Ugandan Students = 2,260,000 UGX
Tuition Fees for International Students = 4,887,511 UGX
**The Kampala International University reserves the right to change fees without prior notice. However, fee changes are subject to approval by the Governing Council.

Relevant Contact

Stella Ninyikiriza
Director Of Admissions
Adinan Tumuhairwe
Admissions Administrator
Admissions Office
For Admissions Enquiries