WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$729 /year
Applications Begin:February 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Medicine
Campus:Mbarara Campus
Application Deadline: May 2021
Programme Overview

The BSc Physiotherapy provides a contemporary science-based curriculum that prepares graduates for working flexibly across the changing health and social care environment and to provide high-quality, person centered and population sensitive, responsive service where individual choice is paramount.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
– Two principal passes in Biology and one of either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry
– Diploma in any one of the following: Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedic Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Orthopaedic Technology, Exercise Science, Nursing or Sports Science.
– At least a credit in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics at O’ Level or its equivalent

– Sit and pass pre-entry exams

Diploma Entry (Completion)
– Diploma in Physiotherapy

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $27

How to Apply
1. Go to
2. If you don’t have an Access Code, click “Click here to get an Access Code”, fill in the form and submit. An Access Code will then be sent to your email and phone number. If you already have an Access Code, proceed to step 3.
3. Enter you email address and Access Code that has been sent to your phone number to login
4. Select the application category i.e. Direct Entry and click “Apply Now”
5. Fill in the application form and submit
6. Click “Pay for Form” to generate a payment reference number to be used for paying application fees in the bank
7. If you’re a degree or diploma holder, Click “Print Form” and attach the printed form to the hard copies of certified academic and other the supporting documents and mail the hard copies to the University or submit it to any of the liaison offices
8. Go to the bank and pay the application fees using the payment reference number generated in “Step 6”

Applicants should note that;
i. All academic documents presented must be from an accredited institution
ii. Cases of Impersonation, Falsification of Documents or giving false/incomplete information whenever discovered will lead to Automatic cancellation of Admission.
iii. Completed Applications must be accompanied with certified copies of academic documents
iv. Detailed information about the specific entry requirements for each programme can be obtained from the university website,, or contact the Academic Registrar’s office.
v. Applicants whose first language is not English or did not go through an education system with English as a medium of instruction will be required to provide evidence from a recognized English language training institution that they have sufficient command of English language to cope with the programmes.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy include:
– Acupuncturist
– Chiropractor
– Dance movement psychotherapist
– Exercise physiologist
– Health service manager
– Health promotion specialist
– Osteopath
– Personal trainer

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan Students: $729
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,459

Tuition Fee per year for Ugandan Students = 2,688,000 UGX
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 5,376,000 UGX

The Tuition fee per semester is = 1,344,000 UGX (Ugandan Students) and 2,688,000 UGX (Foreign Students)
**International Students pay double the amount of local students

Relevant Contact

Prof. Gertrude Kiwanuka
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries