WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$308 /year
Applications Begin:February 2021
Final Award:Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Science
Campus:Mbarara Campus
Application Deadline: May 2021
Programme Overview

Laboratory Technology as a course is a branch of science that studies analytical laboratory procedures / laboratory-based investigations within biological, chemical, physical and life science areas.

As a scientific laboratory technician, you’ll be involved in a variety of laboratory-based investigations within biological, chemical, physical and life science areas.

You may carry out sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing of results as part of a scientific team. Your job is to provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

As a scientific laboratory technician, you’ll carry out work that assists in the advancement and development of modern medicine and science. The work plays an important role in the foundation stages of research and development (R&D) and in scientific analysis and investigation.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
A principal pass in Biology, Chemistry or Physics and a pass in Mathematics obtained at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent

Certificate Entry
Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology with at least a credit pass or its equivalent from a recognized institution

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan Students: $14
Application Fees for Ugandan 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 Science Laboratory Technology include:
– Pathologist
– Radiologic Technologist
– Phlebotomist
– Nuclear Medicine Technologist
– Laboratory Technician
– Laboratory Technologist
– Cytotechnologist.
– Hematology Technician.
– Clinical Laboratory Scientist
– Biological Technician
– Chemical Technician

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan Students: $308
Tuition Fees for Ugandan Students: $615

Tuition Fee per year for Ugandan Students = 1,134,000 UGX
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 2,268,000 UGX

The Tuition fee per semester is = 567,000 UGX (Ugandan Students) and 1,134,000 UGX (Foreign Students)
**International Students pay double the amount of local students

Relevant Contact

Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
Dean of Students' Office
Responsible for Students Enquiries