Victoria University granted Charter status to run Doctorate Programs

Victoria University Main Building (File Photo - DailyExpress)

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) has granted Victoria University a Charter Status that allows it to offer and award Master’s and Doctorate programs.

In a letter dated December 15th addressed to the Vice-Chancellor Victoria University, the NCHE Deputy Executive Director, Rev Canon Alex M. Kagume confirmed the board’s decision to grant Victoria University a charter following its continued efforts in revolutionizing the education sector in the country despite the covid-19 pandemic side effects.

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“This is to inform you that Council during its 63rd Meeting held on 13, December 2021, considered and resolved to recommend to the Minister the grant of a Charter to Victoria University in accordance with Section 101(3) b of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001, as amended.,” the letter reads in part.

The Charter which takes effect upon gazettement and final approval by the President will now see Victoria University award Doctorate Programs alongside its undergraduate programs currently being offered.

“As you may be aware, the law provides for requisite procedures governing the grant of a Charter. This involves the submission of the Charter to the Minister responsible for Education who then presents it to the President for final approval, before gazettement of the same,” the letter adds.

As a requirement, therefore, Victoria University shall be required to pay the Statutory License fee of UGX 15,000,000 only (equivalent to 750 currency points) regarding the granting of the Charter as per Section 3(2)(b) of the regulation.”

NCHE Letter Granting Victoria University a Charter Status

Prof. Dr. Lawrence Muganga, Vice-Chancellor of the university took to Twitter to announce the big achievement saying “Dear colleagues, I have the pleasure to announce to you all that Victoria University has been granted, Charter.”

With a charter, Victoria University joins a list of higher institutions of learning in the country recognised by the Ministry of Education and the NCHE as equal to public universities.


Victoria University started operations as a higher institution of learning in August 2013 and with its fully-fledged capacity, facilities, and determination to revitalize higher education in the country. The University is committed to playing a leading role in bringing and developing high-quality education, student-centered learning opportunities based on standards of excellence that are unique, innovative, and difficult to match.

VU also offers a number of Academic Programmes at postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma, foundation certificates, and professional development courses, all virtually accessible through the Vclass digital classes and continues to call on potential students (S.4 & S.6 Leavers, and upgraders) to apply for the ongoing 2021 September Intake.

The University which, a subsidiary of the Ruparelia Group of Companies is centrally located in the heart of Kampala City and on the main public transportation routes coupled with ample parking space.

For more information, please visit the university website:

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