African Rural University (ARU) is the first all-women rural university in Uganda  fully accredited by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) [U1/PL/017]. It was founded by Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT).

African Rural University is offering full scholarships for females willing to undertake a four year degree in Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture.

The Academic  Registrar, African Rural University -Kagadi  invites applications  from suitably qualified  female applicants  for  October 2022 admissions  into the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture.

Application forms can be obtained  and returned from the Registrar’s Office at the Main Campus  Kagadi 1.5 km from Kagadi Town along Kagadi-Hoima Road  Po Box 24 Kagadi, or at the Contact Office Plot 617,Mengo Kibuga Block 4 Right off the Southern gate of City Parents Basiima Campus Po Box 73674, Clock Tower Kampala; You can also download directly from  the website

For Details call +256 774 227 663/ +256 775 262 999.

Applications can also be obtained from the university alumni based at the districts of Kagadi,Kibaale,Kakumiro,Mubende,Hoima,Kikuube,Masindi,Buliisa,Kiyandongo,Kiboga,Kyankwanzi,Kassanda,Kyegegwa,Kyenjojo,Kabarole,Kasese,Kamwenge,Ntoroko,Bundibugyo and Mityana.

Application fee is 30,000= (Fifty thousand shillings only).

African Rural University aspires to create a core of visionary female leader to champion rural transformation. This is because of the belief that Uganda and Africa needs more female leaders in championing rural transformation in poor communities. The Africa Rural University curriculum draws on intrinsic value of a woman leader as a teacher, the mother, the coach, the guide, peacemaker, social integrator, the intuitive and rational manager etc. Women by their nature perform integrated work, at family and household levels. These strengths need to be tapped and nurtured for community and continental development.

ARU Mission

The African Rural University for women provides transformational education to create effective change agents within an African development context. ARU applies theoretical learning, innovative instruction and field practice, so that ARU graduates can create conditions for people to improve their lives, transform their communities, awaken inherent leadership and increase their capacity for self-generating and sustainable change.

ARU Curriculum is 40% practical and 60% theoretical.  In order to implement the practical component of the curriculum, students’ are subjected to project work, one month Village practicum and a one year internship.  Implementation of the 40% practical involves the use of participatory action research and community action planning.

ARU creates a pool of female leaders who are capable of participating in the socio-economic empowerment of the marginalized, and also providing rigorous scientific input into the design and practice of rural development processes by offering an integrated curriculum.

Call For Applications for the academic year 2022/2023 October intake.
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