Student Life| International Students

International students always find IUIU a home away from home considering the comfort they get after arriving at IUIU. On arrival in Mbale, International students are received by their fellow students under the supervision of the office of Foreign Affairs Minister and they are assisted by the same office to go through the processes of registration and settling into their halls of residence.

All international students are required by law to acquire a student pass while in Uganda. The office of the University Coordinator (Dean of Students) assists the students, upon arrival in the country to acquire the permits from government agencies. Just like their counterparts, the local students, International students undergo a one week orientation period during which they are taken through the various departments of the University in order for them to know the dos and don'ts of the University.

The office of the University Coordinator also organizes an International Students' Day on which the students exhibit and exchange their different cultural facets. The aim is to make students appreciate each others' culture, learn from each other and provide an environment favourable for the students to achieve the 4 Cs (Competence, Creativity, Confidence and Character.)


Visa requirements

Following the immigration requirements by the Government of Uganda, all international students must acquire students’ passes to legalize their stay which they must renew every year. For students from East Africa, the passes are processed free of charge BUT students outside East Africa must pay a fee worth $100 to apply and renew their student passes.


Besides, the international students must be bonafide students of the University with admission letters, valid identity cards and travel documents before processing the students’ passes

Information Last Updated on:26 Jul 2016
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