Best Agricultural Universities In Uganda

What is Agriculture?

Agriculture encompasses crop and livestock production, aquaculture, fisheries, and forestry for food and non-food products.

Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. 

Best Agricultural Universities In Uganda

Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)

Nile University Uganda

Uganda Christian University,

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute

Gulu University

Ndejje University.

Kyambogo University.

Bukalasa Agricultural College.

Kentim University Uganda Project, Department of Agriculture.

Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute, Kampala.

What is the highest degree in agriculture?

Associate Degree60-70 credits2 years
Bachelor’s Degree120 credits4 years
Master’s Degree50-70 credits1-3 years
DoctorateProgram required coursework including thesis or dissertationAt least 4 years

How long does it take to study agriculture in Uganda?

Overall the program will take 4 years; 3 years dedicated to teaching and learning at the university and one year of industrial/practicum training.

This is a 4 years program; the first 3 years consist of two semesters that will cater for lectures, laboratory, and farm or fieldwork.

How much does agriculture earn in Uganda?

The gross salary range for people working in Uganda in the Agriculture and food Industry is typically from 608,980 UGX (minimum salary) to 1,553,083 UGX (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

What are the job opportunities in agriculture?



Agricultural Manager


Agricultural engineering


Animal Science

Animal nutritionist