The PhD in Computer Science is a four year program that is spread across eight semesters. One academic year is for coursework and research proposal writing. The other three years are for research and thesis writing.

The PhD program focuses on four research areas i.e:

  1. Theoretical Computer Science
  2. Computer Security
  3. Computer Vision and Image Processing
  4. Modeling and Optimization of Operational Systems

The tuition of the program is 8,000,000 Uganda Shillings per year for Ugandan students and 3,500 US Dollars per year for International students.

The program targets holders of a Masters in Computer Science and related fields. Holders of other Masters degrees may be considered if there is substantial evidence that they have, by virtue of their work or research, acquired sufficient advanced knowledge in Computer Science.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission on the program, the candidate should have

  • A good Masters degree in Computer Science or a closely related field
  • Any Masters degree with evidence of acquisition of sufficient advanced knowledge in computer science by virtue of research or work