Avance International University, is one of the Private Universities in Uganda licensed by National Council for Higher Education. Avance is located in the most flourishing area of Nabweru Wakiso District, 1km off Nansana, Hoima road and 2km off Bwaise, Bombo road,
The Academic Registrar Mr. Derrick Masembe, says, In Uganda today, Avance is a destination for innovative higher education. The key feature of Avance is to develop students to be innovative, in this arrangement each and every student who enrolls at Avance, is expected to come up with a project of which, he or she shall carry on up to the final year of study.
Under this arrangement, our students are supposed to meet a panel of industrialists, manufacturers and employers, who will assess such projects presented by our students for funding, we emphasize our students to be critical thinkers and as a result of it all, job creators.
Further asserted that, Avance has made arrangements with manufacturing industries and other employment sectors for our students to be absorbed and placed for internship so as to acquire practical skills that is relating theory with practice in the world of work.
In the need to support innovations, Avance has an innovation hub, this is space that has been created and allocated by the university to create a conducive environment for innovative thinkers. In addition the university has provided financial funds to support the development of these innovative projects initiated by our students and the academic staff.
Ms. Carol Mulowoza the Marketing Manager elaborated that, Avance aims to provide students with the best accommodation possible, so Avance provides students with lots of options for accommodation so as to guarantee housing for both our national and international students.
Further says that, Avance has special offers to students that will enrol this May and August 2017 intakes which include the following:
- A 20% Scholarship on Tuition fees for all students that are joining AU this year (2017).
- An Avance Presidents Scholarship of 50% on Tuition fees for students with ALL B grades and above.
- An Avance Limited Districts Scholarship of 50% on Tuition fees for students from various Districts with at least 2 Principle Passes for a Degree Programme and 1 Principle and 2 Subsidiaries for a Diploma Programme or its equivalent.
- A 5% Discount for full Tuition payment by start date
The Academic Registrar, informed that the courses offered by Avance are designed for today’s society needs, and invited those interested to come at Avance Campus and apply to enrol for the academic programmes beginning May 8th 2017. The academic programmes offered include,
- BBA – Marketing and Co-operatives Management
- BBA- Land and Property Management
- BBA- International Business
- BIT -Bachelor of Information Technology
- DIT -Diploma in Information Technology
The University has other Degree and Diploma courses coming soon in the fields of Business Administration, these including, Public Sector Management, Economics and Statistics, Transport and Logistics Management, Finance, Accounting, Management and Human Relations, Front Desk and Office Management. In the fields of Education, include Degree and Diploma in, Early Childhood Development Education, Secondary Education and Primary Education.
Minimum Entry Requirements,
Degree Programmes: 2 Principle Passes at A Level or its equivalent.
Diploma Programmes: 1 Principle Pass and 2 Subsidiaries at A Level or its equivalent.
Mature Age Entry: Must be At least 25 years and above, and must have passed mature age examinations from a recognised higher institution.
The university has also put into consideration the working categories by offering short business skills certificates, these intended to enhancing their job knowledge.
The short skills certificates include,
Change Management, Personnel Management, Leadership and Leadership Skills, Accounting and Records Management for Business, Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers, Management of Cooperative Societies/SACCOS, Fundamentals of Land Property Management, Performance Management, Entrepreneurship Skills Development, Islamic Banking, Finance and Insurance.
Avance short language certificates include, English, French, Germany, Chinese and Swahili.
Admissions are currently in progress at the University campus, and Application forms are obtainable from the Academic Registrar’s office at a fee of 35,000shs only.