Foundation Programmes are widely accepted by a large number of UK, USA and Ugandan Universities. In order to assist prospective students who do not have 'A' level (or did not reach the requisite grades at 'A' level), a Mature-Age Examination Entry Certificate, the IB qualification, or expatriate students from neighboring countries who did not achieve a C++ in the school-leaving examination in their home country, Victoria University offers a top-quality foundation programme with the specific aim of preparing prospective students for the intellectual challenges of a university education at Victoria University.
The Victoria University Foundation Programme course is innovative and modular and is carefully formulated between the support skills needed for academic life and academic subjects needed to sustain university studies. The mix of courses offered at Victoria University will set prospective students on a path to achieving their goals of a university education. The university uses a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, small group work, practical lab sessions, and problem-based learning. The course contents are constantly updated to reflect the fast-changing technologies in the electronic world. This programme is offered as a full-time, one-year intensive programme.
The staff for the Foundation Programme is drawn from lecturers from the East Africa region and beyond and consultants from outside the country. Their wide range of skills, competencies, and strengths will ensure that all students are exposed to a variety of viewpoints, skills, and practical and theoretical knowledge in the pursuit of attaining the knowledge and skills necessary for university admission.
The University will grant the University Foundation Programme Certificate to students who, under the conditions laid down in the regulations (University and NCHE), have completed the approved course of study in accordance with the regulations of the University, and have passed the prescribed Foundation Programme examinations of the University.
Prospective students must satisfy the admission criteria for this programme of study. Admission criteria can be found in the Prospectus and Information Brochures and is guided by the National regulations as prescribed by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education.
1. Foundation for Non-English Speaking students
2. Foundation for English students
International Foundation Programme Course Modules
1. English Language for University studies
2. Effective writing and communications skills
3. Foundation Mathematics
4. Orientation Course
5. IT skills for Academic study
6. Study skills for academic life
7. Understanding the world today
Depending on the undergraduate programme to be selected, students will also take an introductory course module relevant to the programme.