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Welcome to IUCEA

Vision:  IUCEA becomes an exemplary common higher education area for a prosperous and sustainable East African Community by 2030.

Mission: To encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between Member Universities and between them and Governments and other organizations, both public and private

IUCEA Core Values:  Accountability, Transparency, Unity, Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism and Teamwork

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To become the leading EAC Institution for an exemplary Common Higher Education Area for a prosperous and sustainable East African Community


To encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between Member Universities and between them and Governments and other organisations, both public and private

Strategic Plan themes

  1. Research, innovation and business development;
  2. Human capital, skills development and utilization;
  3. Regional Higher Education Information
  4. Universities’ capacity and leadership development.
  5. IUCEA’s operational excellence
IUCEA Executive Members Visiting IUCEA Premise

Functions of the council

Ensure development of a comprehensive electronic Network linking member universities, for use in supporting and promoting new methods of teaching and learning, information dissemination by the Council and between member universities and research partners.

IUCEA Meeting Held In Kampala, Uganda 2018


IUCEA has rules governing membership and establish the application process, eligibility, categories, and admission and termination of IUCEA membership. The IUCEA membership comprises of universities, university colleges, and other institutions.

Projects & Programmes

IUCEA interventions are supported by the EAC Partner States and the network of stakeholders including Development Partners from the region and beyond. The following are the current programmes and projects that are implemented or coordinated by IUCEA.

News, Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Notice to EAC Scholarship Applicants to Makerere University

Dear Applicants, We thank you for your patience and interest in the EAC Scholarship. Makerere University was completing a major University-Wide Information Systems migration process. As a result, the Makerere University online application system was down.
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East African Parliamentarians Visit IUCEA and Makerere University, Hail University Innovations

11 September 2021 Members of the General-Purposes Committee of the East African Legislative Assembly…

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IUCEA admits Arusha Institute of Accountancy as a New Member

The Executive Committee of the Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) approved the…

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Important Dates 7th September 2021 Deadline for online submission of abstracts  21st  September 2021 Feedback…

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Call for Applications: EAC Scholarship Program 2021/2022

The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) invites suitably qualified nationals of the East African Community (EAC) to apply for cohort 3 of the KfW- funded Scholarships to pursue Master’s studies in an EAC Partner State other than their own.
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