International Students : Pre-arrival Information

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

Welfare

Weather considerations

  • Uganda has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 21- 25 Degrees Celsius (70-77 F). The hottest months are December to February.
  • Evenings can feel chilly after the heat of the day with temperatures of around 12 – 16 Degrees Celsius (54-61F).  Most regions of Uganda, apart from the dry area in the north have an annual rainfall of between 1000mm and 2000mm.
  • There is heavy rain between March and May, and between October and November, when travel can become difficult in some parts of the country.

Average cost/expenses a day

Dress code:

Culturally appropriate, Keep It Simple and Smart

Light weight clothes with a warm cover up for the evenings are advised.

  • Gents: Gentle wear, Office wear is desirable. Long sleeved shirts, a tie, and suit trousers are encouraged for weekdays, and if on weekend duty a pair of casual jeans with a T-shirt may be worn.
  • Ladies wear, Decency is encouraged, skirts and dresses that cover the knees, and your chest.

Wear light makeup and few body pins. Nose rings are not accepted during official visits.

Crazy haircuts and hair styles for women

If you possess tattoos, please wear clothes that cover up the tattoos as these are not culturally acceptable.

Do’ & Don’ts On wards:

Dos

  • Attend your ward rounds and departmental meetings as scheduled
  • Always wear a name tag
  • Be smart and presentable. Please refer to the above guidelines to help you out.
  • Carry your scrubs and lab coats for use on wards
  • Closed shoes for your safety

Don’ts

  • Crazy haircuts hair styles
  • Shorts
  • Open shoes
  • Dangling earrings

Extra items you may carry

Book and pen to take some notes

A box of disposable gloves for medical students

An umbrella, A rain coat considering the unexpected weather changes

Mosquito nets

Portable flat iron

Long sleeved tops for the evenings to protect against mosquitoes

For clinical students, medical equipment for use on wards such as stethoscopes, Blood pressure machines, thermometers.

Note:

  • Always carry your ID
  • You are responsible for your equipment’s’ safety while on wards.

How to keep safe your items,

Label your medical equipment.

Keep note of the people with whom you share your equipment so as not to lose them on ward.

Disclaimer: The University will not be held accountable for your lost property.

Code of conduct

During your stay, you are expected:

  1. To attend lectures, ward meetings and ward rounds as per your scheduled stay and purpose of study.
  2. Greet and Respect your co-workers. All staff and students you will encounter are friendly and welcoming. These are the people who will make sure stay is worthwhile at the university and hospital.
  3. Dress appropriately
  4. Always carry a form of identification. Preferably a copy of your identity card.

Visa and students support

Visas and immigration information

Visa requirements: Travelling to Uganda https://visas.immigration.go.ug please visit the website for details on how you may apply for a visa for your stay in Uganda

Details on payment and nationalities exempt from paying Visa fees for entry into Uganda.

http://immigration.go.ug/content/visas-and-passes

Note: Your passports’ expiry date should not be shorter than the period of your stay at the University.