Diploma in Micro Finance

//Diploma in Micro Finance

Diploma In Microfinance

This leads to the award of a Diploma in Microfinance of the Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services it’s the basic qualification for the majority of career Microfinance practitioners.


To create a pool of professionals, with appropriate skills to effectively manage the challenges of growth in the microfinance industry

Entry Requirements

Either: (i)    Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with 2 Principal passes and 1 subsidiary pass obtained at the same sitting or equivalent


  • Banking Certificate
  • Any other recognised professional qualification like CPA, ACCA or equivalent.

Mode of delivery

The programme is to be delivered through an E-Learning Platform.

What will I study?

For the award of the Diploma in Microfinance one must pass the 16 papers listed below, including the internship/Business Project:-

  • Management Information System
  • Risk Management in Microfinance
  • Financial Resource Mobilisation and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing in Microfinance
  • Business Environment for Microfinance
  • Management and Organization in Microfinance
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Legal Framework of Microfinance Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Investment
  • Product Design & Development
  • Rural & Agricultural Value Chain Financing  Monitoring and Evaluation for Microfinance
  • Credit Administration in Microfinance
  • History and Trends in Microfinance
  • Student’ Project/ Internship

Fees per semester


Courses E-learning
Tuition and Examination fees  per semester (4 modules) 660,000

 Functional Fees

(i) Identity Card             10,000

(ii) Membership fee       65,000

(iii) Technology fee        45,000

(iv) NCHE fee                  20,000

(v) Internship                  200,000

(vi) Application Fee        20,000

Duration of study

Two Years

Application Procedure:

  1. Hard copies of application forms can be obtained from the Institute upon payment of an application fee of. UGX 20,000/= (Ugandan applicants) or UGX 100,000(international Applicants). OR can be downloaded from the section below. OR logon to www.sms.uibfs.or.ug and register then apply
  1. The completed application forms together with certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts, and two (2) letters of references should be submitted to the Institute.

When are the examinations held?

Examinations are held in the first two weeks of May and November each year.

What is the pass mark in the examination?

The pass mark in each paper shall be 50%.

Detailed information about the above programmes can be obtained from:

The Registrar’s Department

The Uganda Institute of Banking & Financial Services

Plot 10 Buganda Road

P.O. Box 4986 Kampala Tel:0414-36849 OR Gen. Line 0414-233628

E-mail: uibinformation@uib.or.ug


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Contact Info

Plot 10 Buganda Road, P.O Box 4986, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: (+256) 414-233628

Fax: (+256) 414-234259


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