Schools Gambia

University of the Gambia (UTG)

All academic decisions are made by the Senate of the University of the Gambia. The Senate, the entity with the responsibility of regulating academic affairs at the institution, examines, debates, and approves or rejects academic policies and procedures. From there, suggestions are submitted to the university’s governing council.

About the University of the Gambia

Sere Kunda, the largest city in the Gambia, is home to the University of the Gambia (UTG), a higher education facility. The campus was established in 1998 in Kotu-Kanifing, a Sere Kunda neighborhood. It wasn’t until March 1999 that the UTG began to provide courses as a result of a statute that the Gambia’s National Parliament had enacted. There were reportedly 300 students enrolled in 1999. There were 44 academic staff members as of 2002. There were over 2000 students registered in 2006. At Faraba Banta, a new campus has been planned by the Gambian government.

The university has begun two master’s degree programs in public health in conjunction with the University of Illinois at Springfield and the University of Iowa, according to an article from October 11, 2012. Vaccination News Daily reports: “The two programs, according to Rex Kuye, director of the public health division, were developed locally to meet the growing health issues in the Gambia.

Throughout the past 20 years, The Gambia has made significant advancements in public health. Since 2004, when the country was declared to be polio-free, there have been no confirmed cases. According to the Foroyaa Journal, the success in the fight against polio was due to strong governmental commitment and routine polio immunization coverage of more than 90% since 1990.”

Faculty and Departments At the University of the Gambia

School of Agriculture and Environment Sciences


School of Arts and Sciences

  • Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Division of Physical and Natural Sciences

School of Business and Public Administration

  • Public Administration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Accountancy
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management and Tourism 
  • Hospitality Management

School of Engineering and Architecture

  • Bachelor of Community Building and Design

School of Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Education) English
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education) History
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education) Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education) French
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education) Islamic Studies
  • Bachelor of Science (Education) Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science (Education) Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Education) Biology
  • Bachelor of Science (Education) Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Education) Physics
  • Bachelor of Science (Education) Economics  

School of Journalism and Digital Media

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

Faculty of Law

  • Law (LLB) 
  • Law (LLM)

School of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences

  • Medicine
  • Nursing 
  • Public Health and environment

Frequently Asked Questions about the University of the Gambia

How many Students Does the University of the Gambia admit per year?

Answer: With a meager beginning of 175 students in 2000, the University of Gambia (UTG) now enrolls over 4000 students.

Is the University of the Gambia a Federal or State School? 

Answer: It is a public university.

What is the cut-off mark for the University of the Gambia?

Answer: Visit the University’s website to apply.

What is the University of the Gambia’s Official Website?


Is UTG a good school?

Answer: Yes. The University ranked 1st in the Gambia and 4523rd in the World 2023 overall rankings.

Are there hostels at UTG?

Answer: Yes, however hostel accommodation in the Gambia is rare, but you may find one or two traditional hostels in the capital, Banjul.

When is the Admission Form coming out for the University of the Gambia?

Answer: Refer to the school’s website to find out.

Who founded the University of the Gambia?

Answer: The University was founded by an Act of the National Assembly of the Gambia.

What are the requirements for UTG?

Answer: Entry Requirement:

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and GCE Ordinary levels with a minimum of 5 credits, including English Language and Mathematics in no more than two sittings, are the academic prerequisites for admission to the University of The Gambia.

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