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Tuition is the fee charged for teaching and instruction by the University. It is different from other fees and costs that students would need to pay for in order to maximize their learning experience such as books, health, sports, etc. The university reserves the right to prescribe these fees and costs some of which are prescribed by the Ministry of Higher Education and others by the University for the smooth functioning and realization of the University’s Mission, vision and Identity. These costs are either mandatory or optional. Optional costs are those that the students may pay at their discretion. Mandatory fees and costs are those that are required for all students. Some costs pertain to students of particular programs. These are explained below for your appreciation.
Tuition for BSc is 850,000 / 800,000 FCFA for Four Year Undergraduate Studies
Tuition for HND is 300,000
See Fee Structure for Summary of Tuition and other Mandatory Costs and Expenses (described below)
This annual fee, subsidized by the University, helps in running the University’s Health Clinic known at the Sr Emmanuela Memorial Fomenky Foundation Health Clinic. This fee covers free Doctor’s consultation, free laboratory tests, some basic medications, and minor health problems such as typhoid, malaria, colds, and sprains that students may face while they pursue studies in CUIB throughout the academic year. It frees the Parents from any worry about the health of their children. The University Clinic has a Resident Medical Doctor, Nurses and Lab technicians with state of the art equipment for running various tests. Cost: 20.000 frs CFA
Students once admitted and registered are privy to own a university identification card. This card identifies them with CUIB and is used during academic activities like exams, entrepreneurial activities like the trade fair. It serves as security. Students are advised to keep it safely. If it gets missing, they will be required to make new ones at a fee to enable them participate in university activities. Cost: 5.000 FCFA
This fee is paid by all students. It supports a variety of activities for the students especially the University Sports Academy. It partially covers admission into athletic events; competitions such as the National University Games, BHISCO Games as well as internal sports competitions. Cost: 10.000 FCFA.
The Student Government Association (STUGA) fee supports the academic and recreational activities of the association- the body that is elected by the students to man their affairs and liaise with the administration. Cost: 3.000 FCFA
CUIB is a 21st century university and its students have high expectations for learning and living in today's digital environment, thus there is a mandatory technology fee charged to all registered students. It is to help pay a small portion of the university’s overall technology costs. It helps to fund technology priorities, ranging from expanded computer labs, student portals, wireless connectivity, on-line registrations, faster internet connectivity, server upgrades, computer security, and administrative system in this digital age. The students are privy to Wi-Fi on campus and have access to the computer lab for school work, research and library materials that are digitally available. This enhances the University's student learning environment and increases CUIB’s capacities to meet digital environment expectations. Cost: 20.000 FCFA
The fee provides shuttle services to all students between the Wokaka and Molyko Campuses. The campus transportation system serves to make campus travel easy, convenient, and safe, with a primary aim to provide timely and secure transportation that will decrease reliance and use of public vehicles. Cost: 100 FCFA per bus ride.
The library fee is designated to support programs and initiatives that directly benefit students. This includes the addition of new technology and books in the CUIB library, as well as manages library, exhibits and activities. Cost: 2.000 FCFA
The fee is to provide the University’s corporate t-shirt to the student as an entrepreneurial University. As future entrepreneurs, the corporate T-Shirt reminds them of the importance of a corporate culture in any business organization. Major companies have their brand Corporate T-Shirt like MTN, Orange, Source du Pays, . The CUIB corporate T-Shirt identifies the student to CUIB and the values that CUIB holds dear such as integrity, honesty, excellence, servant leadership, hard work, spirituality and Character. It also builds togetherness, family and team spirit within and out of the university as it is also worn by the President, Provost, administration, faculty and staff. It brands the institution and the students. The T-shirt is worn every Wednesday, at community service events, and the monthly guest speaker event organized by the University where top entrepreneurs and leaders share their experiences with the students and the rest of the University community. This Corporate T-Shirt is provided by the University. Cost: 5.000 FCFA
This is an outfit, specially designed with all the emblems, logo of schools and colleges, and symbols of the university designated by the university and worn by the students on special occasions such as the convocation of freshmen, National Day celebrations and Commencement Ceremony. While the Corporate T-Shirt can be sold to other stakeholders, the Official wear remains the Identity card of the CUIB student. This attire is first worn at the Convocation Ceremony as a sign of official acceptance to the University community after the freshman recite their matriculation oath. This wear is provided by the University. Cost: 10.000 FCFA
The mission of CUIB is to prepare Professional servant leaders. This aspect of CUIB’s mission is articulated at the Sophomore Convocation, a ceremony unique to CUIB as an entrepreneurial University. This fee is paid during the sophomore year prior to Students taking their Sophomore Convocation oath in which they promise to be professionals in the various departments of their choice. It is expected that students would have known their professional path before this ceremony. Generally, students come into the first year not very certain about their career options. It is expected that by the second year, before this ceremony, students would have known their Professional career, begin using their Professional wear be they engineers, bankers, IT specialists etc and take the professional oath. The Professional wear which is worn once a week that is every Monday and during Professional Association events is meant to remind the students of the fact that they are pupil professionals and must begin cultivating the values of professionals such as availability, service to the community, integrity, accountability to others and the society in which they serve. This wear is provided by the University. Cost: 5.000 FCFA
The student handbook contains information about the students’ academic life in the university, their schools, programmes offered as well as courses and course outlines where applicable. The book is a guide to students as they pursue their studies in CUIB (used as a companion document to the University Catalog and other published regulations and guidelines issued by various offices and programs of the University). It bears detail on courses, credit value, requirements for graduation among others. Cost: 2.000 FCFA
The University Bulletin contains general information about the university for the entire academic year such as calendar, email and phone contacts of faculty, staff and administration, offices, programs, services offered by the University, innovations for the year and other useful information that the student will need throughout the academic year. It is the year’s “Vade mecum” for the student. Cost: 3.000 FCFA
In order to preserve its identity as a Catholic University, CUIB has a customized Bible, with some information on CUIB for all its students. This is not to convert them to Catholicism but to help them appreciate the Catholic Intellectual tradition whose roots are biblical. For non-Christian students, this customized Bible will help them appreciate the Christian tradition which is centered on the Scriptures.
Cost: 3.000 FCFA
A new and fast growing university like CUIB needs to serve anticipated population growth and avoid overcrowding. CUIB’s population has increased from 295 when it started in 2010 to 1,672 students in 2015. This growth is unprecedented. The CUIB Development fee was prescribed by the Board of Trustees of the University for every Student to assist the university to assure adequate educational facilities. Each year, this fee goes to support the Master Plan or strategic infrastructural development of the University. Through this fund, the university has been able to address its population growth. During the Parent’s week-end, the President appreciates the parents of this philanthropic gesture to support the establishment of adequate educational facilities for their children.
Cost: 10.000 FCFA
Regalia are required to participate in CUIB’s Commencement Ceremony. As in most US universities where students are asked to order from their University stores the approved regalia, CUIB provides to its graduating students with gown, tassel and hood, honour medallion and alumni pins (the eagle) which is specific to CUIB only. It is part of CUIB’s tradition that students who enroll in the BSc 4 year undergraduate programme own their commencement regalia. This tradition is unique to CUIB as it helps students bond with their university as true alumni. Keeping their regalia reminds them of the need to grow in learning as scholars (those who live to learn and are good at it) and it is expected that in the future they can show their academic regalia to their children and children’s children of the importance of hard work, Character and Spirituality. With this regalia, they become true eagles of CUIB from the City of Saints and Scholars. Cost: 50.000 FCFA for Senior Class only
Most of our students after graduating with a BSc degree desire to further their studies abroad in America and to a lesser extent in Europe. Most of the Universities abroad offer admissions and scholarships to students’ based on their GMAT/GRE/TOEFL results. It is for this reason that, the Catholic University Institute of Buea is planning to operate a center which will offer GMAT, GRE and TOEFL. The center will help the students to prepare, register and write the GMAT, GRE or TOEFL exams while in school. In this way, at the time of graduation, the students will be ready to apply for their MSc or MBA programs in any University abroad. Our goal is to adequately prepare the students with the necessary resources that will enable them to have the same competitive advantage with their peers in other countries all over the world. These programs have standard registration fee applicable worldwide but the university will be charging an additional running cost as course preparatory fee. The programs are OPTIONAL.