International Students

The Catholic University Institute of Buea, extends a warm welcome to you, as an international student, and invites you to become an active member of the CUIB community. You are joining a University that is young, vibrant, friendly and built on the footholds of possibility, tenacity, and a ‘we-do’ attitude. We are located in the carefully chosen Cosmopolitan city of Buea, the town of legendary hospitality, situated at the foot of Mount Cameroon. Mount Cameroon, is a volcanic massif of Southwestern Cameroon that rises to a height of 13,435 feet (4,095 metres) and extends 14 miles (23 km) inland from the Gulf of Guinea. It is the highest peak in sub-Saharan western and central Africa and the westernmost extension of a series of hills and Mountains that form a natural boundary between northern Cameroon and Nigeria.

Partial view of campus A

The town of Buea lies on the southeastern slope of the mountain, and the port of Limbe (formerly Victoria) with its beautiful Beaches, lies at its southern foot. The side of the mountain facing the sea has a mean annual precipitation level of more than 400 inches (10,000 mm) and is one of the wettest places in the world. The mountain’s rich volcanic soils support bananas, rubber, oil palms, tea, and cacao; valleys are used as pasture. You are about joining a Professional, Catholic, Business and Entrepreneurial University that upholds excellence in all facets of its work and life. You will be wholly supported in order that you can excel in all your academic pursuits. As an international student, you have the opportunity of a life time to attain well-rounded education that goes beyond the classroom. An international education imbues you with, attributes of adaptability, flexibility, and cultural fluency amongst others, the soft skills so sought after by employers world-wide. Your international education at CUIB then, sets you on a pedestal to be highly competitive as a graduate. It also prepares you for leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity, all of which accord you the tools to lead; to be an employer; to contribute positively to humanity, at home and beyond.

Town Of Buea

Your presence at CUIB is highly valued and you stand to contribute to cultural diversity as well as academic enrichment which are the hallmarks of our international programme. We trust that you will find your stay enjoyable, hospitable, friendly and an enriching academic and social experience. We encourage you to seek opportunities for personal, social and intercultural growth, so richly afforded by our campus life and the broader Buea Community and the Cameroon society.


The Office for International Students is your home-away-from- home. It is your first port of call as you enter the City of Saints and Scholars, and remains a resource for your support throughout your stay at CUIB. Make use of all the opportunities that CUIB offers you. Seek assistance when you are in doubt and feel at home. Most of all, claim your place of excellence and open your mind to the CUIB concept of being a change maker in your own right. In CUIB, we set the pace others merely follow.

International Students Admission

Catholic University Institute of Buea, welcomes international students to join our vibrant and diverse campus community. The International Admission Office provides services to applicants from Africa and overseas, To contact the International Admission Office, e-mail or call (237) 679 677 130, (237)675 795 656


Candidates should obtain application forms from the University or download a copy here, fill and submit to the University before Friday 16th September 2016. Candidates offered admission will be informed by Email or by a Phone call.