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Our Story

Since its establishment in 2012, Unicaf has grown to become the leading online higher education company in Africa.

As Unicaf, we strive to positively impact the quality and availability of higher education and the economic development of all the communities we serve.

Dr Nicos Nicolaou


Unicaf Timeline


Unicaf is established

  • 10 employees
  • 20 students
  • 1 programme

Unicaf starts to expand

  • 547 students
  • First UK partner university
  • 50 employees
  • 6 programmes

Unicaf continues to expand rapidly

  • 3,000 students
  • 6 programmes

Unicaf University is established

  • Unicaf University is established
  • First Unicaf University campus in Africa
  • New UK university partners added

Leading online platform in Africa

  • By 2020, Unicaf becomes the leading online higher education platform in Africa
  • 100+ undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Multiple Unicaf University campuses in Africa
  • Multiple UK university partners
  • 30,000+ students from 156 countries

2021 Milestones

  • Unicaf University opens its campus in Uganda
  • Unicaf University receives final accreditation by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education as an Independent Higher Education institution
  • Unicaf and Unicaf University become Institutional Members of Advance HE
  • Unicaf University Nomination for Sustainability Institution of the Year 2021