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 meters) 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

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.