The university is governed by an act of parliament that spells out its hierarchy, formation of administrative and academic bodies and their functions and responsibilities. The hierarchy consists of the University Council which is concerned with setting policies and major university decisions. It is made up of senior university officers, faculty, representation from The Ministry of Higher Education, the students body and the community.
The University Senate is made up of the Academic leadership and representation of faculties and students. Its main function is the ratification of academic plans & the award of university Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees.
The roots that feed into this top echelon of the university have three main divisions – finance and administration, Academic Faculties and Research Centres & Students affairs. A detailed organogram has been recently revised to accommodate the hierarchical requirements of Nile University Act of (2019).
Of special interest to the students and parents, this is a brief description of the teaching and learning structures. Each faculty offers one or more degrees at the undergraduate level. Faculties are made of academic Departments which are usually established on the basis of a branch of science, arts and social sciences which usually support a specialty graduate studies program. The staff of departments holds academic Degrees such as the Ph. D., M.Sc. and in some cases internationally recognized professional degrees or Diplomas such as memberships & fellowships of National Boards or the Royal Colleges.