ULBU is an offshoot of the center of production and distribution of Christian literature “CEPRODILIC”, a non-profit organization working in Burundi since 1989

The statutes of Bujumbura University of Light were authenticated on 24 March 2000 by the Notary Office of Bujumbura and are the subject of Act No. M / 810/2000.

ULBU is a private university institution. As such, it is subject to the provisions of Ministerial Order No. 610/048 of 11 March 1995. It was authorized by the Minister of National Education in his letter No. 610 / NS / 1245/2000 of 13 June 2000 to start operations. The startup took place on September 25, 2000.