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Makerere University Application Form pdf 2024/2025

Makerere University Application Form pdf 2024/2025 – Apply Now:


To be eligible for courses and programs, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

These requirements differ depending on the level of the course or program you’ve applied to – and also what’s required by the institution.

Your admission to the school is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification. If you don’t meet these requirements, you may want to consider alternative qualifications. Click here to visit the qualifications page for all intending applicants.

Some qualifications have limited spaces available. Meeting the general and / specific admission requirements for a qualification does not guarantee that you will be offered a space for the 2023 academic year.

Recognition of prior learning

When applying, remember that the school will consider your previous learning. This includes both formal education at a tertiary institution (eg formal certificate, diploma and degree qualifications) and informal learning (eg knowledge or skills acquired during practical work experience, including community work in a relevant field).

Our admission guidelines are designed to ensure you are well-prepared to succeed. If you’re interested in entering the University of Makerere as a freshman, you’ll have to satisfy these requirements:

Supporting Documents

All applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents as part of their applications – such as essays and letters of recommendation. Be sure to review the admission requirements of your intended program to see if any supporting documents are required.

As a first year applicant, you’ll need to provide us with your official high school transcript(s). Your transcript(s) should include all of the courses and grades that you’ve completed up until this point.

Once you submit your application to University of Makerere, they perform some basic application checks.

If a problem is found, the institution rejects your application with a “Rejected with Errors” status. You must address all errors and submit again. If no problem is found, the school places your application in a queue for agency retrieval.


Postgraduate Diploma

Normally a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized University in a subject or subjects relevant to the course applied for. Each program has its Admission requirements stipulated under the Faculty/School/Institute Website.

Duration of program: 1 Academic Year

Masters Degree

Normally a Bachelor’s degree of at least second class, lower division or equivalent from a recognized University.  Applicants with lower qualifications must satisfy the relevant department and the Postgraduate Admissions Board that they have acquired academic growth, for instance, by evidence of research and publications or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma of Second class division.  In some departments, a qualifying course followed by examination is given.

Duration of Program:      Full time – 2 Calendar years

Part time – 3 Calendar years

Master of Medicine degree: Full time – 3 Calendar years

Makerere University Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D) Admission Requirements

Normally a Master’s degree from a recognized University in a field relevant to the area of further studies.  First degree graduates who wish to register for Ph.D. would normally register for a master’s degree first and after a year or two of satisfactory progress may apply for upgrading of their candidature to Ph.D. level.  A research outline (synopsis) of 3-5 pages length should accompany the application.  This will be useful as a guide for PROVISIONAL ADMISSION for one year during which time the applicant will develop a comprehensive research proposal necessary for a FULL ADMISSION as soon as the proposal is approved.

Duration of program: Full time – 3 Calendar Years

Part time – 5 Calendar Years

M.D. Degree

A Master’s degree in Medicine from a recognized University.

Duration of program: Full time – 3 Calendar Years

                                   Part time – 5 Calendar Years

LLD. Degree

A Master degree in Law from a recognized University.

Duration of program: Full time – 3 Calendar Years

                                      Part time – 5 Calendar Years

D. Litt. & D.Sc. (Higher Doctorates)

Degrees are awarded upon successful submission of original published and unpublished works on the area/topic of specialization.  These are higher doctorates normally applied for by holders of Ph.D. degrees. Makerere University Admission Requirements

Makerere University Direct Entry

General Instructions Each applicant should:


Have the Uganda Certificate of Education with at least (five passes), or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Advanced Level obtained at the same sitting. For day programs, only candidates who sat “A” Level in 2013, 2012 and 2011 are eligible to apply.  For Evening, Afternoon, and External programs, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting “A” Level.


Hold at least a Second Class or Credit (or equivalent classification) Diploma  from a recognized institution, relevant to the programs applied for. ( Details of the Diploma Admission requirements for the 2014/2015 academic year can be viewed on the notice boards of the undergraduate admissions office notice boards or on Makerere University website:


Be a Graduate from a recognized university.

Makerere University International Students

Makerere University welcomes International Students who satisfy the minimum entry requirements-see weighting system and Diploma holders’ requirements for Advanced Level and Diploma holders’ applicants respectively at

  1. Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
  2. After paying the Fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX  take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
  3. On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
  4. Applicants should submit academic documents in other languages other than English to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
  5. Applicants with qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) in Ntinda equate to Ugandan grades.
  6. Completed forms should be returned to level 3, Senate Building, Room 316, and the following documents MUST be attached to the application form:
    • Original Pay in slip from the Bank
    • One Passport size photograph of the applicants’ current likeness
    • Photocopies of Secondary School   Certificates (i e Ordinary Level and Advanced Level) or its equivalent.
  7. Diploma/Degree holder’s applicants MUST attach certified photocopies of their academic transcripts issued by the awarding institutions.
  8. Applicants from countries where the language of instruction is not English are required to bring evidence of proficiency of English. However, Makerere University (School of Languages) conducts proficiency tests on request.
  9. Applicants who wish to offer the Bachelor of Laws program by the Makerere University are to take a pre-entry examination.
  10. International students MUST present insurance certificates from a reputable insurance firm at the time of admission.So, the insurance firm should cater for any eventuality not Makerere University.
  11. The Academic Year normally starts in August every year. Applicants can download the form and send it with academic documents attached to;The Academic Registrar (Admissions),Makerere University,P O BOX 7062,Kampala-Uganda.

Makerere University Diploma Holders

General Instructions Each applicant should possess AT LEAST a Credit or Second Class or equivalent Diploma in a relevant field from a recognized Institution plus a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 Passes (or its equivalent) and a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least One Principal Pass and Two Subsidiary Passes obtained at the same sitting (or its equivalent) .

Applicants should pay the application fee of Shs.50,000/= (Fifty thousand shillings only) plus the Bank Charge to any  Stanbic Bank, dfcu  Bank (Makerere Branch), ECO Bank and Centenary Bank  before collecting the application form from the Admissions Office, Room 314, Level 3, in the Senate Building, Makerere University.

Applicants should attach certified copies of Diploma Transcripts (not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding Institutions to the application forms. The school will not accept incomplete application forms.

Also, they access details of the Diplomas for each program from downloads below (Listed under the respective Colleges). They should as well obtain all details of requirements from Undergraduate Admissions(Diploma) on Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University.

Each applicant should also attach a copy of the Birth Certificate to the application form.


Candidates should not submit forged academic documents.

Government Sponsorship Admission Requirements

The number of candidates admitted to each program under the Diploma Holders Avenue does not exceed 5% of the intake per program.

For the Private Scheme the quota for Diploma/Degree Holder applicants does not exceed 20% of the intake per program

The following programs have no Diploma Scheme.

(a)          B.Sc. Education

(b)         B.A. Education

(c)          B. Sc (Actuarial Science)

(i) Ordinary Diploma Program

The minimum entry requirements for admission to an ordinary diploma program are:

a) Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes

b) Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 1 Principal pass and 2 Subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

ii) Admission of CISCO Holders to Makerere University programs

The requirements for admitting applicants who possess CISCO Qualification to programs at Makerere University are:

a) The university considers a candidate who completes the full series of training (known as  CCNA 1- 4 stages) under the aegis of the CISCO programs.

b) Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes

c) Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 1 Principal Pass and 2 Subsidiary Passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

Makerere University Mature Age Entry Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Mature Age entry examinations, the candidate must be at least 25 years old during the year of application.

The university issues application forms for those intending to sit the examinations. Non-refundable application fees of shs.150,000/= using makerere university bank paying-in slips in the following banks:-

  • Stanbic Bank
  • Post Bank
  • dfcu Bank
  • Centenary Bank

Contact Address of University of Makerere

We are here to help you learn about University of Makerere and what we have to offer. We would love to show you our beautiful campus, introduce you to our community and provide you with the information you need to determine if we are a good fit.

Come visit or give us call via the following:

Contacting MUBS

Makerere University Business School

Plot 21A Port bell Road, Nakawa

P.O.Box 1337, Kampala

Fax: +256-414-223-314 , +256-414-505-921


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Student Accommodation:


Arua Campus

Plot No. 58 Rhino Camp Road
P.O. Box 756 Arua
Tel: Mobile 077-4 – 412622
Office 0476 – 4222241

Jinja Campus

Tel: 0332276828


Plot 46 Sebei Avenue, 30 Metres after Mbale SSS

Mbarara Campus 

1 Mbarara Campus
Mbarara Municipality
Mbarara District Headquarters
Kamukuzi Village
Tel: 256-70-1-320231/0382275734

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