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Announcement For Undergraduate Admissions 2015/2016 For Diploma Holders



The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Diploma Holders only for admission under the Government Sponsorship Scheme to the University Degree Programmes for the 2015/2016 Academic year listed below.  

Each applicant should possess at least a Credit or Second Class or equivalent Diploma in a relevant field from a recognised 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) .

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

Certified copies of Diploma Transcripts (not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding Institutions must be attached to the application forms.   Incomplete application forms shall not be accepted.   Details of the Diplomas required for each programme can be viewed on Undergraduate Admissions Notice Board on Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University.

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

The closing date for returning the completed application forms to the University is Friday 30th January, 2015

Candidates are warned against submitting forged academic documents.

Note that:

i) Candidates whose Ordinary and Advanced level results are of Grades “Y”, “ Z” “7” and “9” need not apply because they are not eligible for admission, and;

ii) Candidates who possess 3rd Class or Pass Diplomas need not apply.

The following programmes listed under their respective Colleges are open to applications through Diploma Holders Entry Scheme.


CODE               PROGRAMME

MAM             Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

BDS              Bachelor of Dental Surgery

PHA              Bachelor of Pharmacy

BMR             Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiography

BEH              Bachelor of Environmental Health Science

BSB              Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

BBI              Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

BYT              Bachelor of Cytotechnology

NUR             Bachelor of Science in Nursing


AGR              Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

FST              Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

AGE              Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

AGM             Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

BAM             Bachelor of Science in Land Use and Management

HOT             Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

CFP              Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Products Technology

SEF               Bachelor of Social and Entrepreneurial Forestry

BVS              Bachelor of Environmental Science

BAR              Bachelor of Agricultural and Rural Innovation

BMT             Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

HUN             Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition


ARC              Bachelor of Architecture

LSG              Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and Geomatics

ELE              Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

CIV              Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

MEC             Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering

STE              Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering

SQS              Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

SLE              Bachelor of Science in Land Economics

SCM             Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 

CMP             Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

FIN              Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts


STA              Bachelor of Statistics

BQE              Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics

BPS              Bachelor of Science in Population Studies

BBS              Bachelor of Science in Business Statistics

ECO              Bachelor of Arts in Economics

DEC              Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics

COE              Bachelor of Commerce

ADM             Bachelor of Business Administration


MUS             Bachelor of Arts in Music

BDF              Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Film

BCO             Bachelor of Community Psychology

BIP               Bachelor of Industrial and Organisational Psychology

SOC              Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration


SCP              Bachelor of Science (Physical)

SCB              Bachelor of Science (Biological)

SEC              Bachelor of Science (Economics)

BIC              Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry

BFS              Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture

BSP              Bachelor of Sports Science

BCB              Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology

BPG              Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geo-science and Production

BBT              Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology


CSC              Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

BIT              Bachelor of Information Technology

BSW             Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

ISD              Bachelor of Information Systems

LIS               Bachelor of Library and Information Science

BRA              Bachelor of Records and Archives Management


VET              Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

WHM            Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Health and Management

MLT             Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology

BAP              Bachelor of Animal Production Technology and Management


LAW             Bachelor of Laws

NB:      All applicants for Bachelor of Laws will be required to sit and pass the Pre-entry examinations set by Makerere University.


COM             Bachelor of Commerce

BBD              Bachelor of Business Administration

BCM             Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management

BIB              Bachelor of International Business

BLH              Bachelor of Leisure and Hospitality Management

BES              Bachelor of Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

BBC              Bachelor of Business Computing

BIM              Bachelor of Office and Information Management

PSM              Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management


Please refer to the document below (download) for the required Diploma for each respective Course.

Alfred Masikye Namoah,

ACADEMIC REGISTRAR                           

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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual



The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

Contact: Agnes Namaganda –

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals



Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.


(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission



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