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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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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education



Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022



Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update



Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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