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Mak Online Application Portal User Guide



The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites online applications from Ugandan applicants for the undergraduate  programmes under the private sponsorship scheme for the 2016/2017 academic year.

Please see below for the application guidelines

  1. Open a browser window (recommended:  Google Chrome) and fo to the following url:                            
  2. You will need  to register for a portal account to begin your application.  If you do not already have one, create an account by clicking on the "Register" button.            
  3. Fill all the registration form fields and click "Register".  All fields are required.            
  4. You will be redirected to the Application Portal homepage to start your application.              
  5. Select your "Application Type" and "Intake" and click "Apply".            
  6. Select application type depending on the entry scheme you are applying on – for example,  if you are an A'Level applicant, select "Private Application", if you hold a diploma and are applying as a privately sponsored applicant, select "Private Application Diploma Holder".  If you are a Mature Entry applicant, select "Private Application Mature Age".            
  7. Fill all the required fields in each of the tabs that follow i.e "Personal Information", "Educational Info", Program Choice", "Documents", and "Declaration".  A current tab will be marked as "In Progress", a completed tab will be marked as "Done" and an unfilled out tab will be marked as "Pending".    Please note that once you submit your application, you cannot make any changes to it.            
  8. All uploaded documents have to be under  500 KB while your picture (passport photo) has to be under 100 KB. Tip:  Compress your document scans in a way that will keep their resolution good enough but file size under the stated limits.            
  9. After submitting your application on the last tab, please generate a bank-slip that you shall use to make payments at one of the bank  of your choice from the bank(s) listed.  Please note that the application process is only complete after the application fee has been paid.  Write your application number on the bank-slip before making payments to the bank.            

Important to note:            

  1. You will need a valid email address before you can use the online appplication portal.  Create an email account if you do not have one.  Refer to the do the document on the above URL if you need help creating an email account.            
  2. Please have scanned copies of your passport size photo, birth certificate, O and A'Level Pass Slips, and previous School ID and academic transcripts where necessary before you start filling your application.            
  3. Once you pay the application fee, please login again to confirm that the application status has changed from "Application Pending" to "Application Completed".  If otherwise, please contact the Academic Registrar's Department Office 612, Senate Building or            
  4. Do not share your application portal login details with anyone.            



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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors



URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.


  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at] and copy to wilber.naigambi[at] no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University



An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University


Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links



Delegates brainstorm during the 15th RUFORUM AGM held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. Photo credit: RUFORUM

Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.


  1. What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.
  2. Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3.
  3. Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3.

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