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Pre-Entry Examination for Admission to Bachelor of Laws 2017/2018 Academic Year

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  • 9 Mar 2017 - 5:30pm
  • By Elias Tuhereze
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Main Building, Makerere University.        Photo taken 9th March 2017 1649GMT

The Academic Registrar Makerere University announces that the Pre-Entry Examination for admission to the Bachelor of Laws for 2017/2018 will be held on Saturday 22nd April,  2017.

To be eligible to sit the examination, Applicants must possess the minimum admission requirements of the University, and any one of the following specific requirements:

  1. `A’ Level leavers:  Must hold an ‘O’ Level Certificate (UCE) or its equivalent  with at least 5 Passes plus  ‘A’ Level Certificate(UACE) or its equivalent having obtained a minimum of 13 points(Males) and 12 points (for Females) in any ‘A’ Level combination,  for Humanities and Sciences. Candidates who did ‘A’ Level before 2013 should have 15 and 14 points for male and  female applicants respectively.
  2. Diploma Holders: Must possess at least a 2nd Class or Credit Diploma in Humanities from a recognized institution. Certified Copies of Diploma Transcripts (Not Provisional Results) from the Awarding Institutions must be attached to the Application Forms.
  3. Mature Age Applicants: Must have passed the Mature Age Entry Examination (for Bachelor of Laws) for either 2015/2016 or 2016/2017 Academic Year. Those who sat in 2015/2016 are not eligible for government sponsorship.
  4. Degree Holders: Must be graduates in any Discipline from a recognized University. Certified Copies of Degree Transcripts (Not Provisional Results) from the Awarding Institutions must be attached to the Application Forms.


  1. All applicants wishing to be admitted to the bachelor of laws programme offered by Makerere University  are required to sit and pass the pre-entry examination of Makerere University.
  2. All applicants interested in government sponsorship must have applied for bachelor of laws government by filling in the government application form.  Applicants interested in private sponsorship will apply for admission after passing the bachelor of laws pre-entry examination.
  3. All applicants who hold diplomas and degrees must present a certified copy of the academic transcript.  Provisional results shall not be accepted to register for this examination.

Application Procedure:

  • Pay the application fee of 80,000/=(excluding the Bank charges) in the bank, of your choice, (Stanbic/DFCU/Centenary), Makerere Branches using Makerere University  Paying-in-Bank Slips. Makerere University bank-slips can be obtained from Stanbic/DFCU/Centenary, Makerere Branches. 
  • Present the payment slip to the Mature Age Office, Room 505, Senate Building to get the application form.
  • The completed application form should be returned within two days, to the balcony Level 3 Senate Building from where you will receive further instructions.
  • Five past papers to assist you with your preparations are available in Room 505 at 5,000/- each (25,000/= for all).  You are advised to pay for the past papers together with the application fee to avoid double bank charges.

The application for can be downloaded from the link below:

Pre-Entry Examination for Admission to Bachelor of Laws 2017/2018 Application Form 

All application forms must be returned in person to the same office with evidence of payment of the Application Fee.  The closing date for submitting the completed Application Forms is Thursday 13th  April,  2017.

The Pre-Entry Examination shall cover the following areas:

  • Reading and Comprehension Skills
  • Language Skills
  • Numerical Skills and Logic
  • General Knowledge
  • Analytical Writing Skills

Further details may be obtained from Room 505, Senate Building, Makerere University. Below is a link where you can access the advertisement.

Alfred Masikye Namoah

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