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Admission to the Bachelor of Youth Development Work Programme (BYW) for 2018/2019



The Academic Registrar Makerere University invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the Bachelor of Youth Development Work (BYW) Programme tenable at Makerere University. The BYW Programme is an upgrade of the Commonwealth Youth in Development Diploma Programme (CYP). The Programme is a flexible learning programme that shall be offered using online/blended/distance learning approaches. It shall be delivered using a combination of limited face-to-face sessions (one week at the beginning of each semester) and home study sessions supported by specially designed online and offline study materials and activities. The Programme will commence in February 2018.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry

A candidate must have:

The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes or its equivalent. At least two Principal Passes in Arts or Science subjects obtained at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examinations (UACE) or its equivalent as follows:

  • Essential: Two best done subjects at A’Level.
  • Relevant: The third better done of the remaining A’Level subjects.
  • Desirable: General Paper and Subsidiary Mathematics or Computer Studies.

Diploma Holders Entry Scheme

A candidate must hold at least a Second Class Diploma award in relevant discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Degree Holders Entry Scheme

Holders of other degrees from recognised institutions of higher learning can also be admitted on the Programme. Diploma/Degree holders who have earlier done courses similar to those offered on this programme may be awarded exemptions not exceeding 20% of the programme load with the approval of the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) Academic Board.

  •  Direct Entry applicants MUST attach their Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates or their equivalent and Birth Certificates.
  • Degree/Diploma holders MUST attach their Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates or their equivalent, Birth Certificates and Certified copies of their Academic Transcripts(not photocopies of certified copies).
  • Degree/Diploma holder Candidates will be responsible for verification of their academic documents from the awarding Institutions after admission.

Tuition Fees Structure

Ugandan/East Africans& S.Sudan Students – UGX 1,050,000 per Semester
International Students – UGX 2,100,000 per Semester
Functional Fees
Semester One -Ugandan /East Africans & S.Sudan Students -Shs.618,500/=
International Students -Shs.1,114,000/=
Semester Two  -Ugandan /East Africans & S.Sudan Students and International Students-Shs.100,000/=
National Council for Higher Education fees (Per Year) Shs.20,000/=

Application Procedure/How to Apply

Hard copies of application forms are obtainable from the Admission Office, Room 314, Level 3, in the Senate Building after payment of a non-refundable application fee of Ug. Shs 50,000/= (Ugandan applicants) to any Stanbic Bank Branch or DFCU Bank, Centenary Bank or Post Bank using Makerere University paying-in-bank slips. 

Deadline The closing date will be Thursday 25th January, 2018.

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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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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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