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Call for Applications to Graduate Programmes 2018/2019



The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes) for the 2018/2019 Academic Year. Applicants should have obtained at least a first degree (or its equivalent) from a recognized and chartered university/institution at the time of completion. Applicants should also possess a Ugandan Certificate of
Education with at least five passes (or its equivalent) and a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least two principal passes and one subsidiary pass obtained at the same sitting (or its equivalent).

All Graduate Programmes are PRIVATELY-SPONSORED. Therefore applicants seeking sponsorship should have their applications endorsed by their respective sponsors where applicable. Applicants should note that the various fees payable to the University indicated for the various programmes EXCLUDE functional fees, accommodation, books, research and other expenses.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  1. PGD Environmental Impact Assessment
  2. MSc. in Agricultural Extension Education
  3. MSc. in Crop Science
  4. MSc. in Animal Science
  5. MSc. in Agricultural Engineering
  6. MSc. in Soil Science
  7. Master of Agribusiness Management
  8. MSc. in Integrated Watershed Management
  9. MSc. in Food Science & Technology
  10. MSc. in Plant Breeding and Seed Systems
  11. MSc. in Applied Human Nutrition
  12. Master of Science in Forestry and Biodiversity Management
  13. Master of Science in Disaster Risk Management
  14. Master of Land Use and Regional Development Planning
  15. Master of Science in Agroforestry and Community Development    
  16. Master of Geographical Sciences
  17. Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources Management

College Of Humanities And Social Sciences

  1. PGD in Gender and Local Economic Development 
  2. PGD in Social Justice (Nsamizi)
  3. PGD (Guidance and Counselling)
  4. M.A. in Human Rights
  5. Philosophy
  6. M. of Philosophy in Applied Ethics
  7. M.A. in Journalism and Communication
  8. M.A. in History
  9. M.A. in Music
  10. Literature
  11. M.A. in Religious Studies
  12. M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies
  13. M.A. in Religious and Theological Studies (Ggaba & Kinyamasika)
  14. M.A. in African Languages
  15. M.A. in Linguistics 
  16. M.A. in Gender Studies
  17. M.A. in Public Administration & Management
  18. M.A in Social Sector Planning & Management
  19. M.A. in Sociology
  20. M.A. in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies
  21. M.A. in Rural Development
  22. M.Ed. in Educational Psychology
  23. Master of Organizational Psychology 
  24. M.A. in Counselling
  25. MSc. in Clinical Psychology

College Of Computing And Information Sciences

  1. PGD in Information Technology
  2. PGD in Computer Science
  3. PGD in Data Communication and Software Engineering
  4. PGD in Information Systems
  5. MSc. in Computer Science
  6. Master of Information Technology
  7. MSc. in Data Communication and Software Engineering
  8. MSc. in Information Systems
  9. MSc. in Information Science
  10. MSc. in Records and Archives Management

College of Business and Management Sciences

  1. PGD in Demography (Evening)
  2. PGD in Statistics(Evening)
  3. M.A. in Economic Policy and Planning(Evening)
  4. M.A. in Economic Policy Management (Day &Evening)
  5. M.A in Economics(Day)
  6. Master of Business Administration (Evening)
  7. Master of Statistics(Evening)
  8. Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health
  9. MSc. in Quantitative Economics (Evening)
  10. Master in Financial Services (Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services) (Evening)
  11. Master in Public Infrastructure Management (Block week Modular)

College of Education And External Studies

  1. PGD in Education
  2. PGD in Medical Education (Mulago Health Tutors College)
  3. M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies
  4. Master of Adult and Community Education
  5. Master of Instructional Design and Technology 
  6. Master of Education, Options: 

       a) Educational Management, 
       b) Foundations of Education, 
       c) Educational Policy and Planning
       d) Early Childhood Education and Development, 
       e) Language and Literature Education, 
       f) Social Science and Humanities Education, 
       g) Science Education

School of Law

Master of Laws

College Of Health Sciences

  1. M. Med: Internal Medicine
  2. M.Med: Family Medicine
  3. M.Med: Microbiology
  4. M.Med: Ophthalmology
  5. M.Med: Paediatrics and Child Health
  6. M.Med: Pathology
  7. M.Med: Psychiatry
  8. M.Med: Radiology
  9. M.Med: Ear, Nose &Throat
  10. M.Med: Surgery
  11. M.Med: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  12. M.Med: Anaesthesia
  13. M.Med: Orthopaedics 
  14. MSc. in Medical Illustration
  15. MSc. in Human Anatomy
  16. MSc. in Pharmacology
  17. MSc. in Physiology
  18. MSc. in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  19. MSc. in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
  20. MSc. in Pharmaceuticals and Health Supplies Mgt
  21. MSc. in Pharmacognosy
  22. Master of Nursing (Midwifery and Women’s Health)
  23. Master of Public Health (Full Time)
  24. Master of Public Health (Distance)
  25. Master of Health Services Research
  26. Master of Public Health Nutrition
  27. Master of Public Health Disaster Management
  28. Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics 
  29. Master of Health Informatics 
  30. Health Professions Education (Distance) 
  31. MSc. in Population and Reproductive Health (MSC. PRH)

College of Natural Sciences

  1. MSc. in Physics
  2. MSc. in Chemistry
  3. MSc. in Botany 

     a)Molecular Biology & Genetics, 
     b)Natural Resources Ecology & Conservation, 
     c)Plant Taxonomy & Biosystematics, 
     d)Microbiology & Plant Pathology and 
     e)Plant Physiology 
4. MSc. in Zoology 
a) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 
b) Entomology, 
c) Parasitology
d) Wildlife Ecology and Management
5. MSc. in Geology
6. MSc. in Biochemistry
7. Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences

College Of Engineering, Design, Art And Technology

  1. PGD in Construction Project Management(Eve)
  2. PGD in Urban Planning and Design(Eve)
  3. MSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Day)
  4. Master of Architecture (Day)
  5. MSc. in Renewable Energy (Day)
  6. MSc. in Technology Innovation and Industrial Development (Day)
  7. MSc. in Civil Engineering(Day)
  8. MSc. in Urban Planning & Design(Day/Eve)
  9. MSc. in Geo-Information Science and Technology(Day/Eve)
  10. MSc. in Power Systems Engineering(Day)
  11. MSc. in Telecommunication Engineering(Day)
  12. MSc. in Construction Management(Eve)
  13. M.A. in Fine Art(Day)

College Of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity

  1. PGD in Livestock Development Planning & Management
  2. Master of Vet. Medicine (Food Animal Health & Production) 
  3. MSc. in  Molecular Biology 
  4. MSc. in Veterinary Pathology
  5. Master of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (Field Epidemiology Track) 
  6. Master of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Management
  7. International Infectious Diseases Management
  8. Master of Science in Wildlife Health and Management.  

   a) Wildlife Clinical Medicine
   b) Wildlife Resource Management
   c) Aquatic Health Management
 9. Master of Science in Livestock Development and Management.

a) Livestock Sector Planning and Management
b) Animal Product Processing, Entrepreneurship and Safety. 

Makerere University Business School     

  1. Master of Business Administration (Evening)
  2. MSc. in Accounting and Finance
  3. MSc. in Marketing
  4. Master of Human Resource Management
  5. MSc. in Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  6. MSc. in Leadership and Governance
  7. MSc. in Entrepreneurship 
  8. M.A. in Economic Policy Management
  9. Master of International Business
  10. Master of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  11. Master of Business Administration (Modular)
  12. MSc. in Banking & Investment Management
  13. Master of Business Psychology

Doctoral Degrees by Course works and Dissertations

  1. PhD in Health Science
  2. PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation
  3. PhD in Data Communication & Software Engineering 
  4. PhD in Computer Science
  5. PhD in Information Technology
  6. PhD in Information Systems
  7. PhD in Information Science
  8. PhD in Educational Management
  9. PhD in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
  10. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

All Colleges offer PhD degrees by Research. Applicants for PhD by research should have a Master’s degree in a field relevant to their area of further studies. Applicants will be required to submit their applications any time in Room 410, Level 4 with a synopsis. For further information, please visit our website check on applying.
Postgraduate Diplomas            –    One Academic Year
Masters degrees (full time)      –    Two Academic Years
Masters degrees (part time)     –    Three – Four Academic Years
Masters of Medicine                –    Three Academic Years
Master of Public Health (Day)  –    Two Academic Years
Master of Public Health (Distance)   –    Three to Five Academic Years
PhD (Provisional Admission)            –    One Academic Year (Maximum)
PhD (Full Admission)                –    Three Academic Years 
PhD/MD/LLD (full time)            –    Three Academic Years
PhD/MD/LLD (part time)            –    Five Academic Y ears.

Application Procedure
1.    Hard copies of application forms are obtainable from the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, 3rd Floor, Senate Building, Room 307 after payment of an application fee of Ug. shs 50,000/= (Ugandan applicants) and Ug. Shs. 151,500 (International Applicants) to any Stanbic Bank Branch and DFCU Bank, Centenary Bank or Post Bank using Makerere University paying-in-bank slips.  International applicants can also pay by bank draft as cheques will not be honoured. 

2.    Application forms can also be down loaded from our Website: For  online Applicants, Payments can be made to Makerere University Revenue Collection Accounts and Bank Swift Codes are as follows:
3.    Completed application forms should be emailed to or returned to the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Room 307. All forms must be accompanied by  the following
   a.    Relevant supporting certified copies of certificates, and academic transcripts,
   b.    Letters from 3 referees.  
   c.    2passport photos.

4.    All Applicants for Master of Laws (LLM) will do a Graduate Admission Test (GAT) consisting of an oral Interview and written test. The fee is Ug. Shs. 100,000/= (One hundred thousand shillings) payable to the School Accountant.  The GAT will be held on Saturday 16th June, 2018

5.    All Applicants for Master of Business Administration (College of Business and Management Sciences and Makerere University Business School) will do a GMAT test on dates to be communicated by College of Business and Management Sciences and Makerere University Business School respectively. The fee for the MUBS GMAT Admission test is 50,000/=.

6.    All Applicants for PGD (Guidance and Counselling), Master of Organizational Psychology, Counselling and MSc. in Clinical Psychology (College of Humanities and Social Sciences) will do a GMAT test on dates to be communicated by College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The fee is Ug. Shs. 60,000/= (Sixty thousand shillings) payable to the School Accountant.

7.    In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants for Master of Public Infrastructure Management (MPIM) must have “Proven professional experience of at least 2 years at managerial/supervisory level or policy-decision making position in a government, parastatal organ, international organisation or non-governmental organisation” Applicants should attach a 2- page short CV and referee recommendations.

8.    Detailed information about the Programmes’ content and regulations can be obtained from Offices of Principals/College Registrars of the respective Colleges and Schools and Makerere University Website

9. Further information about admission requirements and tuition fees for the courses advertised can be found below under "Downloads"

Please strictly observe the closing date of Thursday 29th March, 2018.

Alfred Masikye Namoah


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Mak Participates in New Vision Education Expo 2023



Ms Joyce Muhanguzi, Senior Assistant Registrar in the Department of the Academic Registrar (L) interacts with visitors during the New Vision Education Expo 2023.

Makerere University is participating in the New Vision Education Expo 2023 to strengthen its niche as the leading provider of education services.

The three-day New Vision Expo (Friday 27th January 2023 to Sunday 29th January 2023) at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT) Nakawa brings on board players in the education and business fields to forge partnerships to improve the quality and outcomes of education in Uganda.

Makerere University seeks to maximally utilize the three days to ensure that the participants at the Education Expo gain a deeper understanding of its 100 year journey of providing excellent services to humanity through academic programmes, services offered and ongoing efforts aimed at producing employable graduates as well as entrepreneurs.

Ms Joyce Muhanguzi, has a one-on-one session with visitors to the Makerere University exhibition space.
Ms Joyce Muhanguzi, has a one-on-one session with visitors to the Makerere University exhibition space.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe highlights that Makerere University values stakeholder engagements and partnerships.  “The New Vision Expo 2023 presents Makerere University with an opportunity to enhance stakeholder engagements. It is about consolidating the relationships with schools, prospective students and parents, and partners in the education sector. I applaud the CEO of Vision Group-Mr. Don Wanyama for coming up with the Education Expo.”

To respond to the information needs of stakeholders, Makerere University has lined up a team of experienced staff from the Department of the Academic Registrar, the Admissions Office, Public Relations Office, Career Guidance experts as well as the Institute of Open Distance and e-Learning (IODeL) under the College of Education and External Studies (CEES).

According to the Principal PRO of Makerere University Ms. Ritah Namisango, the Education Expo provides a platform to reach out to the clients that Makerere University exists to serve. “You must be in touch with your prospective parents, students as well as schools and partners that continue to recommend you as the leading university in the region. Makerere University has celebrated 100 years of excellent service to humanity (1922-2022). So, as we continue to promote the academic programmes, innovations and services that we offer, we are ready to listen, interact and learn from respective stakeholders about what they expect from the University as we embark on the next 100 years.”

Ms. Ritah Namisango (L) and Ms. Joyce Muhanguzi interact with members of the public.
Ms. Ritah Namisango (L) and Ms. Joyce Muhanguzi interact with members of the public.

The New Vision Expo 2023 is happening at an opportune (holiday) time, which accords the students, parents and guardians quality time to visit the exhibition and interact with experts in the education sector.

In addition, Makerere University has recently advertised its academic programmes and it is preparing to receive students for the Academic year 2023/2024. Sharing her experience about the interaction with participants who visited the Makerere University exhibition space, Ms Joyce Muhanguzi, Senior Assistant Registrar in the Department of the Academic Registrar noted that most of the prospective students and parents wanted to know about the academic programmes, the subject combinations that students should study to qualify to apply for the respective academic programmes, and the available admission avenues i.e. government sponsorship, private sponsorship, diploma entry, direct entry, national merit, talented sports entry and district quota programme).

Mr. Dennis Kibuuka (L) has a one-on-one session with a visitor to the Makerere University exhibition space.
Mr. Dennis Kibuuka (L) has a one-on-one session with a visitor to the Makerere University exhibition space.

Ms Joyce Muhanguzi and Mr. Dennis Kibuuka’s interaction focused on students who expressed their desire to join Makerere University in the coming years, and needed a case by case approach to their information needs, career guidance and linkages to Professors and Administrative staff in the respective Colleges at Makerere University.

The prospective students and parents also disclosed that in addition to the information on the Makerere University website, they welcome interactive and friendly approaches such as the New Vision Education Expo where they are presented with a golden opportunity to interact with Makerere University officials face-to-face.

At the New Vision Education Expo 2023, Makerere University joins other exhibitors that include; Government agencies, NGOs, Telecom companies, Banks, Insurance companies, Kindergartens/Daycare Centres, Primary and Secondary schools, Ugandan and Kenyan Universities, International schools, Study Abroad Agencies, Vocational institutions, Scholastic materials suppliers and SME service providers.

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73rd Graduation Highlights



The Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma (R) confers the Doctor of Philosophy upon Dr. John Kalule from CEES (L) during the Second Session of the 72nd Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University held on 24th May 2022 in the Freedom Square.

The 73rd Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University will be held from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February 2023 following the schedule below:

Monday, 13th February, 2023
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS)
School of Law (SoL)

Tuesday, 14th February, 2023
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)
College of Education and External Studies (CEES)

Wednesday, 15th February, 2023
College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS)
College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS)
College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB)

Thursday, 16th February, 2023
Makerere University Business School (MUBS)

Friday, 17th February, 2023
College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)

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HEST Graduate Programme: Internship Placement Advert



Students from the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology prepare to showcase their innovations as part of the Presidential Initiative for Science and Technology Stakeholders Forum on 31st July 2014, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.


The program aims to improve graduates’ skills by placing them into selected partner industries for skills gain, facilitating the process and supervising placed interns. Graduates will be placed in their areas of study accordingly.

Time frame

The phased recruitment and placement will start from 1st December 2022 for a period of three months. Recent university graduates and those awaiting graduation should apply for this opportunity.


The project mainly focuses on university graduates from Makerere University (Mak), Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and Kyambogo University (KYU) who have undertaken the following courses

Makerere University and Kyambogo University

  1. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  2. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  3. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  4. Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Engineering
  5. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  6. Bachelor of Architecture
  7. Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  8. Bachelor of Science in Land Economics
  9. Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying
  10. Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and Geomatics
  11. Bachelor of Visual Communication Design
  12. Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Makerere University Business School

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  2. Bachelor of Science in Business Statistics
  3. Bachelor of Business Administration
  4. Bachelor of Commerce
  5. Bachelor of Real Estate Business Mgt.
  6. Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  7. .Bachelor of Science in Finance
  8. Bachelor of Human Resource Mgt.
  9. Bachelor of Leadership and Governance
  10. Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Mgt.
  11. Bachelor of Transport & Logistics Mgt.
  12. Bachelor of International Business
  13. Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Mgt.
  14. Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  15. Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Mgt.
  16. Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Mgt.
  17. Bachelor of Business Computing
  18. Bachelor of Office and Information Mgt.

They should not be employed anywhere and should have gone through the traditional internship placement required by their respective universities.

How Students join

Interested university graduates shall submit an online application and contact the designated university contact or focal persons. Successful applicants will be required to complete the three (3) months internship pgoram uninterrupted to fully benefit from the program. Apply here:

How companies participate

A company interested in hosting interns under the program can fill out an internship acceptance form and forward it to the internship placement officer.

Contacts of University focal persons

Makerere University (Mak)
Dr. Christine Amito
Tel: +256-771-321384

Makerere University Business School (MUBS)
Ms. Christine Nantambi
Tel: +256-772-654454/+256-703-878277

Kyambogo University (KYU)
Ms. Nandugwa Harriet
Tel: +256-786030640

Contacts of IEED Project Team

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)
Ms. Mary Kaakyo,
IEED Project Coordinator
Tel: +256-706-960075

Makerere University School of Statistics and Planning (MakSSP)
Ms. Afazali Zabibu,
HEST Study Coordinator
Tel: +256-779-912365/+256-705-587072

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