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Diploma Holders Admission under Govt Sponsorship 2018-19



The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Diploma Holders only for admission under the Government Sponsorship Scheme (not exceeding 5% of the intake capacity) to the Undergraduate Degree Programmes for the 2018/2019 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) .

A non refundable 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), Post 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 processed. Details of the Diplomas required for each programme can be found here or viewed on Undergraduate Admissions Notice Board on Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University

NB: Candidates will be responsible for verification of their academic documents from the awarding Institutions after admission.

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 Wednesday 31st January, 2018.

Candidates are warned against submitting forged academic documents as this will lead to automatic cancellation of admission, revocation of award where applicable and prosecution in the Courts of Law.

Please note that:

  1. 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;
  2. Candidates who possess 3rd Class or Pass Diplomas need not apply.

Courses eligible for Government Sponsorship under diploma entry scheme 2018/2019 are listed by College below:


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

BSL Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy

BPT Bachelor of Optometry


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

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

BOF Bachelor of Science in Forestry


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

BSW Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

IST Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology

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. The advert for Pre-Entry exams will come out in March, 2018.


COM Bachelor of Commerce

BBD Bachelor of Business Administration

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


Alfred Masikye Namoah,
2nd January, 2018

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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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