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Re-advertised: Applications for Undergraduate admissions 2020/2021

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, S. Sudan and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under the private sponsorship scheme for the 2020/2021 Academic year.

Each applicant should:

EITHER

have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Advanced Level (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. (For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ level in 2019, 2018 and 2017 are eligible to apply. For Evening, Afternoon, and External programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’level. (Detailed weighting system for programmes to be offered by Makerere University for the 2020/2021 Academic Year can be accessed below under downloads. The cut-off points for previous academic years can be found here: https://www.mak.ac.ug/admissions/cut-points

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hold at least a Second Class/Credit (or equivalent classification) Diploma or otherwise as specified in the Diploma Holders’ Requirements from a recognised chartered institution, relevant to the programme applied for. Certified copies of academic transcripts and Certificates(NOT COPIES OF CERTIFIED COPIES) from awarding institutions MUST be submitted to dr@acadreg.mak.ac.ug after submitting your application online.  (Details of the Diploma Holders’ admission requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year can be viewed on the notice board of the undergraduate Admissions Office or here: https://www.mak.ac.ug/application-procedures/diploma-holders

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(c) be a graduate from a recognised chartered university. Certified copies of academic transcripts and Certificates(NOT COPIES OF CERTIFIED COPIES) from awarding institutions MUST be submitted to dr@acadreg.mak.ac.ug after submitting your application online.

How to apply:

  1. ALL APPLICANTS shall submit applications online (https://admissions.mak.ac.ug) but Diploma/Degree holders and internationals will have to submit certified copies of their transcripts and certificates and a passport size photograph to Email: dr@acadreg.mak.ac.ug
  2. Other relevant information can be obtained from UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE, LEVEL 3, SENATE BUILDING, MAKERERE UNIVERSITY or university Website https://mak.ac.ug
  3. A non-refundable application fee of Shs.50,000/= for Ugandans, East African and S. Sudan applicants or $75 or equivalent for internationals, UGX.281,250= plus bank charge of UGX 2,750/= should be paid through the banks.
  4. Candidates who hold Grades X, Y, Z, 7 AND 9 OF ‘O’ LEVEL results should not apply because they are not eligible for admission
  5. Diploma Holder applicants who hold class three (3) diploma certificates or pass diplomas are not eligible for admission and therefore should not apply, except where stated in the diploma holders requirements.

Makerere University Online Application Portal User Guide

  1. Applicants should submit applications for admission through the Institution’s Admissions URL https://admissions.mak.ac.ug
  2. Signup using your Full Name, E-mail and Mobile Phone Number, please note that your name must be similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid. If you changed your names please go to Senate Building Office 301 with an affidavit supporting the name change.
  3. A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile phone number.
  4. The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.
  5. To fill a form the applicant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the running scheme.
  6. Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on the “Pay for Form” button
  7. Make a payment at any  Bank

MOBILE MONEY PAYMENT STEPS:

  1. Dail *272*6# on either Mtn or Airtel
  2. Select option 3-Admission
  3. Select option 3-Pay Fees
  4. Enter reference number obtained from the application portal
  5. Details of Application form will be confirmed
  6. Enter PIN to confirm payment
  7. Enter PIN to confirm payment

THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 11th September 2020. Detailed information including fees structure is contained in the attachment under downloads below.

WARNING:

  1. Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission. The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office. Those who buy them do so at their own risk.
  3. The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agents to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

18th August 2020.

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Resumption of Teaching and Learning for Final Year Medical Students

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Members of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences Students Association (MAKCHSA) pose for a photo ahead of their 1st College Open Day and Alumni Convention held on 1st November 2019.

Featured image: Members of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences Students Association (MAKCHSA) pose for a photo ahead of their 1st College Open Day and Alumni Convention held on 1st November 2019.

This is to inform all Final Year Medical Students that teaching and learning activities which were halted following the closure of education institutions in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19, will resume on Saturday 3rd October 2020.

You are therefore required to report to your respective Deans in the College of Health Sciences for detailed information.

Note that you must strictly adheare to the Standard Operating Procedures put in place by the Ministry of Health to combat the spread of COVID-19 which include among others:

  • Mandatory wearing of a clean mask covering the mouth and nose
  • Social distancing
  • Washing of hands regularly and/or sanitizing hands

Further note that the schedule of the remaining semester shall cover 8 weeks (5 weeks for teaching and learning and 3 weeks of examinations).

Alfred Masikye-Namoah
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

17th September 2020

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Featured image: Female graduands pose for the camera in January 2018 after a session of the 68th Graduation Ceremony, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Photo credit: GMD

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January 2020, African countries signed on to the Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and 30 have already ratified thus paving the way to the implementation of a single continental market for goods and services and laying the foundation for the establishment of the continental customs union.

The continent is taking a bold step towards multilateralism by creating the largest free trade area since the setting up of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 1995. Africa’s narrative is changing from that of a development perspective to an investment one. Countries want to attract investment and at the same time deepen the much needed regional and global engagement especially as we emerge out of the COVID 19 era.

Over the past few years, Africa’s annual GDP growth has consistently outpaced the global average and was expected to remain at least 6% until 2023. Even if COVID 19 has changed these projections; it is a fact that by 2050, the continent’s population is predicted to be over 2.5 billion, according to the United Nations and the World Economic Forum – more than the combined populations of China and India today. The richest 10% of the African continent will be driving demand for consumer goods and services and this represents at least 200 million people.

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