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Call for Applications: Admissions to Postgraduate Programmes 2021/2022



The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes) for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.
Applicants should have obtained at least a first or second class 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.

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 Forestry and Biodiversity Management
13 Disaster Risk Management
14 Master of Land Use and Regional Development Planning
15 Agroforestry and Community Development
16 Master of Geographical Sciences
17 MSc. Food Safety and Quality Management
18 Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources
19 MSc. Agricultural and Applied Economics
20 MSc. in Applied Meteorology

21 PGD in Gender and Local Economic Development
22 PGD in Social Justice (Nsamizi Inst. of Social Dev’ t)
23 PGD (Guidance and Counselling)
24 M.A. in Human Rights
25 Philosophy
26 M.A. in Applied Ethics
27 M.A. in Journalism and Communication
28 M.A. in History
29 M.A. in Music
30 Literature
31 M.A. in Religious Studies
32 M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies
33 M.A. in Religious and Theological Studies (Ggaba & Kinyamasika National Seminaries)
34 M.A. in African Languages
35 M.A. in Linguistics
36 M.A. in Gender Studies
37 M.A. in Public Administration & Management
38 M.A. in Sociology
39 M.A. in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies
40 M.A. in Rural Development
41 Master of Social Work
42 M.Ed. in Educational Psychology
43 Master of Organizational Psychology
44 M.A. in Counselling
45 MSc. in Clinical Psychology
46 M.PhiI/PhD in Social Studies

47 PGD in Information Technology
48 PGD in Computer Science
49 PGD in Data Communication and Software Engineering
50 PGD in Information Systems
51 MSc. in Computer Science
52 Master of Information Technology
53 MSc. in Data Communication and Software Engineering
54 MSc. in Information Systems
55 MSc. in Information Science
56 MSc. in Records and Archives Management

57 PGD in Demography
58 PGD in Statistics
59 M.A. in Economic Policy and Planning
60 M.A. in Economic Policy Management
61 M.A in Economics
62 Master of Business Administration
63 Master of Statistics
64 Population and Reproductive Health
65 MSc. in Quantitative Economics
66 Master in Financial Services (Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services)
67 Master in Public Infrastructure Management (Block week Modular)

68 PGD in Education
69 PGD in Medical Education (Mulago Health Tutors College)
70 Master of Education in Curriculum Studies
71 Master of Adult and Community Education
72 Master of Instructional Design and Technology
73 Master of Education,

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
74 Master of Higher Education,

a) Leadership and Management
b) Teaching and Learning
c) Research and Innovation

75 Master of Laws

76 M. Med: Internal Medicine
77 M.Med: Family Medicine
78 M.Med: Emergency Medicine
79 M.Med: Neurosurgery
80 M.Med: Microbiology
81 M.Med: Ophthalmology
82 M.Med: Paediatrics and Child Health
83 M.Med: Pathology
84 M.Med: Psychiatry
85 M.Med: Radiology
86 M.Med: Ear, Nose &Throat
87 M.Med: Surgery
88 M.Med: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
89 M.Med: Anaesthesia
90 M.Med: Orthopaedics
91 MSc. in Medical Illustration
92 MSc. in Human Anatomy
93 MSc. in Pharmacology
94 MSc. in Physiology
95 MSc. in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
96 MSc. in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
97 MSc. in Pharmaceuticals and Health Supplies Mgt
98 MSc. in Pharmacognosy
99 Health Professions Education (Distance)
100 Biostatistics
101 Master of Nursing (Midwifery & Women’s Health)
102 Master of Public Health (Full Time)
103 Master of Public Health (Distance)
104 Master of Health Services Research
105 Master of Public Health Nutrition
106 Master of Public Health Disaster Management
107 Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics
108 Master of Health Informatics
109 Master of Dentistry (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) 
110 Master of Public Health Monitoring and Evaluation
111 Master of Science in Bioinformatics
112 Palliative Care (Tenable at the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa

113 MSc. in Physics
114 MSc. in Chemistry
115. MSc. in Botany

a) Molecular Biology & Genetics
b) Natural Resources Ecology & Conservation
c) Plant Taxonomy & Biosystematics
d) Microbiology & Plant Pathology
e) Plant Physiology
116 MSc. in Zoology

a) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
b) Entomology
c) Parasitology
d) Wildlife Ecology and Management
117 MSc. in Geology 
118 MSc. in Biochemistry
119 Petroleum Geosciences
120 MSc. Mathematics
121 MSc. Applied Mathematics

122 PGD in Construction Project Management
123 PGD in Urban Planning and Design
124 MSc. in Mechanical Engineering
125 Master of Architecture
126 MSc. in Renewable Energy
127 MSc. in Technology Innovation and Industrial Development
128 MSc. in Civil Engineering
129 MSc. in Urban Planning & Design 
130 MSc. in Geo-Information Science and Technology
131 MSc. in Power Systems Engineering
132 MSc. in Telecommunication Engineering
133 MSc. in Construction Management
134 M.A. in Fine Art

135 PGD in Livestock Development Planning & Management
136 Master of Veterinary Medicine (Food Animal Health & Production)
137 MSc. in Molecular Biology
138 MSc. in Veterinary Pathology
139 Master of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
140 Master of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Management
141 International Infectious Diseases Management
142 Wildlife Health and Management.

a) Wildlife Clinical Medicine
b) Wildlife Resource Management
c) Aquatic Health Management
143 Livestock Development and Management
a) Livestock Sector Planning and Management
b) Animal Product Processing, Entrepreneurship and Safety

144 Master of Business Administration
145 MSc. in Accounting and Finance
146 MSc. in Marketing
147 Master of Human Resource Management
148 MSc. in Procurement & Supply Chain Management
149 MSc. in Leadership and Governance
150 MSc. in Entrepreneurship
151 M.A. in Economic Policy Management
152 Master of International Business 
153 Master of Hospitality and Tourism Management
154 Master of Business Administration (Modular)
155 MSc. in Banking & Investment Management
156 Master of Energy Economics and Governance 


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 on-line applications their applications on line 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 Years

Application Procedure

Visit the Makerere University’s Admissions URL and generate a Payment Reference Number (PRN) by following the guide below.

2. Sign up using full name, e-mail and Mobile No. Please note that your name must be similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid.

3. A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile number.

4. The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.

5. To fill a form the appl icant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the appropriate scheme i.e. Postgraduate and Taught PhD or PhD Research

6. Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on “Pay for Form” button7. Make a payment at any of the following Banks:

(a) Stanbic

(b) Post Bank

(c) Centenary Bank

(d) DFCU Bank

(e) UBA Bank

8. Print 2 copies of the filled biodata form and attach 2 certified copies of your academic documents, 2 copies of all other relevant academic documents, 2 passport photos and the three referees’ letters of recommendation.

9. Submit in office No. 307; level 3 Senate Building Or email scanned copies of the mentioned documents to drgt(@) 


i) Go the payment reference site: https//

ii) Fill in your name;

iii) Fill in your email;

iv) Fill in your telephone number – Go to the next

v) Click on the option number;

vi) Application fee = Ugx 50,000 (East African applicants) or UGX 151,500 (International Applicants)

vii) the pay reference number

viii) Go to the Bank and payFor foreign applicants, application fees can be transferred either by EFT or any other means in UGX to a designated URA collection account in Bank of Uganda as follows:

  • Account No: 003410158000002
  • Swift Code: UGBAUGKAU

10. Strictly observe the closing date of Friday, 28th May, 2021.

11. All Applicants for Master of Laws (LLM) will do a Graduate Admission Test (GAT) consisting of an oral Interview and written test on dates and other requirements to be communicated by the School.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Detailed information about the Programmes’ admission requirements, content and regulations can be obtained from College Websites or contact the Principals/College Registrars of the respective Colleges and Schools.

 Further details including tuition fees can be found in the attached document below. 

Alfred Masikye Namoah


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Prof. Bazeyo Named 2021 Tufts University Honorary Degree Recipient



Professor William Bazeyo

Professor William Bazeyo, a Professor of occupational medicine in the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) has been named as one of six Tufts University honorary degree recipients for the Class of 2021. The announcement published 20th April 2021 on the Tufts University one-stop site for news mentions that Prof. Bazeyo will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree.

The award is in recognition of Prof. Bazeyo’s leadership in research focusing on One Health Innovation and Control of Tobacco use among others. The award also takes note of his service as former Dean MakSPH as well as chair of several boards including Uganda’s National Research and Innovation Fund under the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

The other recipients named alongside Prof. Bazeyo include; Maria B. Barrett-honorary Doctor of Public Service, Stacey B. Gabriel-honorary Doctor of Science, Hamdi Ulukaya-honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Ofelia Zepeda-honorary Doctor of Letters, and Bryan Stevenson-honorary Doctor of Laws. The latter will also deliver the commencement address to the Tufts Class of 2021 in a virtual ceremony due to be held on 23rd May.

Makerere University congratulates Professor William Bazeyo upon his meritorious achievement.

Click here for the full announcement.

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Embassy of Japan Donates Books to Mak Library



Japanese Ambassador to Uganda-H.E Fukuzawa Hidemoto (R), Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd Right), University Librarian Dr. Helen Byamugisha (C), Deputy University Librarian-Dr. Ruth Nalumaga (2nd L) and Dr. Edith Nautukunda-Togboa (L back to camera) pose for photo during the handover of books the University Library on 20th April 2021.

The Ambassador of Japan to Uganda H.E. Fukuzawa Hidemoto during his first official visit to Makerere University on 20th April 2020 handed over a donation 52 books and launched the Japanese Corner in the Main University Library. The donation of books on contemporary Japan was made possible by the Nippon Foundation through the “READ JAPAN PROJECT”.

Welcoming the Ambassador, the University Librarian Dr. Helen Byamugisha shared that at over 12,000 square metres and seating capacity of over 2,800, the Library was one of the biggest in Africa. She added that the Library has special access and facilities for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and offers the Document Delivery Service for any materials that library users both on and off campus may require, among other services.

Turning to the benefits of digitization, the Librarian shared that though physically closed, the University Library continued serving users during the COVID-19 orchestrated lockdown thanks to its vast array of over 27,000 electronic journals and other digital resources. She therefore thanked the Ambassador for the book donation, which would enhance the library’s ability to serve the needs of its diverse users.

“The book donation has already been processed by our staff and can be accessed through the electronic catalog on the Library’s website from anywhere in the world” added Dr. Byamugisha.

Japanese Ambassador to Uganda-H.E Fukuzawa Hidemoto (R) and the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) look at some of the titles during the handover of books the University Library on 20th April 2021.
Japanese Ambassador to Uganda-H.E Fukuzawa Hidemoto (R) and the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) look at some of the titles during the handover ceremony on 20th April 2021.

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe said that Makerere University has enjoyed a good relationship with the Government and people of Japan, which resulted in the construction of the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) building, home to the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS). The building was officially handed over on 23rd January 1992.

He informed the Ambassador that the University, which will celebrate 100 years of existence in 2022, conducts a lot of research and is world-renowned for the large number of publications in clinical research as well as tropical medicine. The Vice Chancellor added that Makerere enjoys an excellent relationship with Japanese Universities through which staff and student exchanges are conducted.

“Japanese institutions have trained a lot of our staff and students particularly in geology and seismology and we sincerely thank you Ambassador and the people of Japan for this generous support” said Prof. Nawangwe.

The Vice Chancellor concluded by emphasizing that Makerere values her relationship with the Government and people of Japan and sincerely thanked the Ambassador for the book donation that will enhance knowledge about Japanese culture and economic success. “Makerere is an international university and we are always happy to bring more cultures and languages on board so as to further enhance the diversity of our community.”

Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Fukuzawa Hidemoto makes his remarks during the book donation handover ceremony held in the Main Library, Makerere University.
Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Fukuzawa Hidemoto makes his remarks in the Main Library, Makerere University shortly before handing over the book donation.

In his remarks, H.E. Fukuzawa thanked the Vice Chancellor, University Librarian and staff for the warm reception and noted that the donation was aimed at promoting the understanding of Japan among the people of Uganda, and especially students at Makerere.

“In particular, it (the donation) aims to reach out to young researchers who are interested in Japan, as well as opinion leaders and intellectuals specializing in areas other than Japanese studies” explained the Ambassador.

He reiterated that Japan has close ties with the University, by observing that eleven out of the twelve Japanese Universities that have partnerships in Uganda each have one with Makerere. “We have been sending Japanese government sponsored scholarship students to Uganda every year and many of them are graduates of this University.”

H.E. Fukuzawa expressed happiness that the COVID-19 pandemic had not halted the enhancement of academic relations between Japan and Uganda and looked forward to continued collaboration with Makerere University.

The Ambassador was accompanied by his First Secretary-Ms. Tomoko Ohyama and Public Affairs Officer-Ms. Martha Nankasa. In attendance at the handover were the Deputy University Libarian-Dr. Ruth Nalumaga, Ms. Ferrie Nalusse-Head Technical Services, Ms. Maria Nankya Mwebe-Head Book Bank and Ms. Clementine Namusisi-Head Law Section. Also present was Dr. Edith Natukunda-Togboa, the Head, Department of European and Oriental Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS).

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Mak Electoral Commission 2020/21 Position: Commissioner for Finance



Female students smile for the camera as they take part in a March organised by the Students Guild on 11th December 2013 to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela. Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Monday, 19 April 2021

All Students

Makerere University


This is to inform you that the position of Commissioner for Finance of the Makerere University Electoral Commission 2020/21 has fallen vacant following the resignation of Mr. Lule Huzaifa (former Commissioner for Finance) on 19th April, 2021.

In accordance with article 50, 68 (2) and 68(4) of the Makerere University Students Guild Constitution as Amended 2016 and Makerere University Students Guild Constitution (Elections) Regulations No.1 of 2018, sections 5(b), 5b(2) and 5b(3) this is to therefore call upon persons who are interested in this position to apply to the Dean of Students.

The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 at 5:00pm.  Please attach a copy of University Identity Card, Admission letter and proof of registration as a student.

Yours sincerely,

Winifred Kabumbuli

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