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Call for Applications: Government Sponsorship -Diploma Holders 2021/2022 Academic Year



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 University Degree Programmes for the 2021/2022 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 using a Zee pay reference number should be paid to any  bank used by URA before submitting a system generated application form to the Admissions Office, Room 315 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 viewed on Undergraduate Admissions Notice Board on Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University and the University website –

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 system generated application forms to the University is Friday 31st May 2021.

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.

Note that:     (i)       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;

(ii)      Candidates who possess 3rd Class or Pass Diplomas need not apply.


CODE             PROGRAMME

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 Nursing Science

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

BAR               Bachelor of Agricultural and Rural Innovation

HUN               Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

BOF                Bachelor of Science in Forestry

BTH               Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management

BBP                Bachelor of Science in Bio-Processing Engineering

BWE               Bachelor of Science in Water and Irrigation Engineering


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

SQS               Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

SLE                Bachelor of Science in Land Economics        

FIN                Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts


STA                Bachelor of Statistics

ECO               Bachelor of Arts in Economics

COE               Bachelor of Commerce

ADM               Bachelor of Business Administration


MUS               Bachelor of Arts in Music

BDF                Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Film

SOW              Bachelor of Social Work


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


VET                Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

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 July 2021.


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

Further details including requirements for each course can be accessed from the documents below:


  1. Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions URL
  2. Signup 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.  If you changed your names please go to Senate Building Office 611 with an affidavit and gazette supporting the name change.
  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 applicant clicks on the “APPLY NOW” button displayed on the running scheme.
  6. Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on “Pay for Form” button
  7. Make a payment of a mandatory and non-refundable application fees of Ugx.50,000= (fifty thousand shillings only) at any of the Banks used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
  8. Print the filled form (system generated) and attach certified copies of your Diploma transcripts, certificates, a passport size photograph and bank slips and submit to Office 315  level 3 Senate Building after payment of application fees.
  9. The application is only complete after paying a the application fees.


  •      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.
  •      Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk.
  •      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.


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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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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HERS-EA Fourth Leadership Academy



Facilitators and Participants of the HERS-EA Third Academy pose for a group photo at the closing ceremony on 5th July 2019, Grand Global Hotel, Kampala Uganda.

The Higher Education Resource Services-East Africa (HERS-EA) provides an intensive residential one-week leadership and management development curriculum focused on women, mainly in higher education institutions and administration.

In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, HERS-EA Fourth Academy will be a totally virtual one. As such, the Academy previously scheduled to take place between June 28th – July 3rd has been postponed by one week to July 5th-9th

Theme: “Positioning Women for Leadership in Higher Education”

A. Institutional Development

1. Managing and Leading Change

2. Reframing Organizations for effective work

3. Developing Effective Partnerships in Higher Education for Women and gender focused advancement

B. Personal Development

4. Career Mapping/building dossier/personal development

5. Professional Women’s economic empowerment through Enterprise development and management for profit maximization

6. Research and Publishing; Leadership and Fundraising for projects including research and publication.

C. Networking

7. The Power of Mentoring; Networking

Who Should Attend?

HERS-EA expects many diverse and dynamic women leaders to attend the ACADEMY, to share and learn from multiple institutional perspectives with guidance from women with a wealth of experience in higher education, national academic organizations, government and non- governmental organizations. Participants are expected hold mid to senior-level positions and bring expertise from all parts of a college or university. They also represent a range of national groups, ages and years of experience in higher education and other fields.

Applying to the ACADEMY:

The deadline for registration has also been extended to June 30th. For more information regarding registration, please visit the website: Completed registration forms should be emailed, with a scanned payment slip to:, by 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 30th June.

A complete application includes:
a) CV
b) A self-descriptive letter (not > 500 words) to include:

  • Current Title (e.g. Associate Professor of Economics; Deputy Dean, e. t. c.)
  • Name and Contact Information for 2 Recommenders (e.g. Vice Chancellor, Head of Department, Chief Officer in your area, and/or direct supervisor)
  • Short- and long-term career goals
  • Your expectations for the HERS-EA ACADEMY.

c) Passport size photograph
d) A developmental project you have been assigned or you would like to initiate at your campus (maximum 500 words)
e) Registration fee of $100, please attach a copy of the deposit slip to your application (Bank A/C details below):

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please email:
info[at] or call the HERS-EA Administrator on: +256 (0)772082011 Please,also, visit the HERS-EA website for further updates:

Payment Bank Account Details:
Account Name: Higher Education Resource Service East Africa

Name of Bank: DFCU Bank
Makerere University Branch
A/C No: 02083553153181
Swift Code: DFCUUGKA

Name of Bank: DFCU Bank
Makerere University Branch
A/C No: 01083553153172


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