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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships – applications now open

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The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) offer fully-funded Master’s scholarships to Commonwealth students. Successful applicants can travel to a different country in the Commonwealth, where they can study a variety of courses and benefit from the expertise provided by leading universities. Developing new skills, gaining a qualification and experiencing life in another country benefits both the individual and their home country. 

Fully funded Master’s scholarships are available at member institutions in 13 countries across the Commonwealth including: Bangladesh, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the West Indies (Barbados, Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago).

In the spirit of experiencing life in another country, please note that this application is only open to non-Ugandans. Ugandans are encouraged to apply for courses offered by universities in other countries. Please click here to view those courses on the ACU website.

Courses available at Makerere University

MA Economic Policy Management
MA Gender Studies
Master of Public Health (Full time)
Master of Statistics
MSc Agribusiness Management
MSc Agricultural and applied Economics
MSc Civil Engineering
MSc Crop Science
MSc Food Safety and Quality Management
MSc Geo-Information Science and Technology
MSc Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
MSc Plant Breeding and Seed Systems
MSc Population and reproductive health
MSc Renewable Energy

Application Procedure

  1. Visit the Makerere University’s Admissions URL https://apply.mak.ac.ug and generate a Payment
    Reference Number (PRN) by following the guide below.
  2. Sign up using full name, e-mail and Mobile Number. 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 email 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 appropriate scheme
    i.e. QUEEN ELIZABETH COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS.
  6. Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on “Pay for Form” button. This button may only be accessed after the applicant has completing all sections of the form and submitted the application.
  7. Make a payment at any of the following Banks (for applicants who may be in Uganda):
    (a) Stanbic Bank
    (b) Post Bank
    (c) Centenary Bank
    (d) DFCU Bank
    (e) UBA Bank
  8. Download a copy of your filled form and attach scanned copies of your certified academic documents and all other relevant documents. Attach a PDF version of your passport photo and scanned copies of three referees’ letters of recommendation. Click here to download the Referee Letter of Recommendation template.
  9. Email scanned copies of the aforementioned documents to drgt@mak.ac.ug and copy drgtmak@gmail.com.

Application fees may also be transferred using the options below: 

 (a) By EFT or any other means in UGX to designated URA collection account in Bank of Uganda as follows:

Account Name: UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY COLLECTIONS
Account No.: 003410158000002
Swift Code: UGBAUGKAU

(b) By VISA/MasterCard (click for details)
(c) By Mobile Money (click for details)

Contact: drgtmak[at]gmail.com

There are two application cycles that applicants need to complete.

QECS Applications close on 10 January 2022 at 16:00 (UTC).

Further details of the scholarships, including eligibility, host universities and details on how to apply, are available on the ACU website.

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Graduate Admission Lists 2021/22

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An earlier photo of the Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, taken 4th February 2009

The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (RGT)Makerere University has released the admission lists for applicants successfully admitted for postgraduate programs for the 2021/22 Academic Year. The lists include postgraduate diplomas, PhD and Masters programmes.

Please see Downloads for details.

12th January Update

List for Master of Social Work

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Admission Lists: Appeals and Re-advert for internationals 2021/2022

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The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of applicants who appealed and have now been admitted.

The following candidates have been admitted as follows;

  • MOP-UP Cases (Government)

Index No.                Name                       Sex           Course    Results  

(i)    U0025/667      HANS Murungi      M                       LAW       58          National Merit  

(ii)   U0004/631      AINE Aaron Amanya     M              ELE Sports Scheme

  • MOP UP Cases (Private Mature Entry Scheme)

NAME                      Sex    Mature results   Pre-entry Results      Programme

ARINAITWE Job    M                70                           55                            LAW (Private)

The lists for the successful appeals for Private Sponsorship Scheme, Re-advert and mop-up for International applicants can be accessed below:

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Fees Waiver Scholarships for First Year Female Students for the Academic Year 2021/2022

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The Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma (Right) presents the Female Scholarship Foundation Class of 2020 Award to Ms. Aheebwa Mukonyezi Bridget (Kneeling) as her parents and Ag. Director Gender Mainstreaming Directorate-Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine (2nd L) witness on 15th January 2020 during Session 2 of the 70th Graduation Ceremony, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

In 2010 Makerere University established a Fees-Waiver Scholarship Scheme managed by the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate. The Scheme supports academically bright female students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds to study various undergraduate degree programmes at Makerere University. The scholarship is administered by waiving off tuition and functional fees ONLY for the duration of study programmes of the scholarship beneficiaries. The applicant must be able to meet other costs by herself (for their feeding, accommodation and other learning necessities required by the University) for the duration of the scholarship and study period.  

The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate is pleased to announce 40 Fees Waiver scholarships for the academic year 2021/2022.  All Programmes in the 10 Colleges of Makerere University are eligible for this scholarship support and each College has four slots.

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants should meet the following criteria:

  1. Should be female of Ugandan Nationality
  2. Should be a first-year student admitted at Makerere University Main Campus for the academic year 2021/2022 under the Direct Entry Scheme, i.e. from A level
  3. Should be from a genuinely disadvantaged socio-economic background.
  4. Should not have been admitted on Uganda Government sponsorship to any public university.
  5. Should not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship e.g. District Scholarship, the Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB)
  6. Must be willing to participate in a selection process as shall be determined by the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate Scholarship Committee
  7. Female students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

An application shall be deemed complete once it contains the following attachments; 

  1. Photocopies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ level Academic Documents.
  2. Three Passport size photographs of the applicant.
  3. A copy of the applicant’s Birth Certificate
  4. In case of deceased parents, copies of death certificate(s)
  5. A hand drawn physical map of the applicant’s home/residence with clear directions of how to get to that home or residence from the nearest main road (indicate approximate distances in kilometres).
  6. A copy of the admission letter to Makerere University.
  7. A copy of ‘A’ Level fees payment slips for at least two terms

Interested and eligible applicants can download the application form from our website: www.gendermainstreaming.mak.ac.ug

OR pick an application form in Room 402 Senate Building, Level 4, Gender Mainstreaming Directorate. The deadline is Friday, 28th January 2022 at 5:00 pm.

NOTE:  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Euzobia Mugisha Baine (PhD)
DIRECTOR

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