On Thursday 21st September 2023, Ms. Pamela Chen visited Makerere University to create awareness and broader understanding of scholarship opportunities at the University of Cambridge. Ms. Chen is the Manager responsible for international recruitment in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America at the University of Cambridge.
In a strategic meeting involving staff from the Makerere University International Office, Public Relations Office and the Project Implementation Team of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, Ms Chen highlighted that the University of Cambridge in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation provides scholarships to students who have excelled in academics at the undergraduate level to study specific Master’s degree programmes at the University of Cambridge.
In the implementation of the scholarship programme, the University of Cambridge collaborates with reputable universities that are leading in the provision of quality education at the regional and continental levels. She stated that Makerere is one of the leading universities in Africa and in line with this benchmark, her visit was to express the University of Cambridge’s interest in recruiting the best performing students at undergraduate level.
As such, Makerere University graduates with a minimum CGPA of 4.40 out of 5.0 in the respective disciplines will be eligible to apply for scholarships to pursue their Master’s degrees at the University of Cambridge. Ms. Chen explained that the scholarships are highly competitive with special preference for excellence in academics, and a high standard of teaching and research at the sending institution. She added that the application fees are waived for applicants from Uganda.
The officials commended Ms. Chen for reaching out to Makerere University in order for the students to tap into these opportunities. The Mastercard Foundation teams from Makerere University and Cambridge University respectively were working together in this visit to raise awareness of the Mastercard Foundation Scholar Programme, which provide specific slots for persons with disabilities and learners with a refugee status.
Upon receipt of the call for scholarships, Makerere University Public Relations Office will disseminate the information to the respective Colleges and on various online platforms so that those who qualify may apply. To further enhance dissemination of the scholarship opportunities, Mr. Abel Walekhwa, an alumnus, Research Associate at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and a PhD student at the University of Cambridge will work with the International Office and the Public Relations Office to organize a webinar for students and staff.
Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled
The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.
The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.
The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.
Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system
The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).
The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.
Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all Head Teachers of A ‘Level schools that application forms for admission to public universities for senior six candidates (UACE 2023) for the 2024/2025 academic year will be ready for collection from the university from Monday 4th December, 2023.
The application forms should be collected from the Office of the Academic Registrar, Senate Building, Level 3, Makerere University.
Issuing of the application forms will start on Monday, 4th December 2023 on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Uganda Shs. 52,000/=(fifty two thousand Uganda shillings only) per application form.
You are advised to get a pay reference number (PRN) using the ACMIS system (http://pay.mak.ac.ug) to enable you pay the application fees in any bank used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
The forms are for Ugandans only.
Please note that only Head Teachers or their authorized representatives will be served.
The closing date for submitting the completed application forms will be Wednesday 31st January, 2024.
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