Menu
Search
WPCS 2.1.5
Type: Public Institution
Motto: We build for the future
Affiliated to: AAU, ACU, IUCEA
Established: 1922
No of Students: 38,000
No of Staff: 3,410
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe
Campuses: Main campus, CHS campus, ARI Campus
Ranking: 1st in Uganda, 12th in Africa (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.mak.ac.ug/
Back

Makerere University (MUK) is a public university located in Kampala, Uganda. It was established as a technical school in 1922 with the name Uganda Technical College, although it was renamed Kampala Technical School in 1928. In 1949 it became a University College, affiliated to the University of London. In 1963 it became part of the University of East Africa and would continue as such until 1970, when the University of East Africa was split int.. more

Makerere University (MUK) is a public university located in Kampala, Uganda. It was established as a technical school in 1922 with the name Uganda Technical College, although it was renamed Kampala Technical School in 1928. In 1949 it became a University College, affiliated to the University of London. In 1963 it became part of the University of East Africa and would continue as such until 1970, when the University of East Africa was split into three independent universities – University of Nairobi, University of Dar es Salaam and Makerere University. MUK became an independent national university following this split. It is spread over 3 campuses – the Main Campus, the College of Health Sciences Campus and the Agricultural Research Institute.

Makerere University is the largest university in Uganda. It is ranked as the top Ugandan university (webometrics), and the 5th best in Africa according to Times Higher Education, with its college of Health Sciences coming in second in the continent. MUK prides itself on the work it does for gender equality. It has initiatives like the Female Scholarship Foundation, which helps women from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education. The university equally runs an Outreach programme that has allowed for improved community access, increased influence in public policy, as well as the construction of model villages in some districts in Uganda. Thanks to its outreach programme Makerere University has been able to present various innovative products to its community, such as paper made from banana fibre. In June 2020, Makere Univesity unveiled the first unit of the Low-Cost Medical Ventilator which is a product of MUK researchers and Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) Engineers. The university is home to over 38000 students, with 35000 undergraduates and 3000 postgraduates held by 3410 staff.

Makerere University offers six halls of residence for male students, and three for female students. In addition to that, it offers a University Hospital open to the university community. It offers counselling and guidance services along with its medical unit. The University equally counts a Library, a Printing shop and a Public Relations Office. MUK runs centres like the Child Health and Development Centre, and the Human Rights and Peace Centre. The University Estate includes a 350-acres Buyana Stock Farm – under the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, located 60kms along the Kampala-Masaka highway; Kasangati Health Centre – linked to the School of Public Health – CHS; Makerere University Biological Field Station under the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and The Budongo Conservation Field Station under the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences- CAES. Attached to the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning, College of Education and External Studies – CEES (Formerly Institute of Adult and Continuing Education – IACE) are 9 adult education and extramural centres.
As the oldest university in Uganda, Makerere University has graduated several notable figures. Some of its alumni include Milton Obote (former president of Uganda), Mwai Kibaki (former president of Kenya), Joseph Kabila (former president of the Democratic Republic of Congo), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (Kenyan novelist).

less
Back

Makerere University is home to 10 Colleges that all function as semi-autonomous units of the university, with several schools and departments.

A. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

i. School of Agricultural Sciences

Makerere University is home to 10 Colleges that all function as semi-autonomous units of the university, with several schools and departments.

A. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

i. School of Agricultural Sciences
    • Department of Agricultural Production (AP)
    • Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics (Ag & NRE)
    • Department Extension & Innovations (EI)

ii. School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences

    • Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Tourism (F, B &T)
    • Department of Environmental Management (EM)
    • Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences (GGCS)

iii. School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bioengineering

    • Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (ABE)
    • Department of Food Technology and Human Nutrition (FT&HN)

B. College of Business and Management Sciences

i. School of Economics

    • Department of Economic Theory and Analysis
    • Department of Policy and Development Economics

ii. School of Business

    • Department of Marketing & Management
    • Department of Accounting and Finance.
iii. School of Statistics and Applied Economics
    • Department of Planning and Applied Statistics
    • Department of Population Studies
    • Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

C. College of Computing and Information Sciences

i. School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT)

    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Information Technology
    • Department of Information Systems, and
    • Department of Networks.

ii. East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS)

    • Department of Library and Information Sciences and
    • Department of Records and Archives Management.

D. College of Education and External Studies 

i.School of Education (SoE)

    • Department of Social Sciences & Arts Education
    • Department of Science, Technology & Vocational Education (DSTVE)
    • Department of Foundations & Curriculum Studies (DFCS)

ii. School of Distance and Lifelong Learning (SoDLL)

    • Department of Adult & Community Education (DACE) and
    • Institute of Open Distance and eLearning

iii. The East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development (EASHESD)
Other Units

    • Institute of Education Research
    • Centre for Teaching and Learning Support
    • Centre for Lifelong Learning

E. College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology

i. School of Engineering

    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering;
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering.

ii. School of the Built Environment

    • Department of Architecture and Physical Planning;
    • Department of Construction Economics and Management;
    • Department of Geomatics and Land Management.

iii. The Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art

    • Department of Fine Art;
    • Department of Visual Communication Design and Multi-media;
    • Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design.

 F. College of Health Sciences

i. School of Medicine

    • Department of Internal Medicine
    • Department of Surgery
    • Department Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    • Department of Psychiatry
    • Department of Family Medicine
    • Department of Anaesthesia
    • Department of Ear Nose Throat
    • Department of Ophthalmology
    • Department of Orthopaedics
    • Department of Radiology & Radio Therapy
    • Medical Research Centre
    • Reproductive Health Unit
    • Department of Paediatrics & Child Health

ii. School of Public Health

    • Department of Health Policy & Management
    • Department of Epidemic& Biostatistics
    • Department of Community Health & Behavioural Sciences
    • Department of Disease Control & Environmental Health

iii. School of Biomedical Sciences

    • Department of Human Anatomy
    • Department of Biochemistry
    • Department of Microbiology
    • Department of Pathology
    • Department of Physiology
    • Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    • Department of Anatomy
    • Department of Medical Illustration

iv. School of Health Sciences

    • Department of Pharmacy
    • Department of Dentistry
    • Department of Nursing Department of Allied Health Sciences

G. College of Humanities and Social Sciences

i. School of Liberal and Performing Arts

    • Department of Philosophy & Development Studies.
    • Department of Religion and Peace Studies.
    • Department of Performing Arts & Film
    • Department of History, Archaeology & Organizational Studies

ii. School of Women and Gender Studies

iii. School of Languages, Literature and Communication

    • Department of Literature
    • Department of Linguistics, English Language Studies & Communication Skills
    • Department of European and Oriental Languages
    • Department of African Languages
    • Department of Journalism and Communication
    • Department of Journalism and Communication – Student Projects
    • Centre for Language and Communication Services
    • Confucius Institute

iv. School of Psychology

    • Department of Mental Health and Community Psychology
    • Department of Educational, Organizational and Social Psychology

v. School of Social Sciences

    • Department of Sociology & Anthropology
    • Department of Social Work and Social Administration
    • Department of Political Science and Public Administration
    • Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

H. College of Natural Sciences

i. School of Physical Sciences

    • Department of Physics.
    • Department of Chemistry.
    • Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies.
    • Department of Mathematics.

ii. School of Biosciences

    • Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology.
    • Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science.
    • Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences

I. College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Biosecurity

    • School of Biosecurity, Biotechnical and Laboratory Sciences
    • School of Veterinary and Animal Resources
J. The School of Law
  • Department of Law and Jurisprudence
  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of Commercial Law
  • Department of Environmental Law
  • Department of Human Rights and Peace Centre
less
Back

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Makerere University offers a number of academic programmes at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels, and admission is subject to the following criteria.
Undergraduate Programmes-(Diploma, Bachelors)
 A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a first-degree programme at the University if the.. more

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Makerere University offers a number of academic programmes at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels, and admission is subject to the following criteria.
Undergraduate Programmes-(Diploma, Bachelors)
 A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a first-degree programme at the University if the candidate has obtained:

  • Candidates must 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. OR
  • Candidates must have at least a Second Class/Credit or equivalent classification Diploma or otherwise as specified in the Diploma Holders’ Requirements from a recognized chartered institution, relevant to the programme applied for. OR
  • Candidates must be a graduate from a recognized 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.
** For day programmes only candidates who had 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’.

Postgraduate Programmes
Masters Diploma Degree Programme

  • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognised University in a subject or subjects relevant to the course applied for.

**Each programme has its Admission requirements stipulated under the Faculty/School/Institute Website.
Master’s Degree Programme

  • A bachelor’s degree of at least second class, lower division or equivalent from a recognised University.

**Applicants with lower qualifications must satisfy the relevant department and the Postgraduate Admissions Board that they have acquired academic growth, for instance, by evidence of research and publications or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma of Second-class division.  In some departments, a qualifying course followed by examination is given.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • A master’s degree from a recognised University in a field relevant to the area of further studies.
  • First-degree graduates who wish to register for PhD would normally register for a master’s degree first and after a year or two of satisfactory progress may apply for the upgrading of their candidature to PhD level.
  • A research outline (synopsis) of 3-5 pages length should accompany the application.  This will be useful as a guide for provisional admission for one year during which, the applicant will develop a comprehensive research proposal necessary for full admission as soon as the proposal is approved.

M.D. Degree

  • A Master’s degree in Medicine from a recognised University.

LLD. Degree

  • A Master’s degree in Law from a recognised University.

Litt. & D.Sc. (Higher Doctorates)

  • Degrees are awarded upon successful submission of original published and unpublished works on the area/topic of specialization.  These are higher doctorates normally applied for by holders of PhD degrees.

Occasional Postgraduate students

  • Under occasional studentship, the University accepts non-degree students from other recognized University institutions on an agreed fees structure.  The application should be channelled through the Heads of such institutions.
  • Candidates may apply for registration at any time and could be admitted at the beginning of any semester of the academic year.
  • Occasional students may register for at least a semester and for not more than one academic year.
  • No such registration shall overlap two academic years.
  • All applications must be addressed to the Director, School of Postgraduate Studies who shall, in consultation with relevant bodies within the University, register such students.

Extension of Study Duration
With special permission, these periods may be extended as the Board of Postgraduate Studies and Research may consider reasonable.
Under no circumstances will a candidate be allowed to submit a thesis for examination unless he/she has been under regular and approved supervision for at least one year for a Master’s degree and two years for a Doctoral degree.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Application forms and other relevant information may be obtained from the undergraduate admissions Office, Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University. Admissions are processed in May/June every year.
  • Non-refundable application fee of UG Shs.50,000 for Ugandans and UG Shs.172,500 for International applicants plus Bank charge of UG Shs.2,500 should be paid from the following banks using Makerere University Paying-in-slips:

Online application procedure
Step 1: Accessing the Application Portal

  • Access the online application link. Ensure that the page is secure before you continue.

**NOTE: There might be other websites masquerading as the application portal. Only access the link advertised by the university.
Step 2: Signup

  • Sign up by clicking the orange sign up button at the bottom of the page. If you cannot see the button, your browser could be having a zoom in setting. Zoom out holding down the “CTRL” button and pressing “+” button on PC and “CMD” and “+” on Mac.
  • A password (six-digit number) will be sent to Your mobile number and your email address.

**NOTE: Sometimes depending on your Mobile Telecom service provider, the message may delay or not be delivered. In this case, don’t panic, simply check your email. The same information is sent to your email as well.

  • Log in using this password and your email address or your mobile number by selecting the “login with Tel No” option
  • After Logging in, you will be prompted to change the password to the one you can remember. Password should have at least a length of six Characters
  • The system will take you back to the login prompt to now login with your new password.

Step 3: Filling a Form

  • After Logging in, click on the “apply now” button to view the advertised Schemes. Read the instructions carefully of each of the schemes you want to apply for.
  • Fill in the application form accordingly.
  • To submit there is the minimum information that must be captured. If you don’t have this information ready, simply save the form and return later to complete it when you have all the information required to submit the application form.

International Students
Makerere University welcomes International Students who satisfy the minimum entry requirements-see weighting system and Diploma holders’ requirements for Advanced Level and Diploma holders’ applicants respectively at www.mak.ac.ug.

  • Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
  • After paying the fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX, take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
  • On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
  • Applicants with academic documents prescribed in other languages other than English should be submitted to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
  • Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) located in Ntinda for purposes of being equated to Ugandan grades.
  • Completed forms should be returned to level 3, Senate Building, Room 316, and the following documents MUST be attached to the application form:
    • Original Pay in slip from the Bank
    • One Passport size photograph of the applicants’ current likeness
    • Photocopies of Secondary School Certificates (i e Ordinary Level and Advanced Level) or its equivalent.
  • Diploma/Degree holder’s applicants MUST attach certified photocopies of their academic transcripts issued by the awarding institutions.
  • Applicants from countries where the language of instruction is not English are required to bring evidence of proficiency of English. However, Makerere University (School of Languages) conducts proficiency tests on request.
  • Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme offered by Makerere University are required to take a pre-entry examination.
  • International students must present insurance certificates from a reputable insurance firm at the time of admission. So, the insurance firm should cater for any eventuality.

DEADLINE
The application deadline is 11 September 2020.

less
Back

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and the largest in the country. It is located in the southern part of the country, just north of Lake Victoria. Kampala existed as far back as the 19th century, north of the capital of what was then the Buganda Kingdom. In 1890 Kampala was selected as the headquarters of the Imperial British East Africa Company. The British fort on Old Kampala Hi.. more

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and the largest in the country. It is located in the southern part of the country, just north of Lake Victoria. Kampala existed as far back as the 19th century, north of the capital of what was then the Buganda Kingdom. In 1890 Kampala was selected as the headquarters of the Imperial British East Africa Company. The British fort on Old Kampala Hill remained the Ugandan colonial administrative headquarters until 1905 when it moved to Entebbe. Kampala became a municipality in 1949, and when Uganda gained independence in 1962 it became the capital. The City has a tropical rainforest climate, and does not have a typical dry season, but rather two annual wet seasons. Annual average temperatures go from 17.8 degrees Celsius to 27.8 degrees Celsius. The period between February and June experiences the heaviest amount of precipitation. The total population of Kampala is over 3.2 million, with a diverse ethnic population drawn from all parts of the country, as well as neighbouring countries like the DRC, Rwanda, South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia and even India and China. Kampala is situated in the country’s most prosperous agricultural section and is an exporter of coffee, cotton, tea, tobacco and sugar. The city’s industrial status is second only to Jinja, and it has numerous food, metal products and furniture enterprises, and its informal sector is a large contributor to the local GDP.

Known as the green city in the sun, Kampala is reported to be among the fastest-growing cities in Africa and has been ranked the best city to live in East Africa. It is home to the Kampala Business and Industrial Park, the industrial hub of the city located not far from the central business district. The city also houses the Uganda Museum and the Uganda National Theatre. It also boasts a prominent cultural centre, the Ndere Cultural Centre that aims to promote Ugandan and African music, dance and drama. The city hosted the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 2017. Kampala harbours several places of worship, including mosques, Hindu temples and Christian churches; the Old Kampala National Mosque can accommodate 12000 worshippers; the Namirembe Cathedral is one of several stunning views in the city, as well as the Baha’i House of Worship. It is the hub of the nation’s road network, and it lies on the railway line that goes from Kasese to Mombasa. It is also served by Port Bell on Lake Victoria and Uganda’s International Airport in Entebbe. Home to several higher education institutions like Makerere University, the International University of East Africa, Cavendish University Uganda, Kyambogo University, Kampala International University and Kampala University, the city proves favourable to students who wish to study in the city.

less
Reviews (no review yet)
{{ reviewsOverall }} / 10 TOTAL SCORE (0 votes)
Academic Quality
Campus Facilities
Social Life
What people are saying....
Sort by:

1-2 of

reviews

/ 10
User Avatar

from {{{ review.review_city}}}, {{{ review.review_country }}}

{{{ review.review_student_status}}} | {{{ review.review_question }}}
/ 10
{{{ review.rating_title }}}
{{{review.rating_comment}}}

{{ pageNumber+1 }}
Please write a review if you have been a student at this school
Similar Schools
Type: Public Institution
Motto: We build for the future
Affiliated to: AAU, ACU, IUCEA
Established: 1922
No of Students: 38,000
No of Staff: 3,410
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe
Campuses: Main campus, CHS campus, ARI Campus
Ranking: 1st in Uganda, 12th in Africa (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.mak.ac.ug/
School Contacts
General University Contact
For General Enquiries (VC's Office)
Mr Charles Sentongo (Deputy Registrar)
For Undergraduate Admissions and Records
Martha Muwanguzi (International Office)
For Enquiries from International Students
Mr Alfred Masikye Namoah
Academic Registrar
Dr Charles Ibingira
Principal, College of Health Sciences
Other Schools
Key Officials
Is this your University? Claim it now
Make sure your information is up to date

Claim This Listing