Call: Graduate Programs admissions 2020/2021

The Academic Registrar of Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral degree Programmes) for the 2020/2021 Academic Year. Applicants should have obtained at least a first class or second class degree or its equivalent from a recognised and chartered university/institution. Applicants should also possess a Ugandan Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 Passes (or its equivalent) and a Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least two Principle Passes and one Subsidiary Pass obtained at the same sitting (or its equivalent).

All Graduate Programmes are PRIVATELY-SPONSORED. 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. Therefore applicants seeking sponsorship should have their applications endorsed by their respective sponsors where applicable.


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 their applications online any time or in Room 410, Level 4 with a synopsis.

How to apply

Visit the Makerere University’s Admissions URL and generate a Payment Reference Number (PRN) by following the guide below.
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.
A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile number.
The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.
To fill a form the applicant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the appropriate scheme i.e. Postgraduate and Taught PhD or PhD Research
Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on “Pay for Form” button
Make a payment at any of the following Banks:

  • Stanbic
  • Post Bank
  • Centenary Bank
  • DFCU Bank
  • UBA Bank

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


Go the payment reference site:
Fill in your name;
Fill in your email;
Fill in your telephone number – Go to the next
Click on the option number;
Application fee = Ugx 50,000 (East African applicants) or Ugx 151,500 (International Applicants)
the pay reference number
Go to the Bank and pay
For 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 Name: UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY COLLECTIONS
Account No: 003410158000002
Strictly observe the closing date of Tuesday, 30th June, 2020


  • All Applicants for Master of Laws (LLM) will do a Graduate Admission Test (GAT) consisting of an oral Interview and written test. The fee is Ug. Shs. 100,000/= (One hundred thousand shillings) payable to the School Accountant. The GAT will be held on Saturday 20th June, 2020.
  • 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.
  • All Applicants for PGD (Guidance and Counselling), Counselling and MSc. in Clinical Psychology (School of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences) will do an admission interview on dates to be communicated by the School of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The fee is UG. Shs. 60,000/= (Sixty thousand shillings) payable to the designated account to be provided by School.
  • 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.
  • Detailed information about the Programmes’ admission requirements, content and regulations can be obtained from the Principals/College Registrars of the respective Colleges and Schools.
  • Further details of the advert including tuition fees for the advertised programmes are available in the document downloadable from the link below.

Alfred Masikye Namoah


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