General Instructions

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) .

The application fee of Shs.50,000/= (Fifty thousand shillings only) plus the Bank Charge should be paid to any  Stanbic Bank, dfcu  Bank (Makerere Branch), ECO Bank, Centenary Bank and Crane Bank  before collecting the application form from the Admissions Office, Room 314, 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 accepted.  

Details of the Diplomas required for each programme can be accessed from downloads below (Listed under the respective Colleges). The details of requirements can be obtained from Undergraduate Admissions(Diploma) on Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University.

Each applicant should also attach a copy of the Birth Certificate to the application form.

Candidates are warned against submitting forged academic documents.

Government Sponsorship

The number of candidates admitted to each programme under the Diploma Holders Avenue does not exceed 5% of the intake per programme.

For the Private Scheme the quota for Diploma/Degree Holder applicants does not exceed 20% of the intake per programme

The following Programmes have no Diploma Scheme.

(a)          B.Sc. Education

(b)         B.A. Education

(c)          B. Sc (Actuarial Science)

(i) Ordinary Diploma Programme

The minimum entry requirements for admission to an ordinary diploma programme are:

a) Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes

b) Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 1 Principal pass and 2 Subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

ii) Admission of CISCO Holders to Makerere University Programmes

The requirements for admitting applicants who possess CISCO Qualification to programmes at Makerere University are:

a) A candidate who has completed the full series of training (known as  CCNA 1- 4 stages) under the aegis of the CISCO programmes, can be considered as having obtained the equivalent of an Ordinary Diploma with effect from 2010/2011 Intake.

b) Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes

c) Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 1 Principal Pass and 2 Subsidiary Passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.