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 here.

  1. Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions URL
  2. Signup 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.  If you changed your names physically visit the Senate Building Office 611 with a deed poll and gazette supporting the name change. Applicants from abroad may contact the International Office using details in the panel on the right.
  3. A password will be sent to both your e-mail 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 (all form sections must be filled)the applicant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the running scheme.
  6. Obtain a pay reference nunber(PRN)  after submitting the application.
  7. Pay the Fee of US$75 or equivalent in UGX using the payment Procedure in the right panel.
  8. 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.
  9. Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should visit the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) website here for guidelines on Equating Academic Documents.
  10. Diploma/Degree holder’s applicants MUST attach certified photocopies of their academic transcripts issued by the awarding institutions when filling the online application.
  11. 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.
  12. Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme offered by Makerere University are required to take a pre-entry examination. View the detailed announcement.
  13. 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 not Makerere University.
  14. The Academic Year normally starts in August every year.

The Occasional Studentship Scheme

The Occasional Studentship Scheme was approved by the Senate at its Special Meeting Held on 3rd May, 2006

1. Objectives

(a) Improve the knowledge base of students.
(b) To enable a student acquire more knowledge through  experiential learning in a different environment.

2. General requirements

Short Term Studentship Scheme

The Short Term Studentship Scheme was approved by the Senate at its Special Meeting Held on 3rd May, 2006. The Scheme caters for students who come to Makerere from other recognized Universities.

1. Objectives

(a)  Improvement of knowledge base of students.
(b) To enable a student to acquire more knowledge through  experiential learning in a different environment.

2. General Requirements

Academic Programmes

Makerere University offers a number of academic programmes at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels. Please click the links below to view detailed list of courses in the respective categories.

Makerere offers Diploma and Certificate programs that help prepare students for higher education and also advance their careers.  They are usually under certain departments and short in length since they are intended to cover specific areas. They include:

Makerere University offers a number of Bachelors Degree Programmes. They are listed below under their sespective academic units.

1. College Of Agricultural And Environmental Sciences (CAES)

Day Programmes

In this section, we enable a visitor to find out about particular academic programmes. Link to both faculty and department

Makerere offers more than 100 graduate programmes, listed below under their respective academic units. Follow the links to the respective websites to learn more about each programme.

Payment & Fees Structure


1. Complete the application process on Institution’s Online Application Portal URL
2. Obtain a Payment Reference Number (PRN) by clicking on “Pay for Form” Button
3. Make a payment at any of the banks used by Uganda Revenue Authority. Click here for instructions on how to pay using VISA/MASTERCARD (Click here for detailed procedure) or follow the steps below for Mobile Money Payments                                        

    MOBILE MONEY PAYMENT STEPS:                                                 

    Dial *272*6# on either MTN or Airtel                                                             
    Select option 3-Admission                                                     
    Select option 3-Pay Fees
    Enter reference number obtained from Application portal
    Details of Application form will be confirmed                                                              
    Enter PIN to confirm payment

Makerere University fees policy 2016

Sponsored Students & Payments via Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT)

EFT Payments should be transfered to Uganda Revenue Authority Collection Account in Bank of Uganda as follows:

Account Name: Uganda Revenue Authority Collections

Account Number.: 003410158000002

A schedule of students sponsored or paid for and the comfirmation of payment obtained from the transacting bank shall be sentmto the Makerere University Revenue Service Unit (MURSU) on the following emails:


The sponsored students are expected to enrol and register on the ACMIS System in order to be given receipts for the money paid. Further clarification on this mode of payment please email the office of the bursar on the emails above.


International Office

For International Students Admissions

Ms. Kwesiga Caroline
Room 316, Senate Building
Makerere University.
P.O. Box 7062,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email: kwesiga.caroline[at]

For International Students Welfare and University Collaborations

Advancement & International Office
Flat A5, Block A, Lincoln Flats
Makerere University.
P.O. Box 7062,
Kampala, Uganda.

Ag. Deputy Registrar (Undergraduate Admissions and Records Division)
Mr. Charles Sentongo
Room 303, Senate Building
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 534343
Fax: +256 414 534125/541771
Email: charles.ssentongo[at]