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

(a)  Studying under the scheme does not lead to any award.
(b) Candidates who apply for admission under the scheme should not already be Makerere University students.
(c)  Registered Occasional students shall not transfer to degree programmes or change status of registration on the basis of their performance while on the scheme.
(d) The Occasional Studentship scheme applies to both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

3. Admission Requirements

Applicants under the scheme MUST be:

(a) Students of other recognized Universities and
(b) Possess requirements for admission to Makerere University.

4.  Application for, and Duration of, Registration

(a) Students of other Institutions should apply through the Heads of  such institutions.
(b) Candidates may apply for registration at any time and could be  admitted at the beginning of any semester of the academic year
(c)  Occasional students must register for at least one Course in a semester and for not more than one academic year.  No such registration shall overlap two academic years.
(d) All applicants must complete an application form.  They should specify the courses they wish to attend with the approval of the relevant Heads of Departments and respective Deans/Directors of Faculties/Schools/Institutes.  The completed application form should be submitted to the Academic Registrar who shall, in consultation with relevant bodies within the University, register such students.

5. Examination and Awards

(a) Occasional students shall not sit for University examination.
(b) The University shall not enter into negotiations, on behalf of an occasional student, for purposes of getting agreements with another University on the crediting of the student’s work covered during his registration, although the University shall provide a statement of attendance.

6. University Rules, Fees and Residence

(a) Occasional students as well as regular students are expected to adhere to the University, and Faculty Rules and Regulations.
(b) The Tuition fees, charged per course registered for in a semester should be paid before a student is registered.
(c) No occasional student shall be entitled to residential accommodation provided by the University and shall also not be involved in making alternative arrangements for the student.