Admission Requirements for Foreign Students Only
Makerere University welcomes foreign candidates who satisfy the minimum entry requirements which are:- (i) At least an O'Level Certificate or an equivalent qualification (secured at the same sitting) and (ii) At least two Principal Passes at 'A' Level or an equivalent qualification (secured at the same sitting) Please note that to be eligible for admission, the last examination must have been sat during the year in which admission is being sought or not more than two years previously. At its discretion and on the advice of the Faculty concerned, the University may consider for admission to a degree course a candidate with only 'O' level qualifications provided that he/she has been registered at another University (prior to applying), for a degree programme and has successfully completed at least one year of University education. He/She must however submit the University transcript(s).
Please note that the requirements described above are only minimum academic requirements for admission into the University. There is no guarantee that fulfillment of them will automatically make one entitled to admission into the University. The possession of the minimum entry qualifications only makes one eligible for consideration for admission.
The University Academic Year now starts in August. Applications should be sent to:
Academic Registrar (Admissions), P.O.Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.
Candidates eligible for consideration will be sent an application form, schedule of fees and the financial guarantee form. The completed forms together with other relevant academic documents and the necessary application fee should be received by the Admissions Office not later than 31st March of the Year in which admission is sought.
N.B. Applications cannot be processed until the University has received the application fee and undertaking by the sponsor to finance the student's studies at this University.
Candidates from countries where the language of instruction is not English are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English. Foreign Applicants currently residing in Uganda may however sit an English proficiency test conducted by Makerere University.General Examinations and Awards Regulations:
University Examinations: For all programmes leading to academic awards of the University, there shall be University examinations as a mode of assessment. These examinations shall be normally conducted at the end of every semester.
Examiners: Every examination for a Degree or Diploma of the University whether taken at one time or in sections shall be examined by:
(i) Internal Examiners, one, or where possible, two or more in each course and
(ii) External Examiners, one or more in each course.
Continuous Assessment consists of Tests, Assignments, Practical work etc., which are conducted throughout the programmes, and contributes a given percentage to the final assessment mark which varies from programme to programme.
Pass Mark: The pass mark for ALL University examinations shall be 50% .
Absconding from examinations: A candidate who absconds from the University Examinations without satisfactory reasons shall normally be discontinued from studies at the University.Programme Composition:
Each study programme will be composed of courses. The smallest course shall be one credit unit per semester and the largest course shall be five credit units per semester. A credit unit is defined as one contact hour per week per semester (one credit Unit is 15 hours).Semester Course Load:
(a) The minimum number of Credit Units per Semester shall be fifteen. (15).
(b) The maximum number of Credit Units per Semester shall be thirty. (30)
There shall be NO supplementary Examinations in the Semester System. When a student has to resit a course, h/she has to wait and resit that course, without penalty, when it is offered again. The re-examination fee per paper is Shs. 6000 for Ugandans, and $10 for Non-Ugandans.Progression:
Progression of a student shall be classified as Normal or Probationary.Normal Progress:
Normal progress shall occur when a student has passed all the specified courses. This occurs when a student passes each course taken with a minimum grade point of 2.0.Probationary Progress:
This is a warning stage and it will occur if: (a) A student fails the Core or Compulsory Course. (b) A student obtains the Cumulative Grade Point Average of less than two (2) at the end of any semester. N.B. When the Grade Point Average of a student goes up in the following semester after the student has re-sat and passed the failed courses, then the probation shall be removed.Discontinuation
A student shall be discontinued from a programme if one of the following conditions obtains: (a) Receiving two probations on the same core/compulsory course. (b) Receiving two consecutive probations based on Cumulative Grade Point Average.Re-taking a Course
A candidate can re-take a course once to better his/her average. The Transcript shall indicate so if done. Classification (a) Since there would be enough Courses in all the years of study, there shall be no weighing of the performance in the various academic years of study. (b) The Cumulative Grade Point Average for the various classes shall be as indicated below:Class Cumulative Grade Point Average
The Faculty of Arts is the largest academic unit of Makerere University accounting for 30% of the entire university student population.
The faculty is made of seven teaching departments and an Institute of Languages. The faculty mission is, “To promote quality education the humanities for the changing world.” One of the objectives in fulfilling this mission is to impart quality knowledge and skills that address community needs and expectations. The faculty is in the process of revising all its courses and upgrading others to postgraduate level to suit the demands of the community as well as the challenges of the ever-changing global world.
The Faculty also focuses on research and postgraduate programmes. A number of researches are being conducted in specific vital areas such as African Languages, Lexicography, Land Use Planning and Housing among others. Currently, there are 13 running master’s degree programmes and 5 postgraduate diploma programmes. The postgraduate programmes include.
Masters’ Degree Programmes (2 years)
« Master of Arts in Land Use and Regional Development Planning
« Master of Arts in Ethics and Public Management
« Masters in Leadership and Human Relations Studies.
« Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies.
« Master of Arts in Religious Studies.
« Master of Arts in Human Rights
« Master of Arts in African Languages
« M.A. Music Dance and Drama
« M.A. Philosophy
« M.A. Linguistics
« M.A. Geography
« M.A. Literature
« M.A. History
Postgraduate Diplomas (2years)
¨ PGD in Environmental Journalism and Communication.
¨ PGD in Mass Communication.
¨ PGD in Meteorology.
¨ PGD in Translation and Interpretation.
¨ PGD in Integrated Rural Planning.(forthcoming)
Admission to Postgraduate Programmes:
(a) Postgraduate Diploma ProgrammeEach programme has its admission requirements