Graduate Admissions

Before reading on, please make sure you have read the general information about international students seeking to join Makerere here.

The Academic Registrar of Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral degree Programmes) for the 2023/2024 Academic Year. Applicants should have obtained at least a first degree or its equivalent from a recognized and chartered university/institution.


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

Application Procedures

1. Hard copies of application forms are obtainable from the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, 3rd Floor, Senate Building, Room 307 after payment of an application fee of USD$75 to Stanbic Bank through electronic transfer. A copy of the transaction slip should be attached to your application together with the other requirements.

2. Application forms can also be downloaded from our Website: or from here.

3. Completed application forms should be returned or sent to the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Room 307 or sent to the International Office on the address indicated below and must be accompanied by relevant supporting certified copies of certificates, and academic transcripts, and the letters of three referees. Get the referee form here.

Please strictly observe the deadlines.

The Director,
Directorate of Research and Graduate Training,
Room 410, Senate Building,
Makerere University.
P.O Boz 7062, Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256 414 530983
Tel: +256 414 533809

For details on Graduate Programmes, tuition fees and other requirements, please follow the link below:

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