Makerere University Admissions: A guide to government sponsored students

An amazing view of the chemistry between Mary Stuart and Lumumba Hall taken with a drone.!!! hehehe... kidding ... I had to risk my life and go at the top of Marry Stuart at 10:00pm.
An amazing view of the chemistry between Mary Stuart and Lumumba Hall taken with a drone.!!! hehehe… kidding … I had to risk my life and go at the top of Marry Stuart at 10:00pm. Photo by Badru Katumba

Were you admitted to Makerere University on national merit or district quota? This guide takes you through what you must know.

By default government pays for all your tuition and functional fees. It evens pays for your meals and accommodation.

For the case of meals and accommodation, you can choose to receive these through residing in the halls of residence or choosing a hostel or rental of your choice.

Residents; Living in hall

Some students offered the following study programmes maybe accommodated in the Halls of Residence to which they are attached as indicated on the admission letter.

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Some students offering these study programmes maybe accommodated in the Halls of Residence to which they are attached as indicated on the admission letter.

Students offering the above courses but are not able to take up the accommodation should with  very strong reasons inform the Dean of Students through writing before Monday 1st August, 2016 and submit your application to Room 214, Senate Building.

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Non Residents: Living outside hall

The rest of the government sponsored students, including all those admitted through Diploma and Mature age entry schemes (irrespective of study programmes offered) shall be Non Residents and eligible for Food and Living out allowance.  Register with the Warden’s Office at your Hall of attachment upon arrival.

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However, you have an option of living at hall of residence you are attached to or choose to look out for a hostel of your choice. Please note that if you decide to live and feed in a hall of residence, you do not receive any form of allowances from the government.

 Change to Private Programmes
Students admitted on government sponsorship but who choose to take up alternative study programmes under private sponsorship shall lose all government related benefits and should not claim for any.

 Students Admitted Under Disability Scheme
Students in the above Scheme may be resident in the Halls of attachments indicated on their admission letters, irrespective of the study programmes offered.
Students Admitted Under Sports & District Quota Schemes
Students admitted under these categories will be treated residents or non-residents subject to availability of bed space by the time their admission is finalized.

Change of Halls of Attachment
This is PROHIBITED except where Gender was mixed up i.e female attached to Male Halls or vice versa.

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Also read: Makerere Government Admissions to be released on Thursday 14th July