Call for Applications: Makerere University Graduate Courses and Fees structure for 2019/2020 Academic Year

Makerere University Graduates

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes) for the 2019/2020 Academic Year. Applicants should have obtained at least a first or second class degree (or its equivalent) from a recognized and chartered university/institution at the time of completion.

Applicants should also possess a Ugandan Certificate of Education with at least five passes (or its equivalent) and a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least two principal passes and one subsidiary pass obtained at the same sitting (or its equivalent).

You can look at the details of Makerere University Graduate Courses and fees structure for 2019/20 Academic Year.


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.

You can also scroll through the document below to see the different graduate courses at Makerere university and the respective fees structure for the academic year 2019/2020.

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Application Procedure( Blended Online/Manual Applications using the new AIMS System)

  1. Visit the Makerere University’s Admissions URL( and generate a Payment Reference Number (PRN) by following the guide below.

Makerere University Online Application Portal User-guide

a) Applicants should 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 please go to Senate Building, Graduate Admissions Office (308) with a gazette and any other documents supporting the name change.

b) A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile phone contact.

c) The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.

d)To fill a form, the applicant clicks on the “APPLY NOW” button displayed. Select the appropriate Scheme, ie Postgraduate and Taught PhD or PhD Research

e) Obtain a PRN by clicking on “PAY FOR FORM” button

f) Make a payment at any of the following Banks:

  • Stanbic
  • Post Bank
  • Centenary Bank
  • DFCU Bank
  • UBA Bank
  1. All applicants after payment of an application fee of Ugx 50,000 (Ugandan applicants) or Ugx 151,500 (International Applicants) will have to submit to office 307; level 3 Senate Building the following:
    1. Relevant supporting certified copies of certificates, and academic transcripts (2 copies),
    2. Letters from 3 referees.
    3. 2 passport photos.


Scanned copies of documents listed above can be emailed to Copy to:

  1. For foreign applicants, upon obtaining of a Pay Reference Number (PRN) Payments can be made to Makerere University Revenue Collection Accounts and Bank Swift Codes as follows:
  1. Strictly observe the closing date of Friday, 12th April, 2019.
  2. All Applicants for Master of Laws (LLM) will do a Graduate Admission Test (GAT) consisting of an oral Interview and written test. The fee is Ug. Shs. 100,000/= (One hundred thousand shillings) payable to the School Accountant. The GAT will be held on Saturday 22nd June, 2019.
  3. All Applicants for Master of Business Administration (College of Business and Management Sciences and Makerere University Business School) will do a GMAT test on dates to be communicated by College of Business and Management Sciences and Makerere University Business School respectively. The fee for the MUBS GMAT Admission test is 50,000/=.
  4. All Applicants for PGD (Guidance and Counselling), Master of Organizational Psychology, Counselling and MSc. in Clinical Psychology (College of Humanities and Social Sciences) will do a GMAT test on dates to be communicated by College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The fee is Ug. Shs. 60,000/= (Sixty thousand shillings) payable to the School Accountant.
  5. In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants for Master of Public Infrastructure Management (MPIM) must have “Proven professional experience of at least 2 years at managerial/supervisory level or policy-decision making position in a government, parastatal organ, international organisation or non-governmental organisation” Applicants should attach a 2- page short CV and referee recommendations.
  6. Detailed information about the Programmes’ admission requirements, content and regulations can be obtained from Makerere University Website and Directorate of Research and Graduate Training  or contact the Principals/College Registrars of the respective Colleges and Schools.
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