Makerere University Postgraduate Admissions For 2020 – 2021

Makerere University Postgraduate Admissions For 2020 – 2021

Find Information on the 2020/2021 Makerere University, MAK online admission portal. This page also contains the Makerere University, MAK Application Form for 2020/2021 August intake and how to apply. See details below:

The online application is for suitably qualified SCHOOL LEAVERS, NON SCHOOL LEAVERS and SPECIAL CASES.

Before Applying check out the links below:

Makerere University Admission Requirements: 2020/2021

Makerere University Fees Structure: 2020/2021


Things you need
  • An email address and contact number
  • Your academic Documents to pick Key detail like award institution, index number for o and a level, year of award or sitting etc.
  • An Internet Connection
How to Apply
  • Step 1: Accessing the Application Portal Link
    • Access the online application link as listed in the advert. Ensure that the page is secure before you continue.
  • NOTE: There might be other websites masquerading as the application portal. Only access the link advertised by the university
  • Step 2: Signup
  • Signup by clicking the orange signup button at the bottom of the page. If you cannot see the button, your browser could be having a zoom in setting. Zoom out holding down the “CTRL” button and pressing “+” button on PC and “CMD” and “+” on Mac
  • A password (six-digit number) will be sent to your mobile number and your email address.
  • NOTE: Sometimes depending your Mobile Telecom service provider, the message may delay or not be delivered. In this case, don’t panic, simply check your email. The same information is sent to your email as well.
  • Login using this password and your email address or your mobile number by selecting the “login with Tel No” option
  • After Logging in, you will be prompted to change the password to the one you can remember. Password should have at least a length of six Character. The system will take you back to the login prompt to now login with your new password
  • Step 3 Filling a Form
    • After Logging in, click on the “APPLY NOW” Button to view the advertised Schemes Read the instructions carefully of each of the scheme you want to apply for
    • Fill in the application form accordingly. To submit there is minimum information that must be captured. If you don’t have this information ready, simply save the form and return later to complete it when you have all the information required to submit the application form
    • Once the form is completely filled and submitted the following actions can be done

NOTE: Remember to Logout after you have finished applying.


  • Apply before the April 30th deadline. These are applications for our August intake.

Makerere University Postgraduate Admission Requirements 2020/2021

Postgraduate Diploma

Normally a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognised University in a subject or subjects relevant to the course applied for. Each programme has its Admission requirements stipulated under the Faculty/School/Institute Website.

Duration of Programme: 1 Academic Year

Masters Degree

Normally a Bachelor’s degree of at least second class, lower division or equivalent from a recognised University.  Applicants with lower qualifications must satisfy the relevant department and the Postgraduate Admissions Board that they have acquired academic growth, for instance, by evidence of research and publications or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma of Second class division.  In some departments, a qualifying course followed by examination is given.

Duration of Programme:      Full time – 2 Calendar years

        Part time – 3 Calendar years

Master of Medicine degree: Full time – 3 Calendar years

Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Normally a Master’s degree from a recognised University in a field relevant to the area of further studies.  First degree graduates who wish to register for Ph.D. would normally register for a master’s degree first and after a year or two of satisfactory progress may apply for upgrading of their candidature to Ph.D. level.  A research outline (synopsis) of 3-5 pages length should accompany the application.  This will be useful as a guide for PROVISIONAL ADMISSION for one year during which time the applicant will develop a comprehensive research proposal necessary for a FULL ADMISSION as soon as the proposal is approved.

Duration of Programme: Full time – 3 Calendar Years

                                      Part time – 5 Calendar Years

M.D. Degree

A Master’s degree in Medicine from a recognised University.

Duration of Programme: Full time – 3 Calendar Years

                                   Part time – 5 Calendar Years

LLD. Degree

A Master degree in Law from a recognised University.

Duration of Programme: Full time – 3 Calendar Years

                                      Part time – 5 Calendar Years

D. Litt. & D.Sc. (Higher Doctorates)

Degrees are awarded upon successful submission of original published and unpublished works on the area/topic of specialization.  These are higher doctorates normally applied for by holders of Ph.D. degrees.

Occasional Postgraduate students

  • Under occasional studentship, the University accepts non-degree students from other recognized University institutions on an agreed fees structure.  Application should be channeled through the Heads of such institutions.
  • Candidates may apply for registration at any time and could be admitted at the beginning of any semester of the academic year.
  • Occasional students may register for at least a semester and for not more than one academic year.
  • No such registration shall overlap two academic years.
  • All applications must be addressed to the Director, School of Postgraduate Studies who shall, in consultation with relevant bodies within the University, register such students.

Extension of Study Duration

With special permission, these periods may be extended as the Board of Postgraduate Studies and Research may consider reasonable.

Under no circumstances will a candidate be allowed to submit a thesis for examination unless he/she has been under regular and approved supervision for at least one year for a Master’s degree and two years for a Doctoral degree.

Please note that applications open in January and Close in March/April each year

For any further enquiries, kindly contact

Mr. Tim Otim
Deputy Registrar (Graduate Studies)
Room 414, Senate Building (Level 4)
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 530983
Fax: +256 414 533809

ORDirectorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT)
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Web: +256 (414) 691-937

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