Makerere University Diploma Government Sponsorship Scheme

By | December 23, 2019

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Diploma Holders only for admission under the Government Sponsorship Scheme (not exceeding 5% of the intake capacity) to the University Degree Programmes listed below.

Each applicant should possess at least a Credit or Second Class or equivalent Diploma in a relevant field from a recognised Institution plus a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 Passes (or its equivalent) and a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least One Principal Pass and Two Subsidiary Passes obtained at the same sitting (or its equivalent).

A non-refundable application fee of Shs.50,000/ = (Fifty thousand shillings only) plus the Bank Charge using a Zee pay reference number should be paid to any Stanbic Bank, dfcu Bank, Post Bank, Centenary Bank, UBA Bank before submitting a system generated application form to the Admissions Office, Room 315 Level 3, in the Senate Building, Makerere University.

Certified copies of Diploma Transcripts (not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding Institutions must be attached to the application forms. Incomplete application forms shall not be processed. Details of the Diplomas required for each programme can be viewed on Undergraduate Admissions Notice Board on Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University.

NB: Candidates will be responsible for verification of their academic documents from the awarding Institutions after admission.

Each applicant should also attach a copy of the Birth Certificate to the application form.

The closing date for returning the completed application forms to the University is Friday 31st January. Candidates are warned against submitting forged academic documents as this will lead to automatic cancellation of admission, revocation of award where applicable and prosecution in the Courts of Law. Note that:(i) Candidates whose Ordinary and Advanced level results are of Grades “Y”, ” Z” “7” and “9” need not apply because they are not eligible for admission, and;(ii) Candidates who possess 3rd Class or Pass Diplomas need not apply. Details of study programmes and diploma holder requirements may also be accessed from here.

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES (CHS) CODE   PROGRAMME MAM Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of SurgeryBDS   Bachelor of Dental SurgeryPHA  Bachelor of PharmacyBMR  Bachelor of Science in Medical RadiographyBEH  Bachelor of Environmental Health ScienceBSB  Bachelor of Biomedical SciencesBBI  Bachelor of Science in Biomedical EngineeringBYT Bachelor of CytotechnologyNUR Bachelor of Science in NursingBSL Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language TherapyBPT Bachelor of Optometry 

FST Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
AGE Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
AGM Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
BAM Bachelor of Science in Land Use and Management
HOT Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
BVS Bachelor of Environmental Science
BAR Bachelor of Agricultural and Rural Innovation
BMT Bachelor of Science in Meteorology
HUN Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition
BOF Bachelor of Science in Forestry
BTH Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management
BBP Bachelor of Science in Bio-Processing Engineering
BWE Bachelor of Science in Water and Irrigation Engineering 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, DESIGN, ART AND TECHNOLOGY (CEDAT) ARC Bachelor of ArchitectureLSG Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and GeomaticsELE Bachelor of Science in Electrical EngineeringCIV Bachelor of Science in Civil EngineeringMEC Bachelor of Science Mechanical EngineeringSTE Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications EngineeringSQS Bachelor of Science in Quantity SurveyingSLE Bachelor of Science in Land EconomicsSCM Bachelor of Science in Construction ManagementCMP Bachelor of Science in Computer EngineeringFIN Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (COBAMS) STA Bachelor of StatisticsBQE Bachelor of Science in Quantitative EconomicsBPS Bachelor of Science in Population StudiesBBS Bachelor of Science in Business StatisticsECO Bachelor of Arts in EconomicsDEC Bachelor of Arts in Development EconomicsCOE Bachelor of CommerceADM Bachelor of Business Administration 

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (CHUSS) MUS Bachelor of Arts in MusicBDF Bachelor of Arts in Drama and FilmBCO Bachelor of Community PsychologyBIP Bachelor of Industrial and Organisational PsychologySOC Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration 

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES (CONAS) SCP Bachelor of Science (Physical)SCB Bachelor of Science (Biological)SEC Bachelor of Science (Economics)BIC Bachelor of Science in Industrial ChemistryBFS Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and AquacultureBSP Bachelor of Sports ScienceBCB Bachelor of Science in Conservation BiologyBPG Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geo-science and ProductionBBT Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 

COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES (COCIS) CSC Bachelor of Science in Computer ScienceBSW Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering1ST Bachelor of Information Systems and TechnologyLIS Bachelor of Library and Information ScienceBRA Bachelor of Records and Archives Management 

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, ANIMAL RESOURCES &. BIOSECURITY (COVAB) VET Bachelor of Veterinary MedicineWHM Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Health and ManagementMLT Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory TechnologyBAP Bachelor of Animal Production Technology and Management 

SCHOOL OF LAW (SOL) LAW Bachelor of Laws 

NB: All applicants for Bachelor of Laws will be required to sit and pass the Pre-entry examinations set by Makerere University. The advert for PreEntry exams will come out in March, 2020.

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL (MUBS) COM Bachelor of CommerceBBD Bachelor of Business AdministrationBIB Bachelor of International BusinessBLH Bachelor of Leisure and Hospitality ManagementBES Bachelor of Entrepreneurship & Small Business ManagementBBC Bachelor of Business ComputingBIM Bachelor of Office and Information ManagementPSM Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management 


Application will be online using the new AIMS System after getting a pay reference number using the new AIMS System Number but applicants will have to submit certified copies of their Diploma transcripts and certificates and a passport size photograph to Office 315, Level 3 Senate Building after payment of application fees.


1. Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions URL

2. Signup using full name, e-mail and Mobile No. 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 Office 301 with an affidavit supporting the name change.

3. A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile number.

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

5. To fill a form the applicant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the running scheme.

6. Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on “Pay for Form” button

7. Make a payment at any of the following Banks:

(a) Stanbic

(b) Post Bank

(c) Centenary Bank

(d) DFCU Bank

(e) UBA Bank

8. Print the filled form and attach certified copies of your academic documents


1. Go to the payment reference site:
2. Fill in your name;
3. Fill in your email;
4. Fill in your telephone number – Go to the next item
5. Click on the option number;
6. Application fee 50,000/= (Undergraduate) continue and get the pay reference number
7. Go to the Bank and pay
8. Go to Office 315, Senate Building and submit certified copies of your academic documents.


(i) Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission. The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.

(ii) Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office. Those who buy them do so at their own risk.

(iii) The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agents to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.

Alfred Masikye Namoah

DATE: 16th December..


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