PUJAB Admission Requirement For All Ugandan Universities

By | April 4, 2023

PUJAB Admission Requirement For All Ugandan Universities

Public Universities Joint Admissions Board (PUJAB) Admission Requirement For All Ugandan Universities

Accredited Public Universities in Uganda

Busitema University

Gulu University (GU)

Kabale University KABU

Kyambogo University KYU

Lira University LU

Makerere University MUK

Makerere University Business School MUBS

Mbarara University of Science and Technology MUST

Muni University MU

Soroti University SUN

Uganda Management Institute UMI

The application form for placement of students to Public Universities is to be completed by Senior Six Leavers who wish to be considered for admission by individual Public Universities under government sponsorship to the Public Universities and to other Tertiary Education Institutions. The form will be used to collect information on applicants and this information will later be processed on the computer. Each applicant must complete the application form.

NOTE: Admission is based on available intake capacities approved by the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Application fee for Ugandans is Ug. Sh.52, 000/= per candidate
The application fee should be paid to any bank used by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), using Payment Reference Numbers, (PRN) generated from pay.mak.ac.ug.

Payments can also be through Bank drafts and Cheques in the name of the Uganda Revenue Authority.

NOTE: Non-Ugandans do not apply using this form.

They apply online at applications.mak.ac.ug and pay an application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for E. Africans and US. $75 or it’s equivalent in Uganda Shillings for other International applicants. Applications for International Students are received during the period the University places a call/advertises for Private sponsorship.

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Each candidate is entitled to only one form; so each student must ensure that the form is neatly and

accurately completed. Untidy application forms may be rejected.

2.1 Candidate’s Name

The candidates’ names MUST be written in full and in capital letters. The names must also be identical

to the ones used for registration for ‘O’Level (form four) and ‘A’ Level examinations (form six). No

abbreviations will be accepted. Even if the names were indicated on the Pass slip as initials, they must

be written in full on the application form. The candidates’ names will be written in the space provided.

2.2 University Programmes

A student may apply for a maximum of Ten programmes (Six choices for National Merit admission and other special schemes i.e. Talented Sports Persons and Persons with Disabilities and another four choices for District Quota admission) offered at the different Public Universities using the same form.

Candidates should critically think about the choices of the Degree / Diploma programmes they wish to apply for before completing the application form as it will not be possible to change these choices once the forms have been received by the University.

The programmes at the Universities are represented by three-letter Codes; these are the Codes to be written in the space provided for each programme. The list of degree programmes and their codes is

attached. Candidates are advised to ensure that they write the correct codes for the respective Degree Programmes. Candidates should seriously note that a wrong Programme Code would result in

the Candidate’s name being omitted from the list of applicants for the particular programme(s).

2.4 Advice on making your Choices for Degree / Diploma Programmes

It has been noted over the years that some candidates apply for only Traditional, ‘Popular’ and highly competitive programmes: e.g. LAW, ECO, BIB, AFD etc on the Arts side and MAM, PHA, CIV, ELE, ARC etc on the Science side. Such candidates don’t make choices on programmes such as FIN, AID, DES, BGD, BLM and BSC/ED, B.SC. In several instances, many of those candidates do not qualify for

the highly competitive programmes but would qualify for the ‘moderately’ competitive programmes if

they had applied for them. Forms with crossings and white-outs shall not be accepted.

2.5 Other Tertiary Institutions

Space is provided for candidates who wish to apply for programmes at other Tertiary Education Institutions.

The codes for programmes offered at those Institutions are to be collected from the JAB Office, Ministry of Education and Sports (Legacy Towers).

2.6 Candidate’s Index Number


APPLICATION FORM for example U0001/501. That is, the Index Number should be written in full, clearly indicating the centre number as well.

2.7 Citizenship

The appropriate CITIZENSHIP should be indicated on the form. International students or NonUgandans should not complete the form for government sponsorship. They should fill forms for private sponsorship, which are the respective University Websites e.g. applications.mak.ac.ug

2.8 Gender

The Candidates should indicate whether they are MALE (M) or FEMALE (F)

2.9 District

The right Home District must be indicated in the appropriate space.

Appendix D has Coded for all districts in Uganda. This is very important especially about district quota admission.

Candidates/applicants are warned against indicating wrong districts.

Some indicate districts where their schools are located instead of their home districts. If this is discovered either at registration or afterwards, the affected person’s admission will be cancelled.

2.9.1 Candidates shortlisted and recommended for admission on District Quota will have their names forwarded to the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) by the University Admission Committee for onward transmission to District Local Councils for verification. Names of verified candidates by the

districts will then be returned to the Ministry (MoES) which will then compile and send them to the respective Universities for admission

2.10 Year of A’ Level Examinations and Centre Name

The year of A’ level Examinations e.g. and school name MUST be written in the space provided.

This information will help the University to differentiate and identify students who may have sat the A’

level examinations in different years and different centres.

2.11 O-Level Results

Candidates should provide correct information on the year of O’Level, the Index Number and grades obtained per subject.

They must attach a copy of the O’Level Pass Slip, which should be submitted to the Admissions Office with the Application form for verification purposes. There are cases of candidates who deliberately record better O-Level grades than what they actually obtained or deliberately recording

A-Level Index Numbers, which are not theirs. A’ Level candidates are warned against presenting forged

O’Level Pass Slips to the University. Candidates who sat examinations outside Uganda should submit photocopies of original documents in addition to UNEB equivalents. The pass slips should be stapled

on the application form. Candidates who obtained an overall Grade of 7, 9, Y or Z at O’Level do not qualify for University admission and need not apply. One should have also passed at least 5 subjects at ‘O’ Level (i.e. 5 subjects without a Grade 9).

2.12 False Information/Impersonation

Candidates are warned that cases of impersonation, falsification of documents or giving false/incomplete

information whenever discovered either at application, registration or afterwards, will lead to automatic cancellation of admission, besides being referred to Police and Courts of Law for prosecution.

2.13 Choices of B.A. and B.SC. Subject Combinations

B.A. EDUCATION, B.A. SOCIAL SCIENCES & B.A. ARTS Subject combinations

Applicants admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (Education), Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts (Arts), Degree Programmes offered at Makerere University in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Kyambogo University in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; take three subjects in the first year.

The University Admission Committee allocates these subjects taking into account the applicants’ choices, the capacities of the Departments and the timetable limitations. The list of subjects available in the three Schools of the College of Humanities at Makerere University is at APPENDIX

A. APPENDIX A also shows the Codes and the corresponding possible subject combinations, which the candidates should apply for. The subject combinations belong to the School where two of the subjects

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