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Makerere University Government Sponsorship Diploma Admissions 2021-2022

Makerere University Government Sponsorship Diploma Admissions 2021-2022

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 for the 2021/2022 Academic year 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  bank used by URA 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 and the University website – www.mak.ac.ug

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 system generated application forms to the University is Friday 31st May 2021.

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.


CODE             PROGRAMME

MAM              Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

BDS               Bachelor of Dental Surgery

PHA               Bachelor of Pharmacy

BMR               Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiography

BEH               Bachelor of Environmental Health Science

BSB                Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

BBI                Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

BYT                Bachelor of Cytotechnology

NUR               Bachelor of Nursing Science

BSL                Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy

BPT                Bachelor of Optometry


AGR               Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

FST                Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

AGE               Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

AGM               Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

BAR               Bachelor of Agricultural and Rural Innovation

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


ARC               Bachelor of Architecture

LSG                Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and Geomatics

ELE                Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

CIV                Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

MEC               Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering

SQS               Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

SLE                Bachelor of Science in Land Economics

FIN                Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts


STA                Bachelor of Statistics

ECO               Bachelor of Arts in Economics

COE               Bachelor of Commerce

ADM               Bachelor of Business Administration


MUS               Bachelor of Arts in Music

BDF                Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Film

SOW              Bachelor of Social Work


SCP                Bachelor of Science (Physical)

SCB                Bachelor of Science (Biological)

SEC                Bachelor of Science (Economics)

BIC                Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry

BFS                Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture

BSP                Bachelor of Sports Science

BCB                Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology

BPG               Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geo-science and Production

BBT                Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology


CSC               Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

BSW               Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

IST                Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology


VET                Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

MLT               Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology

BAP                Bachelor of Animal Production Technology and Management


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 Pre-Entry exams will come out in July 2021.


COM               Bachelor of Commerce

BBD               Bachelor of Business Administration

BIB                Bachelor of International Business

BLH                Bachelor of Leisure and Hospitality Management

BES                Bachelor of Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

BBC                Bachelor of Business Computing

BIM                Bachelor of Office and Information Management

PSM               Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Further details including requirements for each course can be accessed from the documents below:



  1. Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions URL https://admissions.mak.ac.ug
  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 611 with an affidavit and gazette 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 of a mandatory and non-refundable application fees of Ugx.50,000= (fifty thousand shillings only) at any of the Banks used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
  8. Print the filled form (system generated) and attach certified copies of your Diploma transcripts, certificates, a passport size photograph and bank slips and submit to Office 315  level 3 Senate Building after payment of application fees.
  9. The application is only complete after paying a the application fees.


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

11 thoughts on “Makerere University Government Sponsorship Diploma Admissions 2021-2022”

  1. can there be possibility to direct me on how to get government sponsorship applications with makerere for Bachelor’s in science agriculture as I have recieved my diploma result recently released by UBTEB for exams sat last year November/ December and transcripts are still in process. Am I eligible to apply please as I have NCA transcripts and other documents bearing my name even on national identity card

  2. Help, can I be admitted in for law at a diploma level I obtained subsidery passes I my A level.i did BCA.

  3. Bachelor degree in medicine, for a student from kenya.who scored B B plain. Bio and chem B plain. Is he legible for parallel program?How much? When is the intake and of application.

  4. Hi team! hope my mail finds you well, i have a Certificate in Graphics Designing and i would like to start studying a Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering because that is my Courier.
    Can i get a government sponsorship!

  5. Want to take law in the university scored a B plain

  6. i have just seen the advert for the undergraduate course at Makerere and iam interested in BSC civil engineering. Can i still apply or it is late

  7. Yes in fact God is good! Am tumwesige Mesach completed my CEC in education. Help me to upgrade to a diploma .I studied at Walugogo PTC taken by Makerere university .so what is needed from me?

  8. Yes in fact God is good! Am tumwesige Mesach completed my CEC(Early Childhood) in education. Help me to upgrade to a diploma .I studied at Walugogo PTC taken by Makerere university .so what is needed from me?

  9. yes iam applying for university and I need help from the government to sponsor me and the intake


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