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Makerere University, MAK Admission Requirements: 2024/2025


We are pleased to present to you the Makerere University (MAK) Entry Requirements for the 2023/2024 session.   

Makerere University, MAK Admission Requirements
“Unlock Your Path to Makerere University (MAK) – Know Your Eligibility with 2023/2024 Entry Requirements and Admission Criteria”

Right now, you are thinking of enrolling for the prestigious Makerere University (MAK) and also thinking if you really have what it takes. You MAK have even played around the Makerere University (MAK) online application portal and even gone to the extent of attending the institution Open day. Well, the Makerere University (MAK) entry requirements is at your finger-tips because in this article, we are going to break down all the necessary admission requirements in details so you know where you fit in and which qualification matches your grade/result.   


Makerere University, MAK Direct Entry Requirements

The following are application procedures needed for direct entry admission into various undergraduate programmes offered at Makerere University, Kampala.

Each applicant should:


  • Have the Uganda Certificate of Education with at least (five passes), or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Advanced Level obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes, only candidates who sat “A” Level in 2013, 2012 and 2011 are eligible to apply.  For Evening, Afternoon, and External programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting “A” Level.


  • Hold at least a Second Class or Credit (or equivalent classification) Diploma from a recognised institution, relevant to the programmes applied for.


  • Be a Graduate from a recognised university.
  • Candidates who hold grades X, Y, Z, 7 and 9 of ‘O’level results should not apply because they are not eligible for admission.
  • Diploma holder applicants who hold class three (3) Diploma Certificates are not eligible for admission and therefore should not apply, except where stated in the diploma holders requirements.

Makerere University, MAK Diploma Holders Entry Requirements

  • 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) .
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  1. I was requesting for some help because i did MEG and obtained two principal passes that is geog B, Economics E with an F in math .i also passed subsidiaries with C3 In G.P and C4 in Ict .so like please help me with the courses that i can do with this points
    Thank you.

  2. I have learned MCB.and i i ha got A in chemistry, C in biology, D in mathematics, C in entrepreneurship and S in general studies, so i ask you wether i can can hold General medicine in makere university?


    • You need to have a minimum of two principal passes for you to be admitted for any bachelors degree course in uganda. You can first do a diploma and then, you will apply via diploma entry scheme.

  4. am finding a difficulty in applying for diploma entry since the page is failing to submit data a s a result of two principal passes requisition, thanks

  5. Am called Stephen and I wished to apply for the direct entry this academic year 2020/2021 in the following bachelor of information systems and technology as well as bachelor of business statistics but am finding difficulties in checking whether am eligible for those courses please advise me

  6. I am called Aketch Peter Amet, I hold an Upper credit diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute and would like to upgrade in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Makerere University. May I know which year will I be placed?

  7. Thanks but am asking if I have the two principle passes but I don’t have a point in GP and I did HED/Sub Math can I be given a business course at MAK

  8. Joseph Okello,
    Am inquiring to know the list of weekend or long distance programs offered at MUK such that i choose the best, i have Diploma in Wildlife and natural resource management from UWRTI.

  9. I have three principle passes but i don’t have a GP point can i be given a business course at MAK.I did DEG/ICT

  10. Kindly assist me iam akenyan citizen with adiploma in clinical medicine and am intrested in doing undergraduate in makerere university how do i equate my certificate,and how do i pay for application since am in tanzania

  11. Am Douglas Mukwaya I did HEG/it I got B in History E in Entrepreneurship, O in Geography and D2 General paper. And C3 in ICT Can I apply which course

  12. I have got all the principal passes, In this combination of Biology ,Agricultureand , Geography where by Biology is D, Agriculture is C and Geography also C and I really wish to join for any medical courses available or some related courses on food and nutrition. Can you please help me on how possible could that be since the two subsidiary those are General paper and maths are passes. In ordinary level that is in UCE I failed English

  13. Hello, do you allow students within East African countries and what is the requirements for bachelor of medicine n surgery?

  14. O sat UACE 2022 and obtained Econ O Geog D Ent E GEP 5 Submath 8 which courses can I do at makerere university? Thank you !

  15. Hello, I was offering MEG/ICT at A’level and I got O in Maths, O in Econ, O in Geography, D2 in GP and C4 in ICT. I was going to do Higher Education Certificate(sciences) instead of repeating S.6. Is it possible for me to apply at Makerere University after doing it for one year? Because I didn’t get the grades to enroll for either a degree or diploma

  16. Hello, I offered MEG and I got O’s in the three subjects, D2 in GEP and C4 in ICT. I am doing Higher Education Certificate (sciences) instead of repeating S6. Is it possible for me to apply at Makerere University after doing it?


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