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Mbarara University, MUST Admission Requirements: 2020/2021

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Mbarara University of Science and Technology, MUST admission requirement for all the courses at the undergraduate and diploma level is updated every year. Therefore, this article contains the full list of all the undergraduate courses coupled with their general requirements.

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Mbarara University, MUST Admission Requirements: 2019/2020

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For admission into programs of study at the Mbarara University, MUST for any first degree, an applicant must have the following requirements for successful admission.

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MBARARA UNIVERSITY, MUST UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirements for admission to any Undergraduate degree are:

  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or it’s equivalent with at least 5 passes
  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or it’s equivalent with at least 2 principal passes.
  • Diploma holders must have passed with at least a credit.

The minimum requirements for admission to any Diploma program are:

  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or it’s equivalent with at least 5 passes
  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or it’s equivalent with at least 1 principal pass and two subsidiary passes.

The minimum requirements for admission to any Certificate program are:

  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or it’s equivalent with at least 5 passes

Additionally, for international applicants:

  • Applicants whose first language or medium of instruction is not English must provide evidence from a recognized English language training institution that they have sufficient command of the English language.
  • Have a documentary evidence of Internship Training indicating disciplines and dates.
  • International applicants should have their documents verified by NCHE.
  • International applicants should have their degree certificate and transcript translated and converted into an equivalent of Ugandan Universities’ CGPA
  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.

A current certificate of good standing with the Medical Practitioners’ Council of the country of origin.

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology

1. Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in either Physics, Biology or Mathematics, and at least a subsidiary pass any other A’ Level Subjects

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • A Diploma in a relevant Medical Technology
  • Other Diplomas approved by the University to be equivalent to any of those stated above
2. Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in Physics and Mathematics, and at least a subsidiary pass in either Chemistry, Geography, Computer studies, Technical Drawing, Economics or Biology

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • A Diploma in a relevant Medical Technology
  • Other Diplomas approved by the University to be equivalent to any of those stated above
3. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and at least a subsidiary pass in Chemistry or Economics
4. Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and Environmental Management

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in either Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics, and at least a subsidiary pass in any other A’ level Subject

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • A Diploma in a relevant Medical Technology
  • Other Diplomas approved by the University to be equivalent to any of those stated above

Faculty of Business and Management Sciences

1. Bachelor of Business Administration

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes at A’level with at least one being either in Economics or Mathematics and a credit in Mathematics at UCE or Subsidiary Mathematics at A’level

Diploma Entry

  • Hold UDBS or ODBS or HFM Diploma recognized by the University or must have completed at least level one of CPA, ACCA, or CIMA
2. Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes at A’level with at least one being either in Economics or Mathematics and a credit in Mathematics at UCE or Subsidiary Mathematics at A’level

Diploma Entry

  • Hold UDBS or ODBS or HFM Diploma recognized by the University or must have completed at least level one of CPA, ACCA, or CIMA
3. Bachelor of Science in Economics

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes at A’level with at least one being either in Economics or Mathematics and a credit in Mathematics at UCE or Subsidiary Mathematics at A’level

Diploma Entry

  • Hold a Diploma in any Business related field for an accredited institution
4. Bachelor of Science in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in any A’level subjects

Diploma Entry

  • Hold a Diploma in Business related field with a Credit score from a recognized institution

Faculty of Computing and Informatics

1. Bachelor of Computer Science

Direct Entry

  • Two Principal Passes one of which MUST be in Mathematics and the other in any of the following subjects:- Physics, Chemistry, and/ or Economics

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in any ICT field
2. Bachelor of Information Technology

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in any ‘A’ level subjects and a credit in Mathematics at ‘O’ level (UCE) or Subsidiary Mathematics at A’ level

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in any ICT field
  • Holders of CCNA must have certificate of completion of all four levels
3. Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes with one being in Mathematics (passed with minimum grade of D) and the other in any other science subject
  • A credit in Mathematics at ‘O’ level (UCE)

Diploma Entry

  • Hold a Diploma in Software Engineering or Computer Science or Computer Programming or Information Technology or Computing and Data Science or Computer Networks and Data Security or Computer Forensics and Cyber Security.
  • Diploma in any other field that will be deemed relevant

Mature Entry

  • Must be 25 years and above and fulfill the Mature Age Entry Scheme requirements of Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

1. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Livelihoods and Farm Production

Direct Entry

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  • Two principal passes at UACE or its equivalent in the following subjects: Agriculture, Foods and Nutrition, Biology or Chemistry and at least a subsidiary pass in any other A’ Level subject

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in any Agricultural related field
2. Bachelor of Science in Gender and Applied Women Health

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes at A’level

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in any relevant field
3. Bachelor of Science in Planning and Community Development

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes at A’level

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in any relevant field

Faculty of Medicine

1. Advanced Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma or higher qualification in any relevant field
  • Evidence of prior experience of working with children and adolescents
  • Must be able to commit time to study and to undertake clinical work with children on a weekly basis at their work throughout the program
  • Should demonstrate basic IT skills
2. Diploma in Counselling

Direct Entry

  • One principal pass and two subsidiary passes in any A’level subjects

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in any relevant field
3. Diploma in Emergency Medicine

Diploma Entry

  • Clinical Officer or Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of completion of 2 years post-qualification clinical practice
  • Full registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council or Nursing Council or Allied Health Professionals’ Council, or equivalent
  • A current Certificate of Good Standing with the relevant Medical Council
  • Three letters of reference/recommendation from either former teachers or professional colleagues
  • Evidence of an adequate knowledge of clinical sciences (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology) which may be further assessed by a pre-course paper.
4. Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution.
  • Registered with Allied Health Professionals’ Council
  • Submit two reference reports one from the current employer(s) and the other from the institution where the Diploma training was done.
  • Sit and pass an entrance examination consisting of three written papers in Clinical Chemistry, Haematology & Blood Transfusion, Histopathology, Microbiology, and Parasitology.
6.Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Direct Entry

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  • Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in any Bio-medical Sciences.
  • Be registered by the Allied Health Professionals’ Council or the Uganda Nurses and Midwives’ Council
  • Preference will be given to those with experience of working under primary health care in a rural setting
  • The candidates who meet the above criteria will be required to sit for an entrance examination in General Paper, Anatomy, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Physiology
7. Bachelor of Nursing Science

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

  • Registered Nurses or Midwives or Comprehensive Nurses or Psychiatric Nurses or Paediatric Nurses
  • Registered or eligible for registration with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
  • Should have passed science subjects especially Mathematics and Chemistry at ‘O’ level
  • Sit and pass an entrance examination in Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and General Paper
8. Bachelor of Pharmacy

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in Pharmacy.
  • Should have passed Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English at O’ Level with at least a credit.
  • Sit and pass an entrance examination consisting of three written papers in Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Natural products, Introduction to Dispensing and Physiology
9. Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in Pharmacy or Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology.
  • Should have passed Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English at O’ Level with at least a credit
10. Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in Biology and one of either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in any one of the following: Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedic Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Orthopaedic Technology, Exercise Science, Nursing or Sports Science.
  • At least a credit in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics at O’ Level or its equivalent
  • Sit and pass pre-entry exams

Faculty of Science

1. Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology
  • A UCE certificate or it’s equivalent with a credit in two Science subjects i.e. Chemistry, Biology or Physics and a pass in Mathematics and English
2. Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology

Direct Entry

  • A principal pass in Biology, Chemistry or Physics and a pass in Mathematics obtained at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or it’s equivalent

Diploma Entry

  • Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology with at least a credit pass or its equivalent from a recognized institution
3. Bachelor of Science with Education (Physical)

Direct Entry

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  • Two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in Science Education
4. Bachelor of Science with Education (Biological)

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in Science Education
5. Bachelor of Science with Education (Chem/Math)

Direct Entry

  • Two principal passes in Mathematics and Chemistry

Diploma Entry

  • Diploma in Science Education
MUST POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
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9 COMMENTS

  1. Hello,am victor from west Nile I got diploma in nursing with a credit award but would like to apply for bachelors degree at mbarara university I didn’t sit for A’level but would like to do other courses apart from Nursing please advise me kindly

    • Hi Victor,

      You can go ahead and do other courses asides Nursing with your qualification but it can only be a health science related course.

  2. I am Kodongo Brian Okoth a Kenyan male citizen by birth currently aged 23 years. I did my form four (four years end of secondary education examination) in 2014 and scored A- (80 points) according to the Kenyan grading system.

    My performance per subject was Mathematics A ( 12 points) Biology A (12 points) Geography A (12 points) Business Studies A (12 points) Physics A- (11 points) Chemistry A- (11 points) Kiswahili A- (11 points) and English B+ (10 points).

    In 2015 September, I joined Chuka University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing and graduated 18th October 2019 with the second class upper division. I am scheduled for nursing clinical internship from May 2020 which will go for one year (up to May 2021). After which I plan to join a medical school in Uganda.

    I want to join a medical school accredited by Kenya medicine and dentistry practitioner board. I have learned that the reputable Makerere University is among such universities in Uganda. Please, do I qualify for a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery at the university as a self-sponsored student?

    Please, if I do, what do I need to know prior to my application and admission?Thank you!

    Yours sincerely,
    Kodongo Brian

    • I am Kodongo Brian Okoth a Kenyan male citizen by birth currently aged 23 years. I did my form four (four years end of secondary education examination) in 2014 and scored A- (80 points) according to the Kenyan grading system.

      My performance per subject was Mathematics A ( 12 points) Biology A (12 points) Geography A (12 points) Business Studies A (12 points) Physics A- (11 points) Chemistry A- (11 points) Kiswahili A- (11 points) and English B+ (10 points).

      In 2015 September, I joined Chuka University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing and graduated 18th October 2019 with the second class upper division. I am scheduled for nursing clinical internship from May 2020 which will go for one year (up to May 2021). After which I plan to join a medical school in Uganda.

      I want to join a medical school accredited by Kenya medicine and dentistry practitioner board. I have learned that the reputable Mbarara University is among such universities in Uganda. Please, do I qualify for a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery at the university as a self-sponsored student?

      Please, if I do, what do I need to know prior to my application and admission?Thank you!

      Yours sincerely,
      Kodongo Brian

    • Hi, my name is Victor kiptoo a Kenyan citizen..Did my K.C.P..E in the year 2015 and managed to get a B of 65 points.. English- B-, kiswahili C+, Maths A, Biology B-, Chemistry- C , History and Govt – A, CRE- C+, Agriculture – A…I later found Kenya Medical training college (KMTC) to pursue Diploma in clinical medicine,..I graduated 2019 Dec..and Now on my internship..which I will be through with it by July 2021…And hopefully apply to Mbarara University school of medicine…Can I be able to get the chance to pursue medicine in Mbarara University as per my credentials?

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  4. Hello I made a typing mistake as i applied online but my form has failed when I tried to edit how can I be helped

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