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Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. Founded in 1922, our vision is to be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa, as we build for the future. The main campus covering an area of about 300 acres is located on Makerere Hill, one of many hills that make up Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda. Other campuses are spread around the country in an effort to take services nearer to the population.

Currently, Makerere offers over 200 programs (at both undergraduate and graduate levels) with over 7,000 courses. Student enrollment is over 35,000 of whom 44% are female students. There is a growing number of international students, who currently make up 9% of the student population and come from over 10 countries, both from within and beyond Africa. The University also employs over 2,800 staff, the bulk of whom are academic staff to teach her growing body of students.

Academic Units

Across the different campuses, Makerere offers her programs through 22 academic Units that include One College, 10 Faculties, five Schools and six Institutes. The different academic units work in close collaboration, offering both in-house and several cross-cutting courses. A restructuring program is ongoing to ensure that Makerere's programs remain responsive to the development needs of Uganda and the region. Below is a brief description and links to their websites, for more information about their different programmes.

College of Health Sciences

Established as the School for Medicine for University College of East Africa in 1924, this later evolved into the Faculty of Medicine for Makerere University. It has now grown to become the College of Health Sciences since December 2007, still striving to produce quality human resource and services that address the health needs of the people of Uganda. Currently the College comprises of four schools that include:

The College offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the college page on the University prospectus


Faculty of Agriculture

Agriculture is one of the pioneer academic units at Makerere University. Its prominence derives from the role played by agriculture both in the livelihoods of the people as well as the economy of Uganda. The Faculty is dedicated to advancing agricultural development through training, knowledge generation and service delivery in Uganda and the region. The faculty offers its programs through a number of departments that include:

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus


Faculty of Arts

One of the oldest and largest in the University, the programmes in faculty of arts aim at creating and transmitting ideas, knowledge, virtues and values to students with a view to preparing them to be leaders and workers for their country in particular and the world at large. Some of the studies under this faculty include: -

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus


Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology (FCIT)

One of the newer faculties at Makerere, FCIT evolved out of the former Institute of Computer Science. It was setup to address the increasing need for the requisite skills for Ugandans to be effective participants in the global Knowledge Society. Besides the conventional undergraduate and graduate programs, the faculty also offers professional short courses like CCNA, CCNP, OCA, OCP and so. The faculty offers its programs through a number of departments that include:

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus


Faculty of Economics and Management (FEMA)

FEMA is a center for excellence in training and research in Economics, Commerce, Management, Banking, Finance, and Business administration. FEMA has a number of programs through different departments some of which include:

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus


Faculty of Forestry & Nature Conservation

Contributing significantly to the conservation of Uganda's biodiversity through training and research at the Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. levels in forest ecosystems management and biodiversity conservation, forest utilization and community involvement in forestry. We offer disciplines in the following categories:

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus

Faculty of Law

Since its establishment in 1968, the Faculty of has sought to provide quality education in study of Law and Legal Sciences, and to promote the development of a well-rounded scholar and advocate. The education offered by the Faculty today is extremely diverse but its divided amongst four departments, namely:

  • Law & Jurisprudence
  • Commercial Law
  • Public and Comparative Law
  • Human Rights & Peace Centre (HURIPEC).

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus


Faculty of Science

Inspiring students at all levels with its dedicated, experienced and motivated staff, the Faculty of Science provides programmes in different areas including Applied Sciences. Our study disciplines include:

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus


Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences equips students with social aspects of the world. It offers various courses and embodies departments and disciplines including:

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus


Faculty of Technology

Providing high quality Technological Education and Training, Research, Professional Services and Innovation for Sustainable National and Regional Development for a country that is developing at high momentum hence a need for more engineers, architects, planners, surveyors and construction managers etc. The Faculty of Technology offers education in the following major disciplines:

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) is by far the oldest and leading academic veterinary institution in the region, is Uganda’s number one academic, research and education pillar in the animal and associated industries. Stimulated by national and international developments and the need for evidence-based training and learning, we offer education in the following major areas i.e.

The faculty offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the faculty page on the University prospectus


Makerere University Business School

We have excelled at Business and management teaching and research. We offer market oriented and demand driven programmes that bring graduates right to the centre of the main event in world Business.

The school offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the school page on the University prospectus

School of Education

A Centre of Education Excellence and Leadership in Professional Education, Research and Service Relevant to Community Sustainable Development. ]

The school offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the school page on the University prospectus


School of Industrial and Fine Arts

School of Industrial and Fine Arts is a one center for styles and artistic designs.

The school offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the school page on the University prospectus


East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS)

A center of excellence responsible for producing national, regional and international high quality information professionals capable of responding to present and future needs.

The school offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the school page on the University prospectus

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS)

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is a one-stop centre coordinating all matters related to graduate studies at Makerere.


Institute of Adult and Continuing Education

Established in 1953. Its purpose is to build professionalism in and increase access to quality adult, community, and distance education opportunities, research and services responsive to national and global needs.

The institute offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the institute's page on the University prospectus


East African Institute for Higher Education Studies and Development

Providing learning environment accessible and affordable to the people of Uganda and of East and Central Africa. EAIHESD has plans of expanding to a full-fledged status structured in six units that will constitute the entire institute as follows:

  • Higher Education Studies
  • In-service Education and Extension Services
  • Research, Evaluation and Measurement
  • Human Resource Development and Management
  • Education Law and Public Service
  • Documentation, Information and Coordination

Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (MUIENR)

To build capacity through training and build capacity through training and research for environmental and natural resources management responsive to national and global needs.

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Management
  • Rural and Urban Environmental Management
  • Environmental and Information Management

The school offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the school page on the University prospectus

Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

Previously known as the East African Institute of Social Research, was establish in 1948 and mandated to carry out anthropological and other forms of social research.

The school offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the school page on the University prospectus

Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISAE)

Providing facilities for the high level professional training of personnel in Statistics and Applied Economics to meet the urgent needs of Uganda and other countries.

The school offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the school page on the University prospectus

Institute of Psychology

One of the youngest independent units on campus. Although still in its infancy, the Institute offers both undergraduate and postgraduate training in three academic fields and consultancy i.e.

The school offers a number of programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For details, you can visit the school page on the University prospectus

Child Health and Development Centre

The Child Health and Development Centre (CHDC) is a centre of excellence for sustainable interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral national capacity building for improving the health of children and women.


Human Rights and Peace Center (HURIPEC)

The Human Rights and Peace Center (HURIPEC ) was established under the Faculty of Law in Makerere University in 1993, as the first human rights center of its kind in in Sub-saharan Africa. Although several human rights-related subjects were already being taught at the Faculty of Law, HURIPEC was established solely to foster on teaching, research and activism on human rights and peace issues at the University. Since that time, not only has the number of subjects in the area expanded considerably, but so to have the range of activities being pursued.

Contact Information

For academic inquiries, please contact the Academic Registrar's Department:

Academic Registrar
Room 602, Senate Building
Tel: +256 414 533332
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