Makerere University, Uganda

Makerere University is a higher education institution for medical education. The university is located in Kampala, Uganda. The university has nine colleges and one high school. It is one of the oldest universities in Uganda. The university was initially established as a higher education. Later on in 1970, it becomes an independent national university. 


University at Glance

Established: Founded in 1922

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: 1500

Hostel Type: Private Hostel

Climate:  Hot and Dry

Yearly Tuition Fee: 3,406,760 (Tuition Fee/Semester) + Not Available (Hostel Fee/Semester)

Eligibility: 50 % in PCB with English + Qualified NEET + IELTS/TOFEL Score Card

ECFMG Approval: Approved

Last Date to Apply: Not Available 


University Introduction:

Makerere University is a coeducational institution for medical education. The university is affiliated with Ggaba Seminary, Alokolum Seminary, Alokolum Seminary, Katigondo Seminary, Mulago Paramedical Schools, Kampala University, and Kinyamasika Seminary. The university is also recognized by the World Higher Education Database (WHED), Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, Medical Council of India, and the World Health Organization. 



Makerere University is having numerous faculties named as Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Faculty of Natural Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Faculty of Engineering and many more. Currently, the university has more than 40000 students and 3500 highly skilled faculty members. 


Campus Life

The university has multiple laboratories to offer practical knowledge to the students. The university has a Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, research centers in humanities and applied sciences, and the Institute for Nanotechnologies. The colleges have a renowned research center to practice medicine. Sports facilities are also available on the campus to enhance the physical growth of the students. In addition to this, the university offers numerous facilities to students such as Student cafeterias, Computer halls, language centers, libraries, and international student clubs.



Makerere University offers a hostel facility to international students. The university has well-furnished hostels and offers very comfortable rooms for students. There are different types of rooms available, students can opt for one as per their requirement. A separate hostel is available for girls and boys. The rooms are available on two to three sharing bases. All the rooms are well furnished and offer the necessary facilities. All the hostel is located near the main building block of the university. 


Why Should I Study at Makerere University?

  • Living cost is extremely cheap
  • Students council to support and benefit students
  • Well-structured recreation center for extra curriculum activity
  • Annual study Scholarship 
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