PhD in Health Sciences, Makerere University

All Colleges offer PhD degrees by Research. Applicants for PhD by research should have a Master’s degree in a field relevant to their area of further studies. Applicants will be required to submit on-line applications their applications on line any time in Room 410, Level 4 with a synopsis. For further information, please visit our website check on applying.

Duration of programmes

Postgraduate DiplomasOne Academic Year
Masters degrees (full time)Two Academic Years
Masters degrees (part time)Three – Four Academic Years
Masters of MedicineThree Academic Years
Master of Public Health (Day)Two Academic Years
Master of Public Health (Distance)Three to Five Academic Years
PhD (Provisional Admission)Once Academic Year (Maximum)
PhD (Full Admission)Three Academic Years
PhD/MD/LLD (full time)Three Academic Years
PhD/MD/LLD (part time)Five Academic Years

Makerere University Online Application Portal Userguide

  1. Visit the Makerere University’s Admissions URL and generate a Payment Reference Number (PRN) by following the guide below.
  2. Sign up 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.
  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 diplayed on the appropriate scheme i.e. Postgraduate and Taught PhD or PhD Research
  6. Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on “Pay for Form” button
  7. Make a payment at any of the following Banks:
    • Stanbic
    • Post Bank
    • Centenary Bank
    • DFCU Bank
    • UBA Bank
  8. Print 2 copies of the filled system generated biodata form and attach 2 certified copies of your academic documents, 2 copies of all other relevant academic documents, 2 passport photos and the three referees’ letters of recommendation. You can access the referees’ letter by folowing the link below:
  9. Submit in office No. 307/308; level 3 Senate Building.
    1. Go the payment reference site:
    2. Fill in your name;
    3. Fill in your email;
    4. Fill in your telephone number – Go to the next
    5. Click on the option number;
    6. Application fee = Ugx 50,000 (East African applicants) or UGx 151,500 (International Applicants)
    7. the pay reference number
    8. Go o the Bank and pay
      For foreign applicants, application fees can be transferred either by EFT or any other means in UGX to a designated URA collection accound in Bank of Uganda as follows:

      Account No: 003410158000002
      Swift Code: UGBAUGKAU
      Bank Name: BANK OF UGANDA
      Bank Address: KAMPALA, UGANDA
      Currency: UGANDA SHILLINGS
  11. Strictly observe the closing date of Friday, 27th May, 2022.
  12. All Applicants for Master of Laws (LLM) will do a Graduate Admission Test (GAT) consisting of an oral Interview and written test on dates and other requirements to be communicated by the School.
  13. All Applicants for Master of Business Administration (College of Business and Management Sciences and Makerere University Business School) will do a GMAT test on dates to be communicated by College of Business and Management Sciences and Makerere University Business School respectively.
  14. In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants for Master of Public Infrastructure Management (MPIM) must have “Proven professional experience of at least 2 years at managerial/supervisory leve! or policy-decision making position in a government, parastatal organ, international organisation or non-governmental organisation” Applicants should attach a 2- page short CV and referee recommendations.

Alfred Masikye Namoah