Makerere University: Statistics

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#827 of 14,131 In the World
#8 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 46 In Uganda
#1 of 20 In Kampala
#125 of 1,008 For Veterinary
Top50% For 42 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate50%
Admissions RequirementsUganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or equivalent with at least 6 passes in approved subjects, and 2 passes in approved subjects at the same sitting of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or equivalent
Academic CalendarAugust to June

We've calculated the 50% acceptance rate for Makerere University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Makerere University is a world-class research university with 11,197 scientific papers published and 374,760 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Demography, Public Health, Healthcare Management (MHA), Business, Psychology, and Immunology.


Makerere University majors

by publication & citation count

6,093 / 276,340
3,208 / 122,153
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,193 / 163,769
Environmental Science
1,982 / 56,221
1,972 / 143,597
Public Health
1,576 / 70,170
Healthcare Management (MHA)
879 / 31,129
791 / 14,810
784 / 27,944
759 / 43,113
718 / 56,108
709 / 15,803
Geography and Cartography
659 / 13,291
Health Science
639 / 18,687
Family medicine
622 / 15,056
Agricultural Science
553 / 16,236
531 / 24,535
498 / 24,309
Political Science
468 / 4,173
Computer Science
466 / 5,801
Development Studies
463 / 11,927
427 / 18,088
425 / 7,245
398 / 24,477
393 / 8,772
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
357 / 22,963
327 / 8,511
Environmental Management
317 / 11,075
303 / 17,396
272 / 3,539
261 / 11,012
250 / 4,468
Communications and Public Relations
249 / 8,158
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine
198 / 4,370
Critical Care Nursing
192 / 8,191
191 / 4,202
190 / 33,783
181 / 4,372
Oncology and Cancer research
178 / 10,408
178 / 6,803

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 380
1992 25 421
1993 32 444
1994 31 486
1995 51 495
1996 47 458
1997 50 632
1998 50 676
1999 53 848
2000 71 1433
2001 89 1634
2002 105 2142
2003 141 2318
2004 203 3192
2005 211 3962
2006 250 4975
2007 271 6138
2008 316 7883
2009 430 10081
2010 502 12055
2011 508 15205
2012 590 18203
2013 628 22925
2014 746 28489
2015 782 32356
2016 810 32055
2017 911 35744
2018 863 32711
2019 992 37516
2020 1218 43118
2021 1317 47200
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Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Makerere University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Postgraduate Diploma Animal Husbandry, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Data Processing, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Gender Studies, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Psychology, Software Engineering, Statistics
Master's Degree Adult Education, African Languages, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Architecture, Art Education, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Continuing Education, Crop Production, Curriculum, Data Processing, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Fine Arts, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Health Sciences, History, Human Rights, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Music, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Parks and Recreation, Pathology, Peace and Disarmament, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Radiology, Religious Studies, Rural Planning, Science Education, Sociology, Software Engineering, Soil Science, Statistics, Surgery, Theology, Tourism, Veterinary Science, Welfare and Protective Services, Wildlife, Zoology
Doctor's Degree Biotechnology, Botany, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Makerere University alumni

  1. Paul Kagame

    Paul Kagame
    Born in
    Rwanda Flag Rwanda
    1957-.. (age 66)

    Paul Kagame is a Rwandan politician and former military officer who is the fourth and current president of Rwanda since 2000. He previously served as a commander of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), a rebel armed force which invaded Rwanda in 1990. The RPF was one of the parties of the conflict during the Rwandan Civil War and the armed force which ended the Rwandan genocide. He was considered Rwanda's de facto leader when he served as Vice President and Minister of Defence under President Pasteur Bizimungu from 1994 to 2000 after which the "Vice President" post was abolished.

  2. Joseph Kabila

    Joseph Kabila
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    1971-.. (age 52)
    military personnelpolitician

    Joseph Kabila Kabange is a Congolese politician who served as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between January 2001 and January 2019. He took office ten days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila in the context of the Second Congo War. He was allowed to remain in power after the 2003 Pretoria Accord ended the war as the president of the country's new transitional government. He was elected as president in 2006 and re-elected in 2011 for a second term. Since stepping down after the 2018 election, Kabila, as a former president, serves as a senator for life.

  3. Yoweri Museveni

    Yoweri Museveni
    Born in
    Uganda Flag Uganda
    1944-.. (age 79)
    writerdictatorinternational forum participantmilitary personnelpolitician

    Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa is a Ugandan politician and retired senior military officer who has been the 9th and current President of Uganda since 26 January 1986. Museveni spearheaded rebellions with aid of then current military general Tito Okello and general Bale Travor that toppled Ugandan presidents Milton Obote and Idi Amin before he captured power in 1986.

  4. Julius Nyerere

    Julius Nyerere
    Born in
    Tanzania Flag Tanzania
    1922-1999 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in Makerere University
    In 1947 graduated with Diploma in Education

    Julius Kambarage Nyerere was a Tanzanian anti-colonial activist, politician, and political theorist. He governed Tanganyika as prime minister from 1961 to 1962 and then as president from 1962 to 1964, after which he led its successor state, Tanzania, as president from 1964 to 1985. He was a founding member and chair of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) party, and of its successor Chama Cha Mapinduzi, from 1954 to 1990. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he promoted a political philosophy known as Ujamaa.

All 100 notable alumni

Makerere University faculties and divisions

College : Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, Geography, Horticulture, Meteorology, Nutrition, Soil Science, Technology, Tourism
College : Business and Management Sciences Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Business and Commerce, Demography and Population, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Statistics
College : Computing and Information Sciences Archiving, Computer Science, Information Technology, Library Science, Software Engineering
College : Education and External Studies Curriculum, Education, Social Sciences, Technology Education, Vocational Education
College : Engineering, Design, Art and Technology Architecture, Art History, Ceramic Art, Civil Engineering, Computer Graphics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Furniture Design, Industrial Design, Jewellery Art, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Painting and Drawing, Printing and Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile Design, Weaving
College : Health Sciences Biomedicine, Health Sciences, Medicine, Public Health
College : Humanities and Social Sciences African Languages, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Dance, English, Ethics, Film, Fine Arts, French, Gender Studies, German, History, Human Rights, Information Sciences, Journalism, Literature, Mass Communication, Modern Languages, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Theatre, Women's Studies
College : Natural Sciences Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
College : Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Bio-security Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pathology, Physiology, Veterinary Science
Faculty : Technology Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Technology
Institute : Adult and Continuing Education Communication Studies
Institute : Environment and Natural Resources Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Surveying and Mapping, Town Planning
Institute : Psychology Psychology
Institute : Public Health Public Health
Institute : Social Research Social Studies
Institute : Statistics and Applied Economics Demography and Population, Economics, Statistics
School : Law Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Human Rights, Law, Peace and Disarmament, Public Law

General information

Founded 1922
Accreditation National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)
Motto We build for the future

Location and contacts

Address PO Box 7062
City population 1,681,000

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