Makerere University: Statistics



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#819 of 14,131 In the World
#7 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 46 In Uganda
#1 of 20 In Kampala
#120 of 2,622 For Family medicine
Top50% For 121 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 21,641 scientific papers published and 422,183 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Pathology, Sociology, Political Science, Law, Public Health, and Genetics.


Makerere University majors

by publication & citation count

15,911 / 356,711
14,767 / 308,347
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
13,874 / 266,634
Environmental Science
10,440 / 187,264
10,242 / 253,141
9,252 / 198,663
Political Science
7,744 / 128,976
7,374 / 125,108
Public Health
7,028 / 168,860
6,818 / 164,275
Computer Science
6,717 / 128,239
6,555 / 118,961
6,188 / 125,651
Geography and Cartography
6,177 / 97,761
6,147 / 128,807
5,959 / 122,904
5,924 / 121,651
5,917 / 149,205
5,655 / 125,423
5,590 / 149,908
5,578 / 123,305
4,881 / 106,978
Development Studies
4,808 / 100,250
Family medicine
4,697 / 104,636
4,582 / 87,584
4,550 / 66,525
4,306 / 68,437
4,242 / 109,442
4,162 / 89,551
4,143 / 85,453
3,885 / 88,344
3,789 / 59,146
3,457 / 63,149
3,319 / 82,415
3,291 / 38,362
2,403 / 33,628
2,402 / 51,928
2,394 / 43,150
Machine Learning
2,328 / 43,282
Agricultural Science
2,314 / 39,141

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 28 439
1992 31 414
1993 40 412
1994 41 452
1995 56 493
1996 56 475
1997 76 601
1998 68 624
1999 76 704
2000 86 1208
2001 95 1387
2002 105 1551
2003 144 1776
2004 211 2392
2005 210 2861
2006 260 3326
2007 290 4208
2008 319 5123
2009 416 6812
2010 544 8248
2011 594 10135
2012 662 12273
2013 731 15753
2014 880 19659
2015 955 22397
2016 983 21710
2017 1124 23998
2018 1143 25425
2019 1461 29863
2020 1957 35927
2021 2071 42439
2022 2035 47160
2023 2233 50032
Academic rankings

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 67)

    Paul Kagame is a Rwandan politician and former military officer who has been the fourth President of Rwanda since 2000. He was previously 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 was Vice President and Minister of Defence under President Pasteur Bizimungu from 1994 to 2000 after which the vice-presidential post was abolished.

  2. Yoweri Museveni

    Yoweri Museveni
    Born in
    Uganda Flag Uganda
    1944-.. (age 80)
    writerpoliticianmilitary personnelinternational forum participantdictator

    Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa is a Ugandan politician, military officer and revolutionary who has been the ninth President of Uganda since 1986. His government is considered autocratic. After Museveni lost the election of 1980, he started the Ugandan Bush War which led to the removal of Milton Obote.

  3. Joseph Kabila

    Joseph Kabila
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    1971-.. (age 53)
    politicianmilitary personnel

    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.

  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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