Admission Requirements

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To be admitted to any programme, candidates MUST fulfill the general Makerere University entry Requirements for the respective Programmes. In addition, candidates MUST fulfill the following requirements for the Programmes in the School of Economics (SoE).


  1. Postgraduate Programmes


The program targets holders of Masters Degree that meets the admission requirements.  Specifically, eligible applicants hold a masters degree in Economics, Commerce, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Agricultural Economics and Quantitative Economics.


Eligible applicants must be holders of a Bachelors degree in Economics, Commerce, Statistics, Mathematics, Agricultural Economics, and Quantitative Economics.

  1. Undergraduate Programmes

One can apply under any of the following schemes: direct entry, mature age entry and diploma holders;

a)      Direct Entry Scheme

For admission under the Direct Entry Scheme, a candidate must have:

  1. The Uganda Certificate of Education (or its equivalent) and
  2. Two advanced level passes in Arts or Science subjects at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examinations or its equivalent (U.A.C.E)

The subject combination used in admitting candidates to any of the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes through the Direct Entry Scheme considers subjects that are Essential for that particular programme, Relevant Two best done, Desirable and Others

b)      Mature Age Entry

For admission under the Mature Age Entry Scheme, a candidate must pass the Mature Age Entry Examinations of Makerere University for any of the Bachelors Degree programs. 

c)      Diploma Holders

A candidate shall be admitted for any of the Bachelors Degree Day/Evening Programme if she/he has at least a Second Class Diploma award from a recognized institution.