Mak Scholarships

Mak Scholarships for Female Students-Academic Year 2020/2021

Makerere University Tuition and Functional Fees Waiver is a Scholarship Scheme that was initiated by Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate and was approved by the Makerere University Council in December 2010. The Scheme supports bright female students from disadvantaged socio-economics backgrounds to access higher education at Makerere University. The University waives tuition and functional fees for the duration of study programme of the beneficiaries of the scheme. With effect from 2020/2021 academic year, the Scheme shall offer a waiver of tuition and functional fees for 42 female students joining the University who meet the criteria. All Programmes in the Colleges at Makerere University are eligible for this Scholarship support. On average, each College has four (4) slots. These scholarships are administered by the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate, Makerere University.


Scholarship applicants should meet the following criteria:
1.Should be female of Ugandan Nationality
2.Should be a first-year student admitted at Makerere University Main Campus for the academic year 2020/2021 under the Direct Entrant Scheme, ie from A level
3.Should be from a genuinely disadvantaged socio-economic background
4.Those not admitted on Uganda Government sponsorship to any public university
5.Those who do not hold any other scholarship e.g. District Scholarship, Student Loan Scheme, etc
6.Must be willing to participate in a selection process as shall be determined by the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate Scholarship Committee

An application shall be deemed complete once it contains the following attachments;
1. Photocopies of 'O' and 'A' level Academic Documents (Can be submitted later if you are shortlisted for the interview)
2. Three Passport size photographs
3. A copy of an applicant's Birth Certificate
4. In case of deceased parents, copies of death certificate(s)
5. A hand drawn physical map of an applicant's home/residence with clear directions of how to get to that home or residence from the nearest main road (indicate approximate distances in kilometres).
6. A copy of the admission letter to Makerere University.

The scholarship covers only tuition and functional fees. The applicant must be able to pay for their feeding, accommodation and other learning necessities required by the University for the duration of the Scholarship and study period.  

Interested and eligible applicants can apply online from our website: [1] or physically pick and submit completed application forms to Room 402 Senate Building, Level 4, Gender Mainstreaming Directorate. The deadline has been extended to Friday, 19th February 2021 at 5:00pm.

1.Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
2.The Application Forms are NOT FOR SALE.