Application Requirements

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Admission Overview

Admissions to UTAMU shall be open to all qualified national and international persons without discrimination. A student is admitted into an academic program when he/she meets the entry requirements into that program and level. Admissions into UTAMU shall be conducted under the guidance of the National Council for Higher Education and with the approval of the Senate.


To streamline the admission of candidates who apply for admission into the various programs of the University.


The policy applies to all admissions to UTAMU.

Responsible Party

Academic and Student Affairs

Bachelor's Degree Programme

The minimum entry requirements for admission to a Bachelor`s degree programme are:

  • Direct entry
    (a) At least five (5) passes at the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent
    (b) At least two (2) principal passes at the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

    Conditional admission will be verified after getting the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Results print – out.
    Within the framework of the general direct entry requirements, there may be Special Faculty Requirements which a candidate must fulfill to gain admission to a programme in a specific Faculty.

  • Mature Age Entry
    (a) A candidate must be at least 25 years of age
    (b) The candidate must have passed Mature Age Entry Examinations with 50% mark or above
    (c) The Mature Age Entry Examinations must have been taken at a Centre approved by the NCHE
    (d)No candidate who had previously attended a programme at UTAMU shall be readmitted to the University under this scheme to a programme of study in which he/she failed to qualify during his/her previous attendance.
  • A Diploma Holder`s Avenue
    A candidate must have obtained at least a second class/credit diploma or the equivalent performance which is relevant to his/her desired field of study from a recognized institution.
  • Foundation Programme Certificate
    A candidate who holds a Foundation Programme Certificate from a recognized institution is eligible for admission.
  • A Degree Holder`s Avenue
    a) A candidate must have a degree in an accredited programme from a recognized institution.
    b)The candidate shall be considered for admission to a field relevant/related to his/her degree.
    c) The candidate must have met the minimum requirements for admission to the degree programme he/she has completed.
  • An International Applicant:

    Must have a qualification that is recognized for University entry in his/her home country or country where he/she has studied. The applicant will be offered a provisional admission for one semester pending equating of his/her qualification.

    The University may consider for admission to a degree programme a candidate who has successfully completed a 12 – year - system of education provided that such a candidate has been registered at another University, prior to applying to UTAMU, for a degree programme and has successfully completed at least one year of University education. Such a candidate must, however, submit the University academic transcript from that other University.

    A holder of a 12- year-system of education Certificate:

    A holder of this Certificate such as the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or the equivalent is required to successfully complete a Foundation Year before enrolling for the Bachelor`s degree programme.
  • Special Entry:
    Applications submitted by candidates who do not meet the traditional entry criteria can only be considered after consultations with the NCHE for guidance and with the approval of the Senate.
  • Admission to Other than the First Year
    Admission to the second or third or any other year requires the special consideration and permission of the relevant Faculty Board and the Senate in accordance with the University policies on Exemption and Credit Accumulation and Transfer.

Master's Degree Programme

The minimum entry requirements for admission to a Masters`s degree programme are:

  • Minimum Entry Requirements

    The minimum admission requirement to any of the above Masters programmes is a Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution.

    Holders of Postgraduate Diplomas in the respective areas of specialisation will be admitted to 2nd year of the corresponding master's programme subject to the Postgraduate Diploma having been obtained from a recognised institution and assessment of the courses done. After the assessment, some holders of the Post graduate Diplomas shall be required to do additional courses first before proceeding to the 2nd year of the master's programmes which includes a research dissertation.

    The UTAMU Credit Transfer policy will apply for all master's students on related programmes at recognised institutions wishing to transfer to UTAMU.

    Fees Structure for International Students

    The fees structure for international students is as follows:

    S/n Category of Programme Tuition Fees Per Semester (USD) Functional Fees Per Semester (USD)
    1 Postgraduate Diploma 800 150
    2 Master's Degree 800 150
    • International students applying to any UTAMU programme accredited by the National Council for Higher Education must

Ordinary Diploma Programme

The minimum entry requirements for admission to an ordinary diploma programme are:

  • A candidate must have obtained:
    a) At least five (5) passes at the Uganda Certificate of Education or its equivalent at the same sitting;
    b)At least one (1) principal pass and two (2) subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

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