Clearance with various Units.

Graduands are required to have successfully cleared with their Academic Units, Halls of Residence, as well as the University Library, Hospital, Police Station and Finance Department.

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Invitation Cards

At it’s 169th Meeting held on 24th March, 2021, the Senate approved the proposal from the Ceremonies Committee to host a blended Graduation Ceremony. This is therefore to inform you that the 71st Graduation Ceremony will be a “blended” one, with a few university officials, Ph.D graduands, Masters Graduands and First Class undergraduate graduands physically present. The rest of the graduands and all parents/ guardians will attend virtually. It will be aired live on NTV, UBC Radio (98.0 FM) and transmitted on Makerere University social media platforms. The ceremony is scheduled to take place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st May, 2021.

According to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) crowd gathering in one place is prohibited. It is against this background that physical attendance will only be limited to the following categories:-

  • Ph.D Degree Graduands
  • Masters Degree Graduands
  • First Class Honours Degree Graduands

The invited categories of graduands to be physically present in the Freedom Square should wear face masks throughout the ceremony.

Please note that all other graduands (not in the specified categories) will graduate virtually. The graduands should remain at home and follow the graduation proceedings live on NTV, UBC Radio (98.0 FM) and on Makerere University social media platforms.

Graduands who take an oath from the College of Health Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security shall lake the oath virually.

Graduation Gowns

The University has approved Gown suppliers for every College as listed here below.

1.Ms. Winfred+256-772-655 175College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS)
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
School of Law (SOL)
2.Ms. Fundi Building Centre+256-772-451 717College of Agricultural and Environmental
Sciences (CAES)
College of Education and External Studies
3.Ms. Mmacks Investment+256-772-418 275College of Business and Mgt Sciences
College of Computing and Information
Sciences (CoCIS)
College of Vet. Medicine, Animal Resorces &
4.Ms. Mmacks Investment+256-753-220 800Makerere University Business SchoolThursday 
5.Ms. Sokana Ltd+256-772-984 564College of Humanities & Social Sciences
6.Ms. Clanok Garmets+256-775-154 614College of Engineering Design Art and Technology
7.Ms. Goreth Kisekulo+256-772-456 786Directorate of Research and Graduate TrainingMonday 

You should therefore purchase gowns from the named suppliers who will be based in your respective Colleges/Schools.

Please note that PhD graduands have their own special graduation gown that can be purchased from the suppliers on order.

Graduation Fees

The graduation fees for the 71st Graduation Ceremony are as indicated below:-

 Ugandans/East AfricaInternational Students
Convocation feesUGX 10,000/=US $ 10
Graduation feesUGX 40,000/=US $ 60
Certificate feesUGX 30,000/=US $30
TranscriptUGX 30,000/=US $30
TotalUGX 110,000/=US $ 110

From this breakdown, graduation fees must be paid as a package totaling UGX. 110,000/ = for Ugandans/ East Africa and US $130 for International students respectively.

Ph.D Graduands

In addition to the above fees all Ph.D graduands should pay Shs. 50,000 for a Cylinder.

Prohibited Items at the ceremony

  • Cellular (mobile) Phones 
  • Alcohol
  • Dangerous weapons 
  • Canned food and drinks
  • Cameras (video and Still cameras)
  • Pocket radio
  • Firearms
  • Large bags
  • Cells/batteries and chemicals
  • Bottled drinks


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