Mak Tuition and Functional Fees Waiver Scholarship Scheme

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 only from disadvantaged socio-economic background to access education at Makerere University. The University waives off tuition and functional fees for the duration of the study programme of the beneficiaries of the scheme. With effect from 2021/2022 academic year, the Scheme offers a waiver of tuition and functional fees for 40 female students joining the University who meet the criteria. All Programmes in the Colleges at Makerere University are eligible for this Scholarship support. Each College has four slots. These scholarships are administered by the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate, Makerere University.
Scholarship applicants should meet the following criteria:
a) Should be female of Ugandan Nationality
b) Should be a first-year student admitted at Makerere University Main Campus for the academic year 2022/2023 under the Direct Entry Scheme.
c) Should be from a genuinely disadvantaged socio-economic background.
d) Those not admitted on Uganda Government sponsorship to any public university.
e) Those who do not hold any other scholarship e.g. District Quota Scholarship.
f) Must be willing to participate in a selection process as shall be determined by the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate Scholarship Committee Persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply.
An application shall be deemed complete once it contains the following attachments;
a) ‘0’ and ‘ A’ level Academic Documents.
b) Three Passport size photographs.
c) A copy of an applicant’s Birth Certificate.
d) In case of deceased parent (s), copies of death certificate(s).
e) 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).
f) 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 study period.

Interested and eligible applicants can pick application forms free of charge from the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate, Senate Building, Level 4, Room 402 OR download a copy by following this link:
For more information or inquiries, please contact us using the following contacts:
1. Office Mobile Number: +256 755 797130

2. Email Address:

Application deadline has been extended to is Friday, 28th October 2022 at 5:00pm EAT.

Euzobia Mugisha Baine
Director – Gender Mainstreaming Directorate