MCFSP – Makerere University

About Makerere University

Serving humanity since 1922

About Makerere University


Makerere University was established in 1922 as a Technical College, and later evolved into a Premier University in Uganda and the largest university in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a student population of over 40,000. One goal of a university education is to help you develop as a unique individual to be educated as a whole person, intellectually, emotionally, socially, ethically, and spiritually.

Your development and learning as an individual occur, in part, when you engage in relationships with others and in activities that optimally challenge you.

To enhance your growth and learning, become actively involved in the life of Makerere University community. Engage your fellow students, faculty, staff, and Makerere’s various communities of interests and form relationships that both challenge and support your growth. Your journey of individual development does not occur in isolation; it takes place within a dynamic learning community.

As a large, complex, and diverse institution, Makerere University attempts to balance its needs— to foster freedom for individual growth, to support its various communities of interests, and to fulfil its broader teaching and research mission.