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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2023/2024 Academic Year

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The Academic Registrar's office released guidelines on Fresher's orientation and registration for 2023/2024 Academic Year.
Here are key highlights, ensure you download the document to read the full excerpt.

To All First Year Students;

First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.
Freshers are expected to take advantage of the week to survey and acquaint themselves with
the general Campus lay out. Another major activity during the Orientation Week is Registration.
All Freshers must ensure that they are registered first centrally and then with each of their
respective Colleges/Schools/Departments/Halls.


For a candidate to be considered a bonafide student of the University, he/she must be registered. Registration is a mandatory requirement of the University which must be done within the first two (2) weeks from the beginning of the semester by every student.
  • Privately sponsored students will pick their original admission letters after payment of 60% tuition and all functional fees from their respective colleges.
  • Registration will commence on Monday 21st August, 2023 starting at 9.00 a.m. each day at the respective Schools.

Registration Requirements

Admission to Makerere University is a provisional offer made on the basis of the statement of your qualifications as presented on your application form. The offer is subject to verification of your academic documents and payment of university fees.
For registration purposes, all first year students MUST produce their original documents.
Government sponsored students shall pay shs.181, 850/= functional fees to Makerere University.
(You must generate a Payment Reference Number - PRN through your students portal
Guideline on how to generate a PRN, can be found in this video link.
The fees structure for privately sponsored students is attached to their provisional admission letters that should be downloaded from their ACMIS Portal (
A student will also know how much fees they are able to pay when they enrol on to the students portal as a student. 
Guidelines to enrol can be found in this video link.
All freshers MUST have laptop computers as one of the essential tools for study purposes for
their programmes.
Find out more about
  1. Other fees
  2. Change of Programme
  3. Change of Subjects

Details are in the attached document or you can read more from this link.