Frequently Asked Questions

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What programmes does MUST offer?

MUST offers over 70 world-class programmes at Diploma, Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels across its six faculties and two institutes. Our programmes are designed to produce fit-for-purpose graduates with a major focus on science and technology and its application to community development at local, national and international levels. See detailed entry requirements to our Undergraduate and Postgraduate progrmmes.

How do I apply to MUST?

Applications can be submitted online through our application portal https://applications.must.ac.ug. International applicants and applicants who hold other qualifications e.g. certificate, diploma, degree will be required to submit these accompanying documents by email to admissions@must.ac.ug or a hardcopy. See step-by-step guide on how to apply here.

When can I apply to MUST?

Applications to Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes are usually open from January to June every year. The calls for applications are run in print media, our website and social media platforms. PhD applications are received all year round with August and January intakes.

What are the requirements for admission to MUST?

UNDERGRADUATE DIRECT ENTRY SCHEME: These are applicants from Secondary Schools who hold a Uganda Advance Certificate of Education (UACE) or the equivalent. For applicants examined outside Uganda, results must be equated by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). Information on the procedure for equating can be got from UNEB website. The minimum requirements for direct entry scheme are:

  • (i) Uganda Certificate of Education/Ordinary level or its equivalent with at least a pass in 5 subjects
  • (ii) Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education/Advanced level with at least 2 principal passes for bachelors’ degree applicant or 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes for diploma applicants.

DIPLOMA ENTRY SCHEME

  1. Must have at least 5 passes at O’level and 1 Principal Pass & 2 Subsidiary passes at A’level.
  2. Must have a Diploma from an accredited institution.
  • Applicant should have at least second class, credit or equivalent diploma in a relevant field.
  1. Where applicable, admission is based on performance in the Diploma examinations.

MATURE AGE ENTRY SCHEME

  1. Applicants should be 25 years of age and above by August of the year of admission.
  2. Must sit and pass a Mature Age Entry National Aptitude Exam.
  • Must sit and pass subject specific exam in the area of interest.

Admission is based on performance in the Mature Age and/or Subject specific Examinations

POSTRADUATE APPLICANTS

Masters

The minimum requirements for admission to any Postgraduate degree are:

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with at least 5 passes
  2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent with at least 2 principal passes.
  3. An Honors degree from an accredited degree awarding institution
  4. Candidates who have a Pass degree should have at least a Postgraduate Diploma with at least a credit from an accredited degree awarding institution.

Additionally, for international applicants:

  1. Applicants whose first language or medium of instruction is not English, must provide evidence from a recognized English language training institution that they have sufficient command of English language.
  2. Applicants should have their documents verified by NCHE.
  3. Applicants should have their degree certificate and transcript translated and converted into an equivalent of Ugandan Universities’ CGPA
  4. For applicants to clinical programmes;
    1. Have documentary evidence of Internship Training indicating disciplines and dates.
    2. Be registered or eligible for registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.

A current certificate of good standing with the Medical Practitioners’ Council of the country of origin.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Applicants to PhD programmes must have the following

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with at least 5 passes
  2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent with at least 2 principal passes.
  3. An Honors degree from an accredited degree awarding institution
  4. A Masters’ degree from an accredited degree awarding institution
  5. A Concept paper

Curriculum Vitae of proposed supervisor(s).

Which documents must accompany my application form?

For application, you will require the following documents:

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education/Ordinary level results slip and/or certificate or equivalent
  2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education/Advanced level results slip and/or certificate or equivalent
  • Birth certificate or National ID or Passport
  1. Where applicable, certificate/diploma/degree transcript and/or certificate

Please see specific entry requirements for the programme you are applying for to confirm any additional requirements.

As an international applicant, what other documents must I submit?

Please follow the link below to see additional requirements for international applicants

https://www.must.ac.ug/international-students/admission-requirements/

How do I submit supporting documents?

All supporting documents MUST be sent to the Office of the Academic Registrar (for undergraduate applications) and the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (for postgraduate applications). Documents can be sent by email to admissions@must.ac.ug for undergraduate applicants and drgt@must.ac.ug for postgraduate applicants. Supporting documents can also be submitted in hardcopy to the respective offices or to any of our liaison offices.

In which format may I email documents to MUST?

All documents must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF).

When do applications close?

See the call for applications on the University website for closing date for applications.

How can I follow up on my application?

Progress on applications can be made through the online portal. You can also send an email to admissions@must.ac.ug for undergraduate applications or drgt@must.ac.ug for postgraduate applications or call +256-414-668971.

Can I apply with academic qualifications from foreign institutions?

Yes, but you must first have your academic documents equated by the UNEB for O and A level equivalent or NCHE for Certificates, Diploma and Degree equivalent. Please visit UNEB website (www.uneb.ac.ug) and NCHE website (www.nche.or.ug) for more information.

How many degree programmes can I select at application?

You can select up to four programmes for Undergraduate applications or one for Postgraduate applications.

I have just completed my degree; can I apply for a Master’s before I graduate?

Yes, provided you have an official academic transcript showing your final academic results.

How do I know that I have been admitted?

Feedback on applications is published on the website www.must.ac.ug. Successful candidates will be contacted by the office of the Academic Registrar.

How do I get my admission letter?

Admission letter can be picked from the office of the Academic Registrar of Undergraduates and Directorate of Research and Graduate Training for Postgraduates upon payment of a non-refundable tuition fees deposit of UGX. 50,000= of undergraduate or UGX. 100,000= for postgraduate.

To pick your admission letter, please carry with you proof of payment of tuition fees deposit and your Identity card.

In case you are unable to pick your admission letter in person, you will be required to give a letter of authorization to the person picking it up together with proof of payment of tuition fees deposit and a copy of your Identity card. The person picking up the admission letter will also be required to give a copy of their ID.

OR after the commitment payments send an email to admissions@must.ac.ug, give details of your admission, and we shall send your admission letter.

Can I apply for Transfer of Credits from another University to MUST?

The University allows for transfer of credits for candidates who meet the entry requirements set by the University. See the Admissions Policy for details.

What is the cutoff point/minimum grade for my programme of interest?

Cutoff points/minimum grades are set at the time of admission. You are encouraged to apply for your programme of choice, as long as you meet the minimum entry requirements. See entry requirements for the different programmes on the links below;

https://www.must.ac.ug/admissions/undergraduate-programs/

https://www.must.ac.ug/2019-2020-postgraduate-programs/

Where can I find information on welcoming and orientation?

An orientation and induction program will be given to you on reporting. Orientation and induction is normally carried out for all registered students during the first week of the semester.

How is selection done for all programmes?

MUST is an equal opportunity institution and all applicants are admitted on merit. All eligible applicants are considered as a pool and the best candidates will be selected basing on the number of places available in a given programme.

Can I still apply after the deadline?

Additional applications may be considered beyond the application deadline for programmes where there are still available places.

How much is the application fee?

Category Ugandans & EAC Applicants International Applicants
Undergraduate – Direct Entry Shs. 50,000= Shs. 100,000=
Undergraduate – Diploma Entry UGX. 80,000= UGX. 160,000=
Postgraduate Shs. 50,000= Shs. 100,000=
PhD Shs. 100,000= Shs. 200,000=

How/where can I pay the application fee?

Application fees MUST be paid directly to Uganda Revenue Authority. For applicants within Uganda, application fees can be paid using Mobile Money or by bank deposit to any commercial bank.

For applicants outside Uganda, application fees can be paid through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to the account below:

Account Name: Uganda Revenue Authority Collections

Account Number: 003410158000002

Bank: Bank of Uganda

Account Currency: UGX

Swift Code: UGBAUGKA

Bank Code: 99

Branch Code: 0147

Address: Kampala Road, Kampala Centre

NOTE: Please indicate the name of the University and your payment reference number while remitting the payment.

Can I defer/postpone my application to next year?

While you can defer your admission, an application cannot be differed. Please read the joining instruction issued to you for instruction on how to request for deferral of your admission.

Can I be allowed to change from a programme I was admitted to another programme?

MUST allows for students to change from the programmes they were enrolled on to others. However, it is important to note that not all students who apply for change of programme will be permitted.

Students who wish to apply for change of programme should be registered then apply for the change of programme. Applicantion for change of programme can be picked from the Admissions Office.

Does change of programme come with a cost?

Application for change of programme attracts a charge that will be communicated to you at application.

If I am a Government sponsored student, do I lose the sponsorship when I apply for change of programme?

A government sponsored student who changes from one programme to another will automatically loose the government scholarship.

Is there a different application for international students?

MUST’s admissions application process is largely the same for all students regardless of their citizenship or country of residence. Please see our Application Instructions for more information on procedures and requirements,

What is MUST looking for when evaluating students for admission? What are the criteria for admission?

MUST is an equal opportunity institution. Admission to MUST is guided by the University’s Admissions Policy.

What is Student’s Portal?

The Students’ Portal is the management system through which students’ academic and financial services are delivered.

How do I access my Student’s Portal account?

The Students’ Portal can be accessed through the URL https://student.must.ac.ug. Click here to see the complete guide on how to use the Students’ Portal.

What can I do using my Student’s Portal account?

Through the students’ portal, you can do the following:

  1. Enroll
  2. Generate a reference number to make fees payments
  3. Register
  4. Register courses
  5. Print examination card
  6. View results
  7. View payment status

What do I do if I forget my Students’ Portal account password?

Use the “Reset Password” function available on the Students’ Portal. See the complete guide on how to use the students’ portal.

What is Enrollment?

Enrollment is the process through which a student informs the University that he/she will be reporting for a particular semester in an academic year. It is mandatory for a student to enroll by the second week of every semester. Enrollment must be completed prior to reporting for registration.

How do I enroll?

Enrollment is done electronically through the students portal https://student.must.ac.ug. You can also download our mobile app from Google Play Store or AppStore. See your joining instructions booklet for step-by-step guide on how to enroll.

Where can I enroll from?

Enrollment can be done from any internet enabled device. If you are having challenges with the enrollment process, you can contact our help desk in the office of the Academic Registrar.

When can I register?

Upon enrollment and payment of required fees, you will be required to register.

What are the requirements for registration?

For registration as a first year student, you will have to carry along your original documents on whose basis you were admitted.

You must present the following documents;

i). Admission letter and a copy of it

ii). Original academic documents and certified copies where applicable

iii). National Identity Card/Passport and a copy of it

iv). Birth Certificate and a copy of it

v) You will also be required to present proof of payment of Functional fees.

Please read your admission letter and joining instructions booklet carefully for any additional requirements for registration.

For continuing students, registration is done remotely through the students’ portal upon completion of payment of required fees.

Where is the venue for registration?

The Office of the Academic Registrar shall communicate the designated venue for registration of first year students.

Where can I pay National Council for Higher Education Fees?

Account No: 0140015191503

Bank: Stanbic Bank

Branch: Kyambogo

Where should I pay my fees?

All fees to the University must be paid to Uganda Revenue Authority collections account in the bank upon generating a payment reference number. Alternatively, you can use Mobile Money.

What happens if I lose my ID?

  1. Report the loss of your ID card to the police and get a police letter.
  2. Login to your account and generate a reference number to pay for ID replacement and pay for the replacement using your preferred payment method.
  3. Photocopy both the bank slip and police letter and present them to the Assistant Registrar in charge of printing ID.
  4. Your ID will then be printed and issued to you.

When will I receive my Identity (ID) Card?

Upon completion of registration, you will be issued with a Students’ ID card from the office of the Academic Registrar.

Where can I pay National Council for Higher Education Fees?

Account No: 0140015191503

Bank: Stanbic Bank

Branch: Kyambogo

How do I apply for a refund/disbursement?

A registered Privately sponsored student applies to the Academic Registrar for a refund. Privately sponsored students who choose to withdraw from a programme may be refunded some tuition money as follows:-

Within the first half of semester 50%
Within the second half of the semester Nil
Registration/Functional fees Nil

Can I sit my exams if I have outstanding fees?

No. To sit exams, you need an exam permit which can only be acquired when you have completed fees.

What is the procedure for paying the fees?

  1. Step 1: Go to http://student.must.ac.ug using your preferred web browser. This will open a log in page.Step 2: For a first time user the default username and password is your registration numberStep 3: This opens a confirmation page showing the programme you have been admitted on, your registration number and gender.Step 4: If the information is correct click YES to proceed; if not click NO and contact the office of the Academic Registrar for guidance.Step 5: After confirmation you will set a new password and update your email address and phone number.Step 6: Log onto your account with your phone number or registration number as username and the new password that you have set.Step 7: Click ENROLL now and follow the prompts to complete the process. This will generate an invoice which is found under FINANCE -> My invoice.Step 8: Select the invoice you want to pay, then click pay invoice then specify the amount of money you would like to pay.Step 9: Click Continue -> Get refStep 10: Copy the “Zeepay ref” which you will use in the bank for payment.

How much is tuition?

Tuition details can be accessed from;

1) For undergraduate students,

https://www.must.ac.ug/2019-2020-fees-structure

2) For Postgraduate students;

https://www.must.ac.ug/2019-2020-postgraduate-fees-structure/

Where can I find scholarships information and forms?

Information and forms about  different scholarships can be found from the Dean of Students’ Office and the Academic Registrar’s office

What accommodation options are available?

  1. The University has four hostels with two at each campus for boys and girls.
  2. There a number of private hostels and accommodation facilities within Mbarara town. An annual inspection is organized by the Dean of Students office to check for approved minimum safety standards, accessibility, costs and appropriate recommendations made.

Who gets to stay at the University Hostels?

a) Admitted students apply for accommodation to Warden’s office, and are considered on first come, first served basis.

b) Students with Special Needs are given special consideration (if information is provided in time by registering with the special needs help desk in the DOS Office). _SNE Students (with disability and other medical issues) will be given easy to access rooms in the university hostels.

c) International students are also assisted to get accessible and reasonable accommodation within their means (They are also free to apply for accommodation in the university hostels if they so wish)

d) Continuing students wishing to become residents, are required to apply at the end of semester or academic year and are also considered on first come first served basis.

e) Students who are given accommodation in the university hostels will be informed at least 2 weeks before the beginning of semester or academic year.

How does one cancel their residence?

A student wishing to move out of the university hostel is required to fill a non-resident form to inform the warden’s office and avoid being invoiced. This should be at the end of the semester/tenancy period. The form is available with the custodian.

Can a student request to be placed in a specific room?

a) Room allocation is done by the warden’s office and is guided by available space.

b) Students already residing in the university hostels are required to apply for their preferred room (subject to the room availability) at the end of every academic year.

Can a student stay in the hostel during the holidays?

No. Hostels are closed during the holidays mainly for maintenance/repairs and others activities approved by the university.

How do I pay for Accommodation?

The same way all other university payments are made (i.e. tuition, registration and functional fees) by generating a reference number. Payments should be made promptly to avoid missing examinations.

Advice/Support to students residing in Private hostels/facilities

a) Pay your dues promptly and make sure you get an acknowledgement/receipt for each and every payment made.

b) Sign proper tenancy documents.

c) Students are encouraged to stay in premises recommended by the DOS Office.
– However, one may prefer other accommodation: so be mindful of your own personal safety.

d) Night movements should be avoided at all costs! If you have to move at night, DON’T DARE IT ALONE- Move in a group.

e) Any complaints about any private accommodation facility should be brought to the attention of the DOS Office. The office will engage the landlord for a workable solution.

f) Likewise, the DOS Office will attend to complaints received from the landlord(s) or other service providers concerning a particular student or group of students and address them in accordance with the Students Rules and Regulations.

Contact Information: For student welfare issues (accommodation, feeding arrangements, health issues) while at MUST.
Dean of Students office line: +256393225293

How do I access medical services?

The University has a clinic open to all students for minor health issues and is managed by qualified health professionals.
The Town Campus is in close proximity to the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, where more complex ailments are referred.
Note: It is advisable for students with chronic or complex health conditions to inform the DOS Office or the ARs Office and their Faculty Dean’s Office.
In the event that such a student is unable to fulfil their academic obligations, appropriate guidance will be given.

What is the procedure for an international student to join MUST

There are two ways to join MUST as an international student.

As a regular student/on a full time program

Applications can be submitted online through our application portal https://applications.must.ac.ug. International applicants and applicants who hold other qualifications e.g. certificate, diploma, degree will be required to submit these accompanying documents by email to admissions@must.ac.ug or a hardcopy. See step-by-step guide on how to apply here.

For applicants examined outside Uganda, results must be equated by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). Information on the procedure for equating can be got from http://www.uneb.ac.ug/. Applicants on Masters program should have their documents verified by National council for Higher Education (NCHE) on https://unche.or.ug:81/QualityAssurance/EQ/frmQAAppl_EQForeign.aspx .

 

Open dates for application

Applications to Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs are usually open from January to June every year. The calls for applications are run in print media, our website and social media platforms. PhD applications are received all year round with August and January intakes.

 

  1. As an occasional student

Occasional students are those registered in their home universities but do undertake electives / particular course units of interest at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. At the end of the study, they are awarded their partial transcripts and results as proof that they have studied.

  • Short stays take less than a semester
  • Long stays take 1 academic year

Fees Rates for Occasional students

Length of stay Amount in US Dollars
2- 7 weeks $250
8- 17 weeks $500
18- 34 weeks $1000

How is the fees structure

Go to admissions on the upper task bar of the home page

Select programs

Click on either undergraduate or postgraduate depending on the program interested in.

Click on a particular program to see the overview, minimum requirements and fees structure.

Click on the fees structure.

What is the procedure for the entry Visa

Visit this https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/help/visa check out more details on Uganda Ordinary/tourist Visa. An application fee of 50 USD is required. East African nationals do not require an entry Visa but avail identification (National IDs, Student IDs, Passports) to present at the different entry points. Once in the country, one needs to obtain a Visa/student pass/permit for stay.

What are the requirements of attaining a student pass/visa?

Every international student needs a student pass to legally stay in Uganda. This should be applied for in the first week of arrival and then annually, till the programme is concluded.
Requirements are; MUST student Identification card, Passport biodata page, Passport photo, admission letter and university support letter from the International Relations Office. Below are steps to follow to attain a student pass.
1.1 Upload the above named documents on your application page; https://visas.immigration.go.ug/applications
1.2 Await a reply on your personal email.

1.3 If deferred respond to the queries raised.

How to pay: print out the acceptance letter from your email and take it to the bank (Stanbic/Absa) as you pay.
1.4 If accepted then go to the regional immigration office here in Mbarara (it is a 7-minute walk from the university main gate) travel for verification and attainment of student pass.
1.5 Make sure to carry your bank slips and original uploaded documents with you. For more details please refer to https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/help/student_pass

What is the accommodation arrangement for international students?

  1. The University has four hostels with two at each campus for males and females.
  2. There a number of private hostels and accommodation facilities within Mbarara town. An annual inspection is organized by the Dean of Students office to check for approved minimum safety standards, accessibility, costs and appropriate recommendations made.

Occasional international students

  1. USD 05 per night at the University Expatriates Quarters

Contact: iro@must.ac.ug

  1. USD 35 per night for students and USD 45 for fellows at MGH Guesthouse

Contact:  MbararaGuesthouse@partners.org

  1. USD 30 per night at Acacia Hotel

Contact: acaciahotel@live.com

  1. USD 165 per month at CTK Apartments

Contact: tkazooba@gmail.com

 

Note: An international student can link with the International Relations Office for support/guidance.

What is the average cost/expenses on meals per day?

Average meal on campus ranges from 1-2dollars.
Most daily services are in easy to reach areas and are in a walkable distance from the Town campus. The town centre is an 8-minute walk from the university.

What are the weather considerations like?

Uganda has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 21- 25 Degrees Celsius (70-77 F). The hottest months are December to February.

Evenings can feel chilly after the heat of the day with temperatures of around 12 – 16 Degrees Celsius (54-61F).  Most regions of Uganda, apart from the dry area in the north have an annual rainfall of between 1000mm and 2000mm.

There is heavy rain between March and May, and between October and November, when travel can become difficult in some parts of the country. During the raining seasons, a light rain coat or umbrella suffices.

WHY MUST?

MUST pursues world-class community- oriented science and technology excellence since 1989, contributing to national, regional and international development by offering training in specialized areas that have made her renown for producing fit-for- purpose graduates. The mode of teaching at MUST is unique and all those that have gone through the great gates of MUST are a living testimony of the inovative training and educational practices.

The excellence in teaching and research at MUST has ensured world-class academic standards

The University has established over 100 international academic linkages and exchange programs

MUST is committed to ensuring that all graduates have both technical and soft skills that make them stand out of the crowd and are easily noticed by any prospective employer anywhere in the world. MUST is committed to develop and promote technical and leadership skills which encourage virtues of enhancing quality, integrity and service to the community by the graduates. This ensures that our graduates are empowered to be job creators if or when they are not formally employed

Which documents must accompany my application form?

i). Admission letter and a copy of it
ii). Original academic documents
iii). National Identity Card/Passport
iv). Birth Certificate Undergraduate

What documents must postgraduate international students submit?

In which format may I email documents to MUST?

What documents must undergraduate international students submit?

What housing options are available?

The University has two hostels, one for the Gents and the other for Ladies, on both Campus. These are managed by the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS).
The other are Private hostels around the university premises. The Dean of Students Department together with the Municipality Health inspector, Uganda Police Force Fire section and the student’s guild hold an annual hostel inspection tour to accredit hotels. Details are provided in the DOS’s office and the Academic Register’s office where Admission Letters are issued.

Who gets to stay at University flats?

On receiving the admission letter, Priority is to Persons with Disability and International students, who apply through the Dean of Students office.

To the rest, the order is first come First serve. On application for accommodation, one   registers and gets a serial no. which is the order followed when considering those to stay at the flat.

When do I get to know I am considered for accommodation?

You will be contacted on phone or e-mail. We encourage you to give phone numbers that are frequently used by the applicant and the e-mail contact if available.

I am currently residing in MUST. How do I apply for cancellation for next semester?

You fill a form to confirm that you will be a non-resident. The form can be accessed from the Warden’s office.

Can I request to be placed in a specific residence room?

Room placement in the MUST hostels is random. You can apply for a specific room in the Hostel at the end of the academic year.

I am a continuing Student staying in a private hostel but wish to join the university hostel, how do I go about it?

You apply at the end of the academic year or in the holiday of second semester. You have to consult the warden to confirm whether there is space.

Where can I find accommodation for guests?

  • Accommodation for guests can be found in Mbarara Town from a number of hotels and Motels. The University can recommend some if you contact us beforehand.
  • Expatriates and exchange programme students can be provided accommodation at the expatriates housing estate. You are encouraged to contact the international relations office on iro@mus.ac.ug for booking details.

When and where do I pay for my accommodation?

Payments are made before joining the flat, on receiving confirmation from the warden, one can make payments. Generate a reference number from you student’s account and pay in any bank. If you have trouble generating one please contact the academic registrar’s office

As an International students coming to Uganda for the First time how do I go about Accommodation?

You are encouraged to contact the International relations office, iro@must.ac.ug  for booking details, for the undergraduate students we usually encourage them to stay in the University hostels

Can I live on campus during school breaks?

  • No, you cannot stay at Campus during breaks unless there are arrangements for a specific group (Which you are part) that my have an activity during the break. These can be; Sports Teams, Research Groups peer training groups etc.
  • However private hostels do accept people to stay during the break at an agreed fee for utilities. This is between the client and the landlord.

What accommodation is provided for students with disabilities and/or medical requirements?

At MUST, we have a range of accessible and adapted rooms, including some with specific equipment and fixtures. The warden works closely with the Gender Minster in the student’s guild to find suitable accommodation, making reasonable adaptations where and when possible based on individual requirements. We encourage students with any form of impairment to inform the special needs and disability office in the Dean of students’ office, fill the form in the academic register’s office and also know the PWD representative in their Faculty.

Can I park my car at my halls of residence?

Generally, the university has a vigilant security team which carries our day and night patrols but parking at the halls of residence is done at your own risk. The university does not take responsibility of any loss or damages to your vehicle.

What advice do you offer students living in the private rented sector?

  • Students are advised to desist from staying in places that have not been inspected and approved by the Dean of Students.
  • Sign Tenants agreements with their landlords
  • Move in groups especially in the night
  • Stay is purely student areas

What support do you offer students living in the private rented sector?

Students living in the hostels approved by the Dean of students’ Office have access to first aid in case of any health problem this is given by specific medical students approved by the minister of Health and University Clinic Human Resource

What is a student’s portal account.

  • This is an account that give a student access to Enrollment register, generate a reference number used to make payment,
  • This is the account where a student prints his/her Registration and Examination cards.
  • The account also allows the student to view his/her examination results

How do I access my student Portal account?

You log in at https://student.must.ac.ug

How do I enroll and register myself?

  • At login, the student is prompted to enroll by selecting the year of study and semester
  • After enrollment the student is given an invoice
  • The system now allows you to Generate a reference no which is used for all University  payments  in the bank and this is valid for 48 hrs
  • After payment the student can register him or herself in the system and becomes a bonified student MUST.

What next after registration?

  • After registration, a student can access the registration card and examination permit printed direct from the student portal account.
  • S/he is entitled to a student’s ID issued by the office of the Academic Registrar office room No. 4
  • A student can then access university services like the library, laboratories, Innovation centres permission to university gatherings among others.
  • With full registration one can access other services out of MUST, such as opening up of Bank accounts, processing Travel documents all recommended by the Dean of Students

What do I need to open up a bank account while at MUST?

• a) Identification (Identity card/ Passport)
• b) Copy of Admission letter
• c) Letter from Dean of students
• d) Passport photos

After Registration, how do I get to know about life at campus?

We encourage all new students to attend the Orientation programmes of the university both at Faculty level and the general Orientation organized by the Dean of students’ office for the undergraduates and the Directorate of Graduate Training

How do I access my results?

Provisional results are published in the university academic management information system and on the notice boards. This only become final results after the University Senate has approved them

For more details about results please ready the Examination regulations guide

What do I do if I forget my password?

Go to the student portal (student.must.ac.ug), click Forgot Password button > Provide your user id, which is your student number, click continue button. Get a token for password recovery in your email account that you provided to the University. If this persists please visit AIMS help desk.

I need information on WiFI coverage at MUST.

All registered students have free access and use of the Internet on all campuses. Various MUST Wireless Internet hotspots located in different areas of campus provide wireless coverage to identified indoor and outdoor areas on all campuses.

Who should I contact for IT problems at MUST?

The ICT infrastructure and services in the university is administered by the Computing Services Unit hosted in the Faculty of Science building.

What else do they do?

They give student email addresses

Which username and password can I use for the WIFI?

The service under the profile ‘MUST-STU- DENT’, allows a single session access to the university Local Area Net- work and internet services. It is only accessible to registered university students for the period of study at the university.

What programmes does MUST offer?

With over 70 academic programmes at MUST, you can study just about anything of your Whether you’re a prospective first-time student who is still a learner at school and looking for an undergraduate degree, or you’ve already graduated from university and want to further your postgraduate studies, MUST caters for everyone.

Undergraduate programmes

  • Faculty of Medicine established to train the much-needed health professionals in the field of Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy
  • Faculty of Science; charged with training of scientists and science teachers to improve the quality of science education and research in Uganda
  • Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies; established to train social scientists to promote social and economic development and to sustain community needs
  • Faculty of Computing and Informatics; train the much needed ICT professionals to promote technology and innovations in the field of computing to drive Uganda in the 4th industrial revolution.
  • Faculty of Business and Management Sciences; train the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders to develop the socio-economic strategies and policies in the country
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology; train the manpower in the field of applied sciences and technology that will support the development of infrastructure and deal with the complex problem of sustainable exploitation of natural resources.

Postgraduate

How do I apply to MUST?

You can apply online through: https://applications.must.ac.ug.

When can I apply to MUST?

Application to Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes are usually open from January to June every year. The calls for applications are run on print media and our website and social media platforms. PhD applications are received all year round.

What are the admissions requirements?

DIRECT ENTRY SCHEME: These are students from Secondary School, Senior 6, of Uganda or the equivalent. For International students, Results are equated by the Uganda Examinations Board UNEB.

  • (i) Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) (“O’’ Level) or its equivalent (with at least 5 subjects passed)
  • (ii) At least 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) (“A” Level) or equivalent.

“A” Level results are valid for Government sponsorship for 3 years only.

DIPLOMA HOLDERS ENTRY SCHEME

  1. Must have a Diploma from a recognized institution.
  2. Applicant should have at least second class, credit or equivalent diploma in a relevant field.
  • Admission is based on performance in the Diploma examinations.
  1. Must have at least 5passes at O level and 1Principal Pass& 2 Subsidiaries at A level.

MATURE AGE ENTRY SCHEME

  1. Applicants should be 25 years of age and above by August of the year of admission.
  2. Must sit and pass a Mature Age Entry National Aptitude Exam.
  • Must sit and pass subject specific exam in the  area of interest.

Admission is based on performance in the Mature Age & Subject specific Examinations

Postgraduate

When do applications close?

See the call for applications on the University website https://registrar.must. ac.ug for closing date for applications.

How can I follow up on my application?

Progress on applications can be made through the online portal. You can also send an email to admissions@must.ac.ug for undergraduate applications or drgt@must.ac.ug for postgraduate applications.

What are the supporting documents I need to submit with my application?

The admissions requirements and supporting documents can be got from the University registrar.must.ac.ug or call for application

How do I submit supporting documents?

All supporting documents must be sent to the Office of the Academic Registrar (for undergraduate applications) and the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (for postgraduate applications) through the address of the University.

Can I apply with academic qualifications from foreign institutions?

Yes, but you must first have your academic documents equated by the UNEB for O and A level equating or NCHE for Certificates, Diploma and Degree equating. Please visit UNEB website (www.uneb.ac.ug) and NCHE website (www.nche.or.ug) for more information.

How many degree programmes can I select at application?

You can select up to four programmes for Undergraduate applications or one for Postgraduate applications

I have just completed my degree, can apply I apply for a Master’s before I graduate?

Yes, provided you have an official transcript showing your final academic results.

How do I know that I have been admitted?

  • Feedback on applications are published on the website registrar.must.ac.ug/downloads.
  • The Academic Registrar’s Department will contact you on phone

How do I get my admission letter?

Admission letter can be picked from the office of the Academic Registrar of Undergraduates and Directorate of Research and Graduate Training for Postgraduate.

You will be required to pay a commitment fee of 50,000/= to the bank, the fee is non-refundable but it serves as tuition fees deposit.

Present proof of payments and your Identity card to pick your admission letter.

In case you are unable to pick it up in person, you will be required to give a letter of authorization to the person picking it up together with you ID, the person picking up the admission letter will also be required to give a copy of their ID

Can apply for Transfer of Credits from another University to MUST?

The University allows for transfer of credits as long as you meet the entry requirements set by the University. See Examinations Regulation

Which school marks are used for admission to MUST?

To know which school marks will be used for your admission at MUST use the links;

https://www.must.ac.ug/admissions/undergraduate-programs/

https://www.must.ac.ug/2019-2020-postgraduate-programs/

Where can I find information on welcoming and orientation 2020?

An orientation and induction program for all registered students shall be conducted at the beginning of the academic year by each Faculty. It is the responsibility of each student to attend the orientation program. The orientation programe shall be given to you at the time of registration.

How is selection done for all programmes?

MUST follows Merit criteria for selection of successful applicants

What is the cost of discontinuing my entire programme?

While MUST encourages all students to endevour to complete their academic programs, there may arise circumstances that makes a student withdraw from an academic program. When this happens, the tuition already paid may not be refunded. For details please refer to the Tuition Policy.

Is there a minimum test score, class rank or GPA required for admission to MUST?

Use these links to know the minimum requirements for you to be admitted for any programme

https://www.must.ac.ug/admissions/undergraduate-programs/

https://www.must.ac.ug/2019-2020-postgraduate-programs/