Call for 4 Masters Scholarships

Makerere University in partnership with University of Bergen, University of Juba and Dar-es-salaam Institute of Technology received a grant from NORAD, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation under its NORHED programme. The project titled “improving Weather Information Management in East Africa for effective service provision through the application of suitable ICTs (WIMEA-ICT).

WIMEA-ICT now invites applications for FOUR full-time two year Masters Scholarships tenable at Makerere University. The recipients of the Masters scholarships will be required to give research support to the already ongoing Ph.D students in the following research areas:

Research topics for this Masters Scholarships

Masters CODE Area/Discipline Number of Masters Positions
WIMEA-ICT: M.Sc.1 Meteorology/Computing 1
WIMEA-ICT: M.Sc.2 Information Systems / Software Engineering 1
WIMEA-ICT: M.Sc.3 Computing/Electrical Engineering 1
WIMEA-ICT: M.Sc.4 Computer Science/Software Engineering 1

A high-level description of the intended research work to be done in each component can be found at


  • The successful Master candidates will receive in addition to Full Tuition and Functional Fees at Makerere University, a living allowance of 2,400 NOK every month for a period of two years.
  • The successful Masters candidates will be entitled to workshops, seminars, conferences, facilitation for field study, printing of thesis, publication among others.

Admission requirements

The applicant must be already admitted to Makerere University in any of the above-mentioned disciplines. The list of requirements is as follows:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and possess competence in areas relevant to the position.
  • The candidate must be willing to sign a contract that commits him/her to work at either Makerere University or University of Juba for atleast two years on completion of their studies
  • With the applicant’s permission, Makerere University may also conduct a reference check before appointment.
  • All qualified persons are encouraged to apply for the scholarship, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.
  • Women are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should attach proof of admission or application for the relevant masters programmes at Makerere University.

Applicants should submit their application and CV to the College of Computing and Information Sciences at Makerere University, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The subject of the email should be the relevant MASTERS CODE indicated in the table above.The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the application:

  • Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor's level;
  • A Masters concept aligning with one (or more) of the above described areas of foci. The concept must be no more than 2 pages including the bibliography (font size 12pt, margin 1 inch, single line spacing). The concept should include a presentation of possible research questions/hypotheses, objectives and justification. An essential part of the assessment of applicants is the quality of the concept.  Please check the link at  for the description of each area of study.
  • The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include the applicant in the assessment process. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews.


Closing date: 30th June 2016 at 17:00 GMT.

For further information please contact:
• Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim
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Phone: +256 414 540628/ +256 772 310038 / 0772621910/+256 757 734717


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