Direct Entry Scheme
A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a first degree programme of the University if the candidate has obtained:
- The Uganda Certificate of Education (O’level) or an equivalent qualification; and
- At least Two Advanced level passes in approved subjects at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examination (A’level) or an equivalent qualification.
Within the framework of the General Direct Entry Requirements, there may be special Faculty/School/Institute Requirements which a candidate must fulfill to gain admission to a programme in a specific Faculty/School/Institute.
- All subjects taken at the Advanced Level of Education are grouped into four categories and weighed as follows for purposes of admission to any programme of undergraduate study in the University.
- Essential 3
- Relevant 2
- Desirable 1
- Others 0.5
A=6, B=5, C=4, D=3, E=2, O or subsidiary pass = 1
- For a given candidate, not more than three subjects at the principle level shall carry a weight of 3,2 or 1.
- For a given candidate, principle level subjects in excess of the three defined in 1.1 (i) to (iii) above, shall be designated as “Others” and shall each carry a weight of 0.5.
- Not more than two subjects shall be designated as “Essential.” The essential subjects must be passed with principle grades.
- A pass in a subject taken at the subsidiary level such as General Paper, shall carry one point. A subsidiary pass in General Paper ranges from grades 1 to 6.
- In the case of programmes where “Essential” subjects may be three or more, an “Essential set” of subjects is defined. The best performed two subjects of the essential set shall be designated as “Essential subjects” and weighted three. The 3rd best done subject form the Essential Set shall be designated as the “Relevant Subject” and weighted two.
- The subjects designated as “Essential” must be passed at principle level.
- For “o” level grades, Distinction, Credit and Pass carry weights of 0.3, 0.2 and 0.1 respectively.