Makerere University is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 three years PhD Fellowship Program. The fellowship is available for African applicants to pursue a research project in the Infection and Immunity research.

The aim of the fellowship is to support training and career development for potential and emerging African leaders in Infection and Immunity research.

Makerere University Kampala (MUK)is Uganda’s largest and third-oldest institution of higher learning. Today, Makerere University is composed of nine colleges and one school offering programmes for about 36,000 undergraduates and 4,000 postgraduates. Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa.


Academic Level

The fellowship is available for pursuing  PhD programme.


Available Courses

The fellowship is awarded in the subjects of  Infection and Immunity research.


Country of Study



Value of Award

This fellowship will cover University fees, student stipend, health insurance, one return airfare for the student, one return airfare for overseas co-supervisor, travel insurance, visa costs, research funds, bench fees and costs for international conference attendance.


Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or any Basic Science Masters in a relevant area (Immunology or Genetics)
  • Award will be conditional on acceptance for a PhD programme at Makerere University

Nationality: Applicants of Africa can apply for this fellowship.


College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have Masters degree.


How to Apply

Applicants can apply via email.

  • A cover letter (not more than 1 page), resume (not more than 4 pages), a personal statement (not more than 1 page), scanned copies of certificates and three letters from referees.
  • The personal statement should include your aspirations for career progression in the next 8 years, research interests and any information you consider relevant.



Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 17, 2017.

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