Welcome to the MakCHS International Coordination Office

The International coordination is located on the first floor of the Clinical research building, Mulago Hospital Complex. It is a unit charged with internationalization at Makerere University College of Health Sciences under the Principal’s office with direct supervision of the Deputy Principal.

The office has 2 administrative staff

Ms. Susan Nassaka Byekwaso Email: sbyekwaso@yahoo.com
Internationaloffice@chs.mak.ac.ug
Telephone no.+256772419313
Ms. Norah Namirembe Email:norahnamirembe@gmail.com 
Telephone:+256771978632

 

We handle all aspects of internationalization;

  • Admission of occasional students at all levels of training.
  • Facilitating MakCHS student outward mobility programmes (study abroad placements, research, international conferences and seminars).
  • Integration of international students in Makerere and Ugandan culture.
  • Organizing safe accommodation and ensuring safety for students and teachers work and live in Uganda during the tenure at Makerere University College of Health Sciences.
  • Logistical support for visa application for students for degree students.
  • internationalization at home for non-mobile students and staff.

Logistical support to international scholars

We work closely with the concerned ministries to get the international students adequate documents to study in Uganda. These include;

Temporary practicing medical License for graduate students, fellows and clinical lecturers. (Requirements are listed below).

  • University Degree/professional medical certificate(s)
  • Evidence of completion of internship
  • Current certificates of registration
  • Certificate of good standing- from your licensing board
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Evidence confirmation of intended employer/place of work
  • Passport photos
  • Dully filled application form
  • Recommendation letters from your employer/ programme Director
  • All documents written in a language other than English must be accompanied by a copy of an official translation of a document, which is duly certified by a Notary.

Students visa normally termed as students’ pass (Requirements are listed below).

A. List of requirements for students pass (First year students. Both Undergraduate and Graduate Level)
S/N    Name of Document
1    Valid student ID/Letter from the School Dean to show lack of ID (If not yet issued)
2    Recent passport size photo
3    Admission letter from University
4    Support letter/Recommendation letter
5    Passport Biodata page
6    Previous Visa/ Student Pass

B. List of requirements for students pass (Continuing Students)
S/N    Name of Document
1    Valid student ID
2    Recent passport size photo
3    Admission letter from University
4    Support letter/Recommendation letter
5    Passport Biodata page
6    Previous Visa/ Student Pass
7    Current Provisional results/Testimonial
8    Current/Most Recent tuition pay slip

C. List of requirements for Work Permit
S/N    Name of Document
1    Passport Biodata page
2    Previous Visa/Entry permit
3    Passport Photo
4    Copy of Contract (Between host and sending University/Institution)
5    Support letter from the Employer

Integrating international students in Makerere University/ Ugandan culture

The international officers provide adequate acclimatization to Uganda on arrival in liaison with a student buddy association ‘Global friends’. The buddies acclimatize visiting scholars the geography of the place (Mulago and other teaching hospitals). They also organize visit to cultural sites in Kampala and other parts of the country.


Norah with Students University of Bergen during a traditional engagement ceremony

In addition, the offices ensure safety of all scholars and provides appropriate counselling in liaison with Department of counselling at Makerere University.

Programming

The International Office strives to enrich the academic and cultural experience for MakCHS international students, visitors, employees, and families. 

The office works closely with Departmental Coordinators in the Clinical Departments to ensure that students have appropriate supervised clinical placements in the teaching hospitals and Community Based Education and Services Research (COBERS sites).

Ignatius Asasira with students from Brescia University, Italy

In addition to that, we work closely with Faculty to identify and guide students on appropriate research projects where International scholars can undertake in partnerships with MakCHS students.

Outward mobility of students and staff

MakCHS recognizes that academic mobility for Makerere students is a very important aspect of internationalization. The office provides logistic and financial support to students at all levels (Undergraduate, graduate) and teachers to enable them undertake placements in partner Universities under the student exchange framework and attend conferences.

Makerere student at Uppsala University

Collaborations with other Universities

The offices oversee drafting, review of memorandum of understanding between Makerere University college of health sciences and other institutions abroad. Some of the international partners are listed below.

 

Name of the Institution

Collaborations

SWEDEN

1

Karolinska Institutet

  1. Student exchange in Medicine, Nursing, midwifery, Dentistry and Physiotherapy.
  2. Teacher exchange programme in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, midwifery and Physiotherapy

2

Uppsala University

  1. Student exchange in Medicine and Nursing
  2. Teacher exchange in Medicine and Nursing.
  3. Global Medicine (field course)

3

Kristanstand University

  1. Student and teacher exchange in Nursing Department.

4

Gothenburg University

  1. Teacher exchange in Nursing Department.

THE NETHERLANDS

5

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

  1. Partnership in training Medical students from Maastricht at Makerere.

6

Erasmus University, The Netherlands

  1. Students’ placement.

ITALY

7

Brescia University , Italy

  1. Students’ placements at MakCHS

8

Magna University, Italy

  1. Students’ exchange at MakCHS

NORWAY

9

University of Bergen, Norway

  1. Partnership in training medical students from Bergen 4 times a year.
  2. Collaborative research in food and nutrition.
  3. PHD training for Faculty at Makerere University.
  4. Global Health field course

10

Universiteit Antwerp, Belgium

  a. Students’ placement

CANADA

11

McMaster University, Canada

  1. Residents’ exchange program for residents for Anaesthesia, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gyneacology.
  2. Medical student training.
  3. Specialized training for Physicians at McMaster University.

12

University of Alberta, Canada

  1. Opportunities for specialization for junior Faculty in Medicine
  2. Graduate student exchange

13

University of British Columbia, Canada

  1. HPV research

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

14

Case Western Reserve University, U.S.A

  1. Partnership in training Makerere University Faculty in Bioethics.

15

Wisconsin University, U.S.A

  1. Health and Disease field course.
  2. Medical students training.

16

Yale Medical School, U.S.A

  1. Teacher exchange.
  2. Medical students’ exchange.
  3. Resident exchange programme.

17

Des Moines University, Iowa U.S.A

  1. Medical Student exchange

18

U.C.S.F

  1. Training residents at Makerere
  2. Collaborative research in Malaria
  3. Trauma management among police.

19

John Peter Smith

  1. Residents placement at MakCHS

20

University of Minnesota

  1. Medical student exchange programme
  2. Collaborative research
  3. Teacher exchange programme in Peadiatrics Department

21

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicne

  1. Partnership in training Medical students in COBES and International Health.

22

Columbia University

  1. Teacher/student exchange in Paediatrics Department

23

Western Connecticut Health Network

  1. Student and staff exchange
AUSTRALIA

24

University of New South Wales, Australia

  1. Student and staff exchange

Administrative Fees

The administrative fees are paid according to the duration of the placement as indicated below

Period

Fee (USD)

Short Stay (2- 6 weeks)

300

Medium Stay (7-10 weeks)

 500

Long Stay (11- 15 weeks)

 600

Residents

 400

Research Electives

 500

Locations of Teaching Hospitals

Department

Teaching Hospital Location

Peadiatrics, Surgery

Mulago Hospital

Cardiology and Oncology

Mulago Hospital

Obs & Gyn

Kawempe Hospital

Psychiatry

Butabika Hospital

COBERS 

Nkozi Hospital, Kayunga Hospital, e.t.c

Where to reside during your stay at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Recommended places of accommodation

Guest  House

Location

Single Room 
(USD/Day)

Double Room - single ocupancy ​​​​​​(USD/Day)

Double Room - double occupancy
(USD/Day)

Dorm Room
​​​​​​​(USD/Day)

Makerere Guest House
Prices are per day and in US dollars (Breakfast inclusive)

Makerere University Main Campus

45

55 

40

 

20

 

Mulago Guest House

 

Mulago Hospital Complex

25 

30 

20

15

Triple occupancy

Edge House No. 37
edgehouse@chs.mak.ac.ug

Makerere University Main Campus

20

20

15 

15 

Kisa House
dianabena@gmail.com

 

Mawanda Road

15

25

15

N/A