** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fall 2018/Academic Year 2019: Dates TBA
About the Program
The Center for African Studies at UF offers students the opportunity to earn credits toward their degree while spending a semester or academic year at Makerere University in Kampala. Makerere is the oldest university in East Africa and was founded in 1922. It is structured around nine colleges:
Agriculture & Environment; Business Management; Education; Engineering, Design, Art, & Technology; Health Sciences; Humanities & Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; and Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources, & Biosecurity. The university also houses the School of Law. You can select English-taught courses in a wide variety of disciplines to meet your individual credit requirements. Makerere offers not only day, but also evening and external study programs to a student body of about 35,000 undergraduates.
About the Location
Located near the shores of Lake Victoria, Kampala has a diverse population of nearly two million. Elevation at 3,500 feet moderates the tropical climate, so average high temperatures throughout the year are 80-84 degrees Fahrenheit.
Center for African Studies
Courses are taught by Makerere University faculty for transfer credit.
You may choose from among all courses offered by Makerere colleges:
Agriculture & Environment
Design, Art, & Technology
Humanities & Social Sciences
Vet Medicine, Animal Resources, & Biosecurity
Total Number of Credits Offered: 12-15
Open to all majors
Students in good standing
Undergraduate GPA: 2.5
Graduate GPA: 3.0
Have taken at least one 3 credit course on Africa
Letters of recommendation
A personal interview or telephone call may also be required
You will be housed in private hostels adjacent to the main campus. Meals are available through private establishments on and off campus.
Most financial aid that you would receive on campus can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.
Undergraduate Program Fee: TBA
Graduate Program Fee: TBA
A $375 (Fall) or $500 (AY) nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.
Tuition for up to 15 transfer credits, housing, stipend for all meals, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.
What's Not Included:
Round-trip airfare, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.