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  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 05/07/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022 05/07/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

UF in Uganda


Interdisciplinary Studies
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.

 

Course Information

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
Business Management
Education
Engineering
Design, Art, & Technology
Health Sciences
Humanities & Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Vet Medicine, Animal Resources, & Biosecurity


Total Number of Credits Offered: 12-15

Eligibility/Requirements

  • 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

Housing

You will be housed in private hostels adjacent to the main campus. Meals are available through private establishments on and off campus.

Financial Aid

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.
 

2018-2019 Pricing

UF in Dar es Salaam

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.

What's Included:

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.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Naomi Harrell
352-273-1522
nharrell@ufic.ufl.edu

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Todd Leedy 
352-392-2183
tleedy@africa.ufl.edu