This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's or specialized degree (3-5 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Upper half of class II, division ii (i.e. 55% until 1991 and 65% after 1991).
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 3 year first degree.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded.
Description: Instituted in 1922; achieved university status in 1970; present name acquired in 1975. Usual admission requirement: Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with minimum of two passes at advanced level (13 years of education).
Up to 1991:
|B+||60-69%||Very good||Class II, division i|
|B||50-59%||Good||Class II, division ii|
Between 1992 and 1996:
|B+||70-79%||Very good||Class II, division i|
|B||60-69%||Good||Class II, division ii|
1997 and after:
|Grade||Marks||GP||Grade||Marks||GP||Classification of Awards|
|A||80-100%||5.0||C-||50-54.9%||2.0||4.40-5.00||1st Class Honours|
|B+||75-79.9%||4.5||D+||45-49.9%||1.5||3.60-4.39||2nd Class Honours Upper Division|
|B||70-74.9%||4.0||D||40-44.9%||1.0||2.80-3.59||2nd Class Honours Lower Division|
|C||55-59.9%||2.5||Pass Mark 50%|
Most degrees awarded with honours or as pass. Medical/veterinary degrees can be awarded with "distinction" or "credit." Higher degrees not classified.
Language of instruction: English.
- Master's: 1-3 years; singularly or by any combination of coursework, examination, research, thesis.
- Ph.D: 3 year minimum; by research and dissertation.
Last updated: Jul 27, 2005