Bachelor On Campus

Library and Information Science

36 months
1336 USD/year
834 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Library and Information Science (LIS) is a discipline at Makerere University that aims at training information professionals to serve different stakeholders for development.


Library and Information Science is considered as a cross cutting discipline in humanities, sciences and technology. In Uganda, training in LIS started in 1963 when the East African School of Librarianship (EASL) now East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) was established at Makerere University in 1963 and is one of the academic units equivalent of a faculty.

Programme goal and objectives

Programme goal:  Developing human capacity to manage information for organizational, national and international development.

The programme objectives to

  • Equip learners with the theory, concepts and philosophy of library and information science
  • Expose learners to practical training for  enabling them acquire competencies and skills required in the LIS profession
  • Equip learners with knowledge and skills in the management of LIS institutions in a changing society
  • Expose learners to the research process to examine LIS issues and identify solutions
  • Enable learners appreciate and adopt ICT in the management of library and information services.
  • Develop learners’ professional attitudes in information work

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Information Technology
  • Communication Skills And Practice
  • Information And Society
  • Information Literacy
  • Principles Of Knowledge Organisation
  • Database Management And Information Retrieval

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
  • After paying the Fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX  take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
  • On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
  • Applicants with academic documents prescribed in other languages other than English should be submitted to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
  • Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) located in Ntinda for purposes of being equated to Ugandan grades.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 668 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 417 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National: 1,596,919 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 2,555,070 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

Living costs for Kampala

1463786 - 1961574 UGX /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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