School of Postgraduate Studies and Research


The School of Postgraduate Studies and Research at Uganda Martyrs University is mandated to coordinate and manage graduate and postgraduate programmes. The SPGS runs the Doctoral programmes at the University. In liaison with the Higher Degrees Committee, the SPGS tracks the progress of all MPhil and PhD candidates through graduate seminars, research methodology workshops and progress panels.  The SPGS also organizes the oral defense of Doctoral thesis. The SPGS receives application forms and forwards them to the respective Faculties offering the courses applied for scrutiny and recommendation on who to invite to the Graduate Admission Test (GAT).

After the GAT results are released, the Faculties advise the SPGS on the suitable number of candidates that may be admitted per Faculty and per course. The SPGS then prepares the final list and admits the qualifying students.

The SPGS coordinates the preparation of joint timetable by the Faculties for jointly organized core postgraduate courses such as research methodology, computer literacy, consultancy skills, communication skills and others. The SPGS works with the Higher Degrees Committee and various Faculties to put in place measures to ensure and promote quality in Graduate and Postgraduate programmes.



New GAT List Out

The list of Applicants invited for the Graduate Admission Test that will take place on Saturday, 22nd July 2017 is  now out. View list here.

Test to be done at Nkozi main campus starting at 9:00am.

Please come along with the following:

1) A non scientific calculator & a pen

2) Evidence of payment of test fee – ugx 55,000 (excludes bank charges)

3) One current passport size photograph

4) Valid identity card

5) Evidence of payment (bankslip) for the application form.


Extension of Application deadline

Uganda Martyrs University is still inviting applications for courses for the academic year 2017/2018 in Nkozi, Rubaga, Masaka, Mbale, Fort Portal and Nsambya.

Early applications are advisable. Please apply before 14th July 2017. The fourth Graduate Admission Test (GAT) will be administered on 22nd July 2017. Please note that the Graduate Admission Test (GAT) will be conducted by invitation.


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