European and Oriental Languages

Building and Room No: 
Pre-Cast Building, LB 30


German Courses @ MAK

At Makerere University you can offer German Studies as Beginner or, in case you have already learnt German at school, as an Advanced Bachelor of Arts student. Both programmes can be taken as either minor or major subject. As a major subject, it paves the way for becoming either a school teacher, university lecturer or translator. If taken as a minor, it may enhance your job perspectives in the field of your major subject. Many students who major in engineering, economics, tourism and library studies benefit from German Studies as a minor.

Every year the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards three scholarships to German Studies students for a four week language course at a German university. Graduates of the Advanced programme are also eligible to apply for a DAAD scholarship for the German Studies Master´s programme at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, which offers an in-depth course of studies including a five month research stay in Germany. Students may choose to specialize either in Linguistics or Literature. For more information about DAAD in Uganda and DAAD scholarship programmes please refer to




Makerere University is a certified TestDaF Centre. TestDaF is a German language proficiency exam for anybody who wishes to study in Germany or to prove their knowledge of German at an advanced level. To learn more about the TestDaF examination please refer to

The Makerere University Deutsch Klub (MUDEK) offers a wide range of extra-curricular activties such as movie screenings, field trips, research projects and presentations.

Opportunities with German

There are many German institutions in Uganda that offer work and internship opportunities: German Embassy, DAAD, Goethe-Zentrum, GIZ, KfW, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Deutsche Welle. With German language skills you can also apply for a Volunteer or Au Pair programme in Germany.

Whatever plans you may have for the future, the knowledge of German will increase your options. When you learn German you acquire a range of skills which can improve the quality of both your work and private life in various fields like Business, Tourism and Hospitality, Communication and Media, Science and Research, Culture, Literature, Philosophy and in the entertainment industry. About 100 million Europeans in a dozen countries are native German speakers.



To learn more about German at Makerere University contact:

Dr. William Wagaba

Co-ordinator Subject of German


Phone: +256(0)772 421 629


Mr. Steven Heimlich



Phone: +256(0)772 409 178

Consultation every Tuesday 12:30-2:30 pm, Makerere University, Lincoln Flats, Office B7.