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General Admission Information

 


For Undergraduate Degree courses, applications should be routed through the Tanzania Commission for Universities under the Central Admission System. The Diploma and Certificate programmes applications are invited from March to early May of the year for which admission is sought. These are sent straight to the University. The academic year starts in early October.

For Masters and Postgraduate Diploma programmes applications are normally invited from March to the third week of July of the year for which admission is sought. The academic year starts at the beginning of October.

For Postgraduate, Diploma, and Certificate courses applicants, duly filled-in application forms should be submitted with the following supporting documents to reach the University as early as possible:

  1. Two passport-size photographs;
  2. Names of two referees, who have known the applicant and are able to evaluate the applicant's ability for the course being sought;
  3. Copies of all educational certificates and relevant testimonials.
  4. A copy of the birth certificate.
  5. A medical certificate from a recognized medical practitioner;
  6. An endorsement and/or letter from the sponsor/employer or guardian confirming his/her readiness to sponsor the applicant;
  7. A fee of Tshs 20,000 should accompany the application.The pay-in slip should be attached to the application. It should be paid directly into either the College Bank
    1. Account No. 028101001384, NBC Iringa Branch, Ac. Name: Ruaha University College
    2. Ac. No. 020-0000271, Tanzania Postal Bank, Ac. Name: Ruaha University College
    3. Non-Tanzanians should pay Euro 22 into Bank Ac. No. 019J2071042600 held at CRDB Iringa Branch, Ac. Name: Ruaha University College.
  8. In the case of undergraduate degree programmes, successful candidates are to come up with the documents in (I) to VII) above at the time of registration as might be instructed in the admission letter.

 

Candidates for undergraduate courses Certificates and Diplomas are expected, if notified, to sit for the University Aptitude test. A fee (currently of Tshs 30,000) will be charged for each candidate.

 

When an admission dossier is completed and where applicable, the final results of the aptitude tests are obtained, the University will proceed to its evaluation. If prove satisfactory, the University will notify the applicant of his/her acceptability and will send appropriate joining instructions, either directly or through the applicant’s sponsor or guardian.

 

Enrolment may be deferred for one academic year, after which a new application form will have to be filled.

 

All new students must arrive one week before the start of classes ready for orientation programme.

 

Travel and other arrangements:

 

  1. Students should make their own travel arrangements to RUCU and should make sure that they have enough pocket money for needful expenses.
  2. Students from countries other than Tanzania are expected to conform to all immigration formalities in their countries before they depart for Tanzania. They must also obtain a study or residence permit from the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission before they arrive at the University. It is advisable when travelling to Tanzania to keep one’s documents readily available as well as evidence from RUCU confirming an offer of admission. One should also have details of financial support, in case these documents are required at the port of entry by the immigration authority.

 

The addresses, where the application are sent to, can be found under Contact.

 

General Entry Requirements

 

The applicants for programmes at RUCU must fulfil the general as well as the specific requirements for admission.

Short Courses

Specific admission requirements for each short course may be found in the Directorate of Short Courses and Continuing Education chapter of the prospectus.

Certificate Awards

A candidate shall be eligible for consideration for admission to a Certificate programme if he/she has obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or East Africa Certificate of Education (EACE) ‘O’ level and has a pass.

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the relevant Faculty or Institute chapter of the prospectus.


Diploma Awards

A candidate shall be eligible for consideration for admission to a Diploma programme if he/she has obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or East Africa Certificate of Education (EACE) ‘O’ level with passes in at least four approved subjects.

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the relevant Faculty or Institute chapter of the prospectus.


Degree Awards

Minimum Entrance Requirements for a First Degree admissions are as follows:

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (C.S.E.E) or equivalent with passes in FIVE approved subjects, obtained prior to the sitting of the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (A.C.S.E.E) or equivalent.
  • At least two Principal level passes and a total of 4.5 or more points (where A= 5, B= 4, C= 3, D=2, E=1 and S= 0.5) in approved subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (A.C.S.E.E).
  • Equivalent qualifications such as ordinary or advanced diploma/certificate or degrees or Mature Age/Pre-entry courses considered to be appropriate for the programme to be pursued.

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the relevant Faculty chapter of the Prospectus.


Postgraduate Diploma Awards

To be considered for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma, a candidate must be a holder of a First Degree of the then Ruaha University College or a recognised University or have satisfied the requirements for the award of the Degree with a GPA of at least 2.0

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Consultancy and Publications booklet or under Faculty Programmes.


Masters Awards

To be considered for admission to a Master’s programme, a candidate must be a holder of a First Degree of the then Ruaha University College or of any other recognised University with a GPA of at least 2.7.


Ph.D Awards

To be considered for admission to the Ph. D programme, a candidate must be a holder of a Master’s degree of this University or of any other recognised University.