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Vice Chancellor - Ruaha Catholic University

P.O.Box 774 - Iringa

Phone: +255 27 02431

Fax: +255 27 02563

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Admission Enquiries

Enquiries about admission into the undergraduate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate programmes should be addressed to:

The Admissions Officer

Ruaha Catholic University

P.O. Box 774

Iringa, Tanzania

Likewise enquiries about admission into the Ph. D programme, Master’s Programmes and Postgraduate Diploma programmes should be addressed to:

The Director of Postgraduate Studies,

Ruaha Catholic University

P.O. Box 774

Iringa, Tanzania


Tel: +255 26 2702431

Fax +255 26 2702563

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Admission Office: +255 754 491 181

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The objectives of the Convocation shall be as follows:

  1. To meet and discuss any matter within the sphere of competence of the University and the advancement of Higher Education in the country as a whole.
  2. To promote close relationship and cooperation between RUCU and its graduates, with a view of getting feedback and views from them.
  3. To promote and maintain contacts and cooperation between the Convocation members, academic communities and any external body, including national and overseas educational institutions as well as other associations of like nature.
  4. To publish the Convocation newsletter and other relevant material.
  5. To organize and conduct public lectures.
  6. To raise, borrow and invest any monies of the Convocation, not immediately required for implementation of any of its objects, in such a manner as the Convocation may from time to time, find fit.
  7. To establish and manage G.M Endowment Fund.
  8. To award prizes to RUCU graduates who have distinguished themselves through their achievements in life after graduation, and to the best graduates in academic performance from each Faculty in each academic year.
  9. To offer scholarships to deserving candidates.



The members of the Convocation shall be as follows:

  1. The Principal of RUCU
  2. The Deputy Principal Academic
  3. The Deputy Principal Finance and Administration, who shall be the Secretary of the Convocation
  4. All members of the academic staff
  5. All persons who are graduates of the University, provided that such graduate is ordinarily resident of the United Republic of Tanzania.
  6. Such other persons as the Chancellor may appoint as members of the Convocation.



a) General Meetings:
There shall be a General Meeting of the Convocation before each Graduation Ceremony.
b) Executive Committee Meetings
These shall be held at least four times a year. Extraordinary meetings may be held in special circumstances at such frequency as the circumstances may dictate.
c) Conduct of Meetings

  1. Where, at any meeting of the Convocation, the President of the Convocation is absent members may elect from amongst those present a temporary Chairman to preside over the Convocation meeting.
  2. Fifteen members shall constitute a quorum for the Convocation meeting.
  3. The quorum for Convocation committees  shall be one third of the members of the committee.
  4. A decision shall be made by a simple majority vote of the members present and voting at the meeting of the Convocation or at any of the meetings of any of the Convocation committees.
  5. In the event of an equality of votes, the President of the Convocation or the temporary Chairperson,  as the case may be, presiding  over the Convocation meeting, or the chairperson of any of the   committees of the Convocation , shall have a casting vote in addition to his/her deliberative vote.
  6. No proceedings of the Convocation shall be rendered invalid by reason only of any defect in the membership of any member of the Convocation.


Institute of Allied Health Sciences (IAHS)

At the request of the Consolata Missionaries of Iringa Diocese, RUCU has incorporated what used to be the Medical Laboratory Sciences School - Ikonda in Makete District. The School offered a 3-year Diploma in Medical Sciences designed to produce competent health laboratory technologists to support primary health care activities at the District level. In order to incorporate that programme into the RUCU academic structure, the Governing Board has created an Institute of Allied Health Sciences (IAHS) which is headed by a Director.

The Mission of the Institute is to support the health care delivery system by training competent and caring health care givers in various fields, such as, medical laboratory and pharmacy, in accordance with the operational guidelines for the National Health Laboratory Services Policy and pharmacy Council of Tanzania. This emphasizes a practical skill orientation and research development in order to keep pace with developments and technology.


Directorate of Short Courses and Continuing Education (DSCCE)

The Directorate of Short Courses, Continuing Education and Consultation services is part of an academic community with international reputation and recognition.

The Directorate is a centre with modern and high-tech computer training and maintenance facilities with competent Information and Communication Technology (ICT) staff.

The Directorate offers diverse short courses, trainings and maintenance services to the general public. The courses are conducted by competent instructors/technicians, at competitive cost, which makes it the best choice among community and development-oriented service providers countrywide.

The main objective of the Directorate is to impart liberal education to the humanity by diversifying and complementing the services rendered by the University, with the aim of promoting the development of the community in which Ruaha Catholic University operates.


Directorate of Postgraduate Studies Research Consultancy and Publications (DPGSR)

RUCU started with undergraduate programmes with Faculties of Law and Information Communication and Technology (ICT) being the two founding faculties.
The University College ever since has continued to grow both in academic programmes and staffing let alone the number of students admitted to the college.
The Postgraduate Studies formally started in the academic year 2009/2010 with the first batch of LL.M students being registered in October, 2009 and for Postgraduate Diploma in Law in October, 2011. The academic year 2010/2011 witnessed the start of PhD programmes in Law by thesis in the Faculty of Law together with MBA programmes by course work in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. From there on, Postgraduate study programmes have been on the increase giving way to the start of Masters programmes in Education and Linguistics together with Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

For more Information on DPGSR see here.

For more information on the offered courses by the directorates download University prospectus HERE

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