GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES
The following are the general MINIMUM entrance requirements for the undergraduate degrees programmes:
Direct Entry Scheme
Applicant under this scheme must fulfill the following requirements:
Must hold at least three (3) O-level credit passes in relevant subjects according to specific programme.
Must have at least two principal level passes and one subsidiary level pass in the A- level, provided that the total number of points is at least 4.5 in the scale where A=5;B=4;C=3;D=2;E=1;S=0.5.
Equivalent Qualifications entry Scheme
Applicant under this scheme must meet the following requirements in order to qualify for consideration:
Must hold an appropriate Diploma of not less than second class level from a registered institution OR
Must hold a certificate from Mzumbe University of not less than second class level, following completion of form VI with at least one principal level pass and 3.5 points in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education.
NOTE: Additional requirements for entry to a particular Faculty or Programme are presented in the Faculty specific requirements in section B.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
The university has an alternative method of entry through the RPL (formerly known as Mature Age Entry Scheme). Applicants have to satisfy the following requirements:
- Must have at least 25 years of age;
- Must have completed at least standard seven education;
- Must have an relevant and related experiences in a field applied for;
- Must have the intention to pursue university education at degree level.
- Must be competent in written and spoken English
- Must sit for the RPL examination and pass at the average of B
Additional requirements for entry to a particular Faculty are presented in section B.Principal passes in Divinity/Islamic Knowledge are NOT considered in the computation of points.
REQUIREMENTS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Additional qualifications for specific programmes
Applicants for MSc. (A&F) must possess solid accounting background and must have completed courses in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing and Assurance and Quantitative Methods at a Bachelor’s degree level.
Applicants for MSc. MM must have studied marketing-related subjects at a bachelor’s degree level.
Applicants for MSc. PSCM must have studied supply management-related subjects at bachelor’s degree level Applicants for MSc (EM) with environment related social science degrees and those working in the field of environment will be at an added advantage Applicants for MSc. Economics must have studied economics at bachelor’s degree level 3B.Applicants for MSc. PPM and MSc. EPP must have studied economics-related subjects at bachelor’s degree level
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Programmes
A candidate for Ph.D. should hold a master’s degree in the relevant field of study articulated above from any accredited university or institution, whose average grade is not less than B as evaluated according to Mzumbe University system. An application for admission into a PhD programme is received at anytime using Mzumbe University application forms but registration to the programme will be effective on biannual basis (March and October each year). A candidate seeking for a PhD admission should submit along with the application forms, a concept note of around 2,500 to 3,000 words indicating a topic intended to be addressed and his/her motivation to tackle it.
There are two options in our PhD design, namely part-time or full-time options. A full- time candidate shall be one who registers into a programme by dedicating 100% of his/her time in studies and is thus expected to accomplish PhD studies in three (3) years
An allowance of four (4) extensions of six month each will be allowanced during the entire PhD programme amounting to total duration of five (5) years. A part-time candidate shall be one who combines work and studies and is expected to accomplish PhD studies in four (4) years. An allowance of six (6) extensions of six month each will be allowed during the entire PhD programme amounting to total duration of seven (7) years. Successful candidates shall go for one of these options upon registration.
All PhD applications forms should be submitted to the Directorate of Research, Publications and Postgraduate Studies (DRPS) using the contact address given.
HOW TO APPLY FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Application forms and application fee
Application forms can be downloaded from our website: www.mzumbe.ac.tz. A non-refundable application fee of 30,000/= Tshs (or 30 USD for non East African Citizens) should be paid directly to the CRDB Bank – Mzumbe Account No. 01J1012013400. Forms must be accompanied by evidence of payment of application fee. Applications without such evidence will not be considered.
Applying through TCU
This mode concerns those candidates who wish to apply for bachelor degree programmes and have the following qualifications:
- Direct entry qualifications (ACSEE qualifications)
- Equivalent entry qualifications (with diploma qualifications)
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applying directly to the University
This mode concerns those candidates:
wishing to apply for Bachelor degree programmes and they have Equivalent Entry qualifications (with relevant certificate and A-level Points) wishing to apply for diploma and certificate programmes
- An application must be accompanied by non-refundable application fee of Thirty Thousand Only (Tshs. 30,000 ) for East African or USD 30 for non-East African citizens payable to Mzumbe University.
- All applications must be accompanied by genuine CERTIFIED copies of the relevant certificates. Applications without CERTIFIED copies of certificates will not be considered.
- An application with Foreign Secondary Certificates should be accompanied by National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) Equivalence translations.
- Applicants with foreign certificate (equivalent qualifications) should be accompanied by National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) translations.
Candidates should return the applications forms duly filled to the undersigned, not later than 31st August each year.
- Qualified candidates are very much encouraged to apply.
- Applications without stated qualifications and attachments will not be processed
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Mode of Application for all Postgraduate Programmes (Master’s and PhD Degree Programmes)
Applicants are required to fill their application forms along with two reference forms/letters. Referees should be a person who is academically familiar with the applicant, either as a teacher, research supervisor, or professional associate.
Reference forms filled by non-academic staff on the academic suitability of the candidate will not be accepted. The application forms can be collected from any of the three campuses, training centres or from our Website: www.mzumbe.ac.tz and Directorate of Research, Publications and Postgraduate Studies (DRPS) website: http://drps.mzumbe.ac.tz/
Application to all the above postgraduate programmes must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of TZS. 30,000/= (for local applications) or USD 30 (for international applicants).
Applicants are required to indicate in their application forms the campus and training centre of preference, i.e. whether Main Campus, Dar es Salaam Campus College, Mbeya Campus College or training centres of Mwanza and Tanga
The application fee should be payable to Mzumbe University, CRDB Account No. 01J1012013400 for those applying at the Main Campus and training centres; for Mzumbe University, CRDB Account No. 01J1043012201 for those applying at the Dar es Salaam Campus College; and Mzumbe University, CRDB Account No. 01J1065743701 for those applying at the Mbeya Campus College.
All applications must be accompanied by certified copies of relevant academic certificates.
If in doubt regarding your suitability for admission into a particular programme, inquiries should be addressed to the respective Principal of Campus College/Director of Directorate/Dean of Faculty or Institute.
Duly filled master’s degree application forms should be sent to the respective campuses as hereinunder given:
For the Main Campus (Mzumbe):
Directorate of Research, Publications and Postgraduate Studies
P. O. Box 63, MZUMBE, TANZANIA
Tel. +255 23 2604380/1/3/4
Fax: +255 23 2604382
For Dar es Salaam Campus College:
Dar es Salaam Campus College
P. O. Box 20266, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA