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ST. AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA (SAUT)

MWANZA, TANZANIA

EAST AFRICA


ADMISSION INFORMATION


1.†††††††† Enquiries about admission into the Degree, Advanced Diploma, or Certificate course programmes, and also for short-term Review Courses for Professional Level/Stage III Examinations, should be addressed to:

††††††††††† The Admissions Officer

††††††††††† St. Augustine University of Tanzania

                     P.O. Box 307

††††††††††† Mwanza, Tanzania

 †††† ††††† Tel: 255-068-552725, 550560, 550166 

††††† ††††††††††††††††† Fax: 255-068-550167, 500575 

††††††††††† e-mail: saut@africaonline.co.tz or saut@maf.org

Students wishing to apply may download to obtain an application form in Microsoft Word or by writing to the Admissions Office,Church-sponsored applicants may obtain an application form from their respective Catholic Secretariats, Local Bishops, or Superior General. Once the application forms are filled in, they should be sent to the above address.

 2.††††† Applications are invited by early February of the year for which admission is sought, but they may be submitted later.. The academic year begins at the end of September.

3.†† ††††† Candidates wishing to join the Review Courses forProfessional Level/Stage III Examinations in Accountancy or Materials Management must submit their applications at least three months before the courses begin in September and/or January.

 4.††††† Duly filled-in application forms should be submitted with the following supporting documents to reach the University as early as possible.

 †††† ††††† (i)†††††††† Two passport-size photographs,

 †††† ††††† (ii)††††††† Names of two referees who have known the applicant and are able to evaluate

††††††††††††††††††††††† the applicantís ability for the course being sought,

 †††† ††††† (iii)†††††† Copies of all educational certificates, relevant testimonials, and so forth,

††††† ††††† (iv)†††† A medical certification from a recognised medical practitioner,

 †††† ††††† (v)††††††† An endorsement and/or letter from the sponsor/employer or guardian confirming

††††††††††††††††††††††† his/her readiness to sponsor the applicant.

††††† ††††† (vi)†††††† A text of 500-700 words written by the applicant to tell about his/her life,

††††††††††††††††††††††† experiences, goals and reasons for seeking the programme of studies he/she wants

††††††††††††††††††††††† to take.

††††††††††† (vii)††††† A fee of Tshs 10,000 or US$ 15 should accompany the application

5.†† ††††† Candidates for admission to St. Augustine University are expected, if notified,to sit for the Universityís Aptitude Test. A fee (currently Tshs. 2000) will be charged for each candidate.

6.†† ††††† When the admission dossier is complete and final results of the Aptitude Tests are obtained, the University will proceed to its evaluation.If this proves satisfactory, the University will notify the applicant of his/her acceptance and will send appropriate Joining Instructions, either directly or through the applicantís sponsor or guardian.

7.†† ††††† A candidate is required to confirm his/her acceptance of the Admission Offer within the period prescribed in the Joining Instructions by sending or bringing a non-refundable Selection Fee of Tshs. 5000in case of Tanzanians or US $10.00 in the case of foreign students, If a candidate fails to do so, the University will offer the admissionto candidates on the reserve list without further notice.

8.†† ††††† Enrolment may be deferred for only one academic year, after which a new application for admission is required.

9.†† ††††† All new students must arrive one week before the start of classes for the New Students Orientation.

10. ††††† Travel and other arrangements.

††††† ††††† (a)††††††† Students should make their own travel arrangements to the campus of St. Augustine University and should be sure they have enough pocket money for expenses.

††††† ††††† (b)††††††† 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 Residence Permit from the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission before they arrive. This should be done at the earliest possible date. It is advisable when travelling to Tanzania that one keep readily available his/her travel documents as well as evidence from St. Augustine University of Tanzania to confirm that he/she has been offered admission.One should also have details of financial support, in case these documents are required at the point of entry by the immigration authorities.

 

H.†††† COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1.†††††††† Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

††††† ††††† Degree

††††† (a)Candidates must be holders of an Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) with at least two (2) principal passes in relevant subjects. They must have at least five (5) credit passes in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E. Ordinary Level), including Mathematics and English. In addition, the applicant must have secured in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A-Level) a total of five (5) points or more in appropriate subjects at the same sitting. The points are based on the following scale:

††††† ††††††† A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, S=0.5, F=0

OR

††††† (b)Candidates must hold qualifications equivalent to the above requirements from institutions recognised by the University.

OR

††††† (c)Candidates must hold a relevant Diploma of at least second class standing from institutions recognised by the University.

OR

††††† (d)Candidates of mature age (25 years) may apply who possess the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E. Ordinary Level) with three (3) credit passes, which should include Mathematics and English, and have a minimum of four years working experience in a relevant field.Such candidates must be ready to take a special Aptitude Test.

2.†† Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mass Communication

††††† (a)Candidates should be holders of the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) with two principal level passes in appropriate subjects at the same sitting with a total of five points as in #1(a) above, or two principal level passes, both of ĎCí grade if not at the same sitting.

OR

††††† (b)Candidates should hold an appropriate Diploma of at least second class standing from an institution recognised by the University

OR

††††† (c)Candidates of mature age (25 years) may apply who have at least five passes and three credits in approved subjects, including English, in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.). If they attended A-Level classes, it must have been at least five years before admission into SAUT. They must have four or more years working experience in a relevant field.Such candidates must be ready to take a special Aptitude Test.

††††††††††† Candidates from countries with an 8-4-4 system of education must have completed successfully at least one year of university study.A decision on their admission shall be made on a case by case basis.

3.†† Entry Requirements for the Advanced Diploma in Accountancy(ADA)

††††† (a)Candidates must be holders of an Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) with at least two principal passes and must have passed with credits in English and Mathematics at Ordinary Level in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.).

OR

††††† (b)Must be holders of the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E. Ordinary Level) with five credits, which must include English and Mathematics, and should be holders of a recognised certificate such as the Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATEC), National Bookkeeping Certificate (NABOCE) or equivalent, and a relevant working experience of not less than four years.

4.†† Entry Requirements for the Advanced Diploma in Materials Management (ADM)

††††† (a)Candidates must have two principal passes in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.), or its equivalent, and should have credit passes in English language and Mathematics in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E. Ordinary level)

††††††††††††††††††††††† OR††††††

††††† (b)Candidates should be holders of the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E. Ordinary Level), or its equivalent, with a minimum offive credits which should include English language and Mathematics, Thesecandidates should also possess a recognised certificate, such as the National Storekeeping Certificate (NSC) or equivalent, and a relevant working experience of not less than four years.

5.†† Entry Requirements for the Advanced Diploma in Journalism (ADJ)

††††† (a)Candidates must have two principal passes in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E), or its equivalent, one of them preferably in the English Language or English Literature.

OR

(b) Candidates must have a first class certificate in Journalism of a one year programme from a recognised institution, and preferably should have two years working  experience in a relevant field.

††††††††††† OR

††††† (c)Candidates of mature age (25 years) may apply who hold a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E. Ordinary Level) with three credit passes including English Language. They should have a minimum of four years working experience in a relevant field.

 For categories (b) and (c), candidates must pass the Universityís special Aptitude Test before admission.

6.†† Entry Requirements for the Certificate in Accountancy (Cert Acc)

     Candidates should have completed at least Form IV (Ordinary Level), or its equivalent, with passes in Mathematics and English in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.). Candidates should preferably have a working knowledge of two years in accounts and/or store-keeping.

7.†† Entry Requirements for the Certificate in Health Administration††††††††† (Cert HAd)

Candidates should have completed at least Form IV (Ordinary Level) or its equivalent, with passes in Mathematics and English, preferably with a working experience of at least two years in a hospital or health care environment.

8.†† Entry Requirements for the Certificate in Journalism and Media Studies

Candidates must have either:

††††† (a)An Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) with at least two principal level passes, one of which must be inEnglish.

††††††††††† OR

††††† (b)A Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.S.E. O-Level) with five credits ormore, which must include English. Students must have an adequate command of English, both spoken and written.

 

I.†††††† REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

1.†† No student shall be allowed to register or attend classes unless the required fees have been paid.Fees are payable in full at the beginning of the academic year or in two equal instalments at the beginning of each semester.

2.†† Fees paid will not be refunded if a student†† withdraws or leaves the University without

††††† permission.

3.†† However, if a student receives prior permission from the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to withdraw or to be away from the University, and provided that the application in writing to withdraw or to be away from the university is submitted within the first two weeks of the academic year or semester, fifty percent of the fees may be refunded.

4.†† New students must register within the Orientation period. For purposes of registration a new student must submit originals of documents he/she had submitted as credentials in support of his/her application for admission.

5.†† Continuing students must complete registration formalities within the first week of the

††††† academic year.

6.†† Any late registration is liable to a fine of Tshs 10,000.

7.†† Students shall be registered under the names appearing in the Certificates they submitted††††† for their applications. Once registered, names may not be changed unless legal procedures are followed and no change of names will be allowed in the final year of study.

8.†† Students must register for the course programme into which they have been admitted.

9.†† No student shall be allowed to postpone studies after the academic year has begun except under special circumstances. Permission to postpone studies shall be considered after the student has produced satisfactory evidence of the reasons for postponement. Special circumstances shall include ill health and serious social problems.

10No student shall be allowed to postpone studies during the two weeks preceding final

††††† examinations, but may for valid reasons be considered for postponement of examinitions.

11. A student discontinued from a course on academic grounds shall not be re-admitted

††††† for the same course until two years have elapsed.

12. A student discontinued from studies on disciplinary grounds shall not be re-admitted to the University.

13. Students may be allowed to be away from studies for a maximum period of two years in the case of Advanced Diploma and other undergraduate courses, if they are to be allowed to be readmitted to the same year of studies where they left off.

14. Students shall commit themselves in writing to abide by the Universityís Rules and Regulations as from time to time prescribed. A copy of the studentsí Rules and Regulations shall be made available or adequate notice will be given to students.

15. Students shall be issued identification cards, which they must carry at all times and which shall be produced when demanded by appropriate University officers. The identity card is not transferable and any fraudulent use††††† may result in loss of student privileges or suspension.

16. Loss of the identity card should be reported to the office of Dean of Students, where a

new one can be obtained after paying on appropriate fee (currently Tshs. 1000.)

17. A student enrolled for a course programme at St. Augustine University may not enrol concurrently in any other institution without†††††† special permission in writing of the appropriate Faculty Dean of the University or, in cases where professional examinations are held under inter-institutional arrangements or cooperation.

18. No exemption will be given from University courses which a student may claim to have done elsewhere.

J.FEES AND OTHER FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

Fees and other financial obligations are the sole responsibility of the student and/or the sponsor or guardian. The cost of each course will be clearly stated in the Joining Instructions. The fees are payable in full at the beginning of the academic year or in two equal instalments at the beginning of each semester. All payments by local institutions or individuals shall be made in Tanzanian currency. 

Foreign based institutions or sponsors, whether they are sponsoring a local or foreign student, shall be made in convertible currencies.Fees shall be paid to the Bursar and a receipt will be issued which shall be produced for registration purposes. Fees may be revised from time to time without prior notice.

 

The following fees shall be applicable during the 2002/2003 academic year.

2002/2003 FEES FOR TANZANIAN STUDENTS

IN BACHELORíS DEGREE COURSES

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Tshs

Tuition, room and board†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1,600,000

Tuition only†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† †††††††††950,000

 

For off-campus residents:

Examination fee††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† †††††††††††60,000

Special faculty requirements††††† †††††††††††††† 20,000

Medical fee††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† 30,000

For all students:

Application†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† 10,000

Selection††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 10,000

Registration††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††† 10,000

Caution money (generally paid only once)††††††††† ††††††† 10,000

Student Union†††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††† 3,000

Identity Card††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 1,000

Institutional support†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† 30,000

2002/2003 FEES FOR TANZANIAN STUDENTS

IN ADVANCED DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE COURSES †††††† Tshs

Advanced Diploma

 

Tuition, room and board

1,300,000

Tuition only (off-campus residents)

650,000

 

 

Certificate

 

Tuition, room and board

1.000,000

Tuition only (off-campus residents)

390,000

 

 

 

 

For off-campus residents

 

Examination fee

60,000

Special faculty requirements

20,000

Medical fee

30,000

 

 

For all students

 

Application

10,000

Selection

10,000

Registration

10,000

Caution money (Generally paid only once)

10,000

Student Union

3,000

Identity Card

1,000

Institutional support

30,000

 The foregoing fees must be paid in cash or by telegraphic transfer or money order before or at the time when the student arrives on campu., There are two semesters; payment may be made one semester at a time.

 A student should not seek accommodation if fees are not paid.

 Recommended yearly student allowances (For both above programmes:)

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Tshs†††††††††††††††††††† $

Stationery†††††††† †††††††††† 75,000††††††† 130

Books†† ††††††††††††††††90,000††† ††††††† 140

Medical expenses†††††††† ††† 75,000†††††††† ††††††† 130

Spending money (15-20,000/- per month)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††   ††††††††† Variable††† †† Variable

Travel money††† ††††††††† Variable †† Variable

 

The above allowances are arranged personally between the student and his or her sponsor.

 Special equipment

 Mass Communication and Journalism students will need a professional camera (either a 35mm SLR or a 120mm, preferably with flash) and a portable cassette tape recorder with internal microphone.

 

Accountancy, Business Administration, Materials Management and Health Administration students require a scientific calculator for course work and examinations.

 

Special allowances for Bachelorís and Advanced Diploma Courses

  Bachelorís and Advanced Diploma students are required:(1) to do field attachments, in order to gain work experience, during the holiday periods between semesters, and (2) to complete a major research project based on original data.

 

Since the fees for room and board do not include payment for these exercises, successful completion of these projects will be possible only with the cooperation and financial support of a sponsor. The student and the sponsor should discuss and agree upon a suitable budget to cover the costs.

 

Various expenses are involved in the research project.After approval of the research proposal, the student collects suitable data in a given location, writes the paper, gets it approved, typed and bound, and submits it to the department.

 

Room and board, required in each of the two above activities, unless the student lives at home, is a substantial part of the cost and is estimated at Tshs 7,000 per day. The normal time for this research is two months.

 

Additional requirements for Journalism and Mass Communication students

  For Photojournalism, students will be required to share the cost of film, paper and chemicals (approx. Tshs. 60-77,000). In Broadcasting, they must be able to purchase one or more CDs (Tshs. 15,000 each).

Special allowance for Health Administration Certificate course

Certificate students in Health Administration have the requirement of fieldwork during June and July after their final examinations. The cost for this experience, unless the student lives at home or where he or she is employed, is approximately Tshs. 7,000 per day. Since this expense is not included in the University fees, students should arrange for support with an appropriate sponsor.

 

2000-2001 FEES FORINTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

IN BACHELORíSPROGRAMMES

 

Tuition, room and board†††††††††† ††††††††††† $††††††††† 4,000

Application ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††15

Selection †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††25

Registration †††† †††††††††††††††††††††† †††††25

Caution money)

†††† (Generally paid only once)†† †††††† 25

Student Union†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 5

Identity Card††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 2

Institutional support†††††††††††††††††† ††††† 35

Residence Permit (for 2-year period)††††† 120

 

2000-2001 FEES FORINTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

IN ADVANCED DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE COURSES

For Advanced Diploma: 

Tuition, room and board†††††††††††††††††††††† $3,500

For Certificate courses:

Tuition, room and board†††††††††††††††††††††† $3,000

Application†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 15

Selection††††††††† †††††† †††††††††††††††† †††††25

Registration††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 25

Caution money)

†††† (Generally paid only once)†† †††††† 25

Student Union†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 5

Identity Card††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 2

Institutional support†††††††††††††††††† †† 35

Residence Permit (for 2-year period)††††† 120

 

The foregoing fees must be paid in cash or by telegraphic transfer or money order before or at the time when the student arrives on campus. There are two semesters; payment may be made one semester at a time.

 

A student should not seek accommodation if fees are not paid.

 

Recommended yearly student allowances. (For both above programmes)

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Tshs†††††††††††††††††††† $

Stationery†††††††† ††††††††† 75,000†† Ö..130

Books††††††††† †††††††††90,000††† Ö... 140

Medical expenses†††††††† ††††††† 75,000†††† Ö.. 130

Spending money (15-20,000/- per month)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† Variable††† †† Variable

Travel money††† †††††††† Variable†† Variable

 

The above allowances are arranged personally between the student and his or her sponsor.

 

Special equipment

Mass Communication and Journalism students will need a professional camera (either a 35mm SLR or a 120mm, preferably with flash) and a portable cassette tape recorder with internal microphone.

 

Accountancy, Business Administration, Materials Management and Health Administration students require a scientific calculator for course work and examinations.

 

Special allowances for Bachelorís and Advanced Diploma Course:

 

Bachelorís and Advanced Diploma students are required:(1) to do field attachments, in order to gain work experience, during the holiday periods betweensemesters, and (2) to complete a major research project based on original data

 

Since the fees for room and board do not include payment for these exercises, successful completion of these projects will be possible only with the cooperation and financial support of a sponsor. The student and the sponsor should discuss and agree upon a suitable budget to cover the costs.

 

Various expenses are involved in the research project.After approval of the research proposal, the student collects suitable data in a given location, writes the paper, gets it approved, typed and bound, and submits it to the department.

 

Room and board, required in each of the two above activities, unless the student lives at home, is a substantial part of the cost and is estimated at $15 or Tshs 7,000 per day. The normal time for this research is two months.

 

Additional Requirements for Journalism and Mass Communication students

 

For Photojournalism, students will be required to share the cost of film, paper and chemicals (approx, $75-95 or Tshs 60-77,000). In Broadcasting, they must be able to purchase one or more CDs ($20 each).

 

Special allowance for Health Administration Certificate course

 

Certificate students in Health Administration have the requirement of fieldwork during June and July after their final examinations. The cost

for this experience, unless the student lives at home or where he or she is employed, is approximately $15 or Tshs 7,000 per day. Since this expense is not included in the University fees, students should arrange for support with an appropriate sponsor.


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