ST. AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY
P.O. Box 307
255-028-2550560, 2552725, 2550166
ST. AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY
St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT),
established in 1998, offers the challenge of strong academic degree programmes
in a scholarly atmosphere, preserving at the same time the sense of community
and personal concern that characterized the former Nyegezi
Social Training Institute (1960-98). While
retaining the Advanced Diploma and Certificate courses, SAUT inaugurated its
degree programmes with the B.A. in Mass
Communication, moving on to the Bachelor
of Business Administration in 1999, with further Bachelor's and Master's
programmes planned in subsequent years. The
University attracts students from Tanzania and elsewhere, particularly the
countries of East and Central Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Sudan, Ethiopia,
Eritrea, Malawi and Burundi. SAUT
admits students of all religious backgrounds.
The University extends over 600
acres on two campuses in the Nyegezi-Malimbe area 10.5 km south of Mwanza
municipality. Lying 3-4 km off the
main Mwanza-Shinyanga road, on the shores of Lake Victoria, the University is a
half-hour’s ride from Mwanza by car or bus.
As part of Tanzania’s northern highlands (1140m above sea level), the
area to the east of Lake Victoria is noted for its temperate climate. Mwanza can be reached from other parts of Tanzania and East
Africa by train, air, ferry and highway.
St. Augustine University of Tanzania is
an independent higher-learning institution governed by the University Council
under the Catholic bishops of Tanzania (Tanzania
Episcopal Conference or TEC) and is operated with close attention to the
requirements of governmental and relevant professional bodies.
During the coming decades, the University will incorporate constituent
colleges in Moshi and Songea,
and at the Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza.
The University currently specializes
in five professional areas of study: Journalism (both print and broadcast), Mass
Communication, Accountancy, Materials Management, and Health Administration,
leading to Bachelor's degrees, Advanced Diplomas and Certificates.
Conscious of man's orientation toward God and neighbor and fostering an
ethical and service-oriented approach
academic and professional training,
St. Augustine fulfils its
goal of preparing persons well equipped to contribute to the ideals of social,
economic and political development. The
University also sponsors short courses and seminars and provides consultancy and
ORGANIZATION AND STAFF
Day to day operations of St.
Augustine University are directed by the Vice Chancellor,
who works closely with the Administration and Finance
Officer, Academic Officer, Deans
of Faculties and Heads of Departments.
Members of the Academic staff come from a wide area of East Africa,
Europe, Australia and America. Teaching
and examinations are conducted in English.
1. BACHELOR OF ARTS IN
A three-year course
emphasizing a broad academic approach to media studies and how the media
function in society. Besides
learning and specialised training in the print media, broadcasting, or public
relations, students are challenged to explore critical questions, engage in
extensive research, and examine areas of planning and media management.
OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
course, which began in 1999, has specialisations in Accounting and Finance,
Marketing Management, Human
Resources Management and Materials Management. It combines academic and
professional training, while seeking to integrate accountancy, marketing and
mangement skills in broad areas of business decisions and planning in
organisations and government. Research
and ethics figure prominently in this programme.
DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM
course is designed to produce professionally competent media personnel who may
be employed as news reporters and editors, press officers, broadcast personnel,
public relations officers, social communications coordinators, or specialists in
DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY
A three-year course
providing high level education in professional Accountancy. Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible to sit
for the NBAA'S Professional Level III examinations.
DIPLOMA IN MATERIALS
A three-year course
that offers high level education in the field of Materials Management.
Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible to sit for the
NBMM'S professional Stage III examinations.
This one-year course
is a broad-based programme to train students in book-keeping, basic accounting,
and related fields.
IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
A one-year course to
provide trainees with sufficient knowledge and expertise to administer health
facilities and small to medium-size hospitals.
8. CERTIFICATE IN JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES
nine-month or one year course requiring at least three of the following
segments: news and computers, broadcasting and media education, media in
society, media in developing countries.
and Advanced Diploma Programmes
Candidates must have completed Advanced Level
Education with at least two principal passes at an appropriate level, after
completing the O-level with passes in five approved subjects, including English
-- and Mathematics as well for students in Business. A strong background in English -- and Mathematics in the
Business areas -- is essential for success in these fields. Bachelor's candidates also require an adequate level of
grades at the A-level.
In place of A-level certification, candidates with an
O-level certificate with passes in five approved subjects may possess a
recognized certificate such as the Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATEC),
National Book-keeping Certificate (NABOCE), National Store-keeping Certificate (NSC)
-- or equivalent certificate – in most cases with working experience.
In Journalism and Mass Communication this must be an approved Diploma or
one-year Certificate of not less than Second Class/Credit Level from a
Candidates from countries with an 8-4-4 system of
education should point that out in their application. Their admission will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature age candidates 25 years or older will be
considered if they possess an Ordinary Level Certificate with at least five
passes and three credits in approved subjects, including English Language, in
most cases with relevant work experience. In
both the above cases, admission will involve a personal interview and will
require an entrance examination.
Candidates must have an Ordinary Level Certificate
with at least three credits, two of which must be in English and Mathematics.
For All Courses
Competence in spoken and written English is essential
for all students seeking admission to the University.
In specific cases, this competence must be demonstrated in a personal
interview or aptitude test.
Applicants to St. Augustine University are accepted
for a specific course, which may not be changed after admission.
A more detailed statement of entry requirements for particular courses
will be furnished upon request.
Students may live on campus or in the Mwanza-Nyegezi
area. Women's housing has been increased by the opening of a new hostel for 48
women. Basic annual fees for
tuition, room and board for
2000-2001 are: For Tanzanian students: 1.4m Tshs for the Bachelor's degree,
920,000 Tshs for the Advanced Diploma, and 860,000 Tshs for Certificate courses.
For students from outside Tanzania, annual fees for tuition, room and board for
1999-2000 are: $6,000 for the degree programmes and $5,000 for other courses.
For priests, religious and lay persons unable to pay
the fees, who will be engaged in work for the Church and are sponsored by their
Catholic bishop or religious congregation, if other funding is not available, a
portion of the fees for the Advanced Diploma and Certificate courses may be paid
from scholarship funds through appropriate application. The remainder of fees
and other costs, however, must be paid privately or by a sponsor.
Acceptances and joining instructions are normally
sent out March through July. Orientation
for all new students is held at the end of September and classes begin in early
October. For application forms or
further information, please contact:
St. Augustine University of Tanzania
P.O. Box 307
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