1. All enquiries about admission should be addressed to:
The Admission and Examinations Office
Mkwawa University College of Education,
P. O. Box 2513,
Tel. +255 26-2703195
Applicants with direct qualifications i.e. those who have completed Advanced level of secondary education (Form VI), will have to apply through the Central Admission System as advertised by the TCU. Equivalent applicants with diplomas in Education, NTA level 6 and non-NTA level 6 recognized by TCU will also apply through CAS. Other equivalent applicants apart from those listed above (such as post-form VI certificates, bachelor degree holders) will continue lodging their applications with the University of Dar es Salaam.
Application forms for applicants with other equivalent qualifications can be obtained from the Directorate of Undergraduate Studies, Administration Block in Room 105, or they will be sent directly to the applicant upon request, but only where the applicant meets the required admission qualifications. Application forms can also be obtained from the offices of Regional Education Officers (REOs) or downloaded from the University website at www.udsm.ac.tz. The duly filled forms must reach the Director of Undergraduate Studies not later than the date indicated on the advertisement calling for applications for the particular admission season. Only applicants who meet the required minimum entry qualifications into the University should submit application forms. Forms from applicants who do not meet the minimum entry qualifications will not be processed and the admission fee if paid will be forfeited.
2. It is an offence to submit false information when applying for admission. Applicants who will be discovered to have submitted forged certificates or any other false information will not be considered and appropriate legal action will be taken against them. Bonafide University students are cautioned not to attempt applying for admission. If such students submit their application they will be liable to re- registration. Likewise, former students who have already graduated cannot be admitted as undergraduate students under Government loan sponsorship.
3. All new students are required to report for the orientation program that normally takes place during the week preceding the beginning of the new academic year.
4. Successful applicants will be registered only after they have paid the requisite University fees.
5. Fees paid will not be refunded.
6. All students, if accepted, are expected to conform entirely to University regulations.
7. The deadline for registration of first year students will be two weeks, from the first day of the orientation week, while for continuing students it will be the Friday of the second week after the beginning of the first semester.
8. Except in exceptional circumstances, no student will be allowed to change subjects/courses later than the Friday of the fourth week after the beginning of the first semester.
9. (a) Transferring from one academic program to another will be allowed only where the student has the required admission criteria for the academic program for which transfer is being sought and a vacancy exists in that program.
(b) Students discontinued on academic grounds from one College/School may be allowed to apply into another College/School provided that the sponsor approves.
(c) Discontinued students wishing to re-apply in the same College/School must show evidence of having followed further studies satisfactory to the College/School.
10. (a) Students entering this University as transfer cases cannot transfer grades obtained elsewhere. They can, however, be exempted from taking corresponding courses.
(b) Where degrees are classified, the maximum transferable load is one academic year.
11. Students will be allowed to be away from University studies for a maximum of two years if they are to be allowed to be re-admitted to the same year of studies where they left off.
12. Students discontinued from studies because of examination irregularities will be considered for re- admission after they have been away for three years. They will be required to re-apply and compete with other applicants for re- admission into first year.
13. No change of names by students will be entertained during the course of study at the University and they will only be allowed to use names appearing on their certificates.
14. No student will be allowed to postpone studies after effective commencement of an academic year except under special circumstances. Permission to postpone studies will be considered after producing satisfactory evidence of the reasons for postponement and written approval from the sponsor. Special circumstances shall
include: (a) Sickness; (b) Serious social problems (each case to be considered on its own merit); and (c) Severe sponsorship problem.