TCU: Minimum Entry Requirements For Undergraduate Degrees in 2018/2019 Admission Cycle

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AJIRALEO
AJIRALEO
Tanzania Commission for Universities
PUBLIC NOTICE
Minimum Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees in 2018/2019 Admission Cycle
Higher learning institutions will only be allowed to admit students who meet the approved minimum and specific entry requirements set for each programme as stated in the list of Undergraduate Degree Programmes Approved to admit students for 2018/2019 Admission Cycle. The institutions should admit students in the three recognized schemes:
  1. The direct entry scheme;
  1. The equivalent qualifications entry scheme; and
  • The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) entry scheme.
The Commission wishes to inform the Public that the minimum entry qualifications for Admission into Higher Learning Institutions (HLIs) for 2018/2019 academic year, for all Bachelor’s Degree programmes are indicated in Tables 1 and 2:

Table 1: Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications for 2018/2019 Admission Cycle
NO. CATEGORY OF MINIMUM ADMISSION ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
APPLICANTS
1 Completed A-Level studies Two principal passes with a total of 4.0 points from Two
before 2014 Subjects defining the admission into the respective
programme (where A = 5; B = 4; C= 3; D = 2; E = 1).
2 Completed A-Level studies Two principal passes (Two Cs) with a total of 4.0 points
in 2014 and 2015 from Two Subjects defining the admission into the
respective programme (where A = 5; B+ = 4; B = 3; C= 2;
D = 1).
3 Completed A –Level Two principal passes with a total of 4.0 points from Two
studies from 2016 Subjects defining the admission into the respective
programme (where A = 5; B = 4; C= 3; D = 2; E = 1).
4 Recognition of Prior B+ Grade: where A =75-100, B+ = 65-74, B=50-64, C =40-
Learning qualification 49, D = 35-39, F = 0-38.
5 Equivalent applicants At least four O’-Level passes (Ds and above) or NVA Level
III with less than four O’-Level passes or equivalent
foreign qualifications as established by either NECTA or
VETA; AND
  1. At least a GPA of 3.0 for Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level
6); OR
  1. Average of C for Full Technician Certificate (FTC) (where A=5, B=4, C=3, and D=2 points); OR
  • Average of ‘B’ Grade for Diploma in Teacher
Education; OR
  1. Average of ‘B’ Grade for Health-related awards such as Clinical Medicine and others; OR
  1. A Distinction for unclassified diplomas and certificates.
  1. Upper Second Class for classified non-NTA diplomas.

The minimum entry requirements for 2018/2019 for health related programmes are indicated in Table 2:
Table 2: Admission Requirements for Direct Entrants and Equivalent Entrants
A: Direct Entrants
SN DEGREE PROGRAMME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1 Doctor of Medicine Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and
(MD/MBBS) Biology with minimum entry of 8 points. Whereby one
must have at least C grade in Chemistry and Biology and
at least D grade in Physics.
2 Doctor of Dental Surgery Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and
(DDS) Biology with minimum entry of 8 points. Whereby one
must have at least C grade in Chemistry and Biology and
at least D grade in Physics.
3 Bachelor of Pharmacy Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and
(BPharm) Biology with minimum entry of 8 points. Whereby one
must have at least C grade in Chemistry and Biology and
at least D grade in Physics.
4 Bachelor of Medical Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and
Laboratory Sciences (BMLS) Biology with minimum entry of 6 points. Whereby one
must have at least C grade in Chemistry and at least D
grade in Biology and E grade in Physics.
5 Bachelor of Science in Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and
Radiation Therapy Technology Biology with minimum entry of 6 points. Whereby one
(BSc RTT) must have at least C grade in Chemistry and at least D
grade in Biology and E grade in Physics.
6 Bachelor of Science in Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and
Prosthetic and Orthotics (BSc Biology with minimum entry of 6 points. Whereby one
PO) must have at least C grade in Chemistry and at least D
grade in Biology and E grade in Physics.
7 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Three principal passes in Chemistry, Biology and either
(BScN) Physics or Mathematics or Nutrition with a minimum of
6 points. Whereby one must have at least C grade in
Chemistry and at least D grade in Biology and E grade in
Physics or Mathematics or Nutrition.
8 Bachelor of Science in Three principal passes in Chemistry, Biology and either
Environmental Health Physics or Mathematics or Nutrition or Geography or
Sciences (BSc EHS) Agriculture with a minimum of 6 points. Whereby one
must have at least C grade in Chemistry and at least D
grade in Biology and E grade in Physics or Mathematics
or Nutrition or Geography or Agriculture.
9 Bachelor of Medical Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and
Laboratory Sciences in Clinical Biology with minimum entry of 6 points. Whereby one
Chemistry, Bachelor of must have at least C grade in Chemistry and at least D
Medical Laboratory Sciences grade in Biology and E grade in Physics.
in Hematology and Blood
Transfusion, Bachelor of
Medical Laboratory Sciences
in Histotechnology, Bachelor
of Medical Laboratory Science
in Microbiology and
Immunology, Bachelor of
Medical Laboratory Sciences
in Parasitology and Medical
Entomology and Bachelor of
Medical Laboratory Sciences
General
10 Bachelor of Sciences in Health Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and
Laboratory Biology with minimum entry of 6 points. Whereby one
and Bachelor of Science in must have at least C grade in Chemistry and at least D
Physiotherapy grade in Biology and E grade in Physics.
11 Bachelor of Science in Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and
Optometry Biology with minimum entry of 6 points. Whereby one
must have at least C grade in Physics and at least D grade
in Biology and E grade in Chemistry/Mathematics
B: Equivalent Entrants
All equivalent applicants may apply for above programmes if they meet the requirements stated below:
  1. Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with at least Five (5) passes including two credit passes in Chemistry and Biology and a D grade in Physics PLUS appropriate Diploma or Advanced Diploma with an average of “B+’’ or GPA of 3.5
OR
  1. BSc (lower second) majoring in Physics/Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology /Zoology.
Issued by
The Executive Secretary
Tanzania Commission for Universities