This Page is informing the current Open University of Tanzania (OUT) Admission Entry requirements 2021/2022 academic session. See the OUT-Entry requirements – sifa za kujiunga na OUT for all Courses and Programmes
What are OUT entry requirements?
OUT Entry requirements are formal criteria you must meet in order to be considered for a degree course you’re applying to at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT).
These criteria are set by the Open University of Tanzania, to determine whether you’re capable of meeting its objectives. This is based on relevant or similar skills, knowledge and ability you’ve demonstrated in previous qualifications, exams and assessments – see below the full list of entry requirements you might need to meet, for a given course at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT).
The following is the Open University of Tanzania Entry requirements, every prospective student at the Open University of Tanzania is recommended to read the Entry requirements before applying for Admission to any academic programme available at OUT for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.
1. Diploma and Certificates
Entry requirements for certificate and diploma courses/programmes
1. CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION COURSE (OFC)
Applicants who do not straightaway qualify under the degree programme requirements may register for Foundation Course by which one is awarded a certificate. This is a pre-university entry programme offered by the Institute of Continuing Education to suit requirements of various faculties.
(a) A certificate of Secondary Education Examination with 5 passes or 3 credits at O-level or its equivalent in approved subjects, plus a certificate of Secondary examination at A – Level or equivalent with 1 principal pass and 1 or more subsidiaries.
(b) A Certificate of Secondary Education Examination at O-Level or its equivalent with 5 passes or 3 credits in approved subjects plus a Certificate obtained after attending a professional course lasting at least nine months related to the degree programme the applicant is intending to pursue.
(c) In rare cases a certificate of Secondary Education Examination at O-Level or its equivalent with 5 passes or 3 credits in approved subjects plus exceptional experience may be considered on its own merit.
(d) An applicant with a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination at O-Level or its equivalent with 5 passes or 3 credits in approved subjects. He/she must also have either sat for, but failed ,‘A’ Level examination; or possess a recognized certificate obtained after attending a professional course of duration of at least six months related to the degree programme he/she is intending to pursue. And he/she must also sat for and pass the Open University of Tanzania OFC admission test (OFC 100)
(e) An applicant who has satisfied Examiners in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Examination at an average of at least C Grade shall be eligible to be considered for admission into OFC programmes. The applicant’s RPL examination grade must have been obtained in RPL examination held in designated RPL Examination Centres approved by TCU and must have been obtained within the past three years from the date on which the examination was conducted.
2. CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
The minimum entry requirements for the course are as follows:
(a) A form IV Certificate or its equivalent with at least 4 passes plus a professional Certificate obtained from a national recognized Training Institution
(b) A Diploma or Advanced Diploma or a first degree or Postgraduate Degree.
3. CERTIFICATE COURSE IN POULTRY HEALTH AND PRODUCTION
Four passes at ‘O’ level or its equivalent, the passes must include biology/agriculture and chemistry.
4. DIPLOMA COURSE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AND OPEN LEARNING
(a) A Class “B” and above, Certificate in Distance Education of The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) or an equivalent qualification.
(b) 4 passes at O-level or its equivalent plus at least 2 years of relevant professional experience.
(c) At least 1 principal Pass and 1 Subsidiary at A-Level plus one year of relevant professional experience.
(d) A two year Diploma or a Degree in any relevant field e.g. Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, etc.
5. CYP DIPLOMA IN YOUTH IN DEVELOPMENT WORK
(a) Four passes at O-level or its equivalent plus at least 2 years of experience in youth work.
(b) Professional Certificate in Commonwealth Youth Programme plus three credits at O-level and at least 2 years of experience of youth work.
(c) One Principal pass and one subsidiary at A-level plus one year experience in youth work.
(d) A two-year diploma or degree from any field related to youth work plus at least one year of experience in youth work.
In addition to the above, the applicant must be competent in both oral and written English. He or she will be required to sit for a test.
6.0 DIPLOMA COURSE IN POULTRY PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Minimum Entrance Requirements
One or more passes
Undergraduate Entry Requirements
- ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS INTO DIPLOMA, CERTIFICATES AND FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES 2021-2022 DIPLOMA HOLDERS
- ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS INTO DEGREE PROGRAMMES 2021-2022 F6 AND OFP HOLDERS
- ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS INTO DEGREE PROGRAMMES 2021-2022 DIPLOMA HOLDERS
Post graduate Entry Requirements
Minimum Qualifications for a Master’s Degree
i. For admission to the Master’s Degree of the Open University of Tanzania a candidate shall either hold an honours degree of the Open University of Tanzania or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of the Open University of Tanzania.
ii. Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have a credit or, a distinction in the subject of the intended Master’s Degree. Candidates with a Pass Degree will also be considered for admission if:-
• Their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade average or above
• They have satisfied the relevant Faculty/Institute that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.
iii. Candidates for Masters Degree by thesis should in addition to the above have extensive or rich experience in research in the area of study.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.)
Entry Qualifications for Ph.D. Studies
i. A candidate for admission to the Ph.D. degree programme of the Open University of Tanzania shall hold a relevant Master’s Degree of the Open University of Tanzania or relevant Master’s Degree of equivalent standing from another approved University
ii. Candidates with only the first degree but with First Class or Upper Second Honours or holders of a distinction or a credit in the relevant subject in the case of unclassified degree may also be considered for Ph.D. registration after initially registering for the Master’s Degree and doing at least one full year’s postgraduate training, if they have been authorized by Senate on recommendation of the relevant Faculty/Institute Board to upgrade their registration to Ph.D. candidacy.
For more details about OUT entry requirements read TCU admission guidebook 2021/2022