All inquiries regarding admissions should be addressed toThe Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), The Open University of Tanzania, P.O. Box 23409, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA. Tel. No. 2668820/2668992 Fax. (255) 022-2668759 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://www.out.ac.tz:
Applications together with an application fee of TShs. 30,000 or equivalent should be sent to the nearest Regional Centre where forms and other information are available. Foreign applicants will be required to pay USD 30. Alternatively the application forms can be downloaded from our website given above. The Directors of Regional Centres will process the forms before they are submitted to the headquarters. Applicants are encouraged to make online application through a link that is in our website. The academic year at the Open University of Tanzania, commences in September, for all its programmes.
Registration can only be considered if the University receives convincing evidence that the candidate will be adequately financed during his or her study at the University. Applicants from other countries who are in need of financial assistance to meet fees and other expenses are advised to apply for bursaries from their respective Governments, employers or other sponsoring agencies.
Fees once paid will not be refunded for continuing students. Fees paid for one academic year can not be deferred to another year unless the student has paid the complete programme fees. In extremely exceptional circumstances consideration of refund of paid fees may only be made to those who have withdrawn from studies, graduated and paid excess fees. Provided that where refund is applicable, the University shall be entitled to deduct a percentage of the amount to be refunded. The percent shall be set, announced and reviewed by university from time to time.
New undergraduate and postgraduate students for 2013/2014 academic year will be admitted in September except where indicated otherwise. Postgraduates doing Masters and Ph.D. by Thesis are admitted at any time of the year.
The deadline for change of academic programme and registration for all students will be four weeks from the first date of the orientation week conducted at the Regional centres, or as may be indicated in the Almanac. A fee of Tsh 30,000/- will be charged for any request to change programme.
All students that are admitted are required to conform entirely to all the University regulations.
Students will be allowed to change subject combinations only in consultation with designated Deans and Directors of The Open University of Tanzania.
A candidate who has been discontinued on academic grounds at one of the accredited universities in Tanzania may be allowed to apply in another discipline or to restart the same programme without consideration of any credit transfer.
If any candidate previously discontinued from University studies will be shown to have cheated to gain admission by credit transfer, he/she shall be discontinued from studies at this University.
Students gaining admission to this university as transfer cases from accredited universities can transfer their grades only after getting approval from the Senate. Such admissions will take into consideration the regulations of the sister universities in Tanzania. The transferred credits shall not exceed one third of all the credits in the programme. A fee of Tsh 80,000/- for local credit transfer and US$ 120 for international credit transfer will respectively be charged to any applicant before consideration is given to the request.
Change of names by students after registration is not allowed. The University reserves the right to refuse any changes of names that are drastic, even when properly booked up by relevant laws of the land. Students should register in the names that appear in their certificates. The official order of names during registration will be; Surname, First Name(s), Middle Name(s). Where a candidate has only two names in his or her certificates, then only those two names shall be used.
Students from this University or any other accredited University discontinued due to any examination irregularities may only be considered for admission after three years since being discontinued. No credit transfer is allowed for such students.
Every student is required to carry with him/her, the student identity card issued by the University, whenever he/she visits the main campus, enter examination rooms, and attend face to face sessions. Any loss of the identity card must be reported to the Admissions Office, where a new card shall be issued after payment of a fee of Tsh 10,000. Regional centres may also issue local identity cards, valid for only one academic year, for those who have cleared fees for that academic year.
The minimum duration for completion of an undergraduate degree programme is THREE YEARS. Students who complete before that period must be cleared by Senate before they can be allowed to graduate. The maximum registration period for an undergraduate degree is EIGHT YEARS. A fee of Tsh 50,000/- or USD 50 (for international students) will be charged for any request to extend registration period.