ADMISSION PROCEDURES AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA

A graduate program you are applying for may have specific requirements which are not presented here. Kindly see the details regarding the programmes of your choice at the Open University and related issues in our current University Prospectus which is available on our website www.out.ac.tz or at the OUT Centre closest to you. All the same, the general admission procedures are hereunder.

1.Pay application fee of 30,000 Tanzanian Shillings (for Tanzanian citizens) to Research and Consultancy Account No. 0111 0101 5604, NBC Bank, Corporate Branch or 30 United States Dollars (for international applicants) to NBC Forex Current Account No. 0111 0500 0670, Corporate Branch, Swift Code NLCB TZTX.

2.Avail your Bank pay-in slip of the application fee (mentioned in the item 1) to the Open University of Tanzania Regional Branch which is close to you, after which, they will give you codes for opening up your postgraduate online application portal. (For International students, avail your BANK pay-in slip to ISO by email address: iso@out.ac.tz )

3. Visit your application portal through link:  http://library.out.ac.tz:8090/index.php/registration

4.Fill your application online according to instructions given in the following links: http://library.out.ac.tz:8090/uploads/stepbystep.pdf

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5. When your application is successful you will be notified what to do next through the email address you filled in the online application form.

GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF A TENTATIVE RESEARCH PROPOSAL FOR REGISTRATION TO A MASTER DEGREE BY THESIS OR PhD DEGREE

1. Title: The applicant should give a clear title of the research topic which will be the basis for deciding on the Faculty in which the research will be conducted and guiding the faculty on the search for supervisor(s).

2.A Brief Statement of the Research Problem. Under this heading the applicant should outline the research problem, giving the background to it, and its significance.

3.Brief Literature Review. The applicant should also give a brief review presenting the principal literature on the problem area i.e. what has been done on the research problem. He/she should list the preliminary references cited in the text of the statement or tentative research proposal. Authors names should be according to agreed conventions.

4..Research Objectives. The applicant should show the principal objectives of the intended research, outline what gaps of knowledge will be filled through the research, and what advances will be made when the research plan is executed. Provisional hypotheses should be presented, if already formulated.

5.Research Methodology. The applicant should briefly indicate the instruments to be used and methods to be adopted in carrying out research.

NOTE:These guidelines are only for those applying for a degree program done purely by thesis (research) without any course work.

All inquiries regarding admissions should be addressed to:   

               The 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: dvc-ac@out.ac.tz
               website:  http://www.out.ac.tz