All applicants for postgraduate, Bachelor degree, and non degree of the University must have the approval of St. John’s University of Tanzania Admissions Committee and Senate in order to be accepted and register. Students applying for entry at St John’s University of Tanzania are required to fulfil the General University Entry Requirements, the Faculty or School Specific Requirements and Degree/Diploma/Certificate Programme Requirements as explained below.
GENERAL UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Direct Entry Requirements
A candidate must have a minimum of four passes in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) to qualify for a certificate programme.
A candidate must have a minimum of four passes in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) plus a certificate of one year with 2.0 GPA to qualify for a diploma programme. Alternatively, candidates who have completed Form VI with a minimum of one pass in a relevant subject can qualify for a diploma programme.
BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES
A candidate is required to have a Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in four approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the ACSEE.
A candidate for a bachelor degree of the University must have an Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSEE) with at least two passes or their equivalent. The applicant must have attained a total score of at least 4.0 points for the degree in Arts or Science with Education; for Bachelor of Science in Nursing an applicant must have at least three principal passes (Chemistry C, Biology D and Physics/Mathematics/Nutrition E) or their equivalent with a total score of at least 6 points and Bachelor of Pharmacy an applicant must have at least three principal passes (Chemistry C, Biology C and Physics D) or their equivalent with a total score of at least 8 points. (Where A= 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2 and E = 1). A principal pass is D or above.
Holders of diplomas from recognised and accredited institutions should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for non-health programmes and 3.5 GPA for health allied programmes to qualify for equivalent entry.
A candidate for admission to a master degree of St. John’s University of Tanzania (SJUT) shall:
Hold at least a second class bachelor degree (GPA of at least 2.7) of SJUT relevant to the chosen postgraduate programme OR A professional qualification which is deemed relevant and equivalent.
Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have a B average (distinction or a credit) in the subject of the intended Masters Degree.
Entry requirements for foreign applicants will be those which are equivalent to the entry requirements of Tanzanians. Candidates from outside East Africa should seek accreditation status of their certificates from NECTA, NACTE or TCU.
OTHER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must have proof of sufficient funds for the completion of the programme.