Admission & Entry Requirements
The prospective students are requested to consult the Undergraduate Admission Guidebook prepared annually by TCU at www.tcu.or.tz for more details.
i). Direct Entry
For form six applicants the minimum entry qualification is two principal passes in relevant A-Level subjects totaling 4.0 points(except programmes at the College of HealthSciences 4.5 and 5)and three credits at ‘O’Level.
ii). Recognition of Prior Learning
For the applicants with RPL qualification the minimum qualification is ‘B’ grade.
iii). Equivalent qualifications
For Diploma applicants the minimum entry qualification is at least Four O level passes(D’s and above)or NVA level III with less than four O level passes or equivalent foreign qualifications as established by either NECTA or VETA.
(i) Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6) with at least GPA of 3.0; or
(ii) Full Technician Certificate (FTC) with at least points average of 3.0 (where A=5, B=4, C=3, and D=2points); or
(iii) Diploma in Teacher Education with an average of ‘B’ grade; or
(iv) Health related awards such as clinical medicine and others with an average of ‘B’ grade; or
(v) Credit class diploma for classified diplomas and certificates in terms of‘distinctions, credit or pass’ or
(vi) Lower Second Class diploma for classified non-NTA diplomas;
Note: Two grading systems are currently operational:
a. Applicants who completed Form Four andForm six in 1988-2013 use the old system where A to E are considered as principal passes with S being a subsidiary pass. The grades are weighed as follows A = 5, B = 4, C= 3, D = 2, E = 1 and S= 0.5.
b. For applicants who completed their studies in 2014 and beyond, the principal passes are ‘A’ to ‘D’. The grades are weighed as follows A= 5, B+ = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1 and E = 0.5.