Hubert Kairuki Memorial University Admission 2020 – 2021

By | March 26, 2020

Hubert Kairuki Memorial University Admission 2020 – 2021

Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) was established in 1997, being among the first private universities to be accredited in Tanzania in the year 2000, it has since then received local, regional and international recognition. 

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It was the idea of Prof Hubert C.M Kairuki and his wife Mrs Kokushubira Kairuki to establish the University, moved by the situation in Tanzania after independence in 1961, whereby diseases, poverty and ignorance were declared the country’s key enemies.

Initially HKMU University was established as Mikocheni International University of Health Sciences (MIUHS), with a focus towards addressing training needs for health professionals in Tanzania, and in sub-Saharan Africa.

In 1998 the name was changed  to Mikocheni International University, anticipating the possibility of expanding beyond health sciences. Finally in February 1999 the University’s name was changed to Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, in the honour of the founder, Prof Hubert Kairuki, after he passed away.

The University is expanding into other programs and disciplines of science and humanities. Recent established training programs include; Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Public Health, Research and Development in Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms. 

HKMU is growing to a level where it is becoming the pride of private Universities in the East African region due to the quality and excellence of its programs. Currently the University has attracted students from over 15 different nationalities, external funding and technical support for collaborative research and development activities.

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Academic Programmes offered by the Faculty of Nursing

1. Bachelor of Nursing  (BScN) Pre – service

Entry requirements :

Direct entry

Holders of Advanced Certificate in Secondary Education (ACSEE) with 3 principal passes in Chemistry, Biology and either Physics or Mathematics or Nutrition, C – Chemistry, and at least D – Biology and E – Physics / Mathematics / Nutrition.

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Equivalent qualifications
  • Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with 5 passes in Chemistry and Biology and Physics PLUS Diploma in Nursing with an average of B+ or GPA of 3.5. 
  •  Holders of BSc degree (Lower second or above) majoring in Physics/Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Zoology . Duration of the programme is 4 years, plus one year of internship.

2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) In-service

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have completed a Diploma in Nursing with second class OR B average pass, PLUS D passes or higher in 5 subjects at O level: the subject must include the following science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PLUS at least two years working experience . Duration of the programme is 3 years .

Application Procedures & Instructions

Step 1:  Read Admission Criteria

Before starting registration/application, read minimum admission requirements.

Step 2:  Create Account (Signup Form)

Fill in the required information and create your account. Upon creating your account you will be given a CODE NUMBER (invoice number) for your application fee payment.

NOTE:  Application fee is required on submission of your application. All payment should be done through TIGO Pesa, M-Pesa, Airtel Money OR Direct to CRDB Bank and use your given CODE NUMBER to pay TSH 50,000/= as an Application Fee. Payment verification should not be skipped. Skipping that step, you will not be able to continue to the next steps. After payment, please go back to OSIM on step 3 & 4 to complete your application.

Step 3:  Log In

Use your Email Address and password created during step 2, then click sign in button to login and continue with your application. 

Step 4:  Internal Steps After Log In

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After Login continue with internal steps and procedures to complete and submit your application.

Undergraduate Programmes

Doctor of Medicine  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing  Programme. 

Diploma in Nursing 3 Years

Diploma in Nursing (Convention – Upgrade) 1 Year

Diploma in Nursing (e-Learning – Upgrade) 2 Year  

Certificate Programmes

Certificate in Social Work NTA Level 4 and NTA Level 5

Certificate in Nursing 2 Years   

Masters Programmes

MMed in Paediatrics and child health   

Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH)  

Application Procedures for Electives

Interested applicants should send a letter of intent to HKMU, with the following attachments:

  • A letter of introduction from the current University or College
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • A summary of the objectives of the proposed electives.

Once applications are accepted, students should process Visa and medical insurance from their country . On arrival, they will be required to pay an elective fee of US$400, for four weeks of study duration.The University will help non- East African nationals’ students to obtain class C residence permits (this should be done well in advance, although assistance will also provide on their arrival). Documents required for permit are:

  • Photocopy of their passport
  • CV
  • Birth Certificate
  • Letter of introduction from their respective Universities
  • Duly filled immigration forms
  • Five passport size photographs
  • A residence permit fee of US$250.

East African nationals (Kenya,Uganda ,Burundi and Rwanda) will have to apply for exemption certificates which are obtained free of charge.

International Students

The University understands the importance of diverse cultural experiences to a growing nation like Tanzania. International students are admitted if they have qualifications required of Tanzania students. They must also be English speakers.

The University requires all new students to report to the University, on the opening of the University for the orientation programme. An important programme  that will introduce new students to the University’s campus, facilities, staff and regulations.

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Students can only be registered after paying the required fees.The deadline for registration for all students will be a month from the opening of the University. A student who fails to register at the beginning of the semester in the time will lose the right to register for that semester.

Documents required for Registration

  • Evidence of payment of fees
  • Medical Examination Report
  • Original certificates and transcripts (Form four & six)
  • Original admission letter
  • 6 Photographs (4 passport size and 2 stamp size photographs)
  • Passport if the applicant is a foreign student and other documents relevant to the processing of residence permits
  • Birth certificate.




Hubert Kairuki Memorial University Admission 2020 – 2021 Online Application

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Hubert Kairuki Memorial University Contact Details

70 Chwaku Streat – Mikocheni,
P.O. Box 65300, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

M: 255-22-2700021/4

F: 255-22-2775591,