Ruaha Catholic University Admission

By | March 30, 2020

Ruaha Catholic University Admission 2023/2024

RUCU is conveniently located centrally within Iringa Municipality along Uhuru Avenue on the Great North Road to Dodoma, at what used to be Dr. Amon J. Nsekela Bankers’ Academy, in the Wilolesi area. It is at the centre of Iringa Town and has access to the regional government administrative offices, main regional business centres, the main bus terminal and other higher learning institutions, namely Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE), University of Iringa, the Open University of Tanzania and Moshi Cooperatives University(formerly Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies). Within a radius of three kilometres there are Kleruu Teachers Training College, Iringa Girls’ Secondary School, Lugalo Secondary School, Highlands Secondary School and Retco Education Centre. Its central location and proximity to varied higher educational institutions and picturesque environment makes it an attractive ornament and centre of meetings in the Municipality and hub of education activities. The main entrance to RUCU is next to the National Microfinance Bank (NMB), Mkwawa Branch.

Ruaha Catholic University Courses Offered

Certificate in Law

Diploma in Law

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

Master of Laws (LL.M) in: Human Rights Law

Master of Laws (LL.M) in: Trade and Finance

Master of Laws (LL.M) in: Finance and Banking

Postgraduate Diploma in Law

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Law

Masters of Education Programme

Masters of Arts in Linguistics Programme

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education ( IT & Mathematics)

Bachelor of Arts in Education ( IT & Geography)

Bachelor of Arts in Education( IT & Economics)

Diploma in Library and Information Studies

Certificate in Library and Information Studies

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resources Management.

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Bachelor of Accounting, Finance with Information Technology (BAFIT)

Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)

Certificate in Business Administration (CBA)

Bachelor of Education in Science (Physics and Mathematics)

Bachelor of Education in Science (Biology and Chemistry)

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling

Bachelor of Education in Inclusive Education

Bachelor of Education in Science (Mathematics and Geography)

General Admission Information

[Note that these are general requirements which might change from time to time, please consult the current announcements for the current admission requirements]

For Undergraduate Degree courses, applications should be routed through the Tanzania Commission for Universities under the Central Admission System. The Diploma and Certificate programmes applications are invited from March to early May of the year for which admission is sought. These are sent straight to the University. The academic year starts in early October.

For Masters and Postgraduate Diploma programmes applications are normally invited from March to the third week of July of the year for which admission is sought. The academic year starts at the beginning of October.

For Postgraduate, Diploma, and Certificate courses applicants, duly filled-in application forms should be submitted with the following supporting documents to reach the University as early as possible:

  1. Two passport-size photographs;
  2. Names of two referees, who have known the applicant and are able to evaluate the applicant’s ability for the course being sought;
  3. Copies of all educational certificates and relevant testimonials.
  4. A copy of the birth certificate.
  5. A medical certificate from a recognized medical practitioner;
  6. An endorsement and/or letter from the sponsor/employer or guardian confirming his/her readiness to sponsor the applicant;
  7. A fee of Tshs 10,000 should accompany the application.The pay-in slip should be attached to the application. It should be paid directly into either the College Bank
    1. Account No. 028101001384, NBC Iringa Branch, Ac. Name: Ruaha University College
    2. Ac. No. 020-0000271, Tanzania Postal Bank, Ac. NameRuaha University College
    3. Non-Tanzanians should pay Euro 22 into Bank Ac. No. 019J2071042600 held at CRDB Iringa BranchAc. Name: Ruaha University College.
  8. In the case of undergraduate degree programmes, successful candidates are to come up with the documents in (I) to VII) above at the time of registration as might be instructed in the admission letter.

Candidates for undergraduate courses Certificates and Diplomas are expected, if notified, to sit for the University Aptitude test. A fee (currently of Tshs 10,000) will be charged for each candidate.

When an admission dossier is completed and where applicable, the final results of the aptitude tests are obtained, the University will proceed to its evaluation. If prove satisfactory, the University will notify the applicant of his/her acceptability and will send appropriate joining instructions, either directly or through the applicant’s sponsor or guardian.

Enrolment may be deferred for one academic year, after which a new application form will have to be filled.

All new students must arrive one week before the start of classes ready for orientation programme.

Travel and other arrangements:

  1. Students should make their own travel arrangements to RUCU and should make sure that they have enough pocket money for needful expenses.
  2. Students from countries other than Tanzania are expected to conform to all immigration formalities in their countries before they depart for Tanzania. They must also obtain a study or residence permit from the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission before they arrive at the University. It is advisable when travelling to Tanzania to keep one’s documents readily available as well as evidence from RUCU confirming an offer of admission. One should also have details of financial support, in case these documents are required at the port of entry by the immigration authority.

The addresses, where the application are sent to, can be found under Contact.

General Entry Requirements

The applicants for programmes at RUCU must fulfil the general as well as the specific requirements for admission.

Short Courses

Specific admission requirements for each short course may be found in the Directorate of Short Courses and Continuing Education chapter of the prospectus.

Certificate Awards

A candidate shall be eligible for consideration for admission to a Certificate programme if he/she has obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or East Africa Certificate of Education (EACE) ‘O’ level and has a pass.

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the relevant Faculty or Institute chapter of the prospectus.

Diploma Awards

A candidate shall be eligible for consideration for admission to a Diploma programme if he/she has obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or East Africa Certificate of Education (EACE) ‘O’ level with passes in at least four approved subjects.

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the relevant Faculty or Institute chapter of the prospectus.

Degree Awards

Minimum Entrance Requirements for a First Degree admissions are as follows:

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (C.S.E.E) or equivalent with passes in FIVE approved subjects, obtained prior to the sitting of the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (A.C.S.E.E) or equivalent.
  • At least two Principal level passes and a total of 4.5 or more points (where A= 5, B= 4, C= 3, D=2, E=1 and S= 0.5) in approved subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (A.C.S.E.E).
  • Equivalent qualifications such as ordinary or advanced diploma/certificate or degrees or Mature Age/Pre-entry courses considered to be appropriate for the programme to be pursued.

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the relevant Faculty chapter of the Prospectus.

Postgraduate Diploma Awards

To be considered for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma, a candidate must be a holder of a First Degree of the then Ruaha University College or a recognised University or have satisfied the requirements for the award of the Degree with a GPA of at least 2.0

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Consultancy and Publications booklet or under Faculty Programmes.

Masters Awards

To be considered for admission to a Master’s programme, a candidate must be a holder of a First Degree of the then Ruaha University College or of any other recognised University with a GPA of at least 2.7.

Ph.D Awards

To be considered for admission to the Ph. D programme, a candidate must be a holder of a Master’s degree of this University or of any other recognised University.

Ruaha Catholic University Online Application

Welcome to RUCU – Online Application System (OAS)


  • The Vice Chancellor, Ruaha Catholic University (RUCU) invites suitably qualified candidates for admission into various programmes for the academic year 2023/2024.
  • Applicants are required to apply online through this portal and follow instructions given to complete their applications. Payment can be done via mobile money (M-Pesa, Tigo Pesa and Airtel Money) or directly into RUCU bank account – TPB after getting reference number.
  • In case of Technical Problems during the application process please contact our IT Staff at 0653318445. For issues to deal with courses of study and clarifications of Entry requirements please contact our Admissions office at 0655257903
    Applicants must: Carefully read and understand the Programmes Admission Requirements
  • For Certificate and Diploma applicant,Please check available programmes: Download here
  • Click link to start application: Start Application
  • Click link to re-apply: Start Re-Application

Contact Us Through

Vice Chancellor – Ruaha Catholic University

P.O.Box 774 – Iringa

Phone: +255 27 02431

Fax: +255 27 02563

Email: rucu@rucu.ac.tz

Admission Enquiries

Enquiries about admission into the undergraduate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate programmes should be addressed to:

The Admissions Officer

Ruaha Catholic University

P.O. Box 774

Iringa, Tanzania