Details About The Open University of Tanzania

By | July 9, 2020

Details About The Open University of Tanzania

The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is a fully fledged, autonomous and accredited public University, established by an Act of Parliament Number 17 of 1992. The Act became operational on 1st March 1993 by the publication of Government Notice No. 55 in the Official Gazette. The first Chancellor was officially installed in a full ceremony on 19th January 1994 and the first batch of students was admitted in January 1994. In January 2007, following enactment of the Universities Act No. 7 of 2005, OUT started using the OUT Charter and Rules (2007) for its operations.

The Open University Of Tanzania

The Open University of Tanzania offers its certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate courses through the open and distance learning system which includes various means of communication such as face-to-face, broadcasting, telecasting, correspondence, seminars, e-learning as well as a blended mode which is a combination of two or more means of communication. The OUT’s academic programmes are quality-assured and centrally regulated by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

OUT Headquarters are temporarily located off-Kawawa Road in Kinondoni Municipality, Dar es Salaam. The permanent headquarters are under constructions at Bungo in Kibaha District, off-Soga Road, about 4.0 Km from the main Morogoro highway in Coast Region.

OUT operates through a network of about 30 Regional Centres; 10 Coordinating Centres, of which one is in Zanzibar and one in Pemba; two are in Kenya (Egerton and Njoro), one is in Rwanda (Kibungo), one in Namibia and one in Uganda. Other OUT Internal Coordination Centres are the African Council for Distance Education – Technical Collaboration Committee (ACDE TCC), the Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development (CECED) and the SADC Centre of Specialization in Teacher Education (SADC ODL CoS TE). OUT has also 69 Study Centres spread throughout the United Republic of Tanzania.

The Open University of Tanzania offers its certificates, ordinary diplomas, degrees, postgraduate diplomas and PhDs through its five Faculties and two Institutes.

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business Management
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science, Technology and Environmental Studies
  • Institute of Educational and Management Technologies
  • Institute of Continuing Education

List Of Courses Offered At The Open University of Tanzania

Undergraduate Programmes

Faculty Of Science,Technology,And Environmental Studies(FSTES)

Bachelor of Science (BSc.ICT)

Bachelor of Science in Data Management

Bachelor of Science with Education (B.Sc. Ed)) – Conducted jointly with the Faculty of Education

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (BSc ES)

Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc FND)

Bachelor of Science in Energy Resources (BSc ER)

Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)

Bachelor Of Science With Education

Faculty Of Law(FLAW)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

Faculty Of Education(FED)

Bachelor of Education Special Education

Bachelor of Education (Teacher Education)

Bachelor of Education (Adult and Distance Learning)

Bachelor of Education (Policy and Management)

Bachelor of Arts with Education (B.A. (Ed)

Bachelor of Business Administration with Education (BBA ED

Faculty Of Business Management(FBM)

Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting (BBA ACC)

Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing (BBA MKT)

Bachelor of Business Administration Finance (BBA FIN)

Bachelor of business Administration Human resource Management (BBA HRM)

Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business (BBA IB)

Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM)

Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences(FASS)

Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (BTM)

Bachelor of Arts in literature (BALIT)

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (BA (Soc))

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BA (SW))

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BA (Journ))

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BA (MC))

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA Econ)

Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Linguistics (BA ELL)

Bachelor Of Arts In Kiswahili And Creative Studies (BAKISW)

Bachelor of Library & Information Management (BLIM)

Bachelor of Arts in History (BA Hist)

Bachelor of Community Economic Development (BCED)

Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources Assessment and Management (BA NRAM)

Bachelor of Arts in Population and Development (BA PD)

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA IR)

Postgraduate Programmes

Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences(FASS)

Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work(PGDSW)

Master Of Arts In Mass Communication

Master of Social Work (MSW) – (Hybrid mode)

Master of Arts in Gender Studies (MA GS)

Master of Science in Economics (MSc. Economics)

Masters in Community Economic Development (MCED)

Masters of Tourism Planning and Management (MTPM)

Masters of Arts in History (MA History)

Master of Arts in Natural Resource Assessment and Management (MANRAM)

Master of Arts in International Development and Cooperation (MA ICD)

Masters of Science in Humanitarian Action, Cooperation &Development (MSc HACD)

Master of Arts in Governance and Leadership (MA GL)

Master of Arts in Kiswahili (MA Kiswahili)

Master of Arts in Linguistics (MA Ling)

Master of Arts in Geography (M.A. (Geography)

Master of Arts in Economics (M.A. (Econ)

Master of Arts in Library and Information Management (MLIM)

Master of Arts in Monitoring and Evaluation (MA M & E)

Master of Arts in Sociology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Master Of Arts In Mass Communication

Faculty Of Law(FLAW)

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL )

Master of Law by Course Work and Dissertation (LLM)

Master of Law by Thesis (LLM)

Master of Law in Information Technology and Telecommunications (LLM IT & T)

Master of Law in International Criminal and Justice (LLM ICJ)

Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)

Faculty Of Education(FED)

Postgraduate Diploma In Technical And Vocational Teacher Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Education(PGDE)

Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (PGDCDD)

Masters of Education(M.Ed)

Masters of Education in Open Distance Learning (M.Ed. ODL)

Masters of Education in Curriculum Design and Development (MED CDD)

Masters of Education in Administration, Planning & Policy Studies M. Ed (APPS)

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D)

Faculty Of Science, Technology, And Environmental Studies(FSTES)

Master of Science in Biology (M.Sc Biology)

Master of Science Botany (M.Sc Botany)

Master of Science in Chemistry (M.Sc Chemistry)

Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MES)-Health & Management

Master of Science in Human Nutrition (M.Sc Human Nutrition)

Master of Science in Physics (M.Sc Physics)

Master of Science in Zoology (M.Sc Zoology)

Master of Environmental Studies (MES)

Master of Science in ICT (MSc.ICT)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty Of Business Management(FBM)

Postgraduate Diploma Programs

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies (PGDBS)

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Management Transport and Logistics Management (MBA TLM)

Masters of Human Resource Management (MHRM)

Masters in Project Management (MPM)

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (PhD)

The Open University of Tanzania Admission Requirement

  1. Entrance Requirements for First Degree programmes

Applicants should fulfill the following conditions:

OPTION I

Minimum admission direct entry requirements

  • Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications for applicants with Form Six  for 2019/2020 academic year shall be as follows:-
SnCategory of applicantsMinimum admission entry qualifications
1. Completed A Level studies before 2014Two principal passes with a total of 4.0 points from Two Subjects defining the admission into the respective programme (where A = 5; B = 4; C= 3; D = 2; E = 1); S=0.5.
2. Completed A Level studies in 2014 and 2015Two principal passes (Two Cs) with a total of 4.0 points from Two Subjects defining the admission into the respective programme (where A = 5; B+ = 4; B = 3; C = 2; D = 1); E=0.5.
3. Completed A Level studies from 2016Two principal passes with a total of 4.0 points from Two Subjects defining the admission into the respective programme (where A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E = 1); S=0.5.

AND

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.

OPTION II; EQUIVALENT ENTRY

Minimum Entry Requirements for Equivalent Applicants – Diploma Holders

Ordinary Diploma, FTC and Equivalent Qualification ApplicantsAt least four passes (‘D’s and above) at O’ Level  or NVA Level  III with less than four O’ Level  passes or equivalent foreign qualifications as established by either NECTA or VETA; AND
i)At least a GPA of 3.0 for Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level  6); OR
ii)Average of “C” for Full Technician Certificate (FTC) (where A=5, B=4, C=3, and D=2 points); OR
iii)Average of ‘B’ Grade for Diploma in Teacher Education; OR
iv)Average of ‘B+’ Grade for Health related awards such as Clinical Medicine and others; OR
v)A Distinction for unclassified Diplomas and certificates OR
vi)Upper Second Class for classified non-NTA Diplomas

OPTION III

An applicant with degree or Advanced Diploma awards from other Institutions of Higher Learning will be considered on their own merit

Additional Requirements for Different Degree Programmes

Name: Bachelor of Arts with Education] [Programme Code: BAED ]
Two principal passes in any two Arts subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Arts cluster. Diploma in Education, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Diploma in Education Management, Adult Education, Special Education with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies)] [Programme Code: BAT ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects Diploma in Tourism, Forestry Management, Nature Conservation, Law, Marketing, International Relations and Diplomacy, Room Division (Hotel Management and Tourism), Logistic and Planning, Clearing and Forwarding, Procurement and Supply, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Youth Development Work, Agriculture with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)] [Programme Code: BASOC ]
Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster Diploma in Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Gender Studies, Counselling, Psychology, Community Development, Youth Development Work (CYP) or any other related Diploma with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Social Work] [Programme Code: BASW ]
Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Social Work, Nursing, Gender Studies, Counselling, Psychology, Community Development, Youth Development Work with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level,
Name: Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)] [Programme Code: BAJ ]
Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Journalism, Mass Communication Radio Broadcasting, in Radio Production, in Television Production, in Theatre and Film, Media Studies, Theatre Arts, Multimedia Technology with an average of ‘B’ or a GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)] [Programme Code: BAMC ]
Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade from three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Mass Communication, Journalism, Radio Broadcasting, in Radio Production, in Television Production, in Theatre and Film, Media Studies, Theatre Arts, Multimedia Technology with an average of ‘B’ or a GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)] [Programme Code: BBAACC ]
Two principal passes in any subjects, or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance)] [Programme Code: BBAFIN ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)] [Programme Code: BBAHRM ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)] [Programme Code: BBAMKT ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business)] [Programme Code: BBAIB ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development,Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Business Administration with Education] [Programme Code: BBAED ]
Two principal passes in any subjects. or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. FTC/ Diploma in Business Administration, Education, Accounting, Marketing, Procurement, Human Resource Management, Banking, International Business, Business Administration, Financial Management, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Economics Development, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Secondary Education, Education Management and Administration, with at least a ‘B’ average or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Human Resource Management] [Programme Code: BHRM ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Records Management, Public Administration, Office Management and Secretariat Services, Youth Development Work (CYP), Library and Information Management, Records and Archives Management, Industrial Relations, Counseling Psychology with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ L evel.
Name: Bachelor of Science General] [Programme Code: BSCGEN ]
Two principal passes in any Science subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Science cluster Diploma in Fisheries Science and Technology, Animal Health and Production, General Agriculture, Horticulture, Laboratory Science and Technology, Veterinary Laboratory Technology, Agro-mechanization, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Range Management and Tsetse Control, Clinical Dentistry, Clinical Medicine, Nursing Education with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Science Information Communication Technology] [Programme Code: BSCICT ]
Two principal passes in any Science subjects. or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Science cluster. Diploma in Information and Communication Technology, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Computing and Information Communication, Computer Networks, Laboratory Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Library and Information Management with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: BSc.Environmental Studies (Science)] [Programme Code: BSCES ]
Two principal passes in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, History or Geographyor Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, History and Geography. Diploma in Environmental Studies, Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering, Environmental Health Science, Hydrogeology and Water Drilling, Water Laboratory Technology, Irrigation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Forest Management and Nature Conservation, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing, Range Management and Tsetse Control, Geology and Mineral Exploration or Education with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 and 4 passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Science with Education] [Programme Code: BSCED ]
Two principal passes in any Science subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Science cluster. Diploma in Education, Diploma in Agromechanization, Information Technology with Accounting, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geometrics, Auto-Electric and Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Full Technician Certificate in Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, Information and Library Sciences, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Laws] [Programme Code: LLB ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects Diploma in Laws, Law Enforcement, Business Administration, Community Development, Cooperative Management and Accounting, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Land Management and Valuation, Library, Records and Information Studies, Local Government Administration, Procurement and Logistics Management, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Management, Public Sector Finance Management, Records Management, Office Management and Secretariat Services, Youth Development Work, Cooperative Management and Accounting, Business Information and Communication Technology, Enterprise Management, Library and Archival Studies, Records Management and Archives Administration, Microfinance Management with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Education (Special Education)] [Programme Code: BEDSE ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster . Diploma in Education, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Secondary Education, Education Management and Administration, Special Education, Technical Education, Open and Distance Learning, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Languages, Guidance and Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Sign Language and Interpreting, Assistive Technology Audiology, Adult Education, Rehabilitation Studies, Hearing Science Audiology, Physical Education, Community Based Rehabilitation, Community Health with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Education (Teacher Educator)] [Programme Code: BEDTE ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Education, Teacher Educator, Education, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Open and Distance Learning, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Languages, Guidance and Counseling with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Education (Adult Education)] [Programme Code: BEDAE ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade from three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Education, Open and Distance Learning, Adult Education, Teacher Educator, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Languages, Guidance and Counseling with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Education (Policy and Management)] [Programme Code: BEDPM ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Education, Open and Distance Learning, Adult Education, Teacher Educator, Education, Primary teacher education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Guidance and Counseling with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: BA English and Linguistic] [Programme Code: BAELL ]
Two principal passes in Arts subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Arts cluster. Diploma in Education, English language and Linguistics, Languages, Open and Distance Learning Adult Education, Teacher Educator, Education, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Community Economic Development] [Programme Code: BCED ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Community Economic Development, Gender and Development, Community Development, Economics, , Counseling, Psychology, Community Development, Youth Development Work (CYP), Human Resource, Community Health, Pharmacy, Clinical, Criminal Investigation, Policing, Citizenship, Immigration with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level
Name: Bachelor of Arts in Economics] [Programme Code: BAEcon ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Economics, Statistics, Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Community Development, Procurement, Logistics, Public Finance and Management, Customs and Tax Administration, Development Administration and Management, Development Planning with Accounting with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resource Management] [Programme Code: BANRAM ]
Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Natural Resource Management, Forest Management and Nature Conservation, Environmental Studies, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Energy Resources, Geology, Mining Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Arts in Population and Development] [Programme Code: BAPD ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Statistics, Environmental Studies, Development Planning, Demography, Population Studies, Social Work, Economics, Environmental Management, Development Studies, Development Economics, Commonwealth Youth Development Work, Distance Education and Open Learning with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Arts in History] [Programme Code: BAHist ]
Two principal passes in Arts subjects, one of which must be History or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Arts cluster one of which must be History. Diploma in Arts subjects, Education (History as one of Teaching Subject), Cultural Heritage with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0. If subjects in A’ Level exclude History, applicants must have a pass in History at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations] [Programme Code: BAIR ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in International Relations, Public Administration, Political Science, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Marketing and Public Relations, Social Work, Conflict Resolution, Commonwealth Youth Development Work, Sociology and Labour Law with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics] [Programme Code: BScFND ]
Two principal passes in Science subjects except Physics or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Science cluster except Physics. Diploma in Food Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Agriculture, Nutrition, Nursing, Aquaculture, Clinical Dentistry, Fish Processing, Fisheries Management and Technology, Horticulture, Laboratory Sciences and Technology, Physiotherapy, Human Nutrition, Home Economics, Clinical Medicine and Nursing with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Science in Energy Resources] [Programme Code: BScER ]
Two principal passes in Science subjects. If one of the rincipal passes is not Physics, an applicant must have a pass in Physics at O’ Level or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade from three subjects in Science cluster. If one of the passes is not Physics, an applicant must have a pass in Physics at O’ Level. Diploma in Energy Resources, Geology, Mining Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Forest Management and Nature Conservation, Mineral Processing with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Library & Information Management] [Programme Code: BLIM ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Library and Information Management, Journalism and Mass Communication, Library and Information Studies, Records and Archives Management, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Education, Information Technology, Computer Science, Secretarial Studies and Law with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration] [Programme Code: BAPA ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Public Administration, Human Resource Management, International Relations and Diplomacy, Marketing and Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communication, Human Resource Management, Community Development, Social Work, Sociology, Development Planning, Industrial Relations, Law, Secretarial Studies, Youth Work Development, Library and Information Management, Library and Information Studies or Education with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili & Creative Studies] [Programme Code: BAKCS ]
Two principal passes in Arts subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Arts cluster Diploma in Education, Kiswahili and Creative Studies, Languages, Open and Distance Learning Adult Education, Teacher Educator, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education with a minimum of ‘B’or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: Bachelor of Science in Data Management] [Programme Code: OUT ]
Two principal passes in Science subjects or other relevant subjects which are Geography, Economics, Commerce, Agriculture or Accountancy or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 Diploma in Data Management, Computer Science, Data Management, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics, Statistics or Full Technician Certificate in Computer and electronics with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
Name: BSc. Environmental studies (Management)] [Programme Code: BSCESM ]
Two principal passes in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, History or Geographyor Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, History and Geography. Diploma in Environmental Studies, Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering, Environmental Health Science, Hydrogeology and Water Drilling, Water Laboratory Technology, Irrigation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Forest Management and Nature Conservation, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing, Range Management and Tsetse Control, Geology and Mineral Exploration or Education with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 and 4 pas

Name: Bachelor of Arts with Education] [Programme Code: BAED ]Two principal passes in any two Arts subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Arts cluster. Diploma in Education, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Diploma in Education Management, Adult Education, Special Education with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 

Name: Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies)] [Programme Code: BAT ]Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects Diploma in Tourism, Forestry Management, Nature Conservation, Law, Marketing, International Relations and Diplomacy, Room Division (Hotel Management and Tourism), Logistic and Planning, Clearing and Forwarding, Procurement and Supply, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Youth Development Work, Agriculture with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 

Name: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)] [Programme Code: BASOC ]Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster Diploma in Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Gender Studies, Counselling, Psychology, Community Development, Youth Development Work (CYP) or any other related Diploma with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 

Name: Bachelor of Social Work] [Programme Code: BASW ]Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Social Work, Nursing, Gender Studies, Counselling, Psychology, Community Development, Youth Development Work with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level, 

Name: Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)] [Programme Code: BAJ ]Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Journalism, Mass Communication Radio Broadcasting, in Radio Production, in Television Production, in Theatre and Film, Media Studies, Theatre Arts, Multimedia Technology with an average of ‘B’ or a GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.

 Name: Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)] [Programme Code: BAMC ]Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade from three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Mass Communication, Journalism, Radio Broadcasting, in Radio Production, in Television Production, in Theatre and Film, Media Studies, Theatre Arts, Multimedia Technology with an average of ‘B’ or a GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.

 Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)] [Programme Code: BBAACC ]Two principal passes in any subjects, or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level. 

Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance)] [Programme Code: BBAFIN ]Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level.

 Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)] [Programme Code: BBAHRM ]Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level.

 Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)] [Programme Code: BBAMKT ]Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level.

 Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business)] [Programme Code: BBAIB ]Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microfinance Management, Co-operative Management and Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Information Technology with Accounting, Marketing, Enterprise Development,Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistic Management, Procurement and Logistics Management with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 not less than four passes at O’ Level. 

Name: Bachelor of Business Administration with Education] [Programme Code: BBAED ]Two principal passes in any subjects. or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. FTC/ Diploma in Business Administration, Education, Accounting, Marketing, Procurement, Human Resource Management, Banking, International Business, Business Administration, Financial Management, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Economics Development, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Secondary Education, Education Management and Administration, with at least a ‘B’ average or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.

 Name: Bachelor of Human Resource Management] [Programme Code: BHRM ]Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Records Management, Public Administration, Office Management and Secretariat Services, Youth Development Work (CYP), Library and Information Management, Records and Archives Management, Industrial Relations, Counseling Psychology with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ L evel.

 Name: Bachelor of Science General] [Programme Code: BSCGEN ]Two principal passes in any Science subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Science cluster Diploma in Fisheries Science and Technology, Animal Health and Production, General Agriculture, Horticulture, Laboratory Science and Technology, Veterinary Laboratory Technology, Agro-mechanization, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Range Management and Tsetse Control, Clinical Dentistry, Clinical Medicine, Nursing Education with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 

Name: Bachelor of Science Information Communication Technology] [Programme Code: BSCICT ]

Two principal passes in any Science subjects. or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Science cluster. Diploma in Information and Communication Technology, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Computing and Information Communication, Computer Networks, Laboratory Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Library and Information Management with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 
Name: BSc.Environmental Studies (Science)] [Programme Code: BSCES ]
Two principal passes in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, History or Geographyor Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, History and Geography. Diploma in Environmental Studies, Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering, Environmental Health Science, Hydrogeology and Water Drilling, Water Laboratory Technology, Irrigation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Forest Management and Nature Conservation, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing, Range Management and Tsetse Control, Geology and Mineral Exploration or Education with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 and 4 passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Science with Education] [Programme Code: BSCED ]
Two principal passes in any Science subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Science cluster. Diploma in Education, Diploma in Agromechanization, Information Technology with Accounting, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geometrics, Auto-Electric and Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Full Technician Certificate in Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, Information and Library Sciences, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.

 Name: Bachelor of Laws] [Programme Code: LLB ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects Diploma in Laws, Law Enforcement, Business Administration, Community Development, Cooperative Management and Accounting, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Land Management and Valuation, Library, Records and Information Studies, Local Government Administration, Procurement and Logistics Management, Procurement and Supply, Procurement and Supply Management, Public Sector Finance Management, Records Management, Office Management and Secretariat Services, Youth Development Work, Cooperative Management and Accounting, Business Information and Communication Technology, Enterprise Management, Library and Archival Studies, Records Management and Archives Administration, Microfinance Management with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Education (Special Education)] [Programme Code: BEDSE ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster . Diploma in Education, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Secondary Education, Education Management and Administration, Special Education, Technical Education, Open and Distance Learning, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Languages, Guidance and Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Sign Language and Interpreting, Assistive Technology Audiology, Adult Education, Rehabilitation Studies, Hearing Science Audiology, Physical Education, Community Based Rehabilitation, Community Health with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Education (Teacher Educator)] [Programme Code: BEDTE ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Education, Teacher Educator, Education, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Open and Distance Learning, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Languages, Guidance and Counseling with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Education (Adult Education)] [Programme Code: BEDAE ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade from three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Education, Open and Distance Learning, Adult Education, Teacher Educator, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Languages, Guidance and Counseling with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 
Name: Bachelor of Education (Policy and Management)] [Programme Code: BEDPM ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Education, Open and Distance Learning, Adult Education, Teacher Educator, Education, Primary teacher education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education, Guidance and Counseling with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 

Name: BA English and Linguistic] [Programme Code: BAELL ]
Two principal passes in Arts subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Arts cluster. Diploma in Education, English language and Linguistics, Languages, Open and Distance Learning Adult Education, Teacher Educator, Education, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Community Economic Development] [Programme Code: BCED ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Community Economic Development, Gender and Development, Community Development, Economics, , Counseling, Psychology, Community Development, Youth Development Work (CYP), Human Resource, Community Health, Pharmacy, Clinical, Criminal Investigation, Policing, Citizenship, Immigration with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level 
Name: Bachelor of Arts in Economics] [Programme Code: BAEcon ]Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Economics, Statistics, Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Community Development, Procurement, Logistics, Public Finance and Management, Customs and Tax Administration, Development Administration and Management, Development Planning with Accounting with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resource Management] [Programme Code: BANRAM ]
Two principal passes in any two subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Natural Resource Management, Forest Management and Nature Conservation, Environmental Studies, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Energy Resources, Geology, Mining Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 
Name: Bachelor of Arts in Population and Development] [Programme Code: BAPD ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Statistics, Environmental Studies, Development Planning, Demography, Population Studies, Social Work, Economics, Environmental Management, Development Studies, Development Economics, Commonwealth Youth Development Work, Distance Education and Open Learning with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 
Name: Bachelor of Arts in History] [Programme Code: BAHist ]
Two principal passes in Arts subjects, one of which must be History or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Arts cluster one of which must be History. Diploma in Arts subjects, Education (History as one of Teaching Subject), Cultural Heritage with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0. If subjects in A’ Level exclude History, applicants must have a pass in History at O’ Level. 

Name: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations] [Programme Code: BAIR ]

Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in International Relations, Public Administration, Political Science, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Marketing and Public Relations, Social Work, Conflict Resolution, Commonwealth Youth Development Work, Sociology and Labour Law with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics] [Programme Code: BScFND ]
Two principal passes in Science subjects except Physics or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Science cluster except Physics. Diploma in Food Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Agriculture, Nutrition, Nursing, Aquaculture, Clinical Dentistry, Fish Processing, Fisheries Management and Technology, Horticulture, Laboratory Sciences and Technology, Physiotherapy, Human Nutrition, Home Economics, Clinical Medicine and Nursing with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Science in Energy Resources] [Programme Code: BScER ]
Two principal passes in Science subjects. If one of the rincipal passes is not Physics, an applicant must have a pass in Physics at O’ Level or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade from three subjects in Science cluster. If one of the passes is not Physics, an applicant must have a pass in Physics at O’ Level. Diploma in Energy Resources, Geology, Mining Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Forest Management and Nature Conservation, Mineral Processing with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Library & Information Management] [Programme Code: BLIM ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Library and Information Management, Journalism and Mass Communication, Library and Information Studies, Records and Archives Management, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Education, Information Technology, Computer Science, Secretarial Studies and Law with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 
Name: Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration] [Programme Code: BAPA ]
Two principal passes in any subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in any cluster. Diploma in Public Administration, Human Resource Management, International Relations and Diplomacy, Marketing and Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communication, Human Resource Management, Community Development, Social Work, Sociology, Development Planning, Industrial Relations, Law, Secretarial Studies, Youth Work Development, Library and Information Management, Library and Information Studies or Education with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
 Name: Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili & Creative Studies] [Programme Code: BAKCS ]
Two principal passes in Arts subjects or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects in Arts cluster Diploma in Education, Kiswahili and Creative Studies, Languages, Open and Distance Learning Adult Education, Teacher Educator, Primary Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Technical Education, Educational Management and Administration, Curriculum Design and Development, Business Education with a minimum of ‘B’or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.

 Name: Bachelor of Science in Data Management] [Programme Code: OUT ]
Two principal passes in Science subjects or other relevant subjects which are Geography, Economics, Commerce, Agriculture or Accountancy or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 Diploma in Data Management, Computer Science, Data Management, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics, Statistics or Full Technician Certificate in Computer and electronics with a minimum of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level. 

Name: BSc. Environmental studies (Management)] [Programme Code: BSCESM ]
Two principal passes in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, History or Geographyor Foundation Programme of the OUT with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated from six core subjects and at least a C grade in three subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, History and Geography. Diploma in Environmental Studies, Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering, Environmental Health Science, Hydrogeology and Water Drilling, Water Laboratory Technology, Irrigation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Forest Management and Nature Conservation, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing, Range Management and Tsetse Control, Geology and Mineral Exploration or Education with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 and 4 passes at O’ Leve ses at O’ Leve


  1. Entry requirements for certificate and diploma courses/Programmes
  2. FOUNDATION PROGRAMME (OFP) NTA LEVEL 6

Applicants who do not straightaway qualify under the degree programme requirements may register for Foundation Programme by which one is awarded a certificate. This is a pre-university entry programme offered by the Institute of Continuing Education to suit requirements of various faculties.

Entry Requirements

  1. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSE) with at least 1.5 points from TWO subjects; with not less than four passes at O level obtained prior to the ACSE. OR
  2. An Ordinary Diploma from a recognized institution with a GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • NTA Level 5 or Professional Technician Level II Certificate with not less than four passes at O level.  Passes in Religious and General Studies are not counted
  1. DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
  2. Grade A teaching Certificate or Basic Certificate in Teaching NTA 4. OR
  3. Certificate in Early Childhood Education) with an average pass of not less than B grade PLUS at least 4 passes in Certificate of Secondary Education.
  • Admission into this programme is open for IN-SERVICE TEACHERS
  1. DIPLOMA COURSE IN POULTRY HEALTH AND PRODUCTION
  2. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of one or more principal pass or three subsidiaries in science subjects with four passes at O level. Such candidate must have passed Biology and Chemistry at O level. OR
  3. Basic Certificate in Animal Health with an average pass of not less than B grade PLUS at least 4 passes at O level. Such candidate must have passed Biology and Chemistry at O level. OR
  • Basic certificate in Animal production or any relevant field from a recognized Institution with an average pass of not less than B grade PLUS at least 4 passes at O level. Such candidate must have passed Biology and Chemistry at O level
  1. COMMONWEALTH YOUTH PROGRAMME DIPLOMA IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT WORK
  2. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of one principal pass or three subsidiaries. OR
  3. Basic Certificate in Youth Work or any relevant field from a recognized Institution with Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes
  4. DIPLOMA IN OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING
  5. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of one principal pass or three subsidiaries. OR
  6. Basic Certificate in Distance Education or any relevant field from a recognized Institution with Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes
  1. DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION
  2. At least Grade A teaching Certificate (or Basic Certificate in Teaching NTA 4 or
  3. Certificate in Early Childhood Education with an average pass of not less than B grade PLUS at least 4 passes in Certificate of Secondary Education.
  • Admission to this programme will be to candidates who are IN-SERVICE TEACHERS only.
  1. DIPLOMA IN COMPTER SCIENCE NTA LEVEL 6
  2. Level 5 Certificate in Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer Science, Computing, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Systems Security Management, Data Management, Telecommunication, Business Information Technology (BIT), Computer Studies, Information Systems and Network Technology or Electronics Engineering with GPA 2.0 and above with Certificate of secondary education examination with at least four passes OR
  3. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSE) with at least one principle pass and one subsidiary with not less than four passes at O level.
  4. DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
  5. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of one principal pass or three subsidiaries. OR
  6. Basic Certificate in Library and Information Studies (NTA level 4) or any relevant field from a recognized Institution with Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes
  7. CERTIFICATE IN YOUTH WORK
  8. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes OR
  9. National Vocational Award (NVA) Level 3.
  1. CERTIFICATE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
  2. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes OR
  3. National Vocational Award (NVA) Level 3 in related field.
  4. CERTIFICATE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
  5. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes OR
  6. National Vocational Award (NVA) Level 3.
  7. CERTIFICATE IN POUTRY HEALTH AND PRODUCTION
  8. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes in which two of them must be Biology and chemistry or agriculture. OR
  9. National Vocational Award (NVA) Level 3 in agriculture, animal health and production.
  10. CERTIFICATE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
  11. Certificate of Secondary Education of DIVISION THREE with at least 4 passes OR
  12. National Vocational Award (NVA) Level 3.
  • Admission into this programme is open for IN-SERVICE TEACHERS only
  1. TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE NTA LEVEL 5
  2. Certificate of secondary education examination with at least four passes Plus Basic Certificate in Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer Science, Computing, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Systems Security Management, Data Management, Telecommunication, Business Information Technology (BIT), Computer Studies, Information Systems and Network Technology or Electronics Engineering with GPA 2.0 and above. OR
  3. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of one principal pass or three subsidiaries
  1. BASIC CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (NTA LEVEL 4)
  2. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes OR
  3. National Vocational Award (NVA) Level 3 in Information Technology related field.
  4. CERTIFICATE IN HAIRDRESSING AND BEAUTY THERAPY
  5. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes OR
  6. National Vocational Award (NVA) Level 3 in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Cosmetology or related field
  1. BASIC CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (NTA LEVEL 4)
  2. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes with a minimum of D in mathematics OR
  3. National Vocational Award (NVALevel3) in any field from an institution recognized by VETA
  4. CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (NTA LEVEL 5)
  5. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes with a minimum of D in mathematics and
  6. Certificate in Business Administration (NTA Level 4) OR
  • Advance certificate of secondary Education with at least one principle pass or three subsidiaries
  1. DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (NTA LEVEL 6)
  2. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes with a minimum of D in mathematics
  3. Basic Certificate in Business Administration (NTA Level 4) with
  • Certificate in Business Administration (NTA level 5 or other business  related field from any recognized institution OR
  1. Advance certificate of secondary Education with at least one principle pass or three subsidiaries.
  2. BASIC CERTIFICATE IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY (NTA LEVEL 4)
  • Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes OR
  1. National Vocational Award (NVALevel3) in any field from an institution recognized by VETA
  2. CERTIFICATE IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY (NTA LEVEL 5)
  3. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes and
  4. Certificate in procurement and supply (NTA Level 4) OR
  5. Advance certificate of secondary Education with at least one principle pass or three subsidiaries
  6. DIPLOMA IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY (NTA LEVEL 6)
  7. Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 passes
  8. Basic Certificate in procurement and supply (NTA Level 4) and
  • Certificate in procurement and (NTA level 5 or other business  related field from any recognized institution OR
  • Advance certificate of secondary Education with at least one principle pass or three subsidiaries.

Postgraduate Entry Requirement

Master Dergree
Minimum Qualifications for a Master’s Degree
i. For admission to the Master’s Degree of the Open University of Tanzania a candidate shall either hold an honours degree of the Open University of Tanzania or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of the Open University of Tanzania.

ii. Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have a credit or, a distinction in the subject of the intended Master’s Degree. Candidates with a Pass Degree will also be considered for admission if:-

•  Their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade average or above
and
•  They have satisfied the relevant Faculty/Institute that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

iii. Candidates for Masters Degree by thesis should in addition to the above have extensive or rich experience in research in the area of study.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.)
Entry Qualifications for Ph.D. Studies

i. A candidate for admission to the Ph.D. degree programme of the Open University of Tanzania shall hold a relevant Master’s Degree of the Open University of Tanzania or relevant Master’s Degree of equivalent standing from another approved University

ii. Candidates with only the first degree but with First Class or Upper Second Honours or holders of a distinction or a credit in the relevant subject in the case of unclassified degree may also be considered for Ph.D. registration after initially registering for the Master’s Degree and doing at least one full year’s postgraduate training, if they have been authorized by Senate on recommendation of the relevant Faculty/Institute Board to upgrade their registration to Ph.D. candidacy.

The Open University of Tanzania Admission Portal

ONLINE ADMISSION PROCEDURES AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA

A graduate program you are applying for may have specific requirements, which is 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. Visit OUT online application portal through link: http://library.out.ac.tz:8090/index.php/registration
  2. Fill your online application according to instructions given in the following links: http://library.out.ac.tz:8090/uploads/stepbystep.pdfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPFOffP02c0
  3. Submit your application and allow us time to review the application.
  4. If your application is successful after our review, we will send you an admission letter in the email you filled in your online application form please ensure that your email is correct and is functioning.
  5. The admission letter has contacts details of the personnel whom you can contact for more information (e.g. how to register? When does the programme start? etc.). The immediate contact person is the PROGRAMME COORDINATOR.

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

  1. Title: The applicant should give a clear title of the research topic that 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.

GUIDELINES FOR CREDIT TRANSFER AT OUT

Student    intends to transfer for purposes of accumulating  credits on a specific subject, module or course or part of it shall be required to fulfil the following conditions:-

i)Must have been registered in the programme to which the credit will be accumulated,

ii)The subject course of module for credit accumulation must be relevant to the programme to which the student is registered.

iii)    The subject, course or module has been successful completed before the credit can be earned.

iv)     Transfer of credits takes place within a period not exceeding five years from the time they were earned.

v)       The transfer student should have cleared all his/her supplementary examination   from realising Institution but can transfer carry overs.

vi)     Students discontinued on disciplinary action are not allowed to transfer their credit. However, those wishing to continue in programmes they were discontinued from they will have to wait until a lapse of three years.

vii)   Students discontinued on disciplinary grounds are not allowed to transfer their credit. Those wish to continue with university education will have to wait until a lapse of three years.

viii)  A student, who intends to transfer for purposes of graduating in a receiving institution, shall be required to earn at least 50% of the total credits from that institution’s core courses.

ix)     The rules primarily apply for both  undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

x)       Credits for dissertation and final year project shall not be transferred

xi)     No credit may be transferred in practical based or field based subjects

xii)   Credit earned more than 5 years shall not be transferred.

The Procedure for Credit Transfer at OUT

(i)             Before being considered for transfer credit to OUT, the student must meet the admission criteria of the OUT as approved by TCU.

(ii)           If student qualifies, has to write an application letter requesting credit transfer to Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, UFS, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Open University of Tanzania, P. O Box 23409, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The letter should be accompanied by the followings:- First, academic transcript and releasing letter showing reasons for transfer from releasing University. Second, all relevant academic certificates and AVN numbers for the Diploma holders. Third, official receipt of Tshs 80, 000/= for local and USD 100 for international students. The documents may also be sent through dugs@out.ac.tz.

(iii)Once the documents have been received by DUGS, will be internally processed and submitted to UGSC and Senate for approval subsequently to TCU for final approval.

(iv)          Student will only be informed of the credit transfer status after the approval of TCU.

(v)            Credit transfer can only be done during course registration at any new academic year. No transfer of credits in the mid of academic year allowed.

The Open University of Tanzania Contact Details

The Open University of Tanzania HQ is found at Kinondoni DSM…. Read More

 P.O.BOX 23409,KINONDONI

 +255 22 2668992

 +255 22 2668756

 vc@out.ac.tz

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