Find Sokoine University of Agriculture Admission Requirements Below. Know what is required before you join the university.
General Admission Requirements
Admission will be granted if a candidate meets the minimum requirements as shown in this section and under specific programmes or as determined by SENATE and in accordance with the capacities of the respective degree programmes.
The minimum requirements for admission of direct entrants into undergraduate degree programmes shall be TWO PRINCIPAL LEVEL PASSES (4.0 points of the current NECTA grading system) in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) level save for as would be amended from time to time by Senate.
An equivalent candidate for undergraduate programmes shall be required to have a Diploma with a GPA of not less than 2.7 and a minimum of FOUR passes or THREE credits in relevant subjects in the certificate of Secondary School Education Examination (CSEE; O-level).
Candidates seeking admission through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) shall be required to have a valid RPL certificate obtained after passing an RPL examination relevant to the degree programme being applied for as recommended by senate.
Admission into SUA undergraduate degree programmes under credit transfer system is conditional on:
Courses in university of origin being accredited by TCU and recognized by Veterinary Council of Tanzania (VCT) in the case of the BVM degree.
SUA having a credit transfer arrangement with the university from which the credits have to be transferred.
SUA having approved equivalency of subjects/modules/courses from which the credits originate.
Proof (through authenticated detailed transcript) of acquisition of credits for course prerequisite for the entry point.
Direct candidates for a diploma programme shall be required to have an A-level certificate with at least one principal pass or two passes in ACSEE with minimum total TWO points in one/two subjects from among subjects prescribed as relevant to the diploma programme.
An equivalent candidate for a diploma programme will be required to have a relevant post-O-level certificate of at least Credit level and O-level certificate with at least FOUR passes or THREE credits in relevant subjects.
A candidate for certificate programme will be required to have an O-Level Certificate with at least THREE passes in relevant subjects.
Admission Requirements for short-term or Occasional Students
Applications to be considered should possess qualifications for admission to SUA undergraduate degree courses as provided in this guide.
Short-term students are required to register as students of the University for One Full Academic Unit (two semesters) or a single semester in the first, or second, or third, or fourth, or fifth year for all courses or a few selected ones, depending on one’s preference and arrangement. At the end of the course, semester or academic unit, such students shall be assessed on academic merit in accordance with the SUA examination requirements.
Applications (using special forms) should be routed through own universities for those already enrolled in university programmes.
Students will be required to pay prescribed university fees prior to joining the programmes.
Short term students have to abide by SUA By-laws and will enjoy all facilities just like any other bona fide SUA student.
Specific Admission Requirements for Non- Degree Programmes
NON-DEGREE PROGRAMMES AT SOKOINE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY (SNAL)
i. DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SCIENCE
At least ONE PRINCIPAL PASS or TWO PASSES at ACSEE adding up to 2.0 points in one of the following: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Science and Practice of Agriculture, Geography, Economics, Commerce, History, English, French and Kiswahili.
Certificate in Librarianship or related discipline with minimum of second class certificate and O-level passes in at least three subjects.
ii. DIPLOMA IN RECORDS, ARCHIVES AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
At least ONE PRINCIPAL PASS or TWO PASSES at ACSEE adding up to 2.0 points in one of the following: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Science and Practice of Agriculture, Geography, Economics, Commerce, History, English, French and Kiswahili
Certificate in Records/Office Management or relevant disciplines with a minimum of second class and O-level passes in at least three subjects.
NON-DEGREE PROGRAMMES AT COMPUTER CENTRE
i. DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
At least ONE PRINCIPAL PASS or TWO PASSES at ACSEE adding up to 2.0 points in one of the following: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Science and Practice of Agriculture, Geography, Economics and Commerce.
A certificate in information technology, engineering or other relevant disciplines from an accredited institution and CSEE passes in at least three subjects one of which must be mathematics.
ii. CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
O-level certificate with passes in at least three subjects.
NON-DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN THE FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
i. DIPLOMA IN TROPICAL ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION
Advanced Level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Physics, Mathematics, Geography or Science and Practice of Agriculture. The candidate must pass Biology/Zoology at Principal Level. Such candidates must also have O-level passes in English and Mathematics.
Appropriate certificates such as Certificate in Animal Health (Agrovet), Certificate in Animal Health and Production (AHPC), Certificate in Agriculture and Livestock Production (CALP). A holder of such a certificate should have a minimum of three credit passes at O-level in Biology/Zoology/ Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics at Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent.
ii. DIPLOMA IN LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
A-level Certificate with passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. One ofthese subjects must be passed at Principal level with a total of TWO points (C grade).
Candidate with Advanced Level passes in combinations without Biology must have passed Biology at credit level in CSEE.
Basic Technician Certificate from recognized institution.
Certificate of Secondary Education with passes in Biology and Chemistry and Trade test Certificate of at least grade II
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic),
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Tel.: +255 23 260 3511-4