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RUCU Online Application System 2023/2024 (Ruaha catholic university online application 2023/2024 – Ruaha Catholic University courses offered); Here are the Best steps to apply.

Introduction To Ruaha catholic university RUCU

RUCU Online Application System 2023/2024: Welcome to the official website of Ruaha Catholic University (RUCU). RUCU is a private university owned by the Tanzania Episcopal Conference. The University is located in Iringa Municipality in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania on the premises of former Dr. Amon J. Nsekela Bankers’ Academy. The University was established in 2005 as a constituent college of the St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT). The college grew swiftly, leading to it officially becoming, on the 29th September 2014, a fully-fledged University. Since its beginning, RUCU has been offering transformative relevant education rooted in its noble mission statement:
“To complement government efforts on providing opportunities for the acquisition, development, and dissemination of knowledge through quality demand driven degree and non-degree programmes to students and other stakeholders by quality teaching, research and consultancy using development in ICT and motivated human resources to enable students and other stakeholders become responsible professionals and leaders with morals and ethical values for a happy, healthy and peaceful livelihood in the society.”

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The Ruaha Catholic University, RUCU admission 2023/2024 period has come; this is one of the most essential times of the year to students who wish to pursue undergraduate studies at the Ruaha Catholic University (RUCU).

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The Ruaha Catholic University invites applications for admission from qualified candidates into Undergraduate Programmes for the 2023/2024 Academic Year.  In this academic year, the University will offer a total of 102 Undergraduate Degree Programmes.

All requisite information and guidelines to assist in the application stages are provided from the respective Instructions tab. i.e., UNDERGRADUATE tab for those applying for Certificates, Diplomas and Bachelor Degrees.


Ruaha Catholic University Admission Requirements

3.3 GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The applicants for programmes at RUCU must fulfil the general as well as the

specific requirements for admission.

3.3.1 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 this prospectus.

3.3.2 Diploma Admissions:

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 and A level at least 3 subsidiary

OR one-year Certificate.

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Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details

under the relevant Faculty or Institute chapter of this prospectus.

3.3.3 Degree Admissions:

Minimum entrance requirements for a first degree admission are as follows:

  1. Certificate of Secondary Education (C.S.E.E) or equivalent with passes in FOUR

approved subjects, obtained prior to the sitting of the Advanced Certificate of

Secondary Education (A.C.S.E.E) or equivalent.

  1. At least two Principal level passes and a total of 4 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).

  1. Equivalent qualifications such as ordinary or advanced diploma/degrees

courses considered to be appropriate for the programme to be pursued with a

minimum GPA of 3.

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details

under the relevant Faculty chapter of this Prospectus.

3.3.4 Postgraduate Diploma Awards

To be considered for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma, a candidate must

be a holder of a First Degree of this University or any other 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 booklet or under Faculty

Programmes.

3.3.5 Master‟s Awards

To be considered for admission to a Master‟s programme, a candidate must be

a holder of a First Degree of this University or any other recognised University

with a GPA of at least 2.7

3.3.6 PhD Awards

To be considered for admission to the PhD programme, a candidate must be a

holder of a Master‟s degree of this University or of any other recognised

University with a GPA of 3.0 and above.

Ruaha Catholic University courses offered

The academic programmes focus on seven areas as follows:

2.1 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

2.1.1 Certificate in Computer Science: a one (1) year programme.

2.1.2 Certificate in Law: a one (1) year programme.

2.1.3 Certificate in Business Administration: a one (1) year programme.

2.1.4 Certificate in Library Information Studies (Library, Records and Archive

Management): a one (1) year programme.

2.1.5 Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences: a two (2) year programme (NTA 4

& NTA5).

2.1.6 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences: a two (2) year programme (NTA 4 &

NTA 5).

2.2 DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

2.2.1 Diploma in Computer Science: a two (2) year programme.

2.2.2 Diploma in Law: a two (2) year programme.

2.2.3 Diploma in Business Administration: a two (2) year programme

2.2.4 Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology Sciences: a one (1) year

programme (NTA 6).

2.2.5 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences: a one (1) year programme (NTA 6).

2.2.6 Diploma in Library Information Services: a two (2) year programme.

2.3 DEGREE PROGRAMMES

2.3.1 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Information Systems): a three (3)

year programme.

2.3.2 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Software Engineering): a three (3)

year programme.

2.3.3 Bachelor of Accounting and Finance with Information Technology (BAFIT): a

three (3) year programme.

2.3.4 Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences with Information Technology

(BEHSIT): a three (3) year programme.

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2.3.5 Bachelor of Science with Education (IT and MATHEMATICS) (BSc Ed): a three

(3) year programme.

2.3.6 Bachelor of Laws (LLB): a four (4) year programme.

2.3.7 Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAED) with teaching subjects majoring in

English or Kiswahili and minor in Language/Geography/History/ Economics: a

three (3) year programme.

2.3.8 Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAED) with teaching subjects Geography and

IT, Economics and IT: a three (3) year programme.

2.3.9 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): a three (3) year programme.

2.4 POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

2.4.1 Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL).

2.4.2 Specialized Postgraduate Diploma in Law (SPGDL).

2.4.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).

2.5 MASTER‟S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

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

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

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

2.5.4 Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance.

2.5.5 Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resources Management.

2.5.6 Masters of Finance and International Investment Management (MFIIM).

2.5.7 Master of Education (MED) in Curriculum and Instruction.

2.5.8 Master of Education (MED) in Educational Planning and Administration.

2.5.9 Master of Arts (MALI) in Linguistics.

2.6 PHD PROGRAMMES

2.6.1 Doctor of Philosophy in Education

2.6.2 Doctor of Philosophy in Law

Our core values:
-Good governance
-Innovation and creativity
-Moral Integrity and the willingness to serve
-Equal Opportunity
-Academic Excellence
-Academic Freedom
-Result orientation
-Quality service and leadership

Faculties and Schools

-Faculty of Business and Management Sciences
-Faculty of Education
-Faculty of ICT
-Faculty of Law
-Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


RUCU Application Process

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 Accounts( Uhasibu ) – 0736500292. For issues to deal with courses of study and clarifications of Entry requirements please contact our Admissions office at 0742281678 / 0710500292 / 0784227847 / 0782737005
      Applicants must: Carefully read and understand the Programmes Admission Requirements

RUCU Application Deadlines:

    •    September 01, 2023 for Certificate & Diploma   Round I
    •    September 01, 2023 for Postgraduate   Round I
  • Click link to start application: Start Application

How to register for RUCU 2023 – RUCU Admission Login

Registration for An Admission Account:

Visit RUCU Online Application System via this link Below

Login

3.2 GENERAL ADMISSION INFORMATION

3.2.1 For Undergraduate Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses, applications

should be routed through the Admission Officer as indicated above. The

academic year starts in October.

For Masters and Postgraduate Diploma programmes applications are normally

invited from March to the end of August of the year for which admission is

sought and have to be routed through the Director of Postgraduate Studies.

The academic year starts at the beginning of October.

3.2.2 All new students must arrive one week before the start of classes ready for an

orientation programme.

3.2.3 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.

  1. 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.

4.0 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  1. No student will be allowed to register or attend classes unless the required fees

have been paid. Fees are payable in full at the beginning of the academic year

or in two instalments that is at the beginning of each semester.

  1. Fees paid will not be refunded if a student withdraws or leaves the University

without permission.

  1. However, if a student receives prior permission from the Deputy Vice

Chancellor for Academic Affairs to withdraw, postpone or to be away from

the University, and provided that the application in writing to withdraw,

postpone or to be away from the university is submitted within the first two

weeks of the academic year or semester, eighty percent (80%) of the fees may

be refunded otherwise no refund will be made after the expiry of the first two

weeks.

  1. New students must register during the orientation period. To register a new

student must submit the originals of all documents he/she originally submitted

as credentials in support of his/her application for admission. After the

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orientation period has expired, students will have to pay TZS 50,000/= for

late registration.

  1. Any change of registration of a course of studying the Undergraduate

programmes by new students is to be channelled through the respective Dean

of the Faculty or Directors and is to meet TCU‟s or NACTE‟s approval through

the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (DVCAA) and for the

Postgraduate Degree courses the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

(DVCAA) through the respective Dean and Director of Postgraduate Studies.

This has to be done in the first two weeks after registration.

  1. Continuing students must complete registration formalities within the first

thirty days of each semester of the academic year. Any late registration is liable

to a fine of TZS 50,000/=.

  1. Students will be registered under the names appearing on the certificates

submitted by TCU or NACTE or during application process (Undergraduate

programmes). Once registered, names cannot be changed unless legal

procedures are followed and no change of names will be allowed in the final

year of study.

  1. Students must register for the course programme onto which they have been

accepted.

  1. No student will be allowed to postpone studies after the academic year has

begun except under special circumstances. Permission to postpone studies will

be considered after the student has produced satisfactory evidence for

postponement. Special circumstances include ill health or serious social

problems.

  1. No student will be allowed to postpone studies during the two weeks

preceding final examinations, but, for valid reasons, the postponement of

examinations may be considered and this will have to be sanctioned by the

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (DVCAA)

  1. A student discontinued from a course on academic grounds shall not be readmitted for the same course until two years have elapsed.
  2. A student discontinued from studies on disciplinary grounds shall not be readmitted to the University.
  3. Students are allowed to be away from studies for a maximum period of two

years in the case of the Advanced Diploma and other undergraduate courses, if

they are to be readmitted to the same year of studies where they left off.

  1. Students shall commit themselves in writing to abide by the University’s Rules

and Regulations prescribed at the University‟s discretion. A copy of the

students’ Rules and Regulations shall be made available with adequate notice

being given to students.

  1. Students shall be issued with identification cards, which they must carry at all

times and which shall be produced when demanded by the appropriate

University officers. The identity card is not transferable and any fraudulent use

may result in the loss of student privileges, suspension from school or legal

action being taken.

  1. The loss of an identity card should be reported to the office of the Dean of

Students. A new card can be obtained after the payment of the appropriate fee

(currently TZS15, 000).

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  1. A student enrolled for a course programme at RUCU may not enrol

concurrently in any other institution without the special permission in writing

given by the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or, in the special case

where examinations are held under inter-institutional arrangements or

cooperation.

  1. No exemption will be given from University courses which a student may

claim to have done elsewhere if the TCU credit transfer guidelines do not

allow it.

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RUCU Fees

Fees and other financial obligations are the sole responsibility of the student and/or

the sponsor or guardian. Where sponsorship is by HESLB, the processing of such loans

will be in accordance with the guidelines given by the Loans Board from time to time.

The cost of each course will be clearly stated in the joining instructions. The tuition

fees are paid in full at the beginning of the academic year or the tuition fee may be

paid in four equal instalments in semester one and other in semester two. All

payments by a local institution or individuals shall be made in the Tanzanian Currency

(TZS).

Foreign based institutions or sponsors, whether sponsoring a local or foreign student,

shall make payments in convertible currencies. These are to be paid into a foreign

bank account held at the

CRDB Bank (Iringa)

Account No 19J2071042600

SWIFT CODE: CORUTZTZ (in Euro)

And

Account No 0252071042600 (in USD)

and SWIFT CODE: CORUTZTZ.

Tuition Fees and direct University fees shall be paid by using a control number

through the University accounts as it is explained in the joining instructions or

application form. The RUCU account is:

A/C No 240-227000003 (at Tanzania Commercial Bank)

Account Name: Ruaha Catholic University

Fees may be revised from time to time without prior notice.

The following fee structures shall be applicable during the 2021/2022 academic year.

  1. Only the tuition fee may be paid in four equal instalments.
  2. For postgraduate students only, tuition fee may be paid in two equal

instalments.

  1. Students are to pay first instalment of the tuition fee in full at the start of that

particular semester.

  1. Students must pay all direct university costs at the beginning of semester one.
  2. The costs involved in the completion of Practicum/Fieldwork/Projects will be

borne by the student.

  1. The duration for such activities is about 56 days at TZS 10,000/= per day.

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  1. The cost of borrowing or purchasing a graduation gown is not included in the

above fee structure.

  1. Grade/progress report will be supplied on request at a charge of TZS 5,000/=.
  2. Registration after the set dates for registration will carry a penalty of TZS

50,000/= per semester.

  1. Any student repeating any number of courses in a semester will have to pay

fees amounting to TZS 100,000/= per each course repeated.

  1. All off-campus students do not pay accommodation fees.
  2. Books, stationery and meals allowances are to be paid directly to the student

and may vary according to sponsor‟s policies. These, if paid through RUCU

accounts will not be refundable under any circumstances.

  1. Refunds of any kind shall only be made after the completion of the

programme, 20%of the amount to be refunded will remain in RUCU account.

  1. Postgraduate students extending studies will have to pay an extension fee of

TZS 50,000 per month.

  1. Pay Health Insurance if you don‟t have a health insurance membership card.
  2. Refund of any kind shall only be made after the completion of the

programme.


RUCU Contacts

Address: P.O.BOX 774, IRINGA Make a call: +255 27 02431 Fax: +255 27 02563 Email : rucu@rucu.ac.tz

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Admission Enquiries

3.1.1 Enquiries about admission into the undergraduate Degrees, Diplomas or

Certificate programmes should be addressed to:

The Admissions Officer

Ruaha Catholic University

P.O. Box 774

Iringa, Tanzania

Tel: +255-26-2702431

Fax +255-26-2702563

E-mail:rucu@rucu.ac.tz

Website: www.rucu.ac.tz

3.1.2 Enquiries about admission into the PhD programmes, Master‟s Programmes

and Postgraduate Diploma programmes should be addressed to:

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The Director of Postgraduate Studies,

Ruaha Catholic University

P.O. Box 774

Iringa, Tanzania

Tel: +255-26-2702431

Fax +255-26-2702563

E-mail:info@rucu.ac.tz

Website: www.rucu.ac.tz

RUCU Student Login

Welcome to SIMS
The Student Information Management System (SIMS) holds all the information relating to students.

Students* Register for Courses online* View Course Progress and Results* Forums

Teaching Staff* View list of Students per Course* Publish Course Results* Track Students Progress/Reports

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