ARU undergraduate Applications Procedures-2018/2019

2018/2019 Ardhi University(ARU) undergraduate Applications

Applications for admission to various undergraduate degree programmes at Ardhi University(ARU) for the academic year 2018/2019 are invited from qualified candidates who finishedForm Six and Diploma levels; NTA Level 6, FTC Recognition of Prior Learning
Qualifications or any other relevant Diplomas.



The first window of the application was opened from 18th June 2018 and will last up to 15th August2018. Second and third windows will last from 03rd to 07th Sept 2018; and 19th to 21st Sept 2018respectively.

NOTE: All applicants with requisite qualifications are invited to apply now by sending their applications directly to the University through the provided admission link. Through this online system, applicants will be guided step by step to make their applications.
All applications should be submitted on-line via accessible in the University website ( Once in the admission page, all requisite information and guidelines to take the applicant through the application stages are provided.

Applicants are reminded to register their names as they appear in their O & A level certificates; likewise, their index numbers where prompted.
All degree programmes at ARU run for four years except Bachelor of Architecture which runs for five years; and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Management, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, and Bachelor of Arts in Community and Development Studies (BA CDS) which run for three years each.
Table 1: Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications for 2018/2019 Admission
1 Completed A-Level studies
before 2014
Two 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).
2 Completed A-Level studies in
2014 and 2015
Two 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).
3 Completed A –Level studies
from 2016
Two 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).
4 Recognition of Prior
Learning qualification
B+ Grade: where A =75-100, B+ = 65-74, B=50-64,
C =40-49, D = 35-39, F = 0-38.
5 Equivalent applicants At least four O’-Level passes (Ds and above) 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);
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
vi) Upper Second Class for classified non-NTA
A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a first degree programme
of Ardhi University if the candidate has obtained:
A. Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C. S. E. E.) or equivalent, with passes in
FOUR approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of
Secondary Education Examination (A. C. S. E. E.) or equivalent
B. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A. C. S. E. E.), with two
principal level passes in appropriate subjects, with total points not below 4.0 based on the
following grade to point conversion scale:
i) Before 2014 and 2016 onwards: A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E = 1; S = 0.5; and F =0
where; A, B, C, D, E are principal passes; S is a Subsidiary pass
ii) For 2014 and 2015: A = 5; B+
= 4; B = 3; C = 2; D = 1; E = 0.5; and F = 0
where; A, B+
, B, C are principal passes; D is a Pass, and E is Subsidiary Pass
C. An appropriate equivalent Diploma such as NACTE Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6) with
at least a GPA of 3.0, OR FTC with average of COR any other Diploma of not less than
Upper Second Class/B+
OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised
institutions and approved by the University Senate.
D. An appropriate Recognition of Prior Learning Certificate of not less than B+
grade from
institutions recognised by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and approved by
the University’s Senate.
NB: Principal level passes and passes in Religious and General studies are not counted.
Applicants from countries which follow an 8–4–4 education system need to complete at least one
year of study at a University in their own countries before they can be considered for admission


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