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Undergraduate Information

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Godlisten N. Shao

Dear Prospective Students, Researchers, and All Website visitors,

On behalf of the Directorate of Undergraduate Studies, it is my utmost pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of you. We understand that choosing the right educational path is a significant decision, and we are here to guide and support you throughout your undergraduate journey. As the Director, I am delighted to introduce you to the array of services we offer. Our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive academic advising, assisting you in processing your financial sponsorship, solving various issues regarding admission, graduation, results, and loans, also ensuring that you have a smooth transition into university life. Additionally, we organize various orientation programs, workshops, and mentoring initiatives to foster personal and professional growth. Our aim is to create a vibrant and inclusive learning environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary exploration. We are dedicated to your success and look forward to welcoming you into our diverse and vibrant community.

Admission Information

MUCE offers various undergraduate education programmes leading to the award of various degrees in education. A total of five undergraduate degree programmes are offered at various academic units, these are: Bachelor of Education in Arts (B.Ed. Arts), Bachelor of Education in Science (B.Ed. Science), Bachelor of Arts with Education (B.A. Education) , Bachelor of Science with Education (B.Sc. Education) and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.Sc. Chemistry).

Any interested person who has requisite entry qualifications can apply.

Admission Regulations

  1. It is an offence to submit false information when applying for admission. Applicants who will be discovered to have submitted forged certificates or any other false information will not be considered and appropriate legal action will be taken against them. Bonafide University students are cautioned not to attempt applying for admission. If such students submit their application they will be liable to re- registration. Likewise, former students who have already graduated cannot be admitted as undergraduate students under Government loan sponsorship.
  2. All new students are required to report for the orientation program that normally takes place during the week preceding the beginning of the new academic year.
  3. Successful applicants will be registered only after they have paid the requisite University fees.
  4. Fees paid will not be refunded.
  5. All students, if accepted, are expected to conform entirely to University regulations.
  6. The deadline for registration of first year students will be two weeks, from the first day of the orientation week, while for continuing students it will be the Friday of the second week after the beginning of the first semester.
  7. Except in exceptional circumstances, no student will be allowed to change subjects/courses later than the Friday of the fourth week after the beginning of the first semester.
  8. (a) Transferring from one academic program to another will be allowed only where the student has the required admission criteria for the academic program for which transfer is being sought and a vacancy exists in that program.
    (b) Students discontinued on academic grounds from one College/School may be allowed to apply into another College/School provided that the sponsor approves.
    (c) Discontinued students wishing to re-apply in the same College/School must show evidence of having followed further studies satisfactory to the College/School.

How to Apply

Applicants with direct qualifications i.e. those who have completed Advanced level of secondary education (Form VI), will have to apply through the Central Admission System as advertised by the TCU. Equivalent applicants with diplomas in Education, NTA level 6 and non-NTA level 6 recognized by TCU will also apply through CAS. Other equivalent applicants apart from those listed above (such as post-form VI certificates, bachelor degree holders) will continue lodging their applications with the University of Dar es Salaam. Application forms for applicants with other equivalent qualifications can be obtained from the Directorate of Undergraduate Studies, Administration Block in Room 105, or they will be sent directly to the applicant upon request, but only where the applicant meets the required admission qualifications. Application forms can also be obtained from the offices of Regional Education Officers (REOs) or downloaded from the University website at The duly filled forms must reach the Director of Undergraduate Studies not later than the date indicated on the advertisement calling for applications for the particular admission season. Only applicants who meet the required minimum entry qualifications into the University should submit application forms. Forms from applicants who do not meet the minimum entry qualifications will not be processed and the admission fee if paid will be forfeited.

Bursaries and Fees

At the beginning of the academic year, each student will be required to produce evidence of sponsorship by the Government or any other organizations. Students under Government Loan Board are expected to pay their portion of the fees not covered by the Loan Board (based on means test grade) at the beginning of the semester before they can be permitted to use the University facilities. Payment should be made through Government electronic Payment Gateway (GePG) using a control number generated from the Academic Registration Information System (ARIS)

Fee Structure for Undergraduate Students for the 2022/2023 Academic Year
Faculty Tuition Fees for
Tanzanians (Tshs.)
Tuition Fees for-
Non- Tanzanians
Degree Programme
Education 1,000,000.00 2,100 Bachelor of Education in Arts
1,300,000.00 2,700 Bachelor of Education in Science
Humanities and Social Sciences 1,000,000.00 2,100 Bachelor of Arts with Education
Science 1,300,000.00 2,700 Bachelor of Science with Education
1,300,000.00 2,700 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

In addition to the tuition fees, each student (regardless of sponsorship or the Government Loan Means Testing Grade) must pay the following approved Direct University Costs:

Direct Student Costs per Year (Payable Directly to University) - PART I
Cost Item Tanzanians (Tshs.) Non –Tanzanians(US$)
Student Union Fee 5,000 5.00
ID Fee 5,000 5.00
Registration Fee 5,000 100
Examination Fee 12,000 120
Medical Capitation Fee 50,400 125
TCU/QAF 20,000 20
TOTAL 47,000 250
Direct Student Costs per Year (Medical Capitation Fee)(Payable Directly to NHIF) - PART II
Cost Item Tanzanians (Tshs.) Non –Tanzanians(US$)
Medical Capitation Fee 50,400 125
TOTAL 50,400 125
Direct Student Costs per Year (Payable Directly to Students)
Cost   Item Cost (Tshs.)
Books and StationeryAllowance* 200,000.00
Meals and Accommodation Allowance* 2,040,000.00
Total 2,240,000□00

Note: *Advisory only, more may be required

In addition, students are required to have sufficient funds to cater for special Faculty requirements. Such requirements may be in the form of boots, overalls, compass set, drawing board, tracksuits, gloves, lab coats, gloves, dissecting kit, protective eyeglasses, mouth masks etc. or as funds for teaching practice depending on the programme. Students also need to have separate funds to cater for stationery items, books, meals and accommodation.


Fact 1

(MUCE) is named after the legendary Chief Mkwawa, who was a prominent historical figure in Tanzania. Chief Mkwawa played a significant role in the resistance against German colonial rule in the late 19th century.

Fact 2

MUCE is known for its intriguing underground tunnels. These tunnels are remnants of the German colonial era and were primarily used as a means of transportation and escape during times of conflict.

Fact 3

MUCE boasts a picturesque campus with lush greenery and beautiful scenery. For many years the College has won the award for having clean and conducive environments



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Dr. G. N. Shao

Mr. Godlisten Shao

Director, DUS


Mr. M. N. Mashala

Mr. Moses Mashala

Students Loans Officer


Dr. F. N. Ngajilo

Mr. Fadhili Ngajilo

Students Loans Officer


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