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Admissions

  1. Admission Requirements
  2. Degree Programmes
  3. Fees and Funding
  4. Reporting And Registration
  5. Contacts

Admission Requirements

Master’s by Course work and Dissertation

To be admitted into a Master's programme by Coursework and Dissertation at the NM-AIST, the following requirements will be taken into consideration:

  • Possession of at least a second class Bachelor’s degree with at least a GPA of 3.0/5.0 or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma with at least a GPA of 4.0/5.0 or its equivalent in an appropriate area of study from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning. For an applicant holding unclassified degrees (e.g. M.D, BVM & DDS) should have at least an overall of “C” grade and an average of “B” grade in the relevant subject or field of his/her specialization.
  • The applicant must satisfy the programme and specialty specific requirements as specified by the respective School/Department hosting the programme.
  • The applicant may be expected to undergo an entry assessment by a panel appointed by the host School/Department, which may take one of the following methods: (1) personal interview, (2) written assessment, or (3) interview plus written assessment.
Master’s by Coursework and Project

This is a professional Master’s programme and a student will spend the first three semester’s doing coursework and one final semester in a pre-selected industry or NM-AIST laboratory to solve a pre-agreed problem of the industry or community.
To be admitted into a Master's programme by Coursework and Project at the NM-AIST, the following requirements will be taken into consideration:

  • Possession of at least a second class Bachelor’s degree with at least a GPA of 3.0/5.0 or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma with at least a GPA of 4.0/5.0 or its equivalent in an appropriate area of study from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning. For an applicant holding unclassified degrees (e.g. M.D, BVM & DDS) should have at least an overall of “C” grade and an average of “B” grade in the relevant subject or field of his/her specialization and working experience in related field (as guided by relevant School) will be added advantage.
  • The applicant must satisfy the programme and specialty specific requirements as specified by the respective School/Department hosting the programme.
  • The applicant may be expected to undergo an entry assessment by a panel appointed by the host School/Department, which may take one of the following methods: (1) personal interview, (2) written assessment, or (3) interview plus written assessment.
Master’s by Research and Thesis

To be admitted into a Master’s programme by Research and Thesis at the NM-AIST, the following requirements will be taken into consideration:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning with a GPA of at least 3.5/5.0 or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma with at least a GPA of 4.0/5.0 or its equivalent in an appropriate area of study from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning. For an applicant holding unclassified degrees (e.g. M.D, BVM & DDS) should have at least an overall of “C” grade and an average of “B” grade in the relevant subject or field of his/her specialization and, either:
    • Possession of a prototype that requires incubation/scaling up in line with NMAIST’s research and innovation policy and guidelines, or
    • Evidence of at least ONE-year working experience in related field and at least ONE publication in an accredited peer-reviewed journal as the FIRST author.
  • Submission along with application documents, a concise ONE-page concept notes or details of a prototype of what he/she wishes to work on as part of his/her study provided it is within the NM-AIST research agenda.
  • The applicant should be ready to pursue prescribed skills and capacity enhancing courses which are offered to all Master’s students at NM-AIST as common core courses and as may be recommended by the supervisors, to enhance research performance. The courses may be taken flexibly during the duration of the programme but MUST be successfully completed before graduation.
PhD by Coursework and Dissertation

To be admitted into a PhD programme by Coursework and Dissertation at the NM-AIST, the following requirements will be taken into consideration:

  • Possession of at least a second class Bachelor’s degree with at least a GPA of 3.0/5.0 or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma with at least a GPA of 4.0/5.0 or its equivalent in an appropriate area of study from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning. For an applicant holding unclassified degrees (e.g. M.D, BVM & DDS) should have at least an overall of “C” grade and an average of “B” grade in the relevant subject or field of his/her specialization.
  • Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning with a minimum GPA of 3.5/5.0 or its equivalent and at least an average of “B” in the relevant subjects or field of specialization.
  • The applicant must satisfy the Programme and specialty specific requirements as specified by the respective School/Department hosting the programme.
  • The applicant may be expected to undergo an entry assessment by a panel appointed by the host School/Department, which may take one of the following methods: (1) personal interview, (2) written assessment, or (3) interview plus written assessment.
PhD by Research and Thesis

To be admitted into a PhD programme by Research and Thesis at the NM-AIST, the following requirements will be taken into consideration:

  • Possession of at least a second class Bachelor’s degree with at least a GPA of 3.0/5.0 or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma with at least a GPA of 4.0/5.0 or its equivalent in an appropriate area of study from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning. For an applicant holding unclassified degrees (e.g. M.D, BVM & DDS) should have at least an overall of “C” grade and an average of “B” grade in the relevant subject or field of his/her specialization.
  • Possession of Master’s degree from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning with a minimum GPA of 3.5/5.0.
  • Demonstrate working and research experience by either producing evidence of:
    • At least TWO years working experience in related field and at least TWO publications in accredited peer-reviewed journals, being the FIRST author in ONE publication or
    • ONE publication and a patent/prototype emanating from his/her research/innovation work in line with NM-AIST’s Research and Innovation Policy, or
    • A prototype that requires incubation/scaling up in line with NM-AIST’s Research and Innovation Policy, or
    • A funded research project with a PhD training component in which the applicant is the project PI/ Co PI in a related field, or
    • Working experience (in related field) of at least FIVE years and a statement of purpose (education background, motivation for study programme, study plan and map, plan after study, honours and awards).
  • Submission along with application documents, a concise TWO-page concept note or details of a prototype of what he/she wishes to work on as part of his/her study provided it is within the NM-AIST research agenda.
  • The applicant may be expected to defend the concept note or prototype before a panel appointed by the host School/Department to demonstrate the candidate’s research skills and work experience.
  • The applicant should be ready to pursue prescribed skills and capacity-enhancing courses that are offered to all PhD students at NM-AIST as common core courses and the supervisors may recommend as, enhancing research performance. The courses may be taken flexibly during the duration of the programme but MUST be successfully completed before graduation.

Application Period

The admission applications period for Coursework and Dissertation (CW) and Coursework and Project (CP) programmes is from February to October in each academic year. However, applications period for Master’s and PhD by Research and Thesis (RT) degree programmes are submitted throughout within the academic year. Academic year is normally opened in January in each calendar year.

Degree Programmes

School of Life Science and Bio-Engineering (LiSBE)

Master degree programmes

  • Master of Science in Health and Biomedical Sciences (HBS)
  • Master of Science in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management (BEM)
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Agriculture (SA)
  • Master’s in Food Science and Biotechnology (FoSB)
  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetic (HuND)
  • Master of Science in Public Health Research (MScPHR)

PhD degree programmes

  • PhD in Science in Health and Biomedical Sciences (HBS)
  • PhD in Science in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management (BEM)
  • PhD in Science in Sustainable Agriculture (SA)
  • PhD in Food Science and Biotechnology (FoSB)
  • PhD in Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetic (HuND)
School of Computational and Communication Science and Engineering (CoCSE)

Master's degree programmes

  • Master’s in Mathematical and Computer Science and Engineering (MCSE)
  • Master’s in Information and Communication Science and Engineering (ICSE)
  • Master of Science in Embedded and Mobile System (EMoS)
  • Masters of Wireless and Mobile Computing (WiMC)
  • Masters of Information System and Network Security (ISNS)

PhD degree programmes

  • PhD in Mathematical and Computer Science and Engineering (MCSE)
  • PhD in Information and Communication Science and Engineering (ICSE)
School of Materials, Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences (MEWES)

Master's degree programmes

  • Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE)
  • Master’s in Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering (SESE)
  • Master’s in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (HWRE)
  • Master’s in Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE)

PhD degree programmes

  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE)
  • PhD in Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering (SESE)
  • PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (HWRE)
  • PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE)

More information about degree programs can be found in the Prospectus, click her to downlod

Fees and Funding

Fees

The fees structure for Masters and PhD degree programs depend on the mode of study (Course Work and Dissertations, Course Work and Project and Research and Thesis). The fees structure is arranged in three categories:

  • Category I - Students from Tanzania
  • Category II - Students from EAC/SADC countries
  • Category III - Students from Non EAC/SADC countries

All Direct University Costs are paid once during reporting at the start of the year of study, except for Tuition Fee which is paid either in full amount during reporting for a degree programme or it is paid per year at the start of the academic year of study. For private candidates, tuition fees may be paid by instalments (at least 40% on reporting and 10% before the end of the first semester, and at least 40% at the start of the second semester and 10% before the end of the second semester) within a particular year of study.

The fees structure for NM-AIST applicable for each academic year is available on the NM-AIST website: www.nm-aist.ac.tz.

For students with scholarships, the sponsors are free to send the Indicative Direct Student Costs, directly to a particular student or to the University, and the sponsored student can request the fund upon arrival to the University after completion of registration process. However, sponsors will be required to top up the administrative costs such as bank charges, extra duty charges, etc., to manage the students’ scholarships.


Scholarship opportunities

A limited number of scholarship opportunities may be available on competitive bases in each academic year. New opportunities can be found in the Announcements section of the home page (link).

However Students are advised to solicit their own scholarships


Payment Modes

All students’ payments are done online through https://oas.nm-aist.ac.tz:8443/oasm/ for admission application fees and through https://nepp.nm-aist.ac.tz for other fees. Students are free to pay through mobile networks, using MasterCard or Visa Card or through any bank (bank transfer for international students).

Reporting And Registration

The reporting of new students is per semester and they normally report in January in each academic year, while the second semester starts in June each year under normal circumstance. However, reporting period for Master’s and PhD by Research and Thesis (RT) degree programmes is throughout within the academic year.

For preparation of reporting the prospective students can access on our website the information for reporting, registration and orientation. The same information can also be sent to prospective students through their emails.

The prospective students are highly encouraged to properly prepare for reporting by carefully reading and understanding all information so as to avoid any missing documents which may lead to delay f registration for studies.


Application Portal

All applications are done through the NM-AIST Online Admission System (NOAS) which is available on the website: https://www.nm-aist.ac.tz/ or click the direct link: https://oas.nm-aist.ac.tz:8443/noas/ which is also available in the invitation for admissions call which if released each year.

Contacts


Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor
Academic, Research & Innovation


Direct Line: +255 027 2970002
Mobile Phone: +255 784 777 580
Fax: +255 027 2970016
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P.O. Box 447
Arusha, TANZANIA
Website: www.nm-aist.ac.tz
Head of Admissions Department

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