The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) Postgraduate Admission
2023/2024 POSTGRADUATE Entry Requirements
Minimum Qualifications for a Master’s Degree
i. For admission to the Master’s Degree of the Open University of Tanzania a candidate shall either hold an honours degree of the Open University of Tanzania or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of the Open University of Tanzania.
ii. Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have a credit or, a distinction in the subject of the intended Master’s Degree. Candidates with a Pass Degree will also be considered for admission if:-
• Their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade average or above
• They have satisfied the relevant Faculty/Institute that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.
iii. Candidates for Masters’s Degree by thesis should in addition to the above have extensive or rich experience in research in the area of study.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.)
Entry Qualifications for Ph.D. Studies
i. A candidate for admission to the PhD degree programme of the Open University of Tanzania shall hold a relevant Master’s Degree from the Open University of Tanzania or a relevant Master’s Degree of equivalent standing from another approved University
ii. Candidates with only the first degree but with First Class or Upper Second Honours or holders of a distinction or a credit in the relevant subject in the case of an unclassified degree may also be considered for PhD registration after initially registering for the Master’s Degree and doing at least one full year’s postgraduate training, if they have been authorized by Senate on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty/Institute Board to upgrade their registration to PhD candidacy.