WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$733 /year
Applications Begin:October 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Start Date:November 2020
Academic Unit:School of Medicine
Campus:Muhimbili Campus
Application Deadline: November 2020
Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Programmes consists of a training that lasts for six semesters. The first two semesters are generic for all BMLS degree programmes and are devoted to lectures and practicals in biomedical sciences.

In the third and fourth semesters, students will attend lectures and undertake practical in various laboratory science disciplines. In the fifth and sixth semesters, students will receive practical training as well as research experience in the area they are majoring and will be required to write up a project on a topic relevant to that laboratory discipline.

Students can also opt to register for BMLS General Programme whose objective is to produce a general Medical Laboratory scientist without majoring.

Admission Requirements

Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at A level with minimum entry of 6 points. Whereby one must have at least C grade in Chemistry and at least D grade in Biology and E grade in Physics.

NOTE: If the certificate you obtained in your country is not mentioned above, please message the “Course Contacts” and they will be able to answer all your questions.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $10

(i) Applicants with A-Level Qualifications (Direct Entry scheme): – Applicants with A-Level qualifications (direct entry scheme) and applicants who hold foreign A – Level Certificates should apply for the degree courses through the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) online Application Portal available on the website

(ii) Applicants with Equivalent Qualifications: – Applicants under equivalent qualifications should also apply through the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) online Application Portal through the website

For Foreign Students, they must contact NECTA (National Examinations Council of Tanzania) before Application, same for applicants with Diploma certificates, who have to contact NACTE (National Council for Technical Education) to verify their certificates before initiating the application process on the MUHAS website.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Consulting
– Commercial sector laboratories
– Education
– Forensic biological sciences
– Laboratory information systems
– Public health/infection control
– Research and product development
– Sales and marketing
– Supervision/administration/management
– Technical support
– Quality assurance/total quality improvement

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $733
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,651

Tanzanians students pay TZS 1,700,000 per year as tuition fees
International Students pay TZS 13,104,588 per year as tuition fees

– Students are required to have sufficient funds to cater for special programme requirements.  Such requirements may be in the form of boots,  overalls,  scientific calculators,  drawing board,  gloves,  masks etc as well as funds for practical training depending on the program. Applicants are urged to consult the University prospectus for specific requirements by their schools or consult the schools that they intend to apply for more details, including indicative cost implication
– All students will have to join or show evidence that they are members of the National Health Insurance Fund or other funds at the time of registration.
– All indicated payments should be deposited in the following bank account: NMB Account No. 20901100002 in favour of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).

Relevant Contact

School of Medicine Office
General Enquiries
Prof. Sylvia F. Kaaya
Dean School of Medicine