WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$776 /year
Applications Begin:October 2020
Final Award:Doctor of Medicine
Start Date:November 2020
Academic Unit:School of Medicine
Campus:Muhimbili Campus
Application Deadline: November 2020
Programme Overview

Doctor of Medicine is a ten-semester (five years) competency-based programme, leading to the MD degree of this University followed by a year’s internship at an approved hospital.

The first four semesters are largely devoted to basic sciences and introduction to clinical medicine, but also fieldwork and community training. The next six semesters are largely practical and consist of junior and senior clerkships as well as community health training.

Admission Requirements

Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with minimum entry of 8 points, whereby one must have at least C grade in Chemistry and Biology and at least D grade in Physics.

Foreign Students
All applicants  holding  foreign  qualifications  must  have  their  qualifications validated and equated by the respective regulatory bodies before submitting their applications for admissions as follows:

(i) The National Examination Council of Tanzania in respect of Certificates of Secondary Education and Teacher education
(ii)  The  National  Council for  Technical  Education in respect of  NTA  Level  6  qualification.

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:
– Public Health Worker
– Health Journalist
– Medical Teacher
– Clinical Forensic Medical Examiner
– Crowd Doctor
– Medical Photographer
– Medical/ Pharmaceutical Researcher
– Sports and Exercise Medicine

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $776
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,651

Tanzanians students pay TZS 1,800,000 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