WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$172 /year
Applications Begin:October 2021
Final Award:Diploma in Nursing
Start Date:November 2021
Academic Unit:School of Nursing
Campus:Muhimbili Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

The pre-service Diploma in Nursing is designed and organized in six semesters, each with specified courses.

The programme is geared towards producing innovative, creative and flexible nurses who will cope with dynamic changes in the profession, technology and socioeconomic needs so as to be able to render comprehensive, quality and cots effective nursing care that meets the health needs of Tanzanians in all settings.

Admission Requirements

(i) Candidates must have completed “O” Level education with two credits in Biology and Chemistry. Pass in Physics.
*Also Pass in Mathematics and English will be of added advantage to the candidates.

(ii) Candidates must have completed Secondary School education within 3 years from the year of application.

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:

  1. Certified Dialysis Nurse. One of the fastest growing specialties, a certified dialysis nurse assists individuals who have severe problems with their kidneys.
  2. Legal Nurse Consultant
  3. Nurse Midwife
  4. Nurse Anesthetist
  5. Nurse Case Manager
  6. Nurse Educator
  7. Nurse Practitioner
  8. Nurse Researcher
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $172
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,245

Tanzanians students pay TZS 400,000 per year as tuition fees
International Students pay TZS 2,888,000 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

Institute of Allied Health Sciences Office
For General Enquiries
Prof. Mainen J. Moshi
Director of Undergraduate Education