WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$172 /year
Applications Begin:October 2021
Final Award:Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Start Date:November 2021
Academic Unit:Institute of Allied Health Science
Campus:Muhimbili Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

This is a Six Semester Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (DPS) Programme. It is intended to train competent Pharmaceutical technician who can manage a district or a health care center pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

The training mainly focuses on imparting knowledge and skills to students on compounding and dispensing drugs to in-patient and outpatients in the health facilities. Also students are trained on providing drug related information to patients and the public at large.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
Three credit passes which must include Maths, Chemistry and English with a pass in Biology and Physics.

Equivalent Qualifications Pharmaceutical Assistant with three years experience who has passed the selection examination recognized by the University and must have ‘O’ level secondary school certificate.

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:
– Forensic scientist
– Pharmaceutical companies
– Regulatory affairs
– Sales and marketing
– Product developer/formulator
– Medicinal Chemist
– Patent Attorney
– Paints and Protective Coatings
– Quality Assurance
– Quality Control Chemist
– Medical Science Liaison
– Medicines Adviser
– Skin Care and Cosmetics
– Science Writer
– Biomedical researcher (university)
– Biomedical researcher (private sector)
– Clinical Research Associate

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $172
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,245

Tanzanians students pay TZS 400000 per year as tuition fees
International Students pay TZS 2888000 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 Science Office
For General Enquiries
Prof. Mainen J. Moshi
Director of Undergraduate Education
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