St. Augustine University of Tanzania


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About us

Background

ST.Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) was established in 1998, is the successor of the Nyegezi Social Training Institute (NSTI) founded in1960 as the Nyegezi Social Training Centre by the Catholic White Fathers (Now called the Missionaries of Africa), Under the initiative of Bishop Joseph Blomjous of the Mwanza Diocese.

The early sixties were years characterized by the emergence of Independent African nations, including Tanzania, from colonial rule. As the winds of change swept across Africa South of the Saraha, the White Fathers recognized that skills in communication, community, development, accounting, management and administration had to be developed, in order to educate the personnel who would take positions of leadership in the countries of East and Central Africa that were gaining their independence.

The founder of the Nyegezi Social Training Institute (NSTI) envisioned a training that would not only impart academic and professional skills but also inculcate values of civic and social learning.

The Nyegezi Social Training Institute was established with a view to training indigenous manpower, regardless of race or creed, in general management as well as in professional skills such as journalism, accountancy, material management, and Health Administration.

When Bishop Joseph Blomjous retired in 1964, he handed over the institute to his successor, Bishop Renatus Butibubage, who in 1975 entrusted it to the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC). The Tanzania Episcopal Conference guided and managed the Nyegezi Social Training Institute in achieving its aim of manpower training. More than 2400men and women graduated from the institute for service in the countries of East and Central Africa until the 1998.

Since 1992 there was a move within the Tanzanian government to liberalize the provision of social service. The changes in government policy coincided with a desire among church leaders to establish a catholic university in Tanzania. Relying on the Catholic Church’s long tradition in higher education, the Bishops of Tanzania decided in 1996 that the time was ripe to extend the church’s services to university education.

The Nyegezi Social Training Institute in Mwanza was the nucleus of the new Catholic University, “St. Augustine University of Tanzania” (SAUT).

The Tanzania Episcopal Conference founded SAUT to embrace the ideals of the Gospel message as it comes to the world through the World of God and through Catholic Tradition and the teaching Church. In matter of faith and morals, the University acknowledges the authority of Canon Law and the Apostolic Constitution “Ex-Corde Ecclesiae” for Catholic Universities. At the same time, St. Augustine University of Tanzania, having been established in accordance with the laws of the country, operates under the direction of the Tanzania Commission of Universities (TCU) in accordance with the provisions of the Universities Act No.7 of 2005.
The University attracts students from Tanzania and elsewhere, particularly the countries of East and Central Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Burundi, Malawi, and Zambia.

 

 

 

Programs offered

Programmes

Saint Augustine University of Tanzania offers specialization in several areas:

 

 

 

Admission and Application

Admission

Starting academic year 2010/2011 onwards, the application to undergraduate degree programmes for applicant with direct entry qualification will apply directly through Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) by either online application or SMS applications. Other applicants including non-direct entry undergraduate degree programmes, Postgraduate, diplomas and certificates will continue to channel their applications through St. Augustine University of Tanzania. Form six leavers (direct entry) who finished their form six before 1988 should also apply directly through St. Augustine University of Tanzania
Note: Form six leavers(direct entry) with less points as stipulated by TCU should also channel their applications direct to SAUT.

Admission Information

  • All undergraduate programmes admissions should be addressed to:

The Admission Officer

St. Augustine University of Tanzania

P .o. Box 307

Mwanza, Tanzania

Tel: 255-028-2552725, 2550090

Fax: 255-028-2550167

Email:[email protected]

Website: www.saut.ac.tz

  • Applications to the Doctorate, Postgraduate and Short Course Programmes should be addressed to:

Director of Postgraduate Studies

St. Augustine University of Tanzania

P .o. Box 307

Mwanza, Tanzania

Tel: +255-028-2552725

Email: [email protected]

  • Applicants may obtain application forms from Admission Office at Nyegezi – Mwanza and Msimbazi Centre (SAUT Branch) in Dar-Es- or Download the application form from the website at www.saut.ac.tz
  • Applications are invited from November to May of the year for which admission is sought.

Candidates wishing to join the review Courses for NBAA/NBMM Examinations must submit their applications at least three months before the courses begin in September and/ or January

Admission Requirements

Two passport-size photographs

Names of two referees, who have known the applicant and are able to evaluate the applicant’s ability for the course being sought

A Copies of all educational certificates, relevant testimonials, and so forth

An endorsement or a letter from the sponsor or employer or guardian confirming his or her readiness to sponsor the applicant

A text of 500-700 words written by the applicant to tell about her or his life experience, goals, and reasons for seeking the program of studies he or she wants to take.

A non-refundable application fee of Tsh. 20,000 or US$25 should accompany the application and should be paid to St. Augustine University Account number 015101001461 NBC LTD Mwanza Branch or Postal Money Order (No Cheque are accepted).

  • Candidates for admission to SAUT are expected, if notified, to sit for the University’s Aptitude Test (Mature Entry Examination). A fee as determined by the council shall be charged for each candidate.
  • When the admission dossier is complete and final results of the aptitude Tests are obtained, The University will proceed to its evaluation. If this proves satisfactory, the University will notify the applicant of his or her acceptance and will send appropriate joining instructions, either directly or through the applicants sponsor or guardian.
  • A candidate is required to confirm his or her acceptance to the Admissions Officer within the period prescribed in the joining instructions by sending or bringing a non-refundable selection fee of Tsh. 10, 000 in case of Tanzanians or US$ 25 in the case of foreign students. If a candidate fails to do so, the University will offer the admission to candidates on the reserve list without further notice.
  • Students from countries other than Tanzania are expected to conform to all immigration formalities in their countries before they depart for Tanzania. They must also obtain a Residence Permit from the nearest Tanzania Embassy or High Commission before they arrive. This should be done at the earliest possible date. It’s advisable when traveling to Tanzania that one keeps readily available his or her documents as well as evidence from SAUT to confirm that he or she has been offered admission. One should also have detai

    New Students Apply

    Getting started to study at Saint Augustine University of Tanzania is a five step process as describe below:

    ls of financial support, in case these documents are required at the port of entry by the immigration authorities.

  • Step 1: Application

    Applicants may obtain application forms from Admission Office at Nyegezi – Mwanza and Msimbazi Centre (SAUT Branch) in Dar-Es-Salaam or Download the application form from the website at www.saut.ac.tz

    Applications are invited from November to May of the year for which admission is sought.

    Candidates wishing to join the review Courses for NBAA/NBMM Examinations must submit their applications at least three months before the courses begin in September and/ or January.

    Duly filled- in application forms should be submitted to the Admissions Office with the following supporting documents to reach the University as early as possible:

    • Two passport-size photographs
    • Names of two referees, who have known the applicant and are able to evaluate the applicant’s ability for the course being sought
    • Copies of all educational certificates, relevant testimonials, and so forth
    • A medical certification from a recognized Hospital
    • An endorsement or a letter from the sponsor or employer or guardian confirming his or her readiness to sponsor the applicant
    • A text of 500-700 words written by the applicant to tell about her or his life experience, goals, and reasons for seeking the program of studies he or she wants to take.
    • A non-refundable application fee of Tsh. 20,000 or US$25 should accompany the application and should be paid to St. Augustine University Account number 015101001461 NBC LTD Mwanza Branch or Postal Money Order (No Cheque are accepted)

    Candidates for admission to SAUT are expected, if notified, to sit for the University’s Aptitude Test (Mature Entry Examination). A fee as determined by the council shall be charged for each candidate.

    When the admission dossier is complete and final results of the aptitude Tests are obtained, The University will proceed to its evaluation. If this proves satisfactory, the University will notify the applicant of his or her acceptance and will send appropriate joining instructions, either directly or through the applicants sponsor or guardian.

    A candidate is required to confirm his or her acceptance to the Admissions Officer within the period prescribed in the joining instructions by sending or bringing a non-refundable selection fee of Tsh. 10, 000 in case of Tanzanians or US$ 25 in the case of foreign students. If a candidate fails to do so, the University will offer the admission to candidates on the reserve list without further notice.

    Students from countries other than Tanzania are expected to conform to all immigration formalities in their countries before they depart for Tanzania. They must also obtain a Residence Permit from the nearest Tanzania Embassy or High Commission before they arrive. This should be done at the earliest possible date. Its advisable when travelling to Tanzania that one keeps readily available his or her documents as well as evidence form SAUT to confirm that he or she has been offered admission. One should also have details of financial support, incase these documents are required at the port of entry by the immigration authorities.

    All undergraduate programmes admissions should be addressed to:

    The Admission Officer

    St. Augustine University of Tanzania

    P .o. Box 307

    Mwanza, Tanzania

    Tel: 255-028-2552725, 2550900

    Fax: 255-028-2550167

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.saut.ac.tz

    Applications to the Doctorate, Postgraduate and Short Course Programmes should be addressed to:

    Director of Postgraduate Studies

    St. Augustine University of Tanzania

    P .o. Box 307

    Mwanza, Tanzania

    Tel: +255-028-2552725

    Email: [email protected]

    Step 2: Money for College

    Fees and other financial obligations are the sole responsibility of the student and/ or the sponsor or guardian. The cost of each course will be clearly stated in the joining instructions. The fees are payable in full at the beginning of the academic year or in two equal installments at the beginning of each semester. All payments by local institutions or individuals shall be made in Tanzania currency. Foreign based institutions or sponsors, whether they are sponsoring a local or foreign student, shall be made in convertible currencies. Fees shall be paid through the University account as it is explained in the joining instructions. Fees may be revised from time to time without prior notice.

 

 

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