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Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences - APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

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APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

Applications are hereby invited for admission into Master  and PhD degree programmes offered by the Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences for the academic year 2020/2021. Candidates for Master degree programmes with Coursework are admitted and registered  once every year for an academic year that starts in October of each year. Candidates for Master and PhD by Research and Thesis only may apply and be admitted at anytime of the year. Successful candidates will be notified immediately after consideration and approval is made by the University Senate and they will be expected to embark on studies in October, 2020. Candidates meeting the prescribed minimum qualifications are invited to apply for admission. The following are the Master and PhD degree programmes offered at the department:

A. MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

A.1 MASTER BY COURSEWORK AND DISSERTATION

  1. MSc. Food Science 
  2. MSc. Human Nutrition
  3. MSc. Food Quality and Safety Assurance

A.2. MASTER BY RESEARCH AND THESIS

Master Degree programmes by Research and Thesis are offered in all Academic units (School, Colleges and Sokoine National Agricultural Library). Applications for Master by Research and Thesis are received throughout the year and studies can commence at any time of the year once admission is granted. Master degree by Research and Thesis is offered for two years (24 months) and 36 months on a full-time and part time basis respectively leading to a thesis.

B.  PhD DEGREE PROGRAMMES BY RESEARCH AND THESIS

PhD degree programmes by Research and Thesis are offered in all Academic units (School, Colleges and Sokoine National Agricultural Library). Applications for PhD by Research and Thesis are received throughout the year and studies can commence at any time of the year once admission is granted.

GENERAL MINIMUM ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS

Master Degree by Coursework and Dissertation

  1. A candidate shall either hold an undergraduate degree with GPA of at least 2.7 of SUA or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning with a GPA of 2.7.
     
  2. Candidates who hold unclassified degrees (e.g. BVM) should have an average of B grade in the subject of intended Master’s degree.
     
  3. Candidates with Pass degree will be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade average or above.
     
  4. Candidates with Pass degree will also be considered for admission if they have satisfied the relevant College/School Postgraduate Studies Committees that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive fieldwork/research experience of at least three years and/or additional professional development courses of duration of at least three months.
     
  5. With the exception of the MPVM and MBA (Agribusiness) degree programmes which are one year and one and half years, respectively, all other Master degree programmes are tenable for two years for full time students and three years for part time students. In the case of full time students, the first year is dedicated for coursework, while the second year is for research and dissertation writing.

Master Degree by Research and Thesis

  1. A candidate shall either hold an undergraduate degree with GPA of at least 3.5 of SUA or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning with a GPA of 3.5. OR
  2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 and research experience of at least three years. An applicant will be considered to have acquired research experience when he/she has published at least one paper in SUA recognized journals or one paper in conference proceedings or has attended training on grant proposal writing or research methodology or data analysis.

PhD programmes by Research and Thesis 

A candidate shall have:

  1. Master degree of SUA or other higher learning institutions with GPA of at least 3.5 OR average grade of B+ for unclassified master degrees;
    OR
  2. Master degree by Research and Thesis;
    OR
  3. Master of Philosophy in relevant discipline.

 

For more information on the postgraduate programmes tenable at SUA for the academic year 2020/2021 visit www.sua.ac.tz.

 

MODE OF APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

Candidates can apply for admission into SUA degree programmes through either of the two options:

  1. Application forms can be downloaded from the website: http://www.sua.ac.tz/postgraduate-application-forms. Application forms can also be requested from the Director’s Office through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Such dully-filled forms can be mailed to the undersigned together with evidence of payment of Tanzanian Shillings TZS 50,000/= or US$ 20 for international students as application fee (normal application submitted by 30th June, 2020) or TZS 80,000/= or US$50 for international students (for all late applications submitted after 30th September, 2020).
     
  2. Online application through http://suasis.sua.ac.tz:9092/index.php/welcome . Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.

PAYMENTS

For Tanzanians payments should be made through;

Account Holder:  SUA Internal Revenue TZS collection
Account Number: 0150379806700
Bank Name: CRDB Bank plc
Branch: Morogoro
Swiftcode: CORUTZTZXXX

For Foreigners payments should be made through;

Account Holder: SUA Internal Revenue USD collection
Account Number: 026105002248
Bank Name:  NBC Bank Ltd
Branch:  Morogoro
Swiftcode: NLCBTZTX

N.B: Be reminded to fill a CONTROL NUMBER in banker’s TISS /SWIFT application form

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for applications are scheduled as follows:
a) Normal application without penalty: before 30th June 2020
b) Late Application with penalty: 30th September 2020 onwards

In all programmes, females applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact:
The Director,
Directorate of Postgraduate studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3151, Chuo Kikuu,
Morogoro, Tanzania.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013,
Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/
Twitter: @DPRTC_SUA