MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  1. PhD Programmes
    To be admitted into a doctorate degree at Zanzibar University:-
    1. A candidate must have obtained at least a good relevant Master degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.
    2. Candidates from institutions where the Master degrees are classified, a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 in 5.0 grade system is required.
    3. An applicant would be required to submit a synopsis of proposed study of 3-5 pages clearly indicating the title of the study, research problem and the objectives.

  2. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    To be admitted to this programme, the applicant must fulfil any of the following conditions:-
    1. Hold a good undergraduate degree of the Zanzibar University in any discipline, or its equivalent from any approved institution or accredited institution of higher learning. Zanzibar University shall usually require a cumulative GPA of 2.7 in 5.0 grade system.
    2. Possess a postgraduate diploma in business studies or related fields from recognised institution.
    3. Hold an advanced diploma from an accredited institution of higher learning, with a minimum of a second class, upper division and at least two years of working experience.
    4. Hold an internationally recognized professional qualification, such as CPA, ACCA, CA, and CSP plus two years or more of working experience.

  3. Master of Law (LL.M) in Comparative Laws
    The general minimum entry requirements for the admission into the programme of Master of Laws (LLM) in Comparative Laws are as follows:-
    1. A candidate must be a holder of the LL.B degree of not less than the second class awarded by the Zanzibar University; OR
    2. A candidate must be a holder of the LL.B degree of equivalent merit from any other approved institution; OR
    3. A candidate must satisfy the requirements for the award of the LLB degree, provided that the said LL.B degree shall be of CGPA 2.7 or above in 5.0 grade system; OR
    4. A candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Islamic Law of not less than second class awarded by any other approved institution; OR
    5. A candidate must be a holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Law from any approved institution, and who is also a holder of a First Degree or Advanced Diploma in Law;
    6. A who has not taken, in his/her first degree, some core courses of either Common Law or Islamic law shall be required to take respective pre-requisite courses and pass their examinations so as to meet the minimum requirements.

  4. Master of Sciences in Economics and Finance (MSc Econ. & Fin.)
    To be admitted to the programme, the applicant must fulfil any of the following conditions:-
    1. Hold a good undergraduate degree of the Zanzibar University in Economics (BA in Economics); OR
    2. Hold a good undergraduate degree of the Zanzibar University in Business Administration (BBA) or its equivalent; OR
    3. Relevant bachelor degree from any approved institution of higher learning.
    4. The Zanzibar University requires a bachelor degree cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 in 5.0 grade system.

  5. Master of Public Administration Programme (MPA) The general minimum entry requirements for the admission into the program of MPA are as follows:
    1. A candidate must be a holder of Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration of not less than the second class awarded by the Zanzibar University; OR
    2. A candidate must be a holder of any other Bachelor Degree of equivalent merit from any other approved University; OR
    3. A candidate must satisfy the requirements for the award of the Bachelor Degree, provided the degree shall be of GPA 2.7 or above in 5.0 grade system; OR
    4. A candidate must be a holder of any Postgraduate Diploma from any approved University, and who is also a holder of a Bachelor Degree of any discipline (pass classification).
      1. Proof of English Language Proficiency is required for an applicant whose medium of instruction at university was not English.
      2. Possession of a minimum working experience of two years in the field of Public Administration will be considered as an added advantage.