SUA joining instruction 2022
LOCATION OF SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is within Morogoro Municipality, about 200 km west of Dar es Salaam, 260 km from Dodoma and 320 km from Iringa.
Be informed that all students selected to join B.Sc. Environmental Science and Management, B.Sc. Education, Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTM), B.Sc. Agricultural Education (Agricultural Sciences and Biology), Bachelor of Rural Development (BRD), B.Sc. Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, B.Sc. Applied Agricultural Extension, B.Sc. Range Management and B.Sc. Informatics are supposed to report at Solomon Mahlangu Campus (SMC) in Mazimbu, whereas the rest should report at the Main Campus (MC). Students are required to arrive between 08:00a.m and 18:00 p.m.
Admission into the University is conditional upon satisfactory medical examination report from a SUA Medical Practitioner. Special arrangements will be made for students to have a medical checkup at an affordable rate.
Please be aware that the University does not pay for your travel expenses, and therefore such expenses are not included in the regular Bursary payment.
IMMIGRATION FORMALITIES FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS
Foreign students are expected to clear all immigration formalities in their countries before they depart for Tanzania. Upon arrival at the University, they will be required to obtain a Residence Permit which costs USD 250 within the first week. No foreign student will be registered without a Residence permit.
In order to be issued with a student identity card, each student will be required to upload a passport size photo through the personal SUASIS account. SUASIS can be accessed using the username and password issued at the time of application.
There is limited accommodation in University hostels. University accommodation is therefore not guaranteed.
Students can be offered accommodation in order of the following priority:
Students with physical disability/health concerns confirmed by our Resident Medical Officer
- Foreign students
- First year students
- Female students
- Final year students
- Continuing students
Payment will be made through CRDB bank after obtaining an accommodation invoice from student’s SUASIS account.
Accommodation payment may be made on semester basis though invoicing is made as an annual sum as per accommodation agreement.
At the end of every academic year undergraduate and non-degree students are required to vacate rooms (remove their personal effects and return mattress and room keys) if they should not be charged for occupying the rooms during vacation time.
Students will be required to sign a legally binding agreement regarding payment of accommodation fees.
At the beginning of each year one is required to freshly apply for accommodation.
Due to the limited accommodation facilities available, students are advised to acquire off-campus accommodation and pay rent to their respective landlords. The University has no provisions for family quarters.
Food will be served in the available cafeterias. Students are not allowed to cook in the Halls of Residence.
Confirmation of your admission to this University is subject to the satisfactory verification of the academic qualifications you submitted in your application forms. During rientation Week, your academic documents will be validated for the purpose of formal registration.
Students must bring with them ORIGINAL Certificates which qualified them for admission i.e. Form IV School Certificate (Ordinary Level) or Equivalent and/Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.) Form VI or equivalent and/or any other documents relevant to your matriculation. A forged document may lead to prosecution.
RELEASES FROM EMPLOYERS
Sokoine University of Agriculture will NOT register any employed student without a letter of release from their employer.
A dossier available from the Office of the Dean of Students includes:-
- Orientation Week Programme
- Personal Particulars Forms
- Student by – Laws
- Examination Regulations
FEES PAYMENT PROCESS
At the beginning of each semester, all students will be required to pay all fees for the appropriate semester. Students failing to pay or produce an acceptable document of commitment to pay the required fees from a sponsor will not be registered.
C: PAYMENT THROUGH CHEQUE, SWIFT PAYMENT AND ANY OTHER DIRECT TRANSFER MADE BY INSTITUTIONS
For payments made by Cheque, Swift, and any other payment made directly by Institutions (Sponsors) into SUA Bank Accounts, Students MUST PRESENT an evidence of deposit or transfer to student accounts office and collect an official receipt for it. Failing to abide that will considered as the fees not received.