Invitation to apply for the 2020/2021 academic year: EMoS Master’s programme at NM-AIST

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Invitation to apply for the 2020/2021 academic year: EMoS Master’s programme at NM-AIST

Entry Requirements for the EMoS Master’s Programme for the academic year 2020/2021

1. Master’s by Coursework and Project

The Master’s of Science in Embedded and Mobile system is a master programme by coursework and project. This is a professional programme and a student will spend the first three semester’s doing coursework and one final semester in a pre-selected industry or NM-AIST laboratory to solve a pre-agreed problem of the industry or community. To be admitted into a Master’s programme by coursework and project at the NM-AIST, the following requirements will be taken into consideration:

(i) Possession of at least a second class Bachelor’s degree with at least a GPA of 3.0/5.0 or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma with at least a GPA of 4.0/5.0 or its equivalent in an appropriate area of study from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning. For an applicant holding unclassified degrees (e.g. M.D, BVM & DDS) should have at least an overall of “C” grade and an average of “B” grade in the relevant subject or field of his/her specialization.

(ii) The applicant must satisfy the programme and specialty specific requirements as specified by the respective School/Department hosting the programme (see 4. Special Requirements)

(iii) The applicant may be expected to undergo an entry assessment by a panel appointed by the host School/Department, which may take one of the following methods: (1) personal interview, (2) written assessment, or (3) interview plus written assessment.

2. English Proficiency

Since English is the primary language of instruction, all applicants seeking admission to academic programmes at NM-AIST must possess adequate knowledge of written and spoken English as a prerequisite for admission. This demonstration may take one of the following forms:

(i) Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from a recognized university or similar institution of higher learning where English is the language of instruction.

(ii) Successful completion of a postgraduate degree programme at a recognized university or similar institution of higher learning where English is the language of instruction.

(iii) Submission of official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a paper-based score of 550 (or higher), computer-based score of 213 (or higher) or Internet-based with a score of 80 (or higher).

3. Academic Transcripts and Certificates

(i) Candidates who have been awarded Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degrees at accredited universities or similar institutions of higher learning which issue academic documents in languages other than English shall submit notarised English translations of all supporting documentation including, but not limited to, transcripts, degrees, and diplomas.

(ii) The Tanzania Commission must authenticate the academic levels or equivalence of the qualifications obtained from foreign institutions for Universities (TCU) before being registered for studies at NM-AIST. For the guidelines on how to submit, the documents to TCU follow the following link: or download the TCU guideline along with this admission application advert.

(iii) You are therefore, advised to start the process of applying for TCU authentication of your transcripts, degrees, or diplomas at least two (2) months before reporting to avoid any delays of registration for your studies at NM-AIST.

4. Special Requirements

Prerequisite degree courses: Mobile Computing; Wireless Networks; Software Engineering; Computer Science; Computer Engineering; Electronics Science and Engineering; Telecommunication Engineering; Electrical Engineering, Embedded systems, or related fields.

5. Fee Structure

The fee structure for 2020/2021 is available on the NM-AIST website:

6. Sponsorship Opportunities

(i) A limited number of scholarship opportunities will be available on competitive bases, which will be uploaded on the NM-AIST website.

(ii) A limited number of scholarships are provided by CENIT@EA and can be found on the website.

7. Application Information and Instructions

(i) All applicants must access, register and fill their application information through the Online Admission System (OAS) available on the website: or click the direct link:

(ii) Applicants are required to read and understand all information and instructions before filling the online application form.

(iii) The following documents MUST be organized, processed in PDF file, uploaded and submitted through Online Admission System:

a) Certified copies of all academic transcripts and certificates;

b) Certified copies of Secondary Education Examinations;

c) All evidences required for the Master’s by Research and Thesis degree mode;

d) If employed, evidence of study leave or recommendation by employer regardinggrant of study leave;

e) Evidence of English Proficiency if the medium of communication in the preceded academic levels were not in English Language;

8. Payment of Application Fees

The admission application fees are as follows:
(i) For Tanzanians: TZS. 50,000/= for Masters or TZS.65, 000/= for PhD applicants.
(ii) For Internationals: USD 25 for Masters or USD 32 for PhD applicants

All payments are done by using control numbers, by following instructions directly from the Online Admission System (OAS) ( after login and filling personal information form. Please carefully read the payment instructions provided after receiving the control number for payment.

9. Deadline of Applications

All applications MUST be submitted before the end of 31 October 2020 for students intending to commence studies in the subsequent academic year

Note: For assistance or more inquiries on general admission applications write to or call +255 628 183 676 during office hours. For information regarding international assistance such as TCU foreign degree awards certification, VISA or permits applications write to Further information on how to apply can be found at