Joining Instructions

Joining Instructions for Undergraduate and Non-Degree Students for 2017/2018 Academic Year

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.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION

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.

DATE OF ARRIVAL

Sokoine University of Agriculture is expected to open on 31/10/2017 for 1st years. Students will be received between 8.00 a.m. and 6.00pm.
The first week is for registration and orientation activities starting on 31/10/2017 and ending on 6/11/2017.  All 1st  year students are required  to participate in the orientation week program. More information will be given on arrival.

Registration of First Year Students

The registration for first year students will end TWO WEEKS from the first date of arrival.
All Payments will be made through CRDB bank either directly or using simbanking services. For details on the procedure refer to Appendix 1 at the end of this document.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

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.

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

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.

ACCOMODATION

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.

CAFETERIA SERVICES

Food will be served in the available cafeterias. Students are not allowed to cook in the Halls of Residence.

ACADEMIC DOCUMENTS

Confirmation of your admission to this University is subject to the satisfactory verification of the academic qualifications you submitted  in your application forms. During the Orientation 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. To avoid long queue at the bank you are advised to use CRDB SimBanking.
 

A: PAYMENT THROUGH BANK

1: Print Invoice
Students who have access to internet and have a user name and password can download their invoice from SUASIS through our website at www.suanet.ac.tz. Those without access to internet access can seek assistance from the Students’ Accounts Office.

2: Make payment
After getting your invoice go to the nearest CRDB Branch to deposit fee amount specified in your invoice. During Payment use the following Bank Account:

Fee Type   Bank Account Number
Undergraduate Tuition Fees and Other Fees  CRDB  01J1076769836
Medical Fee  CRDB  0150076769801
Postgraduate Tuition Fee and Other Fees  CRDB   0150076769860
Accommodation For Postgraduate and Undergraduate Fee  CRDB   01J1076769835

 

 

 


3: Checking

  • Check your SUASIS account to confirm entries.
  • Report to the Admission desk for registration.

NOTE
Do not use CRDB Bank Agents (FAHARI HUDUMA) to make these payments. All payment must be made through CRDB Braches or through SimBanking.

  • During payment remember to CORRECTLY write your REGISTRATION NUMBER on your Bank Deposit Slip before presenting the slip and cash to the bank teller.
  • A valid Bank Slip must have Students’ correct NAME and REGISTRATION NUMBER.
  • Do not sign your slip if information printed on the slip is not correct.
  • A Bank Slip with any alteration will not be accepted.
     

B: PAYMENT THROUGH CRDB SIMBANKING

Step One
• Dial *150*03#
• Enter Your simbanking Password/PIN
• Select No. 4 – Bill Payment
• Select No. 8 – SUA FEE Payment
• Select No. 1 – SUA Fees Payment
• Select No. 1 – Check Fee Balance
• Enter Your Invoice No.
• You will receive an SMS confirming your Outstanding Fees

Step Two
• Dial *150*03#
• Enter Your simbanking Password/PIN
• Select No. 4 – Bill Payment
• Select No. 8 – SUA FEE Payment
• Select No. 2 – Make SUA Fees Payment
• Select which account you want to transfer from(Normally this account should be your account or your
sponsor account)
• Enter your Invoice number
• Enter Amount you want to pay
• Confirm payment

Step Three
• Check your SUASIS account to confirm entries
• Report to the Admission desk for registration

NOTE
Remember to use the CORRECT INVOICE NUMBER when paying using CRDB Simbanking.

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.

 

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