Admission

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Application guide / outline

General admission requirements for admission

To gain admission to pursue a program at CUZ, applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for that particular program.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE (BACHELORS) PROGRAM

School/FacultyEntry requirements
  • Business Finance and Management
  • Law
  • Arts Education and Social Sciences
  • Full grade twelve certificate with credits or better in O-level subjects, these should include Mathematics and English
  • Certified Equivalent qualifications from other countries or examining bodies are accepted.
School of Medicine
  • Full grade twelve certificate with credits or better in O-level subjects, these should include Mathematics , English, Biology and Chemistry
  • Advanced level (A-Level) certificate is an added advantage
  • Certified Equivalent qualifications from other countries or examining bodies are accepted.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

School / Faculty / ProgrammeEntry requirements
  • School of Business Finance and Management
  • School of Arts Education and Social Sciences

Relevant First Degree from a recognized institution

Law School ( Master of laws )

Law Degree from a recognized institution

School of Medicine – Master of Public Health (global Health)

Any Health related First degree from a recognized institution

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR PHD PROGRAMME

Applicants must possess a Master’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized University. Minimum work or professional experience of 3years

ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

CUZ endeavors to recognize learning wherever it takes place. According to CUZ, Accreditation of Prior Learning, (APL) refers to the judgment of a formal claim for modular recognition or accredited learning either before or after entry. Currently CUZ recognizes two types of experience that can be accredited. Certificated Learning is where a student or applicant has taken a course and been assessed and has a documented qualification.

This is commonly referred to as exemption which is in recognition of those outcomes of specific modules that have been met through certified learning. Exemptions are based on actual modules and not the number of years spent on acquiring a qualification. The other type of learning is gained by experience (Experiential Learning) and for this, a student or applicant needs evidence from their experience.

This is a process through which learning was achieved outside the formal education or training systems as wass assessed and as appropriate, recognized for academic purposes. Applicants under this format are required to demonstrate understanding of the modules they request to be exempted from. In both scenarios the University will assess whether the applicant has completed the outcomes of the module that they want to have accreditation for, or be exempted from. Both can be used for accreditation of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. However, the decision to grant credit transfer or exemptions is first and foremost,an academic judgment.