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There shall be general and programme specific regulations.

The minimum ebtry requirements for undergraduate programmes are 5 Ordinary Level passes including English Language if one is above 25 years of age or an additional 2 Advanced Level passes if one is below 25 years of age. Admission may also be through the Accredited Prior Learning process outlined in (3) below.

The minimum entry requirements for postgraduate programmes shall be at least 2.2 or better in a relevant first degree and any other relevant professional qualifications.

International students shall be required to undergo an oral and written communication skills test to assess their proficiency in English.  English shall be the official language of instruction.

Application forms for admission are either obtained from the University Admissions Department or downloaded from the website


Admission at the University shall be at the following levels:
o    Certificate
o    Diploma
o    Undergraduate
o    Postgraduate

Application forms shall be submitted to the Admissions Office and then forwarded to the respective departments for selection.  The Admissions Office shall publish lists of successful applicants to whom offer letters will be forwarded.


The following diploma and degree programmes are available at WUA:
•    Diploma in Social Work
•    Executive Diploma in Management
•    Diploma in Project Planning Management
•    Diploma in Environmental Management
•    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture
•    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Animal Science
•    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agribusiness Management
•    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sociology and Gender Studies
•    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology
•    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Systems
•    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management and Entrepreneurial  Development Studies
•    Bachelor of Education (Primary)
•    Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood Development (ECD)
•    Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
•    Masters in Development  Studies (MDS)


a.    A candidate may gain admission with credit into an appropriate programme on the basis of learning from past experience.
b.    A minimum of two thirds of the required courses must be completed with the Women’s University in Africa.
c.    The prospective student must follow the normal admission procedure to gain access into a programme.
d.    Credit is not only awarded for experience; but also for learning.
e.    Transfer of academic credits is processed through the academic registry.

Accreditation of Prior Learning can be used for:
f.    Entry into the university
g.    Direct entry into a second or subsequent year of study

To be eligible for a prior learning assessment, the prospective student,
h.    Must have at least four Ordinary Level subjects or equivalent including English Language
i.    Must not have failed the examinations in the course for which credit is sought in the last six months

The student shall:
a.    collect the programme brochure from the Academic Registry
b.    buy the application form from Academic Registry for the courses to be studied
c.    indicate in the application form intention to enter the relevant programme through the Accreditation of Prior Learning route
d.    submit the completed application form to the Academic Registry and the assessment fee as stipulated by the University

The Accreditation of Prior Learning application form is obtained from academic registry. Students must produce dossiers as evidence, or write examinations. Academic registry shall notify the student about the result of the application.


a.    An applicant shall only be a WUA student upon registration.
b.    A student shall be considered registered upon payment of the prescribed fees and signing completed registration forms.
c.    By signing registration forms, a student undertakes to comply with University regulations.
d.    Students shall register only in courses on offer for that semester.
e.    Students shall register during the registration week, failure which will attract a penalty fee decided by the University from time to time.

Upon receipt of the offer letter and invoice, the new students deposit prescribed fees into the Women’s University Bank Account, ZB Bank, Borrowdale Branch, Account No. 4168-214192-080, Stanbic, Menrva Branch, Account No.  0222098988702 or pay at the university's Accounts Department.

Registration forms shall be obtained upon producing receipts of payment.  Students complete four copies of registration forms then submit one to  Academic Registry, one to accounts, one to the respective department and retain one.


No student shall be registered in more than one programme with the university at the same time.   


Late registration shall attract a fee as determined by the University and shall accrue as determined by the University from time to time.


4.3.1    Candidates can formally apply for exemptions by virtue of having studied and passed the course(s) in another recognised institution in the relevant area of study.
4.3.2    Exemptions shall normally not be awarded for  more than                     
fifty percent of courses on offer per programme to be studied.  
4.3.3    Only exemptions for first year courses shall be awarded.

The applicant submits a completed exemption form and attach relevant certified documents (transcripts and course outlines) from the awarding institution(s) and proof of payment before onward submission to senate.