Morogoro school of Journalism (MSJ) Admission 2022



Morogoro school of Journalism (MSJ) Admission 2022. Morogoro school of Journalism {MSJ} Was born early in 1995 under the umbrella of the training  of resources and technology management{TRETEM}.It was the first privately owned School in imparting journalism skills and knowledge in Tanzania.

With the restructuring TRETEM School in 1998, MSJ was born officially under its current name with the appointment of a principal.


As such, courses offered were upgraded and the certificate course that was offered came to be known as the Advanced Certificate in journalism {ACJ}.The curriculum was also reviewed to fit into the new course.

In reviewing the courses another course was started in 2012 known as the Diploma in Journalism Course. This was in line with the changing world of the technology where student were required to concentrate on approaching the  problems that could  be faced tomorrow instead of concentrating on old methods of imparting knowledge with old devices.

When the National council For Technical Education {NACTE] came into existence, MSJ being one of the tertiary Schools, was required to fulfill some requirements in order to be registered under it. Also NACTE instead  that method of imparting the required skills and knowledge should be reviewed to strengthen the practical side of the syllabus . As such there was need to review the curriculum and come up with new prospector  that will produce newborn journalist who can compete in the labour market in the globalization era.

Admission Regulations at Morogoro school of Journalism {MSJ}


  • Application should be done by collecting form at the school or where will be available and fill. Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements may be selected. Also application forms may be collected at the college for a non refundable fee of Tshs 20,000/=
  • Selected candidates are required to report for an orientation program which normally takes place during the first week of the new academic year.
  • Deadline for registration of new students shall be two weeks from the first date of the orientation week while for continuing students it will be the second week after the beginning of a semester.
  • Moreover, admission shall be granted to students only if they produce evidence of payment (Bank pay in slip) of at least half of the fee to Bursar.
  • All students are required to conform entirely to Institute regulations and by-laws.
  • Except in special circumstances, no student shall be allowed to change a course which he/she has been admitted to.
  • No change of names by students will be entertained during the course of study and they will only be allowed to use names appearing on the certificates.
  • No student will be allowed to postpone studies after commencement of an academic year except under special circumstances. Permission to postpone studies will be considered after producing satisfactory evidence of the reasons for postponement.

Admission requirement for short-term students

  • Applications that will be considered shall only be from candidates who posses qualifications for college short term courses
  • Short term students are required to register as students of the college for the time stipulated for a particular course
  • Applications will be by using special forms that will be collected  at the college for non refundable 20,000 Tshs
  • Students will be required to pay prescribed college fees to joining the programs
  • Short term students have to abide by Morogoro School of Journalism By-laws and will enjoy all facilities just like any other student.




The School offers Ordinary Diploma programs and Basic Technician Certificate namely:

  • Journalism and Mass communication

These programs for diploma last for a period of two academic years which are divided into four semesters (two semesters per year) and that for Basic Technician Certificate last for a period of one year.


Short courses

The School offers the following short courses namely:

  • Newspapers Design
  • Online Social Media Marketing
  • Graphics Design for Electronic and Printing Media
  • Camera Repairing
  • Broadcasting
  • Radio/Television broadcasting
  • Radio programs production
  • Film Production
  • Photo Journalism

Duration for each course is three (4) months

  • Full DJ Course – Duration 6 Months

Fee structure at Morogoro school of Journalism {MSJ}

  1. Certificate fee structure in Tsh
 Amount (Tsh)
Tuition fee1,000,000
Graduation fee50,000
Stationery fee10,000
Student Organization fee15,000


  1. Diploma fee structure in Tsh
 Amount (Tsh)
Tuition fee1,000,000 per  year
Graduation fee50,000
Stationery fee10,000
Student Organization fee15,000


Indirect student cost for Academic year

  1. Indirect cost for Certificate and diploma students
 Amount (Tsh)
Meals3000 per day
Accommodation (hostel)300,000 per year
Special studies expenses200,000
Books & Supplies expenses200,000



The college has hostels for both boys and girls, which is under good conditions including hygiene, security as well as availability of water and electricity. Also there is canteen for all students when they are in the campus. Accommodation fee as indicated above is 300,0000/= and is divided in two semesters that 150,000/= per semester.

Student allowances

The college does not provide allowances to students .The College invoice only covers student fees and required deposits. It DOES NOT cover any of the student’s expenses. Support for personal needs and studies should also consider reasonable and necessary expenses such as book, stationery, supplies, personal care items, transportation and special expenses for studies. For further information see estimated student expenses in this section on estimates to assist students and sponsors in setting the level of support for these special and personal needs.



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