Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology

The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha is one in a network of Pan-African Institutions of Science and Technology located across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). These institutions, which are the proud brainchild of the late Nelson Mandela, envision training and developing the next generation of African scientists and engineers with a view to impacting profoundly on the continent’s development through the application of Science, Engineering and Technology and Innovation (SETI).

The NM-AIST, which is accredited by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is being developed into a world class research intensive institution for postgraduate and post-docs studies and research in SETI. The training in SETI, however, incorporates appreciable doses of relevant business studies and humanities ingredients. Thus the training curricular also incorporate strong innovation and entrepreneurship features, and hence strong academia-industry relations are part of the NM-AIST’s development agenda. NM-AIST’s curricular also seek to accommodate, enable, stimulate and catalyze the innovation and entrepreneurship qualities inherent in the Y-generation for the benefit of SSA’s sustainable development.

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology Offered Courses | Programmes

  • Development of adequate and well-functioning world class teaching and learning physical infrastructure and facilities.
  • Production of top notch SET academics, researchers, techno-preneurs, industry captains and innovation managers
  • Generation and transformation of knowledge into tangible products, industrial and business solutions, and policy briefs for sustainable development.
  • Promotion of the application of science, engineering, technology and innovation to generate wealth.
  • Promotion of value-addition to natural resources thereby facilitating harnessing of the resources of nature for the benefit of the people and national socio-economic development.
  • Production of high calibre SETI academics and researchers for the growing number of universities and R&D institutions in the country and region.
  • Production of scientists and engineers who will spearhead industrial development through innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Grooming and nurturing of research and technological spin-offs, thereby catalyzing the growth of the local industry and the private sector.

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology Tuition Fees

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Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology Admission

Application Period

The admission applications period for Coursework and Dissertation (CW) and Coursework and Project (CP) programmes is from February to October in each academic year. However, applications period for Master’s and PhD by Research and Thesis (RT) degree programmes are submitted throughout within the academic year. Academic year is normally opened in January in each calendar year.

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