Why Study at The Ubuntu Institute of Social Justice.
Studying at Ubuntu is a unique experience and the programmes are competitive. A candidate would take more relevant courses than any other student at his or level in Tanzania. Selection and offering of courses purposely intend to cope with the labour market. In the same token, the Institute stresses on student-centered practical learning. The present and future personal and professional betterment of the student is the Institute’s primary consideration. Learning is interactive and everyone’s idea is valued. More importantly, learning is competence-based. Thus, in addition to in-class simulations of practical aspect of the learning, a candidate will be offered placements for practical training in courts and other institutions.
Studying at ubuntu would not only enable a candidate to obtain qualification for higher learning but also obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to work in courts, public offices, international organizations, learning institutions, private legal offices and NGOs.
Services - Scholarships
The Institute offers limited number of scholarships for exceptional prospective students who demonstrate incapability to afford learning expenses. In to be considered for scholarship, you need to attach a cover letter in your completed Application Form explaining, among other things, how insufficient your resources to cover learning expenses at the Institute are. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further vetting.
Services - Visas and Immigration
A foreign student is required to conform to all immigration formalities in his or her country of nationality or residence before he or she departs for Tanzania. He or she must also obtain, at the earliest opportunity, a Residence Permit from the nearest Tanzania Embassy or High Commission before arriving in Tanzania. One should also have details of financial support, in case these documents are required at the port of entry by the immigration authorities.
A foreign student wishing to stay in Tanzania to work after completion of studies will need to comply to state laws to that regard.
For more information on visas and immigration visit: Immigration Services Department
The Institute is located in a hilly area where John Hanning Speke, the British explorer, first observed Lake Victoria in 1958. From the Institute you can have a beautiful view of Lake Victoria. The environment at the campus is very friendly for learning. The Institute has ample and conducive space for small groups out-door discussions.
Library and computer laboratory
The Institute has a modern library and a computer laboratory. The facilities contain up-to-date learning material. The facilities are open from 9.00 am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Catering services at the Institute are privately run. You are free to have meals of your choice. You are required to pay every time you are served at the cafeteria, as this is not included in the Institute fees.
The Institute is a richly diverse community, and students and members of staff will find a wide variety of palaces and forms of religious worship in and off campus.
All students at the Institute stay off-campus. The Institute offers assistance to any prospective student wishing to privately rent accommodation in Mwanza.
Recreation and Sports
The Institute has upgraded its sports and recreation facilities. It has a football, netball, and volleyball grounds and facilities. There are also running tracks.
The Institute is located 2 kilometers from the city center along Makongoro Road. For users of public commuters “Daladala”, the nearest station is “Misheni” – a two-minute walking distance to the Institute.
1. Legal Aid Clinic
On last Friday of every month (9.00am to 5pm), the Institute conducts a legal aid clinic. All members of the public are invited. The legal services offered are completely free of charge.
2. Moot court
Students at the Institute in collaboration of guest professionals conduct a moot court on first Friday of every month. This is a simulation of a court dealing with a specific matter of public interest. All members of the public are invited. Moot courts are conducted from 2pm to 5pm.