Admission Requirement

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

These consists of the general guidelines,general and specific requirements per school and colleges,transfer students,payment and  refund of fee

Admission into CUIB is open to all those seeking knowledge irrespective of nationality, religion, color, sex, race and language.
Admission guidelines, policies and regulations are established by the Academic Board(Senate) of the University.

Applicants can obtain admission online, onsite or download forms from the Website and post to the University Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management.
Application Forms are made available at CUIB Office of Admission and Enrollment Management.

The Office of admission and Enrollment Management uses an individualized, holistic review process to consider each completed application taking into account such factors as demonstrated academic performance, career or vocational goals, relevant experience, language competence and potential success in the program. However, applications from students who are not eligible for direct admission because they failed to fulfill all the conditions prescribed by the Academic Board of the University are reviewed to determine admissibility and to make decisions by the Office of the Provost.

Admission decisions are made on the basis of the information submitted as part of the student’s application. Applicants who believe that supplemental items will help convey information about their qualifications are encouraged to submit such items with their applications. Supplemental items often included with applications are expanded resumes of accomplishments and extracurricular activities, passion, skills, mindset and letters addressing applicant’s special circumstances.

Vocational Competence

Students should have a vocation or love for what they intend to study. Upon submission of their Application Forms, applicants are expected to include a one page essay which justifies their passion for the chosen field of study and other useful information such as:Pre-existing experience in the Programme.

Prior learning including formal, informal, and non-formal in the field of choice.Candidates are also expected to indicate Two (2) references that can be contacted to provide additional information on the candidate.For more on the Vocational Competence Philosophy and Programme view link…….

Academic Competence:

Candidates must have passed at least Four (4) subjects at the GCE Ordinary Level or Probatoire and in addition at least Two (2) subjects at the GCE Advanced Level.
Passed in Baccalaureate (General or Technical).

Any other Certificate considered by MINESUP Decision spelling out the admission requirements into University.

Language Competence:

Candidates will be required to show proof that they can undertake their studies in English.
For Foreign students who have no knowledge of English, they will be expected to register for and undergo the Intensive Vocational Competence Program organized by CUIB.

SCHOOLS/COLLEGES PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Schools / College are at liberty to request students to take certain intensive courses organized by the University so as to enhance their skills, knowledge and competences, depending on the program they registered for.

School of Engineering
Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering: A pass in any two science subjects at the G.C.E Advanced Level or BACC. However, admitted Students without a pass in Physics or Mathematics, at the Ordinary Level, are advised to register for these courses in the Vocational Competence Program organized by the University. Chemical Engineering: A pass in any two science subjects at the G.C.E Advanced Level or BACC. However, admitted students without a pass in Ordinary Level Chemistry are advised to register for the Vocational Competence Program Organized by the University.
School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
A passed in any two subjects (preferably science subjects) at the G.C.E Advanced Level or BACC. However, admitted Students without a pass in Ordinary Level Biology or Mathematicsare advised to register for these subjects in the Vocational Competence Program organized by the University.
School of Information Technology
A pass in any two subjects (preferably science subjects) at the G.C.E Advanced Level or BACC. However, admitted students without a pass in Ordinary Level Mathematics or Probatoire are advised to register for these subjects in the Vocational Competence Program organized by the University.
School of Business
A pass in any two subjects at the G.C.E Advanced Level or BACC. However, admitted Students without a pass in Ordinary Level Economics or Mathematics, are advised to register for these subjects in the Vocational Competence Program organized by the University.
College of Business
Higher National Diploma (HND): A pass in any Two (2) G.C.E Advanced Level subjects (excluding Religious Studies). However, depending on the specialty, students may be advised to register for Vocational Competence Program organized by CUIB to enhance their skills and competences in their field of specialty. B.Tech: A pass in HND in the required specialty.
College of Technology
Higher National Diploma (HND): A pass in any Two (2) G.C.E Advanced Level subjects (excluding Religious Studies). However, depending on the specialty, students may be advised to register for the Vocational Competence Program organized by CUIB to enhance their skills and competences in their field of specialty. (Professional Bachelor) B.Tech: A pass in HND in the required specialty.

The following procedures shall be followed to obtain CUIB application Forms for admission into CUIB.

At CUIB Campus A, Molyko-Buea
Attend a counseling session on campus with our Academic Counselors.
Obtain an Application Form from the CUIB Admission Secretariat.
Complete the Application Form accordingly.

Review the Application Form and the Required Supporting Documents with any CUIB Admission Counselors.
Submit the Application Form with all Supporting Documents as stipulated above to the Admission Secretariat.

Off Campus:
Download the Application Form from the CUIB website (www.cuib-cameroon.net/apply).

Fill out the Application Form accordingly.You can pay the application fee through any of the CUIB’s Bank accounts.
Make a copy of the receipt and file the original with your application file.
Alternatively, come to CUIB Campus A, Molyko-Buea with the Application Form alongside the Application fee.

There shall be separate fee for late application which shall be determined by the University from time to time.

Online Application
Applicants should visit CUIB website www.cuib-cameroon.net/apply.
Complete the Online Application Form accordingly.
Review the completed online application Form and upload the Required Documents.

Submit the Application Form online.
For technical assistance or help, applicants can contact the University via help@cuib-cameroon.net

The Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB) welcomes applications from students who have attended or are currently attending other accredited Universities or Institutions of Higher Education and who wish to transfer to CUIB. Before applying, they must be familiar with the CUIB transfer requirements.

Transfer Procedures:

All applicants for transfer shall follow the same procedures for Freshmen Admission as stated on the admission brochures and on the CUIB’s website.

All applications for transfer cases should be addressed to the Office of Admission, CUIB, Campus A, Molyko-Buea.

The Application for transfer shall be processed by the Officers of the Schools concerned chaired by the Provost or his Representative. The Director of Admission shall be the Secretary to the Committee.

Documents Required for Transfer:

A hand –written application explaining the circumstances and factors which led him/her to ask for a transfer(For Transfer Cases Only).

A signed and dated CUIB Transfer Form obtained from either CUIB Campus or website.

A detailed Academic Transcript from his/her current University showing the subjects that the student has taken and marks/grades obtained.

Copies of Academic Certificates should be attached (O level, A level, Baccalaureate, Probatoire etc.)

CHANGE OF SCHOOL/PROGRAM AND ADDING AND DROPPING OF COURSES.

Candidates are allowed to change their Schools/Programme provided they fulfill the following conditions:
Application for change of School/Program shall be considered at the end of the First/Freshman Year and shall only take effect from the beginning of the next Academic Year after approval by the Provost. In the case of HND, application shall be considered at the end of First Semester and shall only take effect from the beginning of the Second Semester after approval by the Provost.

Applicant shall address an application letter to the Provost/Executive Vice President applying for the change of School/College/Program and should be endorsed by any of the parents/guardians which should include his/her phone number and a photocopy of ID Card.

A student who is authorized to transfer from one School/College/Program to another shall first fulfill the entry requirements for the School/College/program or in which he/she prefers to be admitted.

If he/she had earned some credit(s) in the former School/College/Program, they would be transferred if necessary to the new School/College/Program.
Transfer from Schools to the College of Business and Technology and vice versa shall have financial implications.

Pay the relevant financial charges to any of the University bank accounts.
A student can add or drop courses on their list of registered courses, within two weeks from that start of lectures.

REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS.

Registration is first done at the level of the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management which examines the students’ academic records. Then the admitted students have to comply with the requirement of the Finance Office and are equally registered at the level of the Office of Exams and Records. Thereafter, the admitted student goes to their School/College for Course Registration.

LATE REGISTRATION

Any student who comes to register after Admission has been closed shall first pay the sum of 5000F CFA into the University Bank Account before the application for late registration can be considered.

TUITION REFUND

Excess Fee Payment Refund

In case of excess fee paid by Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and CBT Level 1, the students will not be entitled to any refund, thus the excess fee will be credited to the student’s account for the next academic year.
In case of excess fee paid by Senior, College Level 2, Professional Bachelor(B.Tech) and Certification Program student, they will be entitled to refund of excess fee paid only at the end of the Academic Year.

Withdrawal from CUIB

Refund of fee paid shall be done only within a month from official start of Lectures at CUIB.

The student shall receive 60% of fee paid as refund for that academic year.
After a month from the official start of Lectures at CUIB , there shall be no refund of fee paid upon withdrawal from CUIB.

Students who are admitted after a month from official start of Lectures shall not be due refund of fee paid upon withdrawal.
NB. The procedure for refund of fee and excess fee shall be determined by the Office of Finance. For more information see Procedure for refund of Fee insert link