Application for admission to the course commencing in August each year has to be made by filling formal application forms from March. Advertisements for the application are made in the local press. Applications can only be considered if they include full details of the applicant’s personal and educational history and enclose copies of National Certificates of Education and any other relevant certificate/testimonial supporting the qualifications stated. Applicants must channel applications through their employers, parents or other sponsors to confirm their sponsorship. All applications addressed to the Principal must reach the Institute not later than 10th May. Formal application forms will be available from February each year at the Institute (MRI), Geological Survey of Tanzania (GST), all Resident Mines Offices and Zonal Mines Offices across the Country and at the Ministry of Energy


The Institute is able to enroll 150-200 students in its first year intake. The applicant can be selected to join the Institute in the 2nd or 3rd option course depending on competition of the 1st course applied. The selected students can be allowed to change the course of study during 2nd week after registration.