Student Life Services

College Counselling Department

In addition to the Student Life Ministry Team, the college provides the services of professional counsellors who are available to give confidential counselling services to students.

Counselling Department exists to help our students make the most of themselves as developing persons. In other words, the Counselling Department deals with the holistic well being of our students. It exists to support the Tangaza students in their quest for further development as Human Persons choosing to be the best people they can be.

The Counselling Department does this through:
• Offering individual counselling sessions with professionally qualified counselors,
• Offering assistance through various Human Development workshops/seminars throughout the academic year,
• Offering training for mentors for the various Institutes within the University College
• Offering training and coordination of Peer Counsellors among the members of the Student Body.

Individual Counselling describes what happens when a person is helped to grow and make changes in his/her personal life or in their relationships with others. It is a helping relationship between a trained helper/counsellor and a person seeking help in which both the skills of the helper and the trusting atmosphere help people learn to relate with themselves and others in a growth producing ways.

Counselling can be helpful at any time, when you have a sense that you are undergoing change or experiencing some unsettled feelings or confusion. The change may be involved in personal growth, in understanding yourself and emotions, in making choices in lifestyle or career, in dealing with difficulties. This change may involve your relationships with others, in understanding and expressing your love, in separating from another. Counselling can be helpful when you just want to understand better what is going on for you, or how you can cope in the face of personal difficulties and life seems out of balance.

What is discussed in counselling sessions is held in strictest confidence. No written or verbal report about discussions can be given without a person’s expressed consent. The sole exception to this would be when a counsellor believes the person intends to seriously harm him/herself or to inflict physical injury upon a specified other person. In such a case the counsellor is bound to alert proper authorities to ensure the safety of specified persons.

The counselling rooms are in the corridor opposite the main chapel in Imani House (Rooms 4E1 – 4E8). Students can make arrangements through the Coordinator of the Counsellors, whose office is Room 4E8, or can approach the counsellors directly.

The effort is made to ensure the presence of a college counsellor on campus on a daily basis, especially in the morning hours. However, students who make a prior arrangement for counselling sessions, are given preference.

Peer Counselling

We all know that sometimes life can be hard and one may need extra help. The Peer Counsellors are trained volunteer students from the University College community, who offer themselves to assist their peers, their fellow students, in the normal issues faced in the life of students.

The Peer Counsellors have the use of a counselling room (4E6) to assist their fellow students, which is booked through the Student Life office.

The Peer Counsellors give this service free in order to help their fellow students overcome some of the challenges they are facing, and facilitate their maturation. The College Peer Counsellors may refer students to more advanced counselling services, such as those requiring psychotherapy or psychiatric consultations, to the Professionally trained Counsellors within the Counselling Department.

The Peer Counsellors have undergone special training and are required to work under close supervision of professional counsellors. They are eminently trained to assist and guide their peers who are faced with normal challenges of life, before they develop into more serious issues.

The spiritual maturity of our students is a priority for Tangaza University College. To this end, campus ministry is one of the most important subsections of Student Life. Campus ministry concerns itself with the spiritual affairs of students and the entire Tangaza community. Specifically, the ministry provides for the administration of Sacraments and sacramentals plus other spiritual services such as retreats, recollections, spiritual guidance and pastoral counselling. The office of the Campus Chaplain is located at the top floor in Imani building, Room 4E4, opposite the Chapel. In addition, Muslim students have a prayer room located right outside the campus ministry office. Get in touch with the campus ministry at: campusministry@tangaza.ac.ke for any assistance.

For the purposes of the students’ and staff’s physical well being, the University College houses a Campus Clinic that provides primary healthcare. Moreover, the health care team emphasizes on personal health care awareness and illness prevention through talks and workshops and encourages healthy dieting and physical exercises such as sports which are available within the campus. The facility refers more serious cases to more advanced medical facilities. Do get in touch with the Campus Clinic, Room 2F4, or via an email at: campusclinic@tangaza.ac.ke for medical assistance.

Application for a Student/Research/Internship Pass

KENYA STUDENT'S PASS REQUIREMENT

This is a document issued to applicants (foreign students) (section 30(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations 2012, who wish to pursue their education in Kenya's Education or Training Institutions where they have been accepted or admitted. The applicant (foreign student) must be accepted as a student by Tangaza University College.

  • A duly filled, signed and stamped application Form 30, by the institution's authorized personnel (Both new and renewal cases). You will print out the form at the end of the application for a Student pass.
  • Detailed and Signed Cover letter addressed to the Director of Immigration Services from the institution indicating the course to be pursued and the duration - both new and renewal cases

The Director of Immigration Services

P.O. Box, 30191 – 00100

Nairobi

  • Signed commitment letter from the sponsor - both new and renewal cases
  • National passport copy of the sponsor - both new and renewal cases
  • Proof of funds for self-sponsored students - both new and renewal cases
  • Copy of a valid national passport both new and renewal cases (the bio-data page)
  • Current immigration status for the pupil/student- both new and renewal cases (If in the country)
  • Two (2) recent passport size color photos. - both new and renewal cases
  • Duly certified Copies of basic academic certificates for those joining Tertiary Institutions and Universities - new cases
  • Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution -both new and renewal cases
  • Certified copies of progress report/transcripts obtained(by the issuing institution) -for renewal cases
  • Copy of student's pass previously held - for renewal cases
  • Police Clearance Certificate from the country one has lived for the last six months for new cases, or if a resident already, from the Kenya Police Service. The Dean of Students’ office will not take responsibility for students without this certificate prior to arrival in Kenya.
  • If already in the country, a valid and up to date Visa. A student or congregation wishing to be assisted with the renewal of the Visa should submit their request at least one month prior to expiry after which they will have to take responsibility.
  • For renewal cases, a police clearance certificate is required from the Kenya Police Service (DCI Headquarters, Kiambu). The Dean of Students’ office will give a letter to the student to present to the DCI offices.
  • Copy of Checklist attached here.

 

KENYA INTERNSHIP/RESEARCH PASS REQUIREMENTS

This is a document issued to person(s) seeking to enter and remain in Kenya for the purpose of undertaking Internship or an academic research within Kenya. The applicant must be accepted as an intern or researcher in an institution within Kenya.

  • A duly filled, signed and stamped application Form 30, by the institution's authorized personnel (Both new and renewal cases).
  • Detailed and Signed cover letter from the institution indicating the internship or research topic to be pursued and the duration and should be addressed to the Director of Immigration Services
  • Copy of a valid national passport (the bio-data page)
  • Current immigration status of the pupil/student(if in the country)
  • Two (2) recent passport size color photos
  • Duly certified copies of academic certificates and CV
  • Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution
  • Copy of research permit from the National Council for science and Technology for those undertaking research programs
  • Police Clearance Certificate from the country of origin (or the country one has lived for the last six months) for first time applicants, or if a resident, from the Kenya Police Service. The Dean of Students’ office SHALL NOT take responsibility for students without this certificate prior to arrival in Kenya.
  • A valid and up to date Visa. A student or congregation wishing to be assisted with the renewal of the Visa should submit their request to the Dean of Students’ office at least ONE MONTH (30 days) prior to expiry after which the immigration office SHALL NOT take responsibility.
  • For those renewing, a police clearance certificate is required from the Kenya Police Service (DCI Headquarters, Kiambu). The Dean of Students’ office will give a letter to the student to present to the DCI offices.
  • Copy of Checklist.

 

FOR ASSISTANCE FROM THE OFFICE OF DEAN OF STUDENTS:

Please send scanned soft copies of the following to pupilspass@tangaza.ac.ke. (USE JPEG FORMAT ONLY)

  • A valid and up to date visa to ascertain legality of immigration status
  • Copy of a valid student’s national passport – bio-data page
  • One recent colored passport size photo
  • A copy of the Academic Certificate qualifying the student to the program/course being admitted to
  • Copy of valid police clearance/certificate of good conduct from the country one has stayed for the last six months whether or not it is the country of origin for new cases. For renewal cases, a police clearance from the Kenya Police Service (DCI Headquarters, Kiambu)

 

FEES – Provide proof of payment to the finance office of Tangaza (receipts)

Tangaza charges Ksh. 700 as a facilitation fee for the process.

East Africans: (Rwandese, Tanzanians, Ugandans & Burundians are not charged for student passes)

  • One/Two Years – 700.

Other Nationals (Charges for student pass plus Tangaza facilitation fee):

  • One Years– Ksh.5,700
  • Two Years – Ksh.10,700

 

CONGREGATION/HOSTEL/KENYAN RESIDENTIAL CONTACT INFORMATION

NAME OF CONGREGATION:  _______________________________________________________________

Phone No.: _____________________________ Email Address:  ____________________________

Kenyan Postal Address:  __________________ Postal Code:  _______________________________

City:  _________________________________  Kenyan Cellphone:  __________________________

Country of Residence:  ___________________  Residential County:  __________________________

Sub County:  ___________________________  Location:  __________________________________

Plot No./Building Name:  _________________  Nearest Landmark:  __________________________

 

Town:  ________________________________ Nearest Road/Street:  ________________________

 

*** NEW APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED 3 MONTHS BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF THE STUDIES

 

Click Here to Download Student Pass Renewal Form

Tangaza University College, being a Catholic University, has a higher obligation towards people with special needs. Therefore, students with various disabilities have a pride of place within the life of the University. The facilities and their accessibility have been made disability friendly, all the way from computer access to buildings and general environment. Visit the office, Room 2F6, or write an email at: disabilityinclusionoffice@tangaza.ac.ke for assistance and for further queries.

This particular office, housed in Room 2F5 in Imani building, has a particular role within the campus. It is tasked with educating students and the community at large on issues regarding Justice and Peace as understood within the Catholic Social Teaching. In addition, the office, which is managed by the Justice and Peace club, conducts charitable works by visiting selected places of need. One of its most notable activities is advocating for needy students within the campus and aiding them with basic needs that have been donated by the staff and students of the University College. You are kindly requested to donate whatever you can at any moment to this office and you will surely assist a student who might be lacking in some form. Moreover, feel free to join and be part of this august club.