The Institute of Tax Administration is a higher learning institution accredited by the National Council for Technical Education with a mandate uniquely focused on improving the practice of customs and taxation through training, research and consultancy.
The Institute’s programs offer a unique blend of theoretical classroom training and real life customs and taxation experiences. ITA programs are designed to address the competence needs of customs and tax practitioners at different stages of their careers.
The Institute offers academic programmes leading to the award of:- Certificate, Ordinary Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters.
Applicants seeking admission into different programmes offered by ITA have to apply online through the ITA Student Admission and Registration Information System (SARIS).
Minimum Entry Qualifications
1. East African Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding Practising Certificate (CFFPC)
Two (2) passes at “O” Level from non-religious subjects.
2. Basic Technician Certificate in Customs and Tax Management
At least four (4) passes at grade D in Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) in business related subjects;
A GPA of not less than One (1) in CSEE results; provided the applicant has a pass in Mathematics and English or NVA level 3
Successful completion of Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) in business related subjects.
3. Ordinary Diploma in Customs and Tax Management (DCTM)
Successful completion of Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) in business related or natural science subjects with at least one principal and one subsidiary pass. Applicants should have four passes at O Level, two of which must be mathematics and English.
Successful completion of ITA Basic Technician Certificate in Customs and Tax Management (CCTM); or successful completion of business related subjects or law related courses in NTA level 4 with average GPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. Candidates should have four passes at O Level, two of which must be mathematics and English.
4. Bachelor of Customs and Tax Management (BCTM)
Satisfactory completion of A level in business related or natural science subjects and obtained at least 4.0 points in two subjects in ACSEE results. Applicants must have four passes at O level two of which must be Mathematics and English.
Successfully completion of ITA Diploma in Customs and Tax Management (DCTM); or successfully completion of NTA level 6 in business related subjects, natural science subjects or ICT provided that an applicant has an average GPA of 3.0; or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. Applicants must have four passes at O level two of which must be Mathematics and English.
5. Postgraduate Diploma in Customs and Taxation (PGDCT)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
6. EAC Postgraduate Certificate in Customs Administration (PGCCA)
A Bachelor degree or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
7. EAC Postgraduate Diploma in Customs Administration (PGDCA)
A Bachelor degree and successful completion of PGCCA.
8. Graduate Trainee Program (GTP)
A Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
9. Master of Arts in Revenue Law and Administration (MARLA)
Second Class, Lower Division Bachelor Degree in taxation, accounting, economics, law or any business related equivalent qualification from a recognised institute.