UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONALIZATION, CONVOCATION & ADVANCEMENT (DICA)

Admission

Fulltime Degree Programme Students

The University of Dar es Salaam is a comprehensive university offering degree programmes in areas of Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Natural Sciences, ICT, Agriculture and Fisheries, Business, Education, Law, Mass Communication and Journalism, Health Sciences, Resource Assessment, Development Studies, Kiswahili language, Marine and Aquatic Sciences.

Undergraduate applicants with foreign certificates are required to first present their certificates to the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) for verification (www.necta.go.tz). NECTA will issue them letters showing equivalent grades, copies of which should also be uploaded together with other certificates during admission application. Equivalent applicants are advised to obtain a special unique number from National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) for verification and applying in the system (www.nacte.go.tz).

Postgraduate applicants with Foreign Certificates should have their certificates verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) (http://faas.tcu.go.tz/login.php) upon receipt of admission letter and prior joining the University of Dar es Salaam for studies.

Short term and Occasional Students

A short-term student is one, the duration of whose studentship at the University of Dar es Salaam is one academic year and who is not registered for the certificate, diploma or degree course of the University.

An occasional student is one, the duration of whose studentship at the University of Dar es Salaam is less than one academic year. Usually stay at the University for one or two semesters.

Their applications must be submitted through the applicant’s University College/International Office which should, if it supports the application, send a letter of recommendation to UDSM. For more details about Short term and Occasion, students Click STUDY AT UDSM FACT SHEET.

International Students are required to apply at least 3 months before the beginning of a semester. Application can be submitted online at https://www.udsm.admission.ac.tz

Fees

Fee Structure for Full-time Undergraduate Students:

At the beginning of the academic year, all students will be required to produce evidence of sponsorship, otherwise they will be expected to pay full tuition and University fees (or the portion not covered by the sponsor) by the beginning of the semester before they can be permitted to use the University facilities. All payments must be receipted. The following Table depicts Tuition Fees for Non-Tanzanian Nationals:

 

Direct University costs

Cost Item

Non-Tanzanian Students (USD)

ID fee

5

Registration (Once)

100

Examination Fee

120

Medical Capitation Fees

125

Student Union Fee

15

TCU Quality Assurance Cost

10

Total

375

 

Direct Students Costs (Payable direct to the student per year)

Cost Item

Cost(TZS)

Books and Stationary allowance

200,000

Meal and Accomodation Allowance

1,190,000

TOTAL

1,390,000

*Advisory only, more may be required, paid annually

 

Tuition Fee

Cluster

Tution fees for full time year for Non Tanzanian Nationals (USD)

Hosting Academic Unit

Degree / Programme

1

2,100

CoSS

CoHu

DUCE

MUCE

BA in Heritange Management, Music, Art and Design, Theatre Arts, Film and Television Language Studies, Literature, Philosophy and Ethics, Anthropology, History, Statistics, Psychology, Bachelor of Arts with Education, Bachelor of Education in Arts

IDS, IKS

Development Studies, Kiswahili

SoEd

BEd in Adult and Community Education, Commerce, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Physical Education and Sports

2

2,700

CoET

DSc in Geomatics, Quantity Surveying

3

2,700

CoSS

Library

CoHU

BA in Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Economics, Political Science and Public Administration, Sociology, Economics and Statistics, Bachelor of Social Work, BA Library and Information Studies

SJMC

BA in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations and Advertising

SoED

DUCE

MUCE

Bachelor of Education (BEed) in Science, BSc with Education

UDBS

BCommerce (except Accounting)

CoET

All programmes (except Geomatics and Quantity Surveying)

CoNAS

All programmes

UDSoL

BA in Law Enforcement

4.

3,500

UDBS

BCommerce (Accounting)

UDSoL

LLB

CoICT

BSC in Electronic Science and Communication, BSc in Computer Science, BSc in Computer Engineering and Information Technology and BSc in Telecommunication Engineering, BSc with Computer Science, BSc in Business Information Technology, BSc in Electronics Engineering

5

5,672

SoHS

Doctor of Medicine

 

 

 

 

For more details kindly visit https://www.udsm.ac.tz/upload/20190108_040913_UNDERGRADUATE%20PROSPECTUS%20FOR%202018-2019-FINAL2018.pdf

Fee Structure for Full-time Postgraduate Students:

Fees for full-time postgraduate studies are categorized into four as summarised below.

 

Direct University costs

Cost Item

Non-Tanzanian Students (USD)

Application fee (paid once during

application)

50

Student Union

15

Registration

15

Caution Money

50

Student ID

5

TCU Fee

20

TOTAL

155

 

 

Direct Students Costs (Payable direct to the student per year)

Cost Item

PGD (USD)

Masters (USD)

PhD (USD)

Stationary

65

125

125

Books

220

315

315

Stipend

3,780

3,780

4,560

Thesis production

0

220

315

Independent studies/Practical/ Research paper/ Teaching Practice for PGDE

500

0

0

TOTAL

4,565

4,440

5,31

 

Research Funds

College/School/Institute

Masters (USD)

PhD (USD)

CoET, CoNAS, CoAF & IMS

6,310

1,2615

CoICT

3,155

9,460

UDSE, IKS, SJMC, CoSS, CoHu, IDS, IRA, UDSoL, UDBS, MUCE & DUCE

2,525

7,570

TOTAL

11,990

29,645

Clarification on Research Funds:

  • (i) For Master Programmes, the amount shown is paid once. (ii) For PhD by Coursework and Dissertation, the amount shown is paid in the third or fourth year of study during the research phase. (iii) For PhD by thesis, the amount shown covers three years of study.

  1. Tuition Fee for each programme has been indicated in respective the to academic unit offering that programme. It is also worth to note that Short-Term and Occasional Students shall pay their fees pro rata, in accordance with what is prescribed for regular postgraduate students. For more details kindly visit https://postgraduate.udsm.ac.tz/


 


 

Fee Structure for Occasional Students:

FEES PER SEMESTER

Fee Item

Non-exchange students

Exchange students

Application Fee

5

45

Registration fees

100

100

Caution Money

40

40

Sgtudent Union fees

20

20

Identity Card

5

5

Examination fees

120

120

Tuition fees

2,100

 

TOTAL

2430

330

Accommodation

The University offers a range of quality accommodation in the Halls of Residence on-campus and off-campus. This is handled with semi-independent unit known as University Students Accommodation Bureau (USAB)

https://www.udsm.ac.tz/web/index.php/offices/dos/students-accommodation).

All Foreign students are offered accommodation in the Hall of Residence on campus. The rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, tables, chairs and in some cases armchairs. USAB and DICA coordinate allocation of rooms to all International Students. Accommodation fee per semester is $380.

DICA assist in securing off-campus housing for international students when requested. Students may also arrange off-campus housing on their own; off-campus prices vary depending on personal requirements.


 

Study Permits

Every foreign student is required by the Government of Tanzania to obtain a Student Visa/Permit Class “C”. DICA will assist students in obtaining Students Permits at the beginning of the academic year/semester.

Online Visa Application

Foreign Students can now apply for Visa Online by visiting Immigration service portal: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa. You are required to fill in the online form, make payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed.

Applicants are notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. You may also TRACK your application status through the online system. An applicant may as well be required to visit the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or Consular Office for interviews.

General Requirements for Students Visa:

  • Valid Passport copy
  • Scanned Passport size photo
  • Admission letter
  • Evidence of sponsorship/scholarship
  • Joining instructions
  • Dully filled-in Visa online application form
  • Visa fee (250 USD)

Note: Students from the EAC Member States are issued with Exemption Certificate. No fee is paid for the Exemption Certificate.

Orientation Programme

At the beginning of each academic year, UDSM through the Directorate of Internationalization, Convocation and Advancement organizes an Orientation Week for full-time, short-term and occasional students. The orientation is designed to help new international students adjust to academic and social life at UDSM, comply to government regulations that pertain to their stay in Tanzania, learn about on- and off-campus resources and support services and finally become comfortable with the local community and Tanzanian culture.

Welcome

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