The State University of Zanzibar

country rank  9
world rank  8427

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University Overview

Founded in 2002, The State University of Zanzibar is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Zanzibar City (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Mjini Magharibi. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Beit el-Ras, Vuga, Tunguu. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Tanzania Commission for Universities, The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 17 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Tanzanian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SUZA
Founded 2002
Motto To prove high education
Colours Green, yellow and blue

University Location

Address Mnazi mmoja PO Box 141
Zanzibar City (population range: 250,000-499,999)
Mjini Magharibi
T +255 (24) 223 0724
F +255 (24) 223 3337
Other locations Beit el-Ras, Vuga, Tunguu

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Mnazimmoja
+255 (24) 2230724
(24) 2233337

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 100-199
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Tanzania Commission for Universities

Year of first Accreditation


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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019