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Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University

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world rank  12475

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Established in 1998, the Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Zanzibar City (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Mjini Magharibi. Officially recognized by the Tanzania Commission for Universities, Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational Tanzanian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 26-year-old Tanzanian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this Tanzanian higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SUMAIT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Control Typeprivate


Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Entity Typenon-profit


Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University' Size by Total Enrollmentvery small-sized


Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Acronym SUMAIT
Founded 1998
Motto Ethics and Innovations
Colours Black and green
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University Location

Address PO Box 1933
Zanzibar City
1933 Mjini Magharibi
Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University Phone Number +255 (24) 224 2101
Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University Fax Number +255 (24) 224 2101

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

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Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University international students information:

  • Number of international students: 15
  • Countries of origin of international students (excluding exchange students): Comoro

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Admission Office Admission Office

PO Box 1933
Zanzibar City 1933
773 774 838
772 000 243

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

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Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University has an enrollment range of 1,000-1,999 students making it a very small-sized institution.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 50-99 academic employees (Faculty).

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Control Type Control Type

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University is a private higher education institution.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Entity Type Entity Type

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University is Islamic Religious Affiliation

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University has a Islamic affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Library

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's library offerings include:

  • One physical Library branch
  • Number of physical books/volumes: 16,079
  • Number of digital/electronic databases: 6
  • Number of librarians: 5
  • Number of full-time employees, including librarians: 5
  • Total library yearly expenditure: $25,000/year

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University provides the following housing options:

  • In-campus student accommodations:
    • Dormitories
    • Private accommodation
  • Number of in-campus dormitories: 2
  • Type: Single-sex dormitories

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University offers various sport activities and facilities for its community:

Sport Activities:

  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Netball
  • Volleyball

Sport Facilities:

  • Football ground
  • Handball ground
  • Netball ground
  • Volleyball ground

For more information, please visit: https://www.sport.sumait.ac.tz

University Services

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Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University offers financial aid options, including:

  • Student scholarships based on merit (non-repayable)

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

Not reported

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Tanzania Commission for Universities

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • The Consortium of Tanzania Universities Libraries and Research Libraries (COTUL)
  • Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET)

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Twitter X (Twitter)

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