University of Dar es Salaam

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University Overview

Founded in 1970, University of Dar es Salaam is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Dar es Salaam (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Iringa. Officially recognized by the Tanzania Commission for Universities, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Tanzanian higher education institution. University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 50 years old Tanzanian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Tanzanian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UDSM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UDSM
Founded 1970 Previously affiliate college of the University of London established in 1961
Motto Hekima Ni Uhuru
Wisdom is Freedom

University Location

Address PO Box 35091
Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
Tel +255 (22) 241 0500/9
Fax +255 (22) 241 0078
Other locations Iringa

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office University Road
Dar es Salaam
(22) 241 0544

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Dar es Salaam's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021