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 large city of Dar es Salaam (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Iringa. Officially accredited and/or 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 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 degrees), 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 49 years old 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.

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 (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
T +255 (22) 241 0500/9
F +255 (22) 241 0078
Other locations Iringa

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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 Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office University Road
Dar es Salaam
+255 (22) 241 0544

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
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 Go to University of Dar es Salaam's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Tanzania Commission for Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1970

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019