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We are delighted that you have decided to undertake your tertiary studies at the University of Dar es Salaam or are considering to do so. This website describes the range of our courses and different activities done at the University which will give you a flavor of life in our various campuses.

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The University of Dar es salaam (UDSM) offers various academic programmes leading to the award of certificates, diplomas, and degrees.


The University of Dar es salaam offers various postgraduate programmes leading to the award of postgraduate diploma, masters and PhD degrees.


The University of Dar es Salaam values the presence of international students and scholars and recognizes the important role they play in the life of the university.

Joseph Sinde WARIOBA

Joseph Sinde Warioba was born on September 3, 1940 in Bunda in the Ikizu village of Musoma district in Mara, Tanzania, going to primary school at Nyamuswa and then to secondary school at Bwiru in Mwanza. He enrolled at University College Dar es Salaam (UCD) of the-then University of East Africa in 1963 and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1966. Enrolling at the College in the third cohort of a three-year programme of study was quite an experience for him and a few of his Tanzanian compatriots. It was a time of a delicate transition from a deep past of colonialism into a formative future of national independence and dispensation. Warioba’s university-student life was one of the most illustrious experiences of any promising young leader-in-formation of his time.

Esther Daniel MWAIKAMBO

As was with our ‘Alumna of the Month of November 2019’, in this Alumni Profile feature for November, we are ecstatic to feature Esther Daniel Mwaikambo as a first woman in Tanzania to study for a medical profession. This was way back in 1962, when she entered the Friendship University, Moscow, for a Seven-year training programme in medicine in the-then Soviet Union of Russian Republics (USSR) until 1969. Upon return from that long training, not only did she join the medical profession and begin to practice, but also became—in a series—the first female medical doctor in Tanzania, the first female paediatrician in 1977, first female professor of Medicine specialising in paediatrics (in 1993),