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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.

John Pombe Joseph MAGUFULI
Current President of Tanzania

John Pombe Joseph Magufuli was born on October 29, 1959 and raised in Chato, a village in Kagera region [now in Geita region]. He was born into the family of Christian-observant Mzee Joseph Magufuli and his wife Mama Suzana Magufuli.His late father Joseph engaged in mixed faming, and Magufuli grew up in typical village life, taking part in agricultural activities, especially raising his father’s cattle. He was sent to several schools for his primary and secondary education - Chato Primary, 1967-74; Katoke Seminary/secondary, 1975-77; Lake Secondary, 1977-78 and, for senior secondary education, Mkwawa High School, 1979-81.

Julie Catherine Manning

Born on 24th January, 1939 at Morogoro, being the second of eight children of her parents, Dr. William Manning and Mrs. Margaret Maria Manning, Julie went to Moravian Primary School, Mbeya, for Standard 1 to 4 and then proceeded to Loleza Girls’ Middle School for Standard 5 to 8. She eventually found her way to Tabora Senior Girls’ Secondary School for Standards 9 to 14 (now known as Form 1-6). In her last three years at Tabora Girls (1958-60), she was the school’s Head Girl. A first Tanzanian woman to enrol at University College Dar es Salaam for university degree studies, Julie Manning was also a first Tanzanian woman to study