i) Applicants under Direct Entry Scheme
The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), in collaboration with University Institutions, National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and higher education institutions in the country established a Central Admission System (CAS) which became operational since the 2010/2011 admissions.
Applicants with direct qualifications i.e. those who have completed A-level secondary education (Form VI), apply through the Central Admission System as advertised by the TCU.
ii) Applicants under Equivalent Qualifications
Under this scheme applicants lodge their applications with the University of Dar es Salaam. All University of Dar es Salaam undergraduate degree programmes are advertised in the local media (newspapers) and on the University website. All applications are to be submitted by filling the requisite application forms and not through letters. Applicants are urged to apply after the programmes have been advertised and not before. Applicants are advised to obtain Application Forms and Instructions to Applicants from the Directorate of Undergraduate Studies through the following address:
Director of Undergraduate Studies
University of Dar es Salaam
P.O. Box 35091 Dar es Salaam,
Application forms and Instructions to Applicants can also be obtained at the offices of the Regional Education Officers in Mainland Tanzania, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education for Zanzibar, or can be downloaded from the University website at www.udsm.ac.tz
For Overseas student
The University of Dar es Salaam welcomes international students and makes every effort to assist them to get admission in its academic programs.
Anyone satisfying eligibility criteria for admission is welcome to apply; tuition fees and other charges of our programs are at a reasonable level. Foreign nationals currently living in Tanzania may also take the opportunity to join in the different programs. Applicants from abroad must obtain valid VISA to study at UDSM. The responsibility of getting VISAs to Tanzania through our respective embassies, and paying for relevant fees and charges for the issuance and/or extension of VISA lies with the students.