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About UDSM

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) — public non-profit university. It is located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 1970 — which is why it is considered one of the youngest in the country. As an active member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of African Universities (AAU), UDSM is participating in developing the academic environment.

The educational institution is in the top-1500 of Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

UDSM conducts various scientific activities and is inviting students to join the research.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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UDSM tuition fees

The academic calendar at UDSM is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. For local citizens, tuition fees at UDSM start from 1 USD. International students pay a minimum of 5,000 USD per year. Check the university website for up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

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UDSM campus

The city campus of UDSM provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Dar es Salaam has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. University students have access to the library. It contains a collection of scientific papers, textbooks and fiction. UDSM regularly accepts students for international exchange programs, providing both local and international students with the opportunity to come into contact with different cultures and gain unique experience.

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What to do after graduation

There are several options to stay in the country after graduation. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Read more about this on the embassy website. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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