The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) started in 1961 as a College of the University of London. In 1963 it became a Constituent College of the University of East Africa.
It was formerly established in August 1970, as a National University, through the University of Dar es Salaam Act number 12 of 1970.
It was established with three main objectives, namely:
- To transmit knowledge as a basis of action, from one generation to another;
- To act as a centre for advancing frontiers of knowledge through scientific research; and
- To meet the high level human resource needs of the Tanzanian society.
In 1961, the University started with the Faculty of Law. It expanded over the years with the establishment of the numerous Faculties and Institutes. It established a number of Colleges, some of which were later evolved into independent fully-fledged universities.
In 1963, a School of Medicine was established within the premises of the then Princess Margaret Hospital. In 1968 the School became a Faculty of Medicine of the University College of Dar es Salaam, a constituent college of the University of East Africa.
With the creation of the University of Dar es Salaam in 1970, the Faculty became the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Dar es Salaam. In July 1991 the Faculty of Medicine was upgraded into a constituent collegeof the University of Dar es Salaam – the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS).
The umbrella act for universities – The Universities Act number 7 of 2005 paved the way in 2007 for the elevation of MUCHS into a fully-fledged university – theMuhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).
The University of Dar es Salaam Act number 12 of 1970 provided an enabling setting in 1996 for the transformation of former Ardhi Institute into a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam under the name the University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS).
Over a decade UCLAS was nurtured and its programs and infrastructureexpanded. The umbrella act for universities – The Universities Act number 7 of 2005 paved the way in 2007 for the elevation of UCLAS into an independent institution – theArdhi University (ARU).
Further developments have been witnessed with the establishment of two new Constituent Colleges, namelythe Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) and the Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE).DUCE was established in September 2005 by upgrading the former Dar es Salaam Teachers College.
It admitted its first batch of students in the academic year 2005/06. MUCEwas established by upgrading the former Mkwawa High School. The College started admitting students in the academic year 2006/07. The two Colleges focus on the training of teachers for secondary schools in response to the needs of the Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP) and Secondary Education Development Programme (SEDP).
“To become a leading Centre of Intellectual Wealth spearheading the Quest for Sustainable and Inclusive Development”
“The University of Dar es Salaam will advance the economic, social and technological development of Tanzania and beyond through excellent teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange”
How to apply Undergraduate programmes at UDSM
Instructions on how to apply for various Undergraduate programmes at UDSM
STAGE 1: REGISTRATION FOR AN ADMISSION ACCOUNT:
Register for an account in our system through the button (REGISTRATION) at the UNDERGRADUATE tab
To register for an account in the admission system you will need to supply the following details:
- First name
- Email Address
- Mobile Telephone Number
- To finalize registration you will need to put in a password of your choice that you will use whenever you wish to log into the admission system.
- Lastly, fill in the characters captcha as will be shown in the page, i.e. Captcha then click register button at the bottom to register for an account.
If you are successfully registered, then the system will send an email to your email address, please log into your email account to activate your admission account.
Use the link sent into your email to log into our Admission system
At this stage. Your username is: Your email address
Your Password is: the password you supplied
STAGE 2: MAKE APPLICATION:
When you are successfully logged into your account you will find notification that your account is successfully activated (please open the notification)
Click at My Application button to start application
You will be presented with four steps to finish the application
Step 1: MY PROFILE
Chose application category:
Write names as they appear in your secondary certificates
Sex, Country of Citizenship and Disability Type if any
Step 2: APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT
Non-refundable Application Fees are :
Local Students: TZS. 10,000.00 (Ten Thousand only) for bachelor degrees
Local Students: TZS. 20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand only) for Diploma and Certificate Programmes
Foreign Students USD. 45.00 (forty five US Dollar only)
For Tanzanians: use the reference number shown in admission system to pay application fee by using mobile money services ie. Mpesa, Tigo Pesa, Airtel Money, etc.
Foreign Applicants: application fee is payable using the SWIFT code: NLCBTZTX through A/C Number: 012105005554, University of Dar es Salaam, NBC Bank, Samora Branch.
Payment procedures of application fee for local students using mobile money services are detailed below:
Use the reference number and the amount shown there after getting control number , to pay application fee by using mobile money services ie. Mpesa, Tigo Pesa, Airtel Money etc.
Application Fee Payment Details:
For those with Vodacom Number,
Open your mpesa by dialling *150*00#
Then chose 4 LIPA kwa M-Pesa
Then chose 4 Weka namba ya kampuni
Then Business number/Namba ya kampuni: 888999
The Reference number/ number ya kumbukumbu ya malipo: take from your Admission system account at the make payment button
The reference number is shown in red colour: eg.Reference no 99143XXXXXXX
For those with Tigo Number,
Open your Tigo-Pesa Number dialling *150*01#
Then chose 4 LIPA Bili, PAY bill
Then chose 3 Weka namba ya kampuni
Then Business number/Namba ya kampuni: 888999
Then Reference number/ number ya kumbukumbu ya malipo: take from your Admission system account at the make payment button,
the reference number is shown in red colour: eg.Reference no 99143XXXXXX
For those with Airtel Number,
Airtel Money Number dialling *150*60#
Then chose 5 Lipia bili
Then chose 4 Weka namba ya kampuni
Then Business number/Namba ya kampuni ni: 888999
The Reference number/ number ya kumbukumbu ya malipo: take from your Admission system account at the make payment button, the reference number is shown in red colour: eg. Reference no: 99143XXXXXXX
After payment, the system will automatically update and allow you to proceed to step3
Step 3: ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
For Direct Entry applicants with both form IV and VI results from NECTA Add index number and year and choose level. Example:
Index no: S0110/0092/2014 level O-LEVEL
Then click add sitting Index no:S0110/0088/2017 level A-LEVEL
Then click add sitting if you have multiple sittings then you can add all sittings that you wish to be considered in the selection process.
For Equivalent applicants with form IV results from NECTA Add index number and year and choose level Then upload your Diploma certificates in the system in PDF format
For applicants with foreign certificates, you will need to put results in the system and upload certificates in PDF format
Step 4: PROGRAMME CHOICES
Choose from the List of available Programmes and the application choice number.
Note: choose the programmes in the selected List and if you put choice 1, means that is your first choice, the second is your second choice…etc. the selection proces will also consider your choice priorities
The application window will open on 31 August 2020. However, keep on visiting this webpage for updates >