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Republic of Tanzania

Capital: Dodoma
Located in East Africa

Higher Education in Tanzania

Types of Universities: The country has 26 universities (10 public and 16 private (Osuvat simon mollel) and 15 University colleges (4 public and 11 private). Universities and University Colleges are regulated by the Tanzania Commission for Universities. Many students study business, social sciences, and medicine. However, there is also a strong demand for technology based education, the arts, and humanities.

Academic Year: This varies from one University to another. However, in general, at the University level, the academic year starts from October to July with some universities require students to do projects and Field studies from July to September (2months)

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters as follows:

  1. Semester 1: From October to February
  2. Semester 2: From March to July.

However, there is no standard academic calendar for universities as each unive.. more

Types of Universities: The country has 26 universities (10 public and 16 private (Osuvat simon mollel) and 15 University colleges (4 public and 11 private). Universities and University Colleges are regulated by the Tanzania Commission for Universities. Many students study business, social sciences, and medicine. However, there is also a strong demand for technology based education, the arts, and humanities.

Academic Year: This varies from one University to another. However, in general, at the University level, the academic year starts from October to July with some universities require students to do projects and Field studies from July to September (2months)

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters as follows:

  1. Semester 1: From October to February
  2. Semester 2: From March to July.

However, there is no standard academic calendar for universities as each university is free to set its own calendar.

General Application Requirements:

For admission into an undergraduate degree, Tanzanian universities generally require you to present proof of completing one of the following requirements:

Applicants   with   foreign   certificates   will   be   required   to submit   their certificates   to   National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) for equivalence. To download equivalence form visit: http://www.necta.go.tz/fomu.html

Before  lodging  applications,  applicants  with  foreign  certificates  are  required  to  submit to  TCU  the  following documents for verification purpose:

  1. Certified copy (copies)of equivalence letter obtained from NECTA;
  2. Certified copy (copies) of Secondary School Certificate obtained outside Tanzania or different from NECTA education system;

iii. A copy of local Secondary Education certificate obtained from Tanzania (If any)

Note: Applicants with certain college/university diplomas may be eligible for advance standing.

For postgraduate programs, the entry requirements are:

-A good second class honors degree from a recognized institution for admission into a Masters Program or a postgraduate diploma.

-A good Masters degree for admission into a PhD program.

For certain courses like an MBA program, work experience might also be required.

Program Duration:

Certificate Programme: usually takes 1 month to 1 year to complete.
Higher Diploma: usually takes 1-2 years to complete.
Bachelors Degree: usually takes 4 years to complete.
Masters Degree: Usually takes 2 years after a Bachelor’s degree.
Doctorate Degree (PhD): usually takes 3 years after a Master’s degree.

Post Graduate Opportunities:

After graduation from Tanzania, one can move to the career as per the track one chose in the university. The best is to become a lawyer, medical doctor, NGO employee, oil and gas engineer, finance manager, pilot, or financial analyst- all these jobs are of the high demand in Tanzania with very handsome salaries.

Promising sectors of the Tanzanian economy includes Agriculture, Industry, energy and construction, Banking and Insurance, Tourism, Transport, Water supply and sanitation etc.

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Schools / universities in Tanzania

  • Dar es salaam (
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  • Mwanza (
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  • About Tanzania

    Overview:

    At 947,303 square kilometers. Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa and the 31st largest in the world, ranked between the larger Egypt and smaller Nigeria. It borders Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zam.. more

    At 947,303 square kilometers. Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa and the 31st largest in the world, ranked between the larger Egypt and smaller Nigeria. It borders Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. Tanzania is located on the eastern coast of Africa and has an Indian Ocean coastline approximately 1,424 kilometers long. It also incorporates several offshore islands, including Unguja (Zanzibar), Pemba, and Mafia. The country is the site of Africa’s highest and lowest points: Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 meters above sea level, and the floor of Lake Tanganyika, at 352 meters below sea level, respectively.

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    Fees & Living Costs:

    -Tuition Fees-Academic fees generally vary widely from one degree program to the other and from one university to another. Private education institutions are generally a bit expensive than the public ones. Tuition fees at Tanzanian universities are between about 2,500 USD – 7,000 USD per year. How.. more

    -Tuition Fees-Academic fees generally vary widely from one degree program to the other and from one university to another. Private education institutions are generally a bit expensive than the public ones. Tuition fees at Tanzanian universities are between about 2,500 USD – 7,000 USD per year. However, willing students can work part-time and make a good living in Tanzania.

    -Cost of Living- Living in Tanzania doesn’t cost a student very much. For instance, a meal in an inexpensive restaurant would cost them around $4. Transportation expenses are quite low as well. Students need to spend only $0.25 for a one-way ticket on local transport, and around $21 for an unlimited monthly pass. The prices of an apartment (1 bedroom) in the city centre are around $500 and $420 for an apartment (1 bedroom) outside the city centre.

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    Student Visas:

    In order for a person to study in Tanzania, the prospective student should first have:
    1. An offer of admission from a recognized and accredited Institution in Tanzania including dates of enrollment.

    2. For students other than those from EAC a St.. more

    In order for a person to study in Tanzania, the prospective student should first have:
    1. An offer of admission from a recognized and accredited Institution in Tanzania including dates of enrollment.

    2. For students other than those from EAC a Student Visa for Tanzania and / or entry permit before proceeding to Tanzania.

    3. Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

    If accepted, students are given permission to reside in Ghana for the extent of their term in school.

    No matter what nationality the student is from the following requirements must be met before a Student Visa for Ghana will be issued:
    1. Visa applications for minors under 18 years, should be accompanied with a notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.

    2. Proof of admission letter from an accredited institution.

    3. Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Tanzania.

    4. Proof of exemption or payment of the required course fees.

    5. Proof of a guarantee of accommodation

    Sometimes, financial statements are needed as per the demand of university council.

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    Interesting Facts:

    * Tanzania boasts some of the best national parks in the world. The Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous and best-loved parks, and is home to more than one million species of large mammals. It’s also a World Heritage Site, and has also had the honour of being named a 7th world wonder.

    * Tanzania also features the largest population of ele.. more

    * Tanzania boasts some of the best national parks in the world. The Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous and best-loved parks, and is home to more than one million species of large mammals. It’s also a World Heritage Site, and has also had the honour of being named a 7th world wonder.

    * Tanzania also features the largest population of elephants; which can be found in the Selous Game Reserve.

    *Standing some 5,895 meters above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest in Africa, and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. It’s also home to almost every kind of ecological system there is, from cultivated land, to rainforest, alpine desert, and arctic summit.

    * Undoubtedly, the most exciting part of your journey through Tanzania is the Mara River crossing, where massive herds of wild beasts make their way to the Masai Mara, braving crocodiles, and danger at every turn.

    * Baobabs are a beautiful and fascinating tree that can be seen in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. Some species of the Baobab can live 1,000 years, or longer, although the oldest one, found in South Africa, is believed to be an astounding 6,000 years old.

    * Tanzania is the home of the coconut crab. This crab, the largest crab in the world (and reportedly one of the most delicious), can be found on Chumbe Island of Zanzibar.

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