Joining Instructions

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Joining Instruction 2024-25

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Joining Instruction 2024-25

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Joining Instruction 2024-25 admission student portal application prospectus. The University of Dar es Salaam is a public university in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It was established in 1961 as an affiliate college of the University of London. The university became an affiliate of the University of East Africa in 1963, shortly after Tanzania gained its independence from the United Kingdom. In 1970, UEA split into three independent universities: Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and the University of Dar es Salaam. Welcome to our website

Congratulations to all new comers! Welcome to the University of Dar es Salaam, 2024/2025 intake! You are joining a long and storied academic journey and we are pleased to introduce you to the community at the Hill.


Prospective students selected to join the Mwalimu J.K. Nyerere Mlimani Campus (which includes the Main Campus, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication [SJMC], the College of Information and Communication Technologies [CoICT]) should report at the Main Campus on 14th November 2024.

Applicants selected for admission into the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE), Mbeya College of Health and Allied Sciences (MCHAS) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) should report directly at their respective campuses on the same date.

On arrival, prospective students at the Mwalimu J.K. Nyerere Mlimani Campus will have to observe the following:

  • There will be Guides at the campuses’ entry points to assist them with directions.
  • The Guides and other Officials will be on duty from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.
  • Admission issues for prospective students admitted at the Mwalimu Nyerere Mlimani Campus will be handled in Nkrumah Hall from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.
  • On the arrival day, prospective students are advised to avoid carrying heavy luggage so as to minimize inconveniences that may occur as they will have to move from one location to another for registration purposes.

Prospective students arriving at DUCE, MUCE, MCHAS, and IMS will be guided by officials as they report at their respective campuses.


The prospective HESLB and Private sponsored students must pay their due tuition fees and direct costs to complete their registration. The table 1 and 2 summarize the UDSM tuition fees for various programmes and university direct costs.

In addition, students are required to have sufficient funds to cater for Special College/School/Institute requirements. Such requirements may be in the form of boots, overalls, compass sets, drawing boards, track suits, gloves, masks, etc. as well as funds for industrial/practical training or teaching practice depending on the programme.

Applicants are urged to consult the latest University prospectus for specific requirements by their colleges/schools or consult the units that they intend to apply for more details, including indicative cost implication.


All payments should be done online through the University Students’ Academic Registration Information System (ARIS) account at by following the steps below:

  • Log into your ARIS account
  • Click on MYPAYMENTS link
  • Click on CREATE NEW PAYMENT link.
  • Choose items you want to pay for, by clicking at the check boxes and specify the amount that you wish to pay for: then click the button SAVE and request a control number.
  • Use the control number that system has provided after few seconds of step 4 to pay for the selected items.
  • Use the control number to make your payment(s) at the NEAREST BANK or by Mobile –Money.


All students should have the following during registration:

  • Two colored passport size photographs,
  • Admission letter indicating UDSM students’ registration number and form IV index number,
  • Two copies of registration forms duly filled with students’ information,
  • The names appearing on the registration forms should match the ones appearing in the O-level and A-level/diploma certificates as well as the admission letter. No additional names will be accepted.
  • International students should bring certificates issued by their respective examinations Boards and not testimonials from their Secondary School Headmasters/Headmistresses.


Registration of courses in various academic units will be conducted as per the orientation week programme issued by the office of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.


No student will be permitted to change the degree they have been selected to pursue without the approval of the Senate. The procedures for changing a course will be on condition that:

  • The student is registered,
  • There is a vacancy in a programme of interest,
  • The student has met the criteria and cut-off points used to select students to the programme,
  • The transfer can take place not later than the Friday of the fourth week after the beginning of the first semester, and
  • The application is done online at
  • Transfers from education programmes are not entertained.

NOTE: HESLB beneficiaries will not get any additional fund from the Board if they opt to transfer to programmes with higher fees.

UDSM Joining Instruction 2024/2025 PDF FILE


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