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We are delighted that you have decided to undertake your tertiary studies at the University of Dar es Salaam or are considering to do so. This website describes the range of our courses and different activities done at the University which will give you a flavor of life in our various campuses.

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The University of Dar es salaam (UDSM) offers various academic programmes leading to the award of certificates, diplomas, and degrees.


The University of Dar es salaam offers various postgraduate programmes leading to the award of postgraduate diploma, masters and PhD degrees.


The University of Dar es Salaam values the presence of international students and scholars and recognizes the important role they play in the life of the university.

Kate Sylvia Magdalene KAMBA

Kate Sylvia Magdalene Kamba, née Hamisi, is our ‘Alumna of the Month’ for April. Born on the 12th of June 1951 in Mtandi-Kwitonji village in Masasi District (southern Tanzania), she is the third child of Mr Patrick Peter Hamisi and Mama Mary Edna Hamisi. Kate obtained her early education at Mtandi Lower Primary School (for Standard I–IV 1959-1962), Mtandi Upper Primary School (for Std V, 1963) and Ndwika Upper Primary School (for Std VI–VIII, 1964-1966). Then she proceeded to Mtwara Girls Secondary School (for Form 1–4, 1967-1970) and Jangwani Secondary School in Dar es Salaam (for Form 5–6, 1971–1972), before joining Chang’ombe College of National Education for a Diploma in Education (1973–1974).

Peter Nicolas MATERU

Peter Nicolas Materu was born on February 24, 1954 in Uru, Moshi, in Kilimanjaro region and he went through primary and secondary education in schools both in and outside the village well to the level of Advanced-level (Form VI) examinations, which he passed so well. He remembered to have been an exemplary performer in science subjects, particularly in physics and mathematics – subjects which many youths tended to run away from. In 1975, he was admitted at the University of Dar es Salaam’s Faculty of Engineering for the BSc degree programme in engineering, specialising in electrical engineering. He earned his degree award in 1978.