Directorate of Internationalization, Convocation and Advancement (DICA) offers a wide range of services to international scholars, visitors and exchange students, these include:

  • Acting as Central Administrative support and front office for UDSM international collaborations
  • Fostering international mobility opportunities for UDSM Staff and students to and from institutions within the framework of UDSM and foreign institutions through Exchange Programmes that include Occasional Students + Short-term Exchange and Tailored programmes.
  • Handling general inquiries from prospective scholars.
  • Developing relevant strategic policies, action-plans, and guidelines for international collaborations and partnerships as well as overseeing their implementation
  • Coordinating activities arising out of UDSM membership in various sub-regional, regional and global institutions and consortia.
  • Organizing suitable accommodation for Academic scholars, exchange students and International visitors.
  • Supporting International students to register
  • Coordinating communication between scholars and academic units.
  • Processing academic transcripts for International students.
  • Organizing cultural orientations, campus tours and trips
  • Assist Academic Scholars, International Students and Visitors to secure various permits i.e. work permits, study permits and research permits


►Office Location: DICA office is located at Dr. Wilbert Chagula Old Library Building

►Contact Information:

Tel:    +255 22 2410615

Mob.: +255 739 959 545


►Postal Address: Directorate of Internationalization, Convocation and Advancement

P.O.Box 35091,

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania