UDSM Admission



The University of Dar es Salaam invites applications for admission from qualified candidates into its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the 2019/2020 Academic Year.  In this academic year, the University will offer a total of 98 undergraduate programmes and more than 189 Postgraduate Programmes leading to the award of certificates, diplomas, bachelor degrees, postgraduate diplomas, masters and PhD.  For more information, you may download details at the links : Undergraduate Admission Procedures Guide book or Postgraduate Admission Procedures Guidebook

All requisite information and guidelines to take the applicant through the application stages are provided from the respective Instructions tab. ie.  UNDERGRADUATE  tab  for those applying for Certificates, diplomas and  bachelor degrees and POSTGRADUATE tab for those applying for    postgraduate-diplomas, masters and PhD .

Applicants are reminded to register their names as they appear in Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) including index numbers where prompted.

Undergraduate applicants with foreign certificates are required to first present their certificates to the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) for verification at: www.necta.go.tz.. NECTA will issue them letters showing equivalence numbers and grades. Applicants with equivalent qualifications (e.g. holders of diplomas and certificates) are advised to obtain an award verification number (AVN) from the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) at www.nacte.go.tz.  

Postgraduate applicants with Foreign Certificates should have their certificates verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) at http://faas.tcu.go.tz/login.php upon receipt of admission letter and prior to joining the University of Dar es Salaam for studies.


Important Deadlines:


Round one: 15th July 2019 - 10th August 2019



Applications for September 2019/2020 intake are in progress

For inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us through the contacts below

General & Technical  Support



+255 22 241 0751

Technical  Support
  +255 73 785 7666
  +255 65 457 1698
Payment Issues

Admission Office 
+255 22 241 0544

+255 22 2410069/+255 22 2410016 admission.dpgs@udsm.ac.tz




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
     Note: to register for an account in the admission system you will need to supply the following details:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • 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.
  • And 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.
    Note: at this stage. Your username is: your email address

                                            Your Password is:   the password you supplied

Stage 2: make application:

  1. When you are successfully logged into your account you will find notification that your account is successfully activated (please open the notification)
  2. Click at    My Application button to start application
  3. You will be presented with four[4] steps to finish the application

              Step 1: MY PROFILE   

  1. Chose application category:
  2. Write names as they appear in your secondary certificates
  3. sex, Country of Citizenship and Disability Type if any

              Step 2: APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT

  • Non-refundable Application Fees are  :
    1. Local Students:  TZS. 10,000.00 (Ten Thousand only)  for bachelor degrees
    2. Local Students:  TZS. 20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand only)  for Diploma and Certificate Programmes
    3. 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


  1. For Direct Entry applicants with both form IV and VI results from NECTA

           Add index number and year and choose level

           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. 

        2. 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

       3.  For applicants with foreign certificates,  you will need to put results in the system
            and upload certificates in PDF format


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