University of Dar es Salaam UDSM Admissions 2021/2022

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University of Dar es Salaam UDSM Admissions 2021/ 2022 | UDSM Admissions 2021/2022 | UDSM Call for applications 2021/2022

Applications are invited from qualified candidates wishing to pursue Bachelor Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates of the University of Dar es Salaam. All prospective applicants can start lodging their applications online at from 15th June 2021.


a) Direct entry Applicants  

  • Form Six applicants; and 
  • Form Six applicants with foreign certificates (e.g. Cambridge, IB-Diploma  etc.) recognized by NECTA as equivalent to Advanced Certificate of  Secondary Education Examination. 
  1. b) Equivalent Qualifications Applicants 
  • Applicants with Diploma in teacher education; 
  • Applicants with Full Technician Certificates (FTC); 
  • Applicants who completed their Ordinary Diploma in technical education  (NTA Level 6); 
  • All applicants with other diplomas (non-NTA level 6) from Tanzanian  institutions recognized by TCU/NACTE; and 
  • All applicants with diplomas from outside Tanzania which have been recognized by TCU/NACTE; 

General Minimum Entry Requirements for Bachelor Degrees 

(a) Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) or equivalent,  with passes in FIVE approved subjects THREE of which must be at Credit  level obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary  Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) or equivalent; 

AND (Direct Applicants)

(b) Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) with  two principal passes with a total of 4.0 points in Two Subjects defining the  admission into the respective programme. 


  1. For all Applicants except Graduates of 2014 and 2015:  

o A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E = 1; S = 0.5 and F = 0 point  

o The minimum Principal in this case is an ‘E’ grade.  

  1. For graduates of 2014 and 2015:  

o A = 5; B+ = 4; B = 3; C = 2; D = 1; E = 0.5 and F = 0 point.  

o The minimum Principal in this case is a ‘D’ grade.  

  1. For Arts programmes:  

o Principal Level Passes in appropriate subjects in the A.C.S.E.E. or  equivalent with total points from three subjects not below 5  

  1. Principal level passes in Divinity/Islamic Knowledge are not counted OR (Equivalent Applicants) 

An appropriate equivalent Diploma of a GPA not less than 3.5 for Ordinary  Diplomas or B average for Teacher Education and Health Related diplomas or  Distinction for unclassified awards or B grade for Full Technician Certificates or  Upper Second Class for non-NTA diplomas obtained from a college which is fully  registered by TCU/NACTE and approved by the UDSM Senate. 

Note: Entry qualifications into Diploma and Certificates along with detailed Entry  Requirements for Bachelor Degrees can be obtained from the admission  guidebooks and specific announcements downloadable from  


All applications are processed through the Online Admission System of the University of  Dar es Salaam (UDSM-OLAS) at Applicants are required  to pay a non-refundable application fee of ten thousand Tanzanian shillings (TZS  10,000) for Tanzanians. All payments may be done through banks or mobile payment i.e.  

M-Pesa, Tigo-Pesa, Halopesa, T-pesa and Airtel-Money after obtaining a control number. 

Applicants based abroad will be allowed to get through the electronic application process  without payment but they will be required to pay 10 USD upon arrival. 


It is an offence to submit false information when applying for admission. Applicants who  will be discovered to have submitted fake certificates or any other false information will  not be considered and appropriate legal actions will be taken against them. 


About University of Dar es Salaam

A renowned and highly ranked University in Africa, the University of Dar es Salaam stands as the most prestigious University in Tanzania. It is a comprehensive University that caters for the entire East and Southern African region, offering a wide range of academic disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The University of Dar es Salaam is home to most qualified and internationally acknowledged scholars in Africa. By this announcement, applications are now open to qualified candidates from Tanzania, the East and Southern African region and beyond, who wish to pursue undergraduate degree programmes for the academic year 2021/2022.

The University of Dar es salaam (UDSM) offers various academic programmes leading to the award of certificates, diplomas, and degrees. A total of 88 Undergraduate Degree Programmes are offered at various academic units of the University. You may download the UDSM Admission Procedures Guidebook from (Undergraduates section) for information about all programmes and their requirements.

Applications for admission are invited from qualified candidates wishing to pursue various undergraduate degree programmes for the academic year 2021/2022. All requisite information and guidelines to take the applicant through the application stages are provided from the Instructions tab. Applicants are reminded to register their names as they appear in their O & A level certificates; likewise their index numbers where prompted.

All Direct applicants with Foreign Certificates should first present their certificates to the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) for verification. They will in turn be given letters showing NECTA equivalent grades, copies of which should also be uploaded together with other certificates. Further information on NECTA verification can be obtained from

Equivalent applicants are advised to obtain a special unique number from National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) which will be required when applying in the system. For further information about NACTE verification process please consult them at




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