University of Dar es Salaam

P.O. Box 35091, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

University of Dar es Salaam

More about University of Dar es Salaam

The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is a public university established in 1970 by the Act of Parliament No. 12 of 1970. The university is guided by different instruments including the Universities Act No. 7 of 2005; University Charter of 2007; University Vision 2061; Corporate Strategic Plan; Five-Year Rolling Strategic Plan and numerous policies and guidelines. The university has a three-tier organisational structure in the form of the central administration; colleges/schools/institutes; and departments. The university’s aim is to become a leading centre of intellectual wealth, spearheading Tanzania’s and Africa’s quest for sustainable and inclusive development.

Key statistics

  • 17,444
    Number of Students
  • 16.7
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 1 : 99
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016

Where we are


P.O. Box 35091
Dar es Salaam