(A Constituent College of Tumaini University Makumira)

University Information

How you'll study

Teaching and assessment methods vary depending on your course and whether you're at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Teaching and assessment methods vary depending on your course of study, but we offer an exciting and dynamic range of activities to get you thinking - and doing.

Group work, seminars, exams, placements

Typical teaching methods could include:

    Case studies this is where you'll get to look at how real-life events have had an impact on what you are studying. Law students will look at real legal cases, while marketing students could study strategies used by a famous company to get us to buy their products.
    Group work - two heads are better than one! An opportunity to work with your fellow students on a piece of work or project. You'll work together, sharing ideas and knowledge, which may involve you giving a presentation on your findings.
    Lectures - your chance to benefit from the expertise of those who know. A lot of information can pass from the lecturer to you in a couple of hours and the notes you take will be invaluable for your course work and exams.
    Practical fieldwork - an opportunity to escape from the lecture theatre or laboratory and maybe even get your hands dirty! This is where you'll pick up the practical skills that go alongside the theory.
    Seminars/tutorials - where you can get together in smaller groups to look in more depth at the issues raised in lectures. You can add your own thoughts and opinions which can often lead to a debate. Tutorials are normally on a smaller scale than seminars which often include oral presentations. You'll get experience of presenting a topic - a highly valued skill by today's employers.
    Work placements - the chance to gain some crucial, hands-on experience of the working world, which could involve a few weeks to a full year in industry.

Study time

The University's official teaching day runs from 8am to 4.30pm Morning session, and evening begn 5pm - 10pm:

    Examinations - test your ability to work and cope under pressure. They're normally held at the end of each semester. A revision period will give you chance to study in-depth for your exams.
    Oral presentations - the delivery of a topic, either individually or in groups, usually to your fellow students in small tutorial sessions. For example, computing students may be asked to present the design of a new information system.
    Project work - involves working on a problem in-depth either individually or in groups to arrive at a solution or answer to a set problem.
    Reports/essays - written ways of relating your understanding of a particular subject. This could involve critically evaluating a topic and coming up with your own answer with evidence to back up your conclusions. English students, for example, may be asked to write an essay about on a particular aspect of a novel.
    Dissertation - An extension of the essay involving an in-depth critical study of a subject and compilation of an extensive report. Forms a major part of your final year assessment. Social Sciences students can expect to produce between 8,000 to 10,000 words.

International Students
Tuition fee

In most cases International students may be expected to pay higher tuition fees compared to home students, please refer to financial page or for more information contact Bursar's office via bursar@tudarco.ac.tz

About the Visa

The visa is designed for international students applying to study in Tanzania and whose main course of study is one of the following:

    Bachelor degree
    Associate degree
    Graduate certificate
    Graduate diploma
    Masters by coursework.

Who is the visa for?

For most students are who are not Tanzanian citizens need a visa to enter and remain in Tanzania during the period of study. Before leaving your country you should contact the Tanzania High commission or the Embassy depending on the country your are coming from.

How much will the visa cost?

You must pay a non-refundable visa application charge when you lodge your visa application.

How the Visa Works

Before you apply for this visa, you must have applied for and been accepted to study full-time at Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College.

Length of stay

The visa allows you to stay in Tanzania for the duration of your course. It permits multiple entries to Tanzania.

Note: If your student visa expires before your graduation, you can apply for a Visitor visa. You will need a letter from College admission office or Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs which states the date of your graduation.

Applying for this visa

Complete applications

When you lodge your application, it is important that you include all the required documents with your application. Lodging a complete application assists case officers to quickly process your application.

If you cannot provide all the supporting documentation when you lodge your visa application, tell the department which documents are missing and when you expect to be able to provide them. Incomplete applications may be delayed or, in some cases, refused.

Passport details

Your visa will be linked to the passport number you used in your application. You must use the same passport to travel to and from Tanzania. Your passport should be valid for at least six months from the time you lodge the application.

Important: To avoid significant delays at your departure point for Tanzania, you must advise the department of new passport details before you travel to Tanzania.

Other costs

There may also be other costs associated with the application, such as translating documents into English or Swahili. You will also need to pay for any medical examinations.
If required, you may also need to provide a police check. Charges for obtaining police checks vary in each country. When required to obtain your own police checks, you are personally responsible for all arrangements and charges.