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Open university of Tanzania

Address: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Description Open university of Tanzania

  • Established: 1992
  • Type: higher state educational institution
  • Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Language of instruction: English.

Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is an autonomous and accredited state university, established by Parliament Act No. 17 of 1992.

The educational institution offers educational programs at all levels of training, implemented at 5 faculties:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business management
  • Education
  • Science, Technology and Environmental Research
  • Legal.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Open university of Tanzania

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

The university offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • English language and linguistics
  • Business administration
  • Public administration
  • Journalism
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Education
  • Assessment and management of natural resources
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Right
  • Social Psychology
  • Data management
  • Human capital management
  • Environmental studies
  • Economy
  • Energy resources, etc.

Postgraduate diploma

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2-3 years.

The university offers programs in the following areas:

  • Business research
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Education
  • Pedagogy of technical and vocational education
  • Policy research
  • Right
  • Social work.


  • Dates: year-round.

Master's programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics and transport management
  • International Development and Cooperation
  • Education
  • Assessment and management of natural resources
  • Right
  • Applied Biotechnology
  • Curriculum Development
  • IT Technology Management
  • Human capital management
  • Chemistry
  • Economic development of society, etc.
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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round.

Doctoral programs in OUT are implemented in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Right
  • Business management.


  • OUT is the first university in the entire East African region to offer open and distance learning programs
  • The university’s academic programs are centrally regulated by the Tanzania Educational Institutions Commission (TCU).

Equipment Open university of Tanzania

OUT is located in the economic center and the largest city of Tanzania - Dar es Salaam. The material and technical base of the university includes:

  • Laboratories equipped with computers with all necessary software and hardware
  • The library
  • 69 training, 30 regional and 10 focal points.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Registration fees = 30 000TZS-50 000TZS
  • Student ID = 20 000TZS
  • Examination fees = 10 000TZS-20 000TZS
  • Student fees = 20 000TZS / year
  • Quality Assurance Fee = 20,000TZS / year.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university, you must submit an online application through the OAS electronic system, pay the registration fees and provide the relevant education documents.

Depending on the chosen program, additional requirements may be presented to applicants.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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