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Studying in Tanzania

Due to the relatively low standard of living many people from East Africa and beyond often consider coming to study in Tanzania. The country’s education system comprises three levels; basic, secondary and tertiary. In most tertiary institutions international students may pay a slightly higher fee than the local students. However, the living standards in many parts of Tanzania are very affordable making it an ideal location that can support exploration and study.

For students interested in archaeology, Tanzania is an ideal location as it is home to Olduvai Gorge, the site where the earliest human fossil was collected. Students interested in wildlife or conservation studies will benefit immensely from studying close by the Serengeti Reserve. The vast Serengeti ecosystem spans two countries, is one of the best places to visit in Africa and is home of the annual spectacle of the wildebeest migration. Tanzania has a wide range of bio diversity and is home to the largest crab species, the coconut crab. In addition to this the agriculturally oriented country is a suitable location for studies on agriculture and forestry.

The University of Dar Es Salam (city of peace), is Tanzania’s oldest university. The institution was established in 1961 as an affiliate college of the London University. It is the oldest and biggest public university in Tanzania offering a wide range of academic programs. The university has large student base composed of slightly over 20,000 students. Prospective students can enrol here or with private universities. For students coming to Tanzania for studies or to conduct research a valid visa is required. For people coming from countries without a Tanzanian mission, the visa may be granted at the entry point.

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