The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) 


IAU Member


top General Information


Street:Kawawa Road
Kinondoni Municipality
P.O. Box 23409

City:Dar es Salaam

Tel.:+255(22) 266-8992 +255(22) 266-8835 +255(22) 266-8445

Fax:+255(22) 266-8759


Other Sites

30 Regional Centres; 10 Coordinating Centres, of which one is in Zanzibar and one in Pemba; two in Kenya (Egerton and Njoro), one in Rwanda (Kibungo), one in Namibia and one in Uganda.

Institution Funding



Founded 1992. Acquired present status 1994.

Academic Year

September to August

Admission Requirements

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination, or equivalent, plus 3 credit passes or 5 passes in Certificate of Secondary Education Examination. May also sit for Foundation Course exam.

Tuition Fees

National:1,200,000 per annum for Bachelor's degree; 300,000-600,000 per annum for other undergraduate diplomas an certificates. (TZS)



Accrediting Agency

Tanzania Commission for Universities (TUC)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Mizengo Pinda

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

top Divisions

Faculty : Arts and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Demography and Population, Development Studies, Economics, English, Geography (Human), Government, History, International Relations, Journalism, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Tourism

Faculty : Business Management

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Government, Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing

Faculty : Education

Fields of study:Adult Education, Art Education, Business Education, Curriculum, Distance Education, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Foreign Languages Education, Science Education, Special Education, Teacher Training

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Civil Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Studies, Human Rights, Information Technology, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Telecommunications Engineering

Faculty : Science, Technology and Environmental Studies

Fields of study:Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Home Economics, Information Technology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Physics, Zoology

More details:FSTES

Institute : Continuing Education

Fields of study:Distance Education, Educational Sciences, Primary Education

Institute : Educational Technology

Fields of study:Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Data Processing, Educational Technology

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Postgraduate Diploma

Fields of study:Social Policy, Social Work

Master's Degree

Fields of study:African Languages, Business Administration, Economics, Gender Studies, Geography, Government, History, Human Resources, Library Science, Linguistics, Social Work, Sociology, Tourism, Transport Management

Doctor of Philosophy

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences

top Academic Periodicals


Huria Journal

Journal of Issues and Practices in Education

Law Journal

Updated on 26-08-2016