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    Tanzania Student Visa

    If you want to live an adventurous life, Tanzania is a perfect place for you to study.

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      It is a state in East Africa with incredible wildlife, diverse culture and fascinating old town. Every year students from all over the world choose to study in Tanzania. It is one of the most trendy destinations for travellers and home to various best and huge parks. About 80% of the population of Tanzania is Muslim or Christian, and the other 15% are animist.

      From meadows to wooded areas, rocky outcrops, and mountain peaks, there is so much to offer. It is a fascinating travel destination as well as known for its high standard of the educational system. If you are considering it as a study abroad destination, we will guide you with everything about the Tanzania Student Visa.


      How to get a Tanzania Student Visa?

      Everyone who wants to study in Tanzania needs to apply for a Tanzania Student Visa. It can be a single entry or multiple entries and allows you to live in the state for the length of your study, research, or exchange program.

      To get a Tanzania student visa, you need to register in a concerned recognized educational institution in Tanzania. If you are an EAC student or an exchange student, you are eligible to receive your student visa free of charge. You also need to obtain an acceptance letter from the concerned educational institution in Tanzania.

      Note that citizens of several states are allowed to enter Tanzania without a visa for a specified period.


      Requirements for Tanzania Student Visa

      You must have the following documents to obtain a student visa for Tanzania.

      1. Completed Tanzania Student Visa Application Form

      2. Valid Passport

      3. Passport size photo

      4. Proof of accommodation in Tanzania

      5. Evidence of enough financial funds

      6. An acceptance letter from the recognized educational institution in Tanzania

      7. Yellow fever vaccination 

      8. Proof of payment for Tanzania visa

      9. Academic certificates


      Cost of a Tanzania Student Visa

      Usually, the cost of a Tanzania Student visa is between USD 50 to USD 550.

      Processing time of a Tanzania Student Visa

      It will take about ten days for a Tanzania visa processing.

      Who requires a special clearance before issuance of the Tanzania visa?

      The nationals of several states need special clearance (Referral visa) from the Commissioner-General of Immigration before issuance of the Tanzania visa. The citizens of the following countries fall under the Category of Referral visa. 

      • Afghanistan
      • Azerbaijan
      • Bangladesh
      • Chad
      • Djibouti
      • Ethiopia
      • Eritrea
      • Equatorial Guinea
      • Kazakhstan Republic
      • Kyrgyzstan
      • Lebanon
      • Mali
      • Mauritania
      • Niger
      • Palestine
      • Senegal
      • Somalia
      • Sri Lanka
      • Somali land
      • Sierra Leone
      • Tajikistan
      • Turkmenistan
      • Uzbekistan and
      • Stateless persons or refugee status


      How to apply for a Referral Visa?

      You can apply for a referral visa either through your host in Tanzania or to apply directly online by attaching the following attachments: 

      • Passport size photo
      • A valid copy of Passport 
      • Covering letter from a registered Institution in Tanzania
      • Payment of the visa fee (Around 50 USD)

      Note that it will take at least two months of processing.


      Some Top Rated Universities in Tanzania

      The following is the list of some of the best universities in Tanzania.

      • University of Dar es Salaam
      • Sokoine University of Agriculture
      • The University of Dodoma
      • Mzumbe University
      • The State University of Zanzibar
      • Tumaini University Makumira
      • St. Augustine University of Tanzania
      • Muslim University of Morogoro
      • Mount Meru University

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