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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 602 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Tanzania.

Academic year: 

  • O-Level (I-IV):
    • 1st semester: Early January-early June
    • 2nd semester: Mid July-early December 
  • A-Level (V-VI):
    • 1st semester: Early/mid July-early December
    • 2nd semester: Early January-early June

Major school holidays/break: 

  • O-Level (I-IV):
    • 1st semester: Late March-early April
    • 2nd semester: Early September-mid September
  • A-Level (V-VI):
    • 1st semester: Early September-mid September
    • 2nd semester: Late March-early April

Major exam period(s): 

  • O-Level (I-IV): Early November-late November
  • A-Level (V-VI): Mid May

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3, 4 (Engineering, Architecture, Law), 5 (Medicine, Pharmacy)

The language of instruction in universities: English

Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Law, Medicinae Baccalaureus (Medicine), Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Laws, Doctor of Philosophy