General Information

This 3-year programme provides an opportunity for advanced research training in Computer Science.  Each student conducts guided scientific research that leads to the submission of a thesis.

Entry Requirements

A relevant master degree of the University of Dar es Salaam or from any other university that is recognized by TCU.

Fee Structure

Information on the most recent fee structure can be obtained through the office of Head of Department, or from the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, University of Dar es Salaam.

Application for Admission

Applications for admission into this programme can be submitted through the UDSM online postgraduate application system.

Department Level

Students start to develop their research proposals at the beginning of the programme. These proposals are presented in respective research groups and department for feedback and approval to higher levels. To allow enough time for research and thesis writing, students are expected to complete proposal development and defence at the department and higher levels within the first six months of the programme.Theses are also presented in the department and research groups before the college level.

College Level

Proposals/Theses approved by the departments are further processed by the college. A proposal approved by the college means that a student can progress with their research, after obtaining appropriate clearance.

A thesis approved by the college goes through the examination process whereby suitable internal and external examiners are identified for the same. Reports from both examiners are used to plan the viva and determine the candidate's fate.

University Level


Further information on university requirements and procedures for research students can be obtained from here.

Other Information

Information on  postponement, extension, freezing, and other PG guidelines can be obtained from the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, University of Dar es Salaam.