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University Tests in Tanzania

TOEFL | IELTS | SAT | ACT | GRE | BMAT | STEP | MLAT | IMAT | UKCAT
Page last updated 6 May 2019
This page is designed to assist students in Tanzania who need to take various tests for university or college admission or for employment purposes outside Tanzania. The information on this page may be inaccurate or out of date, and you are recommended to check the individual test websites (links given below) for accurate details.

For many tests, you will be required to register online about six weeks before the test and must pay with an internationally valid credit card. The fees given below are the amount you will pay if you pay directly using a credit card.


If you do not have a credit card, it is now possible to easily get a Mastercard in Tanzania with an M-Pesa account. In M-Pesa go to:
4 Pay by MPesa | 6 MPesa Mastercard | 1 Create Card
and create your own card using part of your MPesa balance. MPesa will send you a card number, CVV code and expiry date, which you can then use to pay online.


If payment with a credit card is still a problem for you, you may contact the supervisor on supervisor@tsws.uk (at least 2 weeks before the registration deadline) for assistance (tests in Moshi only). We can also provide advice regarding any of the tests being held in Moshi.

For support and advice with university applications or test preparation, you may wish to contact TANSAO (Tanzania Student Achievement Organization) at www.tansao.info.

Many tests will require you to use your passport (original) or government-issued photo-ID as proof of your identity. You must ensure that your name and date of birth on your ID document is EXACTLY the same as the name and date of birth that you provide when registering.

The following tests are available in Tanzania:

TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test

Purpose: TOEFL® is required by many institutions worldwide to demonstrate that you have a good level of English language proficiency. Most countries will allow you to take either the Paper-delivered test or the Internet-based test. TOEFL® is not usually valid in the UK.
Location: the Paper-delivered test is only available in Moshi twice per year.
Information: See the TOEFL Registration Bulletin
Practice: Sample questions are available at www.ets.org/toefl/rpdt/prepare

Location Test Date Register before: Fee
Moshi 9 Nov 2019 9 Oct 2019 To be confirmed
Moshi 9 May 2020 5 Apr 2020 To be confirmed

Registration for the November 2019 TOEFL test will be online at https://toeflrts.ets.org/OnlineRegistration/rts/StartPage.html after 28th May 2019.
Registration for the May 2020 TOEFL test will be by email only: Contact supervisor@tsws.uk or send SMS to 0767 534766 for details.
More information is available at www.ismoshi.org/toefl.

TOEFL® Internet-based Test

Purpose: TOEFL® is required by many institutions worldwide to demonstrate that you have a good level of English language proficiency. Most countries will allow you to take either the Paper-delivered test or the Internet-based test. TOEFL® is not usually valid in the UK.
Location: the Internet-based test is only available in Dar es Salaam with weekend dates available. Test dates can be viewed here: Tanzania test dates.
Practice:: Download sample questions here.
ETS® provides a full set of preparation materials at www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare/quick_prep/.

Location Test Date Register before: Fee
Dar es Salaam 1 June 2019 22 May 2019 $ 210
Dar es Salaam 15 Jun 2019 7 Jun 2019 $ 210
Dar es Salaam 6 July 2019 28 Jun 2019 $ 210
Dar es Salaam 7 Sep 2019 30 Aug 2019 Not yet confirmed
Dar es Salaam 12 Oct 2019 4 Oct 2019 Not yet confirmed

More information available at www.ismoshi.org/toeflibt.

IELTS Academic test for UKVI

Purpose: IELTS™ is often required by UK immigration and by academic institutions in the UK to demonstrate that you have a good level of English proficiency. It is also accepted in many other countries.
Location: The IELTS for UKVI is only available in Dar es Salaam.
Practice: Practice materials are available at https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-test/british-council-online-resources.

The tests listed below are paper-based tests. Computer-delivered IELTS™ Academic tests for UKVI are not currently available in Tanzania.

Location Test Date Register before: Fee
Dar es Salaam 11 May 2019 As early as possible before the test TSh 618,000
Dar es Salaam 6 July 2019 As early as possible before the test TSh 618,000
Dar es Salaam 1 Aug 2019 As early as possible before the test TSh 618,000
Dar es Salaam 7 Sep 2019 As early as possible before the test TSh 618,000

More information available at www.ismoshi.org/ielts.

IELTS Academic test

Purpose: IELTS is often required by academic institutions to demonstrate that you have a good level of English proficiency. It is also accepted in many countries. Note that this test is NOT valid for UK immigration purposes – if you are planning to study in the UK, you are recommended to take the IELTS test for UKVI (see above).
Location: The IELTS Academic test is available in Dar es Salaam,Arusha and Mwanza.
Practice: Practice materials are available at https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-test/british-council-online-resources.

Location Test Date Register before: Fee
Dar es Salaam 18 May 2019 12 May 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 23 May 2019 17 May 2019 TSh 605,000
Mwanza 1 June 2019 25 May 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 22 Jun 2019 16 Jun 2019 TSh 605,000
Arusha 29 Jun 2019 23 Jun 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 29 Jun 2019 23 Jun 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 18 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 27 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 17 Aug 2019 11 Aug 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 24 Aug 2019 18 Aug 2019 TSh 605,000
Arusha 7 Sep 2019 1 Sep 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 14 Sep 2019 8 Sep 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 28 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 19 Oct 2019 12 Oct 2019 TSh 605,000
Dar es Salaam 26 Oct 2019 20 Oct 2019 TSh 605,000

More information available at https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/.

IELTS Life Skills test

Purpose: This English speaking and listening test is NOT designed for university entry. You should only take this test if you are planning to stay (not study) in the UK with family or friends and need to prove your English language skills.
More information available at https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/.

SAT® Reasoning Test

Purpose: The SAT® Reasoning test is required by most universities in the USA for admission, although you can also take the ACT® test (see below) instead of the SAT®. It is a test of English and Mathematics and you may also choose to write an essay in English if your college requires this.
(You will pay an additional $15 charge for the essay).
Location: the SAT® tests are available in Dar es Salaam or Moshi.
Practice: Khan Academy® practice materials available at www.ismoshi.org/satpractice or at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice.

Location Test Date Register before: Fee
Moshi 5 Oct 2019 6 Sep 2019 $92.50
Dar es Salaam (IST) 5 Oct 2019 6 Sep 2019 $92.50
Moshi 7 Dec 2019 8 Nov 2019 $92.50
Dar es Salaam (IST) 7 Dec 2019 8 Nov 2019 $92.50
Dar es Salaam (IST) 14 Mar 2020 14 Feb 2020 $92.50
Moshi 2 May 2020 3 Apr 2020 $92.50
Dar es Salaam 2 May 2020 3 Apr 2020 $92.50

More information available at www.ismoshi.org/sat.

SAT® Subject Tests

Purpose: The SAT® Subject tests are sometimes required by more competitive universities in the USA so that you can demonstrate your skills in certain specific subjects. You may take 1, 2 or 3 subjects in any one test session.
Location: the SAT® subject tests are available in Dar es Salaam or Moshi.
Practice: Practice questions are available at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests/subjects.

Location Test Date Register before: Fee
Moshi 5 Oct 2019 6 Sep 2019 $ 69 + $22 per subject
Dar es Salaam (IST) 5 Oct 2019 6 Sep 2019 $ 69 + $22 per subject
Moshi 2 Nov 2019 3 Oct 2019 $ 69 + $22 per subject
Dar es Salaam (IST) 2 Nov 2019 3 Oct 2019 $ 69 + $22 per subject
Moshi 7 Dec 2019 8 Nov 2019 $ 69 + $22 per subject
Dar es Salaam (IST) 7 Dec 2019 8 Nov 2019 $ 69 + $22 per subject
Moshi 2 May 2020 3 Apr 2020 $ 69 + $22 per subject
Dar es Salaam (IST) 2 May 2020 3 Apr 2020 $ 69 + $22 per subject
Dar es Salaam (IST) 6 Jun 2020 8 May 2020 $ 69 + $22 per subject

More information available at www.ismoshi.org/sat.

ACT® Test

Purpose: The ACT®test is required by most universities in the USA for admission, although you can also take the SAT® Reasoning test (see above) instead of the ACT®. It is a test of English, Mathematics and Scientific Reasoning and you may also choose to take a writing test in English if your college requires this.
(You will pay an additional $16.50 charge for the writing test).
Location: the ACT® tests are available in Dar es Salaam or Moshi.
Practice: Click here for ACT practice materials.

Location Test Date Register before: Fee
Moshi 7 Jun 2019 3 May 2019 $150
Moshi 8 Jun 2019 3 May 2019 $150
Dar es Salaam (UDSM) 7 Jun 2019 3 May 2019 $150
Dar es Salaam (UDSM) 8 Jun 2019 3 May 2019 $150

More information available at www.ismoshi.org/act.

Note: Fees and dates for ACT tests in the school year 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed. ACT tests are anticipated to be held in Moshi on 14 Sep 2019, 14 Dec 2019, 12 Jun 2020 and 13 Jun 2020.


A FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) sheet is available at https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act-non-us/help.html.

GRE® (Graduate Record Exam)

Purpose: Many colleges in the USA may ask you to take the GRE® if you are applying for graduate study or business studies. You could be asked to take either the GRE® General Test or specific subject tests.
Location: the computer-based General Test for GRE® is available at ITTS, Dar es Salaam. Upcoming test dates are 8 June 2019, 14 July 2019, 11 Aug 2019, 15 Sep 2019, 5 Oct 2019. Registration is on a rolling basis. The fee for the General GRE is currently US$ 205 (may increase in July 2019).

The paper-based GRE is also offered at the University of Dar es Salaam on 9th November 2019. Registration is open from 1 July to 27 Sep 2019. The next test is on 1 Feb 2020.

More information available at www.ets.org/gre.

Cambridge Assessment

Cambridge Assessment administers a number of different university admissions tests sometimes requested from UK universities. These can include:
BMAT – BioMedical Admissions Test
IMAT – International Medical Admissions Test
MLAT – Modern Languages Admissions Test
TSA – Thinking Skills Assessment (Oxford)
STEP Mathematics
as well as others.
You can register to take these tests at the British Council in Dar es Salaam. It may also be possible for your school to register as a test centre – ISM can serve as a test centre for ISM students.
More information available at www.admissionstestingservice.org.

UKCAT

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test is used by many universities in the UK to assess suitability for admission to a university course in medicine. It is available to take in Dar es Salaam at CATS Tanzania Limited. Registration is open online between 1st May and 18th September only, and the tests can be taken between 1st July and 2nd October. The test costs GBP £115. Please note that the UK application deadline for medical courses in the UK is 15th October (eleven months before courses start).

Please go to www.ukcat.ac.uk for further information and for registration.

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International School Moshi is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information on this page – this information is provided as a service and ISM does not act as an agent for any of the above organisations.