Accommodation Services

The university has a number of hostels at MC and SMC that cater for undergraduate and postgraduate accommodation needs. Currently, the university facilities have a carrying capacity of 3,627 students. These facilities are managed by Sokoine University of Agriculture Students Accommodation Bureau (SUASAB). 

Accommodation services are coordinated by the Sokoine University of Agriculture Students Accommodation Bureau (SUASAB).

Capacity

SUASAB has accommodation space of 3492 undergraduate students and 135 postgraduate students which make a total capacity of 3627 students as shown below:-

SN Campus/Hostel Capacity Capacity Total
    Undergraduate Postgraduate  
1 Main Campus 748 36 784
2 Nicholas A.Kuhanga 924 99 1023
3 Ex-NBC Flats 142 - 142
4 Solomon Mahlangu Campus 1424 - 1424
4 Kihonda Hostels 254 - 254
  TOTAL 3492 135 3627

Since the accommodation facilities are not adequate, SUASAB has devised a prioritization system for allocating room to students. Hence students may be offered accommodation in the University residence in order of the priority as following:-

Priority Order of allocation of rooms

  1. Students with physical disability
  2. Students with health challenges
  3. Foreign students
  4. First year students
  5. Female students
  6. Finalist students (males)
  7. Continuing students (males)

NB: Kihonda Hostels are free for any interested undergraduate students regardless of above priority order.

Rates of accommodation payments

(a) Postgraduate Programmes

Rooms are not shared. Accommodation fee is TShs. 912,500.00 per student per year plus depreciation fee (non refundable) of TShs. 20,000.00. The total payment is TShs. 932,500.00 for local students and USD 1,200 for foreign students. All payment should be made in one installment and in advance.

(b) Undergraduate and non-degree programmes

Rooms are shared by two to six students

(i) First year

  • Foreigners:Accommodation fee is USD 140 per student per year.
  • Local students : Accommodation fee is TShs. 176,320.00 per first year student per year (TShs. 10,000.00 depreciation fee non-refundable inclusive) for main campus hostels, Nicholas A. Kuhanga, Ex-NBC Flats and Solomon Mahlangu Campus.

Accommodation fee for Kihonda hostel is TShs. 94,480.00 per first year student per year (TShs. 10,000.00 depreciation fee non refundable inclusive).

(ii) Continuing and finalists

  • Foreigners: Accommodation fee is USD 140 per student per year.
  • Local students : Accommodation fee is total payment of TShs. 161,910.00 per continuing student per year for main campus hostels, Nicholas A. Kuhanga, Ex-NBC Flats and Solomon Mahlangu Campus.

Accommodation fee for Kihonda Hostel is TShs. 82,240.00. per student per year.

Room Reservation for Foreign Students in Academic Year 2017/2018

A room can be reserved after paying in advance full accommodation fee of USD 70 per undergraduate student per semester and USD 1,200 per postgraduate student per year. 

All payments must be made in advance through CRDB Account No. 01J1076769835. Make sure your full name, Registration number, hostel and room number appear on bank pay-in-slip.

Accommodation Agreement Between SUASAB And Tenant Students

Accommodation during long vacation

a) Field Practical

i) Local students: Tshs. 1,250.00 per day per bed
ii) Visitors: Tshs. 1,350.00 per day per bed

b) Probation examination: Tshs. 630.00 per day per bed.
c) Seminars, conference, games and sports: Tshs. 6,000.00 per day per bed.

Different groups (students and non-students) wishing to stay in our hostels during long vacation are warmly welcome.

For more information please contact 
Mrs. Victoria Makangila Tesha, The SUASAB Coordinator 
via Email address suasab@suanet.ac.tz or

Through phone number +255(23)2603511-14.     

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