International Students

Study in Zanzibar

We welcome you to Zanzibar, the majestic spice island of the Indian Ocean. These are two main islands of Unguja and Pemba. Over centuries different cultures have influenced Zanzibar to become what it is today. Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phoenicians', Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Omani Arabs, Dutch and British have settled here at one time or another and influenced the local culture into the present fusion.

Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of two main Islands of Unguja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar Island), Pemba and about 51 other surrounding small islets. Zanzibar is a partner state in the United Republic of Tanzania with the Mainland. The name Zanzibar is derived from a combination of two Arabic words, 'Zenj', meaning black, and 'bar', being the Arabic word for land, resulting in the ancient title 'Land of the Blacks'.

As Zanzibar absorbed peoples from as far as the Orient and Iberia, Assyria and India. Pemba is the second largest island of the Archipelago, named Al-khudra "The Green Island” by the Arabic mariners. It is famous for its clove production and its channels offer some of the best diving experiences in East Africa.

Be Global

In addition to the opportunity to study in the Zanzibar including our Tunguu Campus in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities, Zanzibar City College offers the chance to experience amazing diversity, which can be a tremendous advantage in entering today’s global marketplace.

Be Well-Rounded

At Zanzibar City College, you’ll get an outstanding education that’s focused on preparing you for a career. Outside of the classroom, many Zanzibar City College programs include an internship, job-related assignment, or practicum for a valuable learning experience. You’ll also have the chance to experience many cultural opportunities near the various Zanzibar City, particularly the many points of interest in and around Zanzibar.

Programs of Study

International students may enroll in any of the programs of study at Zanzibar City College. In addition, Zanzibar City College is tailored to meet the needs of international students around the world.

How to Apply

Please review the application requirements and process to be sure you have all necessary documents and information. Assistance is available through the International Student Office.

Required Documents:

  • $50 (U.S.) Application Fee.
  • Official secondary or post-secondary transcripts of academic grades (translated into English) and proof of graduation
  • Official results of one of the following: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, Duolingo Pearson PTE English Proficiency, or Cambridge English Examination.
  • Financial support documentation (showing at least $10,000)

To Confirm Admission:

  • $200 (U.S.) Tuition Deposit
  • $100 (U.S.) International Processing Fee
  • $400 (U.S.) Residence Deposit

To learn more about opportunities for international students at Zanzibar City College, contact: Zanzibar City College International Department WhatsApp: +255-777-076-363 E-mail: international@zcc.ac.tz Tunguu, Zanzibar, Tanzania.