Students' Welfare

  1. Accommodation
  2. Students Associations


The Department of Students’ Welfare provides students with total education environment with an enjoyable campus living experience. The campus life provides conducive environment to students’ success. It provides variety of opportunities for academic, social, leadership, and recreational activities that facilitate personal development.


NM-AIST has the best student housing in the region, reputable for elegance, privacy, ICT-mediation. There are two types of hostels for students namely Hostel type A and, Hostel Type B and Researchers Village.

Hostel Type A

This Hostel provides full self-contained rooms with central common rooms at each floor.

Hostel Type B

This Hostel has more sociable setting in which every three rooms share common facilities including kitchen and washrooms.

Researchers Village

This is the accommodation facility for post-doctoral and researchers is set in quarters which are in series of twin houses each provided with a best equipped bed-room, study-cum-bed room, a furnished kitchen, sitting room and a washroom.

Dinning / Cafeteria

There is a cafeteria located within the campus that provides varieties of Tanzanian dishes at a reasonable price. The cafeteria is open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

Recreational Activities

The NM-AIST campus recreational programs and activities foster the education and development of the mind, body and spirit of community members. It provides safe and quality recreational programs, facilities, and services to students and staff to encourage personal escalation. These programs and services include sports and games, special events, music festivals, workshops, Conferences, seminars and tours to National Parks (i.e. Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara and Arusha national park). Sports and Games generate healthy minds to academic Elite. Sports and games that students are involved are football, basketball and volleyball.

Guidance and Counselling

Students with academic, psychological, social economic problems receive guidance and counselling through the Department of Students’ Welfare. The department help students to intensify the capacity of taking rational control over their feelings and actions, to impart them with skills, awareness and knowledge to confront social inadequacies and make their life at NM-AIST campus more comfortable.


Students are accessing health services at NM-AIST Dispensary through National Health Insurance Fund ( NHIF). The Dispensary is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm however, there is on campus medical doctor who attends all emergence cases after office hours. Students with more complicated cases are referred to hospitals in Arusha town.

Students Associations

The NM-AIST oversees the necessity to allow students to form various associations for their own benefits.  This aims at helping students learn social, political, economic issues practically by being given advisory services or guidance from the management through the Department of Students Welfare, thus Students’ associations are operated and organized by students themselves. NM-AIST management can intervene only when it sees there is a situation which endangers peace and tranquillity of the students and the institution at large.

The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology Student’s Organization (NM-AIST-SO) development contributes towards the holistic development of all students. The NM-AIST functions among others are to train and develop student leadership, coordination of student life and events and supporting student governance structures such as the Students Cabinet, Students Representative Council and Students Association Board; thus every student registered at this Institution is automatically a member of NM-AIST-SO association.

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