Tanzania Registration and Costs Information

Contact the Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program

E-mail: smdp.info@unh.edu
(603) 862-0764
Fax: (603) 862-3878

The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire
Huddleston Hall
73 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program

Tanzania Registration and Costs Information


Read these instructions completely before clicking on the
link below to complete the Registration Application.

Important Dates:






The SMDP Tanzania will be held at the Snowcrest Hotel which has a total of eighty three rooms situated in three unique architectural designed wings, Nyerere, Mandela and Kenyatta. The Mateti Restaurant offers the highest standard of international cuisine to please the most discerning gourmet. The Warriors Bar is a favorite nightspot in Arusha. It is themed with paintings and other African themed pieces of art and offers both wide ranges of drinks. For recreation, the hotel has a swimming pool and the pool deck is a perfect place for afternoon relaxation while savoring your choice of favorite snacks or beverage. There is also the Maisha Health Club with the latest equipment, which caters for both hotel residents and members.

There is so much to see and do in Tanzania. There are lovely places to eat and shop in Arusha, and the Northern Safari Circuit begins here. Easily accessible within three hours of Arusha, the parks of Tarangire and Lake Manyara are definitely worth seeing with the world famous tree climbing lions sitting in the trees overlooking the lake in the Lake Manyara National Park. A little bit farther on is the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the wonders of the world and a true sight to behold and then the world famous Serengeti, with its vast open plains full with thousands of animals of all different species that all come together to make an outstanding safari experience. If you are interested in organizing a day tour or a full safari, please contact Mr. Ben Lassman at Blue Case Management ben@bluecasemanagement.com.


There is no additional charge for field visits, and lunch and snacks will be provided. You must attend the field visits that are scheduled for the specific course you are registered for. More information about field visits will become available closer to the start of the SMDP Tanzania.


Students should bring a laptop computer if possible for note taking, performing calculations, and preparing class presentations. The Snowcrest has wireless Internet access available in all public areas of the hotel. Note: Tanzania use the British square peg 240 Volt plug style so be sure to bring an adapter if your laptop has another type of connector.


October is the beginning of the busy tourist season in Arusha so it’s a good idea to book your flights early. International flights arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) which is about 60 km away from Arusha. Domestic flights arrive at the Arusha Airport (ARK) which is less than 5 km from the city centre.


The standard price for a taxi from the airport is $70 one way to the Snowcrest Hotel. As an SMDP course delegate, there is a dedicated airport transfer service that you can make a booking for. The cost for this service is set at $50 per delegate one way. If you are travelling in a group and wish to book a private vehicle, this service offers that facility. To read more about the service and submit an inquiry, please visit http://www.bluecasemanagement.com/smdp2013.aspx.


Tuition includes all books, reading materials, a USB, and field trips. Room and board accommodations at the Snowcrest Hotel are single occupancy in private rooms with a private bathroom. Shared rooms can be arranged upon request for a small discount (contact the SMDP staff directly at smdp.info@unh.edu with this request).Room and board includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and twice-daily coffee/tea breaks during class sessions. Internet access through wireless in common areas is available. Accommodation and meals are covered from Sunday night arrival until Saturday morning departure. If you enroll for two weeks, Saturday night, October 15th, will also be included (room, dinner, and breakfast).

Please note: If you require extra nights before or after the accommodation included, then please email smdp2013@bluecasemanagement.com soon to make an inquiry for the required nights. You must make an inquiry if you require extra nights because November is a very busy month and, with limited room availability, if you don’t make an inquiry, you may have to book another hotel at a higher rate for the extra nights. You will need to pay for those extra nights on checking in at the hotel in U.S. dollars cash or by credit card. There is between a 3.5% and 7% additional cost for using a credit card.

If you are commuting to the Snowcrest Hotel each day, you must pay a weekly commuter fee, which includes breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, coffee/tea breaks during class sessions, books, reading materials, USB, and field trips.

We will offer three learning tracks during the two weeks. Each learning track consists two courses and the first course builds a knowledge base that continues in the second course. While you may enroll in courses from different tracks each week the optimal learning will occur by staying within the same track for the full two weeks.

Note: All Amounts are in U.S. Dollar $ResidentialCommuter
One Week Enrollment November 11-15 or November 18-22$2,350.00$1,600.00
Two Weeks Enrollment November 11-22$4,400.00$3,200.00


Multiple participants from the same organization can benefit from our valuable training and take advantage of significant discounts when more than one staff member enrolls for the full two weeks of the program. Please contact SMDP Staff at smdp.info@unh.edu to discuss multiple enrollments for your organization.


Application Period Closed

You may apply for a MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program only if you meet these Selection Preferences. Please note, scholarships will be awarded through a competitive application process. We will award at least eight full or partial scholarships.

Selection Preferences:

  • Practitioners who have at least two years of experience in the microenterprise development field
  • Practitioners who work in Africa
  • Practitioners currently involved in or planning to begin savings groups or Value Chain development programming
  • Practitioners who work for NGO or Development Finance Institutions and policy development organizations
  • Women practitioners
  • Candidates coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, preferably from rural and resource-poor areas
  • Applicants who make some level of financial contribution to tuition, room/board, and/or travel costs

Recommendation Criteria:

Scholarship recommendations will be determined by the following criteria:

  • How well does the applicant meet the selection preferences listed above?
  • What is the stated financial need of and actual support committed from each candidate?
  • Based on the candidate’s stated background profile, how will the scholarship make an impact on their professional development and to their organization?

Scholarship Application Deadline:

October 4, 2013


A valid passport is mandatory for entry into Tanzania. While you can be issued a visa upon entry, it is recommended that a visa is obtained before arrival in Tanzania. Visa requirements are subject to change and should be checked prior to traveling to Tanzania but are required by most nationalities and can be acquired in advance at a Tanzania Embassy or High Commission.

For full detailed visa instructions, please visit this link:

There are many visa services companies that may be able to obtain your visa for an additional handling fee. Search “Tanzania Visa Information” in a search engine such as Google for a listing. Please be advised that it can take several weeks to obtain a visa, so do not delay in submitting your application. The SMDP administrative office can write an official letter of invitation for you which may be required with your visa application. Please request this letter by contacting Mr. Sanjeev Sharma at smdp.info@unh.edu no later than three weeks before the programme begins.


Students will make payments directly to the Carsey Institute/University of New Hampshire in U.S. dollars and can pay by check from a U.S. bank, credit card, or wire transfer. Credit card payments are subject to a 2 percent processing fee on the total transaction amount. Please note that if payment is made by wire transfer, you must add $35 for the wire transfer fee.

A deposit of $500.00 is due within ten days of registration. The balance of tuition and housing fees are due before your arrival in Tanzania. Payments may be made by credit card, wire transfer, or check.


Please make payable to the University of New Hampshire/SMDP, and mail with a copy of this registration to:

Carsey Institute/SMDP New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire
73 Main Street, Huddleston Hall
Durham, NH USA 03824

Wire Transfer:

Please contact the SMDP administration email for complete wire payment instructions.

Transaction must be completed in U.S. dollars.

Be sure to include your name on the draft and send us an email or fax letting us know that it has been processed. Please add a $35 fee to cover the cost of the transfer and other bank charges. Note, there is no standard rate for such costs and therefore it may vary from the recommended $35. In such a case, if your payments are either short or greater than the amount you owe, we will settle it while you are at the workshop. The payment amount will be based on the notification we receive from our bank as to what the actual deposit is; therefore, make sure you correspond with us at smdp.info@unh.edu regarding this.

Credit Card:

If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact the SMDP office at smdp.info@unh.edu or call 01-603-862-3603, and we can take your card information over the phone.

We will initially charge a $500 plus 2 percent processing fee ($10) for a total deposit of $510 to your card for each person you register upon receipt of your registration(s). The remaining balance will be charged against your card before your arrival at the program once you have notified us that you have been issued an entry visa by the Tanzania government (unless you plan to obtain the visa on entry or no visa is required).

Once your deposit or full payment has been received, we will send you an e-mail confirmation and will e-mail you a letter of acceptance that you may need when applying for the visa.

For payment questions, contact smdp.info@unh.edu or call 01-603-862-3603 (Fax 01-603-862-3878).

Note: No cash payments for tuition and housing costs will be accepted at the program.


If you cannot attend the SMDP, you may request a refund in writing or via email. Requests received before October 18, 2013, will be refunded in full, less a $100 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that date. It can take up to four weeks after the end of the SMDP-Tanzania 2013 for your refund to be processed. The refund will be remitted in the form it was received (i.e., credit card) and payments will be issued a credit back to the original card the charge was made on (due to credit card regulations we are unable to make exceptions to this policy). Wire transfers will be refunded via wire, etc.