TCU List Of 43 Approved Universities 2020

TCU List Of 43 Approved Universities 2020

Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) List of 43 Approved University Institutions in Tanzania as of 31st January, 2020, University Institutions operating in Tanzania

Accreditation is a process of validation in which Colleges, Universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. In Tanzania accreditation means an institution has met or exceeded minimum standards of quality.

For any institution to be accredited the Commission (TCU) must be satisfied that the institution concerned has adequate physical, human and financial resources, viable academic programme and sound structure of governance.

According to the Universities Act, Cap. 346, the Commission is mandated to recognize and register all University institutions operating in Tanzania. To date, the Commission has registered 43 university institutions.

Accreditation of Universities is done in two stages namely;  Proviisional Licence and Certificate of Accreditation;  The process also involves Chattering which is granted by the President as evidence that the University meets the requirements and standards of academic excellence set by the Commission.

  • A Provisional Licence is a preparatory stage for issuance of Certificate of Accreditation. At this stage the institution is required to develop physical infrastructure, prepare administrative and academic policies, develop curriculum, establish governance structure and employ academic staff. An institution holding a Provisional Licence is not allowed to admit students.
  • An institution holding Certificate of Accreditation has full autonomy in the administration of its academic affairs and can confer awards in its name.However, before 2013 the process of accreditation of institutions included the third stage which is Certificate of Full Registration (CFR). A holder of CFR  has well developed internal quality assurance system hence is allowed to admit students.

The following below are the List of 43 Universities approved by TCU also you can download pdf file:-


1A: Public Universities

  • University of Dar es Salaam UDSM Dar es Salaam
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture SUA Morogoro
  • Open University of Tanzania OUT Dar es Salaam
  • Ardhi University ARU Dar es Salaam
  • State University of Zanzibar SUZA
  • Mzumbe University MU Morogoro
  • Muhimbili University of Health &
    Allied Sciences MUHAS Dar es Salaam
  • Nelson Mandela African Institute of
    Science and Technology NMAIST Arusha
  • University of Dodoma UDOM Dodoma
  • Mbeya University of Science and
    Technology MUST Mbeya
  • Moshi Cooperative University MoCU Moshi
  • Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere University
    of Agriculture and Technology MJNUAT

1B: Private Universities

  • Hubert Kairuki Memorial University HKMU Dar es Salaam
  • Tumaini University Makumira TUMA Arusha Accredited and Chartered
  • St. Augustine University of Tanzania SAUT Mwanza
  • Zanzibar University ZU Zanzibar
  • University of Arusha UoA Arusha
  • Teofilo Kisanji University TEKU Mbeya Accredited and Chartered
  • Muslim University of Morogoro MUM Morogoro Accredited and Chartered
  • St. John’s University of Tanzania SJUT Dodoma CFR and Chartered
  • Catholic University of Health and
    Allied Sciences CUHAS Mwanza Accredited
  • St. Joseph University in Tanzania SJUIT Dar es Salaam Accredited
  • United African University of Tanzania UAUT Dar es Salaam Certificate of Full Registration
  • Sebastian Kolowa Memorial
    University SEKOMU Tanga
  • University of Iringa UoI Iringa Accredited
  • AbdulRahman Al-Sumait University SUMAIT Zanzibar Accredited
  • Mwenge Catholic University MWECAU Moshi
  • Ruaha Catholic University RUCU Iringa Accredited
  • Aga Khan University AKU Dar es Salaam Accredited and Chartered
  • Kampala International University in
    Tanzania KIUT Dar es Salaam


2A: Public University Colleges

  • Mkwawa University College of
    Education MUCE University College under UDSM Iringa
  • Dar es Salaam University College of Education DUCE University College under UDSM Dar es Salaam
  • Mbeya University College of Health and Allied Sciences MUCHAS Campus College
    under UDSM Mbeya
  • Mbeya University of Science and Technology – Rukwa Campus College MUST-RC Campus College under MUST Rukwa Accredited

2B: Private University Colleges

  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical
    College KCMUCo University
    College under TUMA Moshi
  • Tumaini University Makumira,
    Dar es Salaam College TUDARCo
    University College under TUMA Dar es Salaam
  • Stefano Moshi Memorial University College SMMUCo University College under TUMA Moshi
  • Archbishop Mihayo University College of Tabora AMUCTA University College under SAUT Tabora
  • St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences SFUCHAS University College under SAUT Morogoro
  • Jordan University College JUCo University
    College under SAUT Morogoro
  • Stella Maris Mtwara University College STeMMUCO University College under SAUT Mtwara
  • Marian University College MARUCo
    University College under SAUT Bagamoyo
  • St. Joseph University College of Health and Allied Sciences SJUCHAS University College under SJUIT Dar es Salaam


3A: Public University Campuses, Centres and Institutes

  • Institute of Marine Sciences IMS University institute under UDSM Zanzibar As per status of the Mother University
  • Mzumbe University Dar es Salaam Campus University Campus under MU Dar es
  • Mzumbe University Mbeya Campus, University
    Campus under MU Mbeya

3B: Private University Campuses, Centres and Institutes

  • St. Augustine University of
    Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Centre University
    Centre under SAUT Dar es Salaam
  • Stefano Moshi Memorial University College, Mwika Centre, University Centre under SMMUCo Moshi
  • St. Augustine University of
    Tanzania, Arusha Centre, University Centre under SAUT Arusha
  • St Augustine University of
    Tanzania, Mbeya Centre, University
    Centre under SAUT Mbeya



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