The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is a body corporate established on the 1st July 2005, under the Universities Act 2005 (Chapter 346 of the Laws of Tanzania) with mandate to recognize, approve, register and accredit Universities operating in Tanzania, and local or foreign University level programmes being offered by registered higher education institutions.

It also coordinates the proper functioning of all university institutions in Tanzania so as to foster a harmonized higher education system in the country.

The Tanzania Commission for Universities succeeded the former Higher Education Accreditation Council (HEAC) which was established in 1995 under the Education Act 1995 with a legal mandate to regulate the establishment and subsequent accreditation of private university institutions in the country.

Being limited only to private universities, such mandate was considered unfavorable for the promotion of a viable public-private partnership in higher education as stipulated in the National Higher Education Policy of 1999.

TCU Students transfer procedures

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