The Institute is committed to providing a fair admissions system that provides equal consideration for applicants who apply by the relevant closing date. The admission criteria treat all students fairly and do not discriminate unlawfully because of marital status, gender, race (including colour, nationality, national origin or ethnic origin), disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, age, religion or belief, political or other opinion, social origin, property, birth or other status.

Applications are assessed on the basis of the information provided by the applicant on the application form and supporting documents. All admission decisions are made on the basis of merit and the ability of each applicant to meet the academic criteria for admission to the relevant programme of study. The burden of proof for the authenticity of documents submitted during applications process lies on the applicant. The Institute reserves the right at 8any time before or during the progress of the programme to revoke the admission and/or registration status should it be found that the applicant used false documents or does not meet the Institute‟s criteria for admission.

The Institute normally opens applications for admission to various basic certificate, diploma and postgraduate programmes between February and August for Bachelor‟s degree programmes applicants, should channel their applications through NACTE and TCU as per directives. A non−refundable application fee of TZS 40,000 for Tanzanian applicants on certificate and diploma programmes and TZS 50,000 for all postgraduate programmes (i.e. Postgraduate Diploma and Master‟s programmes) has to be paid by Tanzanian applicants when applying direct to the Institute. Foreign applicants are charged US$ 40 for undergraduate or US$ 50 for postgraduate applications.

Postgraduate applicants with lesser qualifications are sometimes called for an interview or a matriculation examination sitting.

The selection process takes about four months, after which successful applicants are declared and notified by text messages, letters, media and Institute‟s website.

The Institute‟s academic year starts the first week of October. Selected candidates are required to report for studies not later than two weeks after the commencement of the respective academic year. Candidates who fail to register within the prescribed registration period will have their admissions withdrawn.

The Institute has also started enforcing the dress code policy within its premises. It is therefore imperative to adhere to the required standards of dressing which project an image of decency and credibility.

Other information about joining higher education especially for form six leavers and diploma graduates can be obtained from the Tanzania Commissions for Universities (TCU) website ( Also, information on loans can also be accessed from the Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) website (