TUMAINI UNIVERSITY                                                                            close window

PO Box 200, Iringa TanzaniaIringa from the air
tel: +255-61-720900
fax: +255-61-720904

e-mail: iuco1993@yahoo.com



  • To provide faculty, facilities and support appropriate to a university of the highest order
  • To promote research, its organization and application to the learning environment
  • To support faculty service to the community, region and nation through the church, the government, industry, public and private organizations


  • Arts and Social Sciences
    • Bachelors Degree in Journalism
    • Bachelors Degree in Education (Mathematics)
  • Business and Economics
    • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration
  • Law
    • Bachelors Degree in Law
  • Theology
    • Diploma in Theology
    • Bachelors Degree in Theology


Established as a Lutheran Seminary in 1993
Began offering studies in Business Administration in 1995
Initiated a course in Journalism in 1997 and Law in 1998
Accredited in 1998 by the Accreditation Council of the Tanzania Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Began to award Bachelors Degrees in 1998
Began a Faculty of Education (Mathematics) in 2001
Has grown grown to approximately 500 students since 1994


Modern classroom building built in 1994 served as first classroom space, administrative offices, library, study space, dormitories and chapel. Since January 1999 has been devoted entirely to classroom and assembly space.

Fourteen dormitories are now available on campus.

Administrative and faculty office building is complete including a new faculty seminar room, conference room, computer and internet classroom, and laboratory space. 

libraryNew modern library was completed in 1999. Built for 100,000 volumes, it currently houses approximately 40,000. The library includes four networked computer laboratories for student classes, Internet, and independent study. More than 170 computers are available on campus.

Fax and e-mail are available. 

Water, electricity and telephone service are available on campus. Water for drinking and cooking is treated using a solar pasteurization and purification system.


Faculty and staff, with full academic credentials, are represented at Iringa University College.


The nearly 500 students come from all regions of Tanzania, from rural as well as urban areas. Students represent all socioeconomic sectors. Approximately 18% of the students come from foreign countries. Females comprise about 40% of the student population. Efforts are underway to provide more student scholarships, emphasizing support of female, rural and underprivileged students.

Current and Future Needs:

  • 50 student scholarships each year, at approximately $2,500 per year for three years.
  • New library books (range $15 to $100) and journals
  • Funding for construction of four dormitories at $50,000 each.
  • Funding for five units of the kitchen/dining hall at $30,000 each.
  • One - two year volunteers skilled in:
    • Library science,
    • Computer applications,
    • English language,
    • Electronic journalism, advertising and mass media communications.


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