No Objection Certificate (NOC), also known as No Objection Letter refers to a certificate/letter issued by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) to any person who has secured admission to pursue studies to overseas university. It is issued for the purpose of providing assurance or a proof of accreditation of the overseas university and programme of study, and recognition of the accreditation status by the host country.

A NOC usually contains information on the programme to which a certificate bearer is admitted, the accreditation status of a university, the country into which the university is based, and the duration of the programme of study.

A NOC normally relates to academic considerations only, issues related to professional suitability of the study programme and other arrangements of the same are dealt with by the relevant professional registration bodies for the respective profession in the country. In order for the applicants to make an informed decision on the programmes leading to professional practice, applicants are advised to seek guidance from the relevant professional registration bodies regarding the professional suitability of the programme in Tanzania based on their statutory mandates, prior to embarking on the studies.

Applicants for NOC are required to read guidelines for issuance of a No Objection Certificate before making their applications, please click here for guidelines go to principle 5 and 6.

To get the application form for a No Objection Certificate, please click here.