As provided in Sections 12(2)(a), (b), and (c) of the Universities Act, Cap. 346 of the laws of Tanzania, read together with Regulations 31(2), (3), and (4), the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is mandated to coordinate admissions to higher education institutions in Tanzania. According to Section 5(1)(f), the Universities Act Cap. 346 grants TCU the mandate to establish transfer procedures for students wishing to transfer from one university to another and from one programme to another.

In view of its obligation, TCU issued procedures for handling  first-year and continuing students transfer.