Teofilo Kisanji University (TEKU) was established in 2006 and is a fully registered private higher learning institution with the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

It is owned by the Moravian Church in Tanzania under the Board of Trustees as provided in University Charter and Trust Rules in accordance with the Universities Act No.7, 2005. It is situated in South -Western Tanzania in Mbeya City. The University is located at BLOCK T along Tanzania-Zambia highway about 500 metres from the main road


Teofilo Kisanji University aims to be a centre of excellence for acquiring professional skills through training, research, consultancy, community services, and worldwide activities.


The mission of the University is to provide opportunities for and conduct training, research and consultancy in the areas of theology, education, social sciences, science subjects, health science, commercial subjects and any other areas as the university will find useful to the community.