History

The Open University of Tanzania had no students outside the country during the early years of its establishment. The University operated locally with its students from regions across the country. As time went on, the University extended its services in countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi and others. International Students Office (ISO) was established as an effort to improve student’s services in foreign countries. The office fell under Directorate of Undergraduate Studies and it was a contact point of foreign students. Recently, the International Students Office (ISO) has been transformed and upgraded to a new Directorate of Links and International Affairs (DLIA).