The Institute has sports facilities including a soccer (football) pitch, grounds for basketball, volleyball and netball. Students have access to satellite television for educational and entertainment purposes in the evening and on weekends. Arusha city and its neighborhoods are also accessible to the students for social interactions and sports.

Catering Services

The Institute owns a cafeteria that is operated by private individuals/companies. Students are responsible for administration of cafeteria services through Student Government. The Minister for Food who is representing the Student Government works with the cafeteria service providers on any matters related to cafeteria services. Any complaints or suggestions regarding catering should be reported to Student Government and the Cafeteria service provider. The Registrar of Students (RS) act as a link between the Institute and Cafeteria service providers on matters relating to the contract. The Institute is not responsible for the provision of food or the effects of food taken by students on or off the campus.

It is strictly prohibited to use Institute dormitories for cooking. Students are not allowed to keep any cooking facilities in their rooms. The Institute undertakes regular inspection in the dormitories to enforce this rule. Any student found guilty of keeping cooking facilities or cooking in dormitories will receive a penalty as determined by the Institute Management which is well stipulate in Student Rules and Regulations.


Student Hostel accommodation is available for about 350 students on shared occupancy basis. Students should apply for accommodation services and pay an accommodation fee of Tshs. 270,000.00 per year before being allocated a room. Rooms are allocated to students on a first-come, first serve basis, but special considerations goes to disabled students and female students. For those who are not accommodated on a campus, accommodation can be secured either in Ngaramtoni small town centre (approximately 3.2 kilometers from the Institute), or at Olmotonyi and Kishore villages and other nearby areas adjacent to the Institute.

Medical Care

Medical care is provided at the Institute dispensary, staffed by a full-time Assistant Medical Officer and nurses. Students requiring medical attention report to the dispensary through the office of the Registrar of students. If treatment outside Institute facilities is necessary, students will be referred to a hospital that offers medical consultancy services (e.g. Mount Meru regional referral hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) and Otrumet District Hospital). In addition there are several private hospitals in Arusha city.

Institute fees cover medical treatment that is provided by the Institute dispensary; however, they do not cover medical treatment provided outside of the Institute dispensary. Any medical expenses incurred outside the Institute dispensary will be the responsibility of the students themselves and will not be reimbursed by the Institute. Students are encouraged to join health insurance services like the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in order to cover their medical services outside the Institute dispensary, so that they are covered whenever and wherever they fall sick.