UTC - University of Tunis Carthage


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UTC is founded by Khaldoun Ben Taarit under the name ``ESIG``

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Our History

Conscious of the shortcomings of the Tunisian higher education system, the University of Tunis Carthage aims to introduce a new kind of university in Tunis and the region. A university that is student-focused and that can better prepare tomorrow’s university graduates and leaders. Founded more than 25 years ago, UTC is a result of a strong commitment to contribute to improve and reshape Tunisia’s higher education landscape.

While the University’s unwavering mission to train tomorrow’s leaders has always been a priority for our institution, UTC’s main challenge as a private university is to accomplish its mission while constantly navigating a changing and adverse social, economic, and political context. Benefiting from a state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure in Tunisia’s capital, cutting-edge equipment, and a mix of professional and research-producing top faculty, the University of Tunis Carthage, is a selective institution that offers high-quality and student-centered academic programs. All of UTC’s undergraduate and graduate programs are recognized by the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education but are also aligned with international standards.

Dedicated to pushing its students towards achieving their fullest potential, the University of Tunis Carthage continually nurtures the knowledge and skills of its students with the latest trends through lecture series, seminars, trainings, international visiting progressors’ workshops, business visits, study trips, and customized study abroad programs.



Discover what alumni, visiting professors, and partners have to say about UTC!
UTC students have very high academic standards. I am very impressed with the quality of teaching at UTC, and we want to have more UTC students.
Dr. Abdolereza Eshghi Marketing Professor at Bentley University, Boston
UTC students appear to have excellent drawing and representation skills. They seem to be very open to exploration and open to new thinking processes in an architecture studio.
William Brian Smith Architecture Instructor, Columbia University, New York


When was UTC founded?

The University of Tunis Carthage is a private university established, in the continuity of “ESIG: Higher School of Computer Science and Management” that was founded in 1993. With more diverse programs and a newer campus, ESIG became “UTC – University of Tunis Carthage” in 2000, opening the institution to new horizons.

Where is the UTC Campus located?

The UTC Campus is perfectly located in Soukra, a residential neighborhood, in the northern suburbs of Tunis. It is located on 12 acres of pristine and lush palm trees, rose, and flower gardens. The Campus is located 5 km from the Tunis Carthage Airport with one to three-hours flights to most European cities.

Are UTC's degrees recognized?

All degrees offered by the UTC are recognized by the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. UTC degrees follow the Bologna Process and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). All UTC programs are recognized internationally. Many UTC alumni have pursued their higher education for master and Ph.D. programs in several selective universities in Europe and North America.

Over the course of more than 25 years, UTC has built a strong identity and a reputation for excellence and seriousness. Since its founding, UTC placed a great emphasis on its international development through establishing a large portfolio o exchange programs, inviting hundreds of visiting professors, hosting numerous international conferences, and launching customized study abroad programs for its students.

What are the requirements for enrolling at UTC?

Applicants wishing to enroll for a bachelor’s degree must have a high school diploma (i.e, BAC…) as well as fill out the online application.

To enroll in a Master’s program, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or an engineering degree and fill out the online application form.

Applications are reviewed by an Admission Committee responsible for evaluating each candidacy. The Admissions Committee may find it necessary to support its decision by an interview with the candidate.


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