Learn about the foundation and important details about Taguig City University.

About Taguig City University

TCU Logo since 2023
Taguig City University (TCU) is a public higher education institution located in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Established in 2006, TCU aims to provide accessible and affordable education to the residents of Taguig and neighboring areas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various fields of study, including business, education, information technology, and engineering.

Taguig City University in Details

Type: Municipal University
Entrance exam: Required
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Term structure: Semester
School year: starts in August
Tuition Fees: The school has no tuition fee / no miscellaneous fee or any other fees. Students at TCU are covered by L.A.N.I. Scholarship - Taguig City's scholarship program.
  • Bachelor's degree - None
  • Master's degree - ₱ 600-7,200 per year

Address: Gen. Santos Ave., Central Bicutan, Taguig City
Hotline: 8635-8300
Registrar: 8635-8300 (7202) / 09618872644
Facebook page: Taguig City University

History of TCU

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Taguig (PLT), later renamed Taguig City University (TCU) upon conversion of the Municipality of Taguig to "cityhood" on 8 December 2004, was established through Ordinance No. 29, Series of 2004 (enacted 6 September 2004, Municipal Government of Taguig, authored by Councilor Aurelio Paulo R. Bartolome with councilors Marisse Balina-Eron and Allan Paul C. Cruz as co-sponsors).

Motivated by the urgency of need to serve the youth of growing Taguig City, the Local Government Administration came up with Ordinance No. 29 Series of 2004 "An Ordinance Establishing the Pamantasan ng Taguig and Appropriating Funds Thereof." This was an offshoot of the provisions of the Local Government Code.

Pamantasan ng Taguig was renamed Taguig City University pursuant to City Ordinance No.13, Series of 2009.

TCU has gone through development problems — top billed by the very basic need to have enough buildings. For two years, despite its courage, the university hardly manifested physical eloquence. In S.Y. 2006–2007, it swiftly took off: The organization of the university and construction of the TCU main building commenced. Meanwhile, undergraduate classes were held in high schools and elementary campuses in Taguig, lent to the growing management of TCU.

Taguig City University main campus building with old blue color

TCU Logo since 2011
In 2006, General Ricardo Papa Sr. Memorial High School offered some rooms for free. In 2007, rooms expanded to Taguig Elementary School, Sta. Ana-District 1 and Em's Elementary School, Signal Village-District 2. In 2008-2009 additional undergraduate classes were held in annex school of General Ricardo Papa Sr. Memorial High School at Brgy. Ususan and Signal Village Elementary School (Annex).

Lack of classrooms did not deter the holding of graduate school classes. The graduate program in Master of Arts in Teaching major in Mathematics, Filipino, English and Social Sciences were lumped together as a common major. It paved the way to the development of the Master of Arts in Educational Management, while holding classes in a secluded and secured room at Sunshine Mall Taguig.

Free Education

All TCU students are scholars of the City in so far as their education is paid for by funds from the Taguig City Government coming from the people’s taxes.

This is in line with the City Administration’s quest to continue improving access to quality education, enhance completion rate, nurture a culture of excellence among Taguig residents, and ultimately achieve a better and more prosperous life for the people of Taguig.

TCU Logo since 2019

TCU Today

At present, TCU has seven (7) colleges, namely:
  1. College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
  2. College of Business Management (CBM)
  3. College of Criminal Justice (CCJ)
  4. College of Education (COE)
  5. College of Engineering and Technology (CET)
  6. College of Hospitality and Tourism Management (CHTM)
  7. College of Information and Communication Technology (CICT)

TCU also offers Graduate School (GS).

For the full list of academic programs (undergraduate and graduate), visit TCU courses. If you think you are ready now, here are the steps on How to Enroll to Taguig City University.


The City Government of Taguig also recognize the fact that in spite of being free from tuition and miscellaneous fees, many or most of the students of TCU still struggle from the daily transportation and meal expenses as well as occasional projects and class requirements.

Hence, the City Government of Taguig, in its desire to lighten the burden of its people, ensure that they do not only get to enroll, but to graduate; and not only to graduate, but to excel in their chosen courses and produce more honor graduates who can better serve their families, and the city as a whole, passed the Taguig City Ordinance No. 08, Series of 2019 entitled “An Ordinance Providing Educational Assistance Allowance And Merit Incentive To Qualified And Deserving College Students Of The Taguig City University.” This is now called TCU City Educational Assistance Allowance (TCU CEAA).


IMPORTANT NOTE: ang Taguigeño blog ay hindi konektado sa anumang account ng Taguig City government. Ito ay nabuo upang maghatid ng napapanahong balita at impormasyon para sa lahat ng Taguigeño.
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