Tanzania: Scholarship in University of Edinburgh, UK

The Julius Nyerere Master’s ScholarshipThe University of Edinburgh will offer a Scholarship to a student from Tanzania for postgraduate Master’s study in any subject offered by the University for the 2009-2010 academic session.

The Julius Nyerere Scholarship was set up in 2009 in memory of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere who led Tanganyika to independence in 1961 and became the first prime minister and later president of Tanzania. Nyerere received a scholarship in 1949 to attend the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Economics and History. He was the first Tanzanian to study at a British University and only the second to gain a University degree outside Africa.

The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK. In 2009-2010 the tuition fees and living costs will be covered by the University of Edinburgh, while the return flights will be covered by the Tanzania Edinburgh Community Association.

The scholarship will be tenable for one academic year.


The scholarship will be awarded to a Tanzanian citizen who is normally resident in Tanzania, and who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.


The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit with candidates requiring a Bachelor Degree equivalent to a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree.

In addition to the above academic qualifications, the selection panel will also take into account the financial circumstances of applicants to ensure that as far as possible a student’s financial situation does not impede a university education at the University of Edinburgh.

Application Procedure

Candidates wishing to be considered for the Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarship should apply using the online scholarship application.

If you are unable to use the online application form you should fill out and return our printed scholarship application form. Please contact the Scholarships and Student Finance Office to request an application form:

E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: +44 131 651 4066
Telephone:+44 131 651 4070

Completed applications, together with a copy of your degree transcript and two academic references, should be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office by the closing date of 1 April 2009 in order to be considered for the scholarship.

Selection Procedure

A Selection Committee will meet in mid May 2009 to select the scholarship holder. The winner of the scholarship will be announced in late May 2009.

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