Brief description: Each year the University of Edinburgh offer 3 Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships to students from Tanzania to study for Master’s degree. Scholarship is now open for the 2015-2016 academic session.
Subject Areas: Courses offered at the University
The Julius Nyerere Scholarship was set up 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 that saw him study courses in English, Political Economy, Social Anthropology, British History, Economic History, Constitutional Law, and Moral Philosophy.
Scholarship Offered Since: 2009
Selection Criteria: The scholarship is awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit, with candidates requiring a Bachelors degree equivalent to a UK First Class Honours (‘First’) or Upper Division/Upper Second Class Honours (‘2:1’) degree.
N.B. The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarship is highly competitive and only the best candidates are considered. Prospective applicants should note that, to date, in almost all cases successful candidates for the Scholarships have held a First Class Honours degree. Applicants with a 2:1 Honours degree will be considered if they can show a very strong track record of work experience relevant to their prospective degree.
Eligibility: The scholarships will be awarded to 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 who already hold a degree from outside Tanzania will not be considered.
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.
Number of Scholarships: Three Scholarships will be awarded
Value of Scholarship: The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK.
Duration: The scholarships will be tenable for one academic year.
Eligible African Countries: Tanzania
To be taken at (country): University of Edinburgh UK
Application Deadline: 1 April
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.
Visit Scholarship webpage for details
Sponsors: University of Edinburgh UK
Important Notes: The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships are highly competitive and only the best candidates are considered. Prospective applicants should note that, to date, successful candidates for the Scholarships have all held a First Class Honours degree. Applicants with a 2:1 Honours degree will be considered if they can show a very strong track record of work experience relevant to their prospective degree.
Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.