Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarship in UK for Tanzanian Students 2013/ 2014

Scholarship Name: The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships

Brief description

Each year the University of Edinburgh offer 3 scholarships to students from Tanzania to study for Master’s degree. Scholarship is now open for the 2013-2014 academic session.

Accepted Subject Areas?

Any subject offered at the University

About Scholarship

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

By what Criteria is Selection Made?

The three Scholarships are 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.

Who is qualified to apply?

The scholarships will be awarded to Tanzanian citizens who are normally resident in Tanzania, and who are 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.

How Many Scholarships are available? Three Scholarships will be awarded

What are the benefits?

The Master’s Scholarships will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK.

How long will sponsorship last?

The scholarships will be tenable for one academic year.

Eligible African Countries


To be taken at (country): University of Edinburgh UK

What time of year does Application Close?

Applications deadline is 1 April 2013.

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

In Section 3b – “Personal Statement Continued”, applicants should write an additional statement: To help identify the very best candidates, this year the committee asks that applicants write between 800 and 1,000 of words that completes the following: If Julius Nyerere himself were on the Julius Nyerere Masters Scholarship committee, he would choose me to hold a scholarship in his name because…

Without this statement, your application will not be considered.

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage


University of Edinburgh UK

Important Notes:

N.B. 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.

A Selection Committee will meet in mid May 2013 to select the scholarship holder. The winners of the scholarships will be announced in late May 2013.

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