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BG Scholarships for Tanzanian Students to Study in UK Universities 2016

Application Deadline: Applications for September intake of Academic Year 2016-2017 is open until 15 March 2016. | Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Tanzania

To be taken at (country): University of Aberdeen, Heriot Watt University, Cranfield University, Robert Gordon University (UK)

Brief description: The BG Tanzania International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for Geoscience and Engineering is aimed at Tanzanian graduates who want to complete their postgraduate education in the UK and access future employment opportunities in the energy and related sectors.

Eligible Field of Study: following Masters of Science degrees in UK universities:

University of Aberdeen

  • MSc Oil & Gas Engineering
  • MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas
  • MSc Subsea Engineering
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc Reservoir Engineering

Heriot Watt University

  • MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management
  • MSc Construction Project Management
  • MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management with Shipping & Ports Management
  • MSc Petroleum Geoscience
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc Reservoir Evaluation & Management

Cranfield University

  • MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Offshore & Ocean Technology with Pipeline Engineering
  • MSc Offshore & Ocean Technology with Subsea Engineering
  • MSc Offshore & Ocean Technology with Offshore Materials Engineering
  • MSc Process Systems Engineering

Robert Gordon University

  • MSc Oil & Gas Engineering
  • MSc Drilling & Well Engineering
  • MSc Petroleum Production Engineering
  • MSc Offshore Oil & Gas Engineering
  • MSc Instrumental Analytical Sciences – Oilfield Chemicals
  • MSc Construction Project Management

About Scholarship

The scheme offers Tanzanian graduates the opportunity to pursue postgraduate education at universities in the UK, with a focus on specific geoscience and engineering courses that are particularly relevant for Tanzania’s emerging oil and gas sectors.

Covering a range of 23 taught courses at four UK universities, the scheme is funded by BG Tanzania and administered by the British Council Tanzania.

Scholarship Offered Since: not specified

Scholarship Type: Masters of Science degrees


Applicants should:

  • be a Tanzanian national
  • be able to meet the relevant course entry requirements set by the participating universities (please consult the university and websites for details)
  • have completed a relevant graduate degree in geoscience, engineering or a related subject area
  • be able to demonstrate an adequate standard of English language comprehension.

Number of Scholarships: This Scheme offers 10 scholarships each year to Tanzanian graduates to study for Masters of Science degrees in UK universities.

Value of Scholarship:

Scholarship awards are granted for a maximum period of 12 months, for courses starting in September 2016.

The awards are comprehensive, covering academic tuition fees and related administrative expenses, registration fees, field work costs, living expenses, a return airfare, support with visa applications, and pastoral care while in the UK.

The emerging natural gas sector will offer attractive employment opportunities for Tanzanian citizens with the relevant technical skills.

Upon successful completion of one of the courses included in the scheme, beneficiaries have the potential to qualify for participation in the BG Group’s International Graduate Programme.

Beneficiaries will also be well equipped to access employment opportunities with other energy companies and companies involved in the energy sector’s supply chain

Duration of Scholarship: for the period of study

Deadline: 15 March 2016.

By this date, completed applications should have reached the British Council office in Dar es Salaam. Applicants will be shortlisted and invited for interviews, and the final selection of scholars will announced by April 2016.

How to Apply

Step 1: If you are interested in applying, you first have to submit an application for a place to study to one of the universities and for one of the courses included in the Scheme.

Step 2: If and when you have received an offer for a place from one of those universities, you can apply by downloading the application form. The link can be found below.

Step 3: Submit your completed application pack to British Council Tanzanial. Conditional offers are acceptable, if the only outstanding conditions are funding and proving an appropriate level of English language comprehension.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Scholarship Provider: BG Group

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