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Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) Scholarships 2019/2020 for East African Students

Applications are invited, especially from candidates in the East African Community Partner States for entry into the postgraduate study programmes in law (LLM or PhD) offered by the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL).

Application Deadline: 15th January, 2019

Eligible Countries: East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda)

To be taken at (country): University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Field of Study: Law

About the Award: The TGCL, a think tank on East African Community law, is a cooperation project of the University of Dar es Salaam and the University of Bayreuth in Germany. It is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Structured LLM and PhD study programmes at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, are addressed to aspiring young East African lawyers, qualifying them for leading positions in the region.

The LLM candidates will pursue a coursework and a dissertation programme on Regional Integration and East African Community Law. The programme takes one year of fulltime attendance.

PhD students are required to write a comprehensive PhD thesis within three years of fulltime attendance.

The TGCL will offer seminars and workshops on academic research methodology and professional leadership skills for its students, accompanied by an introduction to German Law and the Law of the European Union.

Additionally, interdisciplinary seminars and a German language course are part of the programme.

On successful completion of the programme, the students will obtain a law degree from the University of Dar es Salaam and an additional TGCL Certificate.

Type: PhD, Masters

Eligibility: Applications are invited especially from candidates from the East African Community Partner States (i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda).

The formal minimum requirements for admission to the LLM and PhD programmes are:

  • for the LLM programme: a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent from a recognised higher learning institutions.
  • for the PhD programme: an excellent LLM degree from a recognised institution

The language of instruction in the School of Law is English. Those who are not conversant with it should not apply.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Scholarships are granted only to applicants from EAC countries and will cover:

  • the university fees for the LLM/PhD programme
  • a reasonable health insurance
  • an annual stipend of 2,400 EUR for Tanzanians and of 3,000 EUR for non-Tanzanians
  • a housing allowance of 30 EUR per month
  • a once-off research grant of 460 EUR for LLM and 920 EUR for PhD

Duration of Scholarship: 

  • LLM: 1 Year
  • PhD: 3 Years

How to Apply: The applicant must register online through the TGCL website and submit the following documents electronically:

  1. a signed curriculum vitae with clear evidence of periods of legal and other relevant education, training and practical experience. It is compulsory to use the Europass CV template (http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu).
  2. one page letter of motivation
  3. certified photocopies of all relevant certificates (birth certificate, school leaving certificates, academic transcripts, certificates of legal or other professional education, including provisional results for applicants who are in the final year of their LLB studies); in the case of documents not in English an official translation should be attached
  4. a passport picture
  5. a release letter from your employer (if you are employed) – a proposal of the intended research (for LLM candidates: 1,500 words; for PhD candidates: 3,000 words) – see annexed guidelines
  6. for PhD candidates: an electronic copy of your LLM dissertation

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