Fully funded 2017/2018 Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarship for Tanzanian – UK

The university of Edinburgh will offer one scholarship to one student from Tanzania for postgraduate masters study in any subject offered by the university for 2017/2018 academic year.

Application Deadline: 3rd April 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible African Countries: Tanzania

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

Subject Areas: Courses offered at the University

About The Scholarship: the Julius Nyerere scholarship was set up in 2009 in memory of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere who led Tanganyika to independence in the year 1961 and became the first prime minister and later the president of Tanzania. Nyerere received a scholarship in 1949 to attend the university of Edinburgh, where he obtained a masters of arts degree which allowed him to study courses in English, political economy , social anthropology, British History, Economic History, Constitutional law and Moral Philosophy.

Offered since: 2009

Selection criteria: the scholarship is awarded broadly on basis of academic merit. With candidates requiring a bachelor’s degree equivalent to UK first class honours (first) or upper division/upper second class honours(2:1) degree.

N.B the Julius Nyerere scholarship is highly competitive and only the best candidates are considered. Prospective candidates should note that, to date, in almost all cases successful candidates for the scholarship [p have held first class honours degree. Applicants with a 2:1 degree will be considered if they can show track record of work experience relevant to their prospective degree.


  • 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: one 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.

How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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