Fully Funded 2018/2019 Julius Nyerere Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for Tanzanian Students

The prestigious University of Edinburgh will allocate one scholarship to a student from Tanzania for postgraduate Masters study in any subject offered by the University for the 2018/2019 academic session.

Application Deadline: Please submit applications on or before 2nd April 2018

Eligible African Countries: Only applicants from Tanzania

Scholarship Country: Scholarships will be taken at the University of Edinburgh UK

Subject Areas: Courses offered at the University

Scholarship Info: The Julius Nyerere Scholarship was set up in 2009 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 Type: Masters

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.


  • 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:Note that only 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 will complete an online scholarship application.
  • Information on how to apply will follow shortly
  • As part of the personal statement section of the scholarship application applicants will be asked to answer the following question:  ‘If Julius Nyerere was a student at the University of Edinburgh in 2018 and had a Twitter account, what would he tweet, and who would he follow? Explain your answer in 500-750 words.’

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