Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Postgraduate (master’s)
Provider: University of Edinburgh
Country to Study in: UK
The University of Edinburgh will offer scholarships to students from Tanzania for postgraduate Master's study in any subject offered by the University for the 2016-2017 academic session.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Citizens of Tanzania ONLY
The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh; Scotland
Field(s) of study
Any masters level courses/subjects offered by the University.
In addition to their studies, the successful applicant will be expected to participate in Swahili language conversation tutorials. This will amount to no more than 20 hours for each scholar per semester.
Number of awards
One scholarship award will be granted in the 2016/2017 academic session
The scholarship is tenable for one academic year
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.
Method of Application
Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. All applications must be submitted no later than the deadline date announced below. Please note 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.
In addition to the standard questions on the application, applicants should also provide the following information within their application:
To help identify the very best candidates this year the committee asks In Section 3b - "Personal Statement Continued", applicants should write an additional statement of between 500 and 800 of words that indicates how you think your degree will truly be of benefit to Tanzania.
Without this statement, your application will not be considered.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information, and also to access the 'Postgraduate Master's Online Scholarship Application' form.
The deadline date to submit all applications is 1st April 2016
A Selection Committee will meet in mid May 2016 to select the scholarship holder. The winners of the scholarships will be announced in late May 2016.
The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.
The University of Edinburgh is ranked 17th in the world by the 2013–14 and 2014–15 QS rankings. The Research Excellence Framework, a research ranking used by the UK government to determine future research funding, ranked Edinburgh 4th in the UK for research power.
Application Deadline: 1 April 2016
Open to International students: No (ONLY Tanzanian students)
More Scholarship Information and Application
Related: List of Edinburgh Global and non-Global Scholarships