Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law Scholarships for East Africans

Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL):

Course(s) Offered: Law
Course Level: Postgraduate (LLM, PhD)
Provider: DAAD, German Foreign Office
Country to Study in: Tanzania

Scholarship Description
The Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) offers Scholarships for Postgraduate Law programmes for candidates from the East African Community (EAC) Partner States for studies starting 1st October 2018.

The TGCL offers aspiring lawyers and law students from the Partner States of the East African Community a structured LLM and PhD study programme with the goal of qualifying them for leading positions in the region.

Applications are invited from eligible candidates from the EAC Partner States for entry into a postgraduate study programme in law (LLM or PhD) offered by the TGCL at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law (formerly Faculty of Law) in cooperation with the University of Bayreuth (Germany). Note that current call is for LLM only.

Applicants must be candidates from the East African Community Partner States (i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda).

The 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 institution of higher legal, and
  • 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.

Note for LLM applicants:
Candidates who have graduated (their bachelor degree or equivalent) longer than six years before the application deadline are not encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria and Interview:
An independent panel of experts will review all applications thoroughly. The final selection of candidates will be made only on merit. The TGCL will invite for interview only those candidates it has shortlisted. Consequently, we advise all applicants to indicate their up-to-date contact details. In case of change of contact details (email or mobile number), kindly notify the TGCL office.

Eligible groups
Citizens of an EAC Partner State, including:
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda

Participating Institutions
Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL), University of Dar es Sa-laam School of Law, Tanzania; AND
Institute of African Studies, Faculty of Law, Business Administration and Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Fields of study
Course on East African Community Law and the Law of Regional Integration forms the basis of the TGCL curriculum for LLM students. Additional training on transferable skills and methodology as well as a German Language class complete the programme.

Number of awards
A limited number of scholarships is available for LLM and PhD students admitted to the programmes

Scholarship duration
The LLM scholarship covers a period of one year, and the PhD scholarship a period of three years

Scholarship benefits
A scholarship covers the University fee and a health insurance. An annual amount of 2,400 EUR for Tanzanians and of 3,000 EUR for Non-Tanzanians is provided to cover the cost of living. A lump sum of 460 EUR for LLM and 920 EUR for PhD is paid for the cost of research.

In summary, it covers university fees, health insurance, cost of living (including miscellaneous charges) and cost of research.

Method of Application
The applicant must register online through the TGCL website and submit all requested documents electronically. In addition to the online application, applicants must send the following documents to the address indicated on the TGCL website:
  • Hard copies of all application documents uploaded electronically
  • Two recent passport size pictures
  • Two letters of recommendation (signed and sealed)
  • a printout of the online registration confirmation sheet
This is for scholarships offered by the TGCL. Admissions to the University of Dar es Salaam are made by the University administration separately and independently. TGCL scholarships can be granted only to candidates admitted for studies at the University of Dar es Salaam. TGCL will inform successful scholarship applicants early enough to allow them to apply for admission in the University of Dar es Salaam.

It is important to read the 2018 Call for LLM Applications, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying for this scholarship

The deadline for applications is Friday, 23rd February 2018. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. All applications must be submitted both online and hardcopies.

It is highly recommended to use a reliable professional courier service to ship the hardcopies in case the applicant is not personally delivering the application documents to the physical address indicated above.

The TGCL is the leading academic institution in East Africa for postgraduate studies in the field of regional integration law. Its study programme has a special focus on East African Community law. Students will be qualified to take on responsibility as future leaders in the national, regional and international arenas for the benefit of their societies and communities.

Application Deadline: 23 February 2018
Open to International students: Yes (but ONLY East Africans)

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