July 25, 2024

The Centre of African Studies, with the generous support of a donor, has set up the Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship to allow talented Tanzanian students to follow in Mwalimu Nyerere’s footsteps and study at the University of Edinburgh.

This one-year postgraduate scholarship is offered to students domiciled in Tanzania.

Host School(s)

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Field(s) of Study

MSc in African and International Development

What does the scholarship cover?

  • Tuition fees.
  • An annual stipend paid in quarterly installments


  • The award lasts only one year.
  • This scholarship cannot be held alongside any other scholarship.
  • The scholarship does not cover visa application costs and airfare.

How many scholarships are given?


Which countries are targeted?

Students from Tanzania

Am I Eligible to Apply?

To qualify for this scholarship, you should:

  • Be domiciled in Tanzania.
  • Have obtained the equivalent of a UK first class or 2.1 Honors degree at the undergraduate level in a Humanities or Social Science subject.
  • Have first applied for admission to the MSc African and International Development Programme.
  • Be accepted to the MSc African and International Development Programme on a full-time basis.

How do I Apply – Next Steps

  • Submit your application to the MSc program indicated above.
  • Submission of applications is done via the scholarship portal on the University website.

Supporting Documents.

  • Copies of your degree certificates along with academic transcripts
    A personal statement indicating your academic history, experience, and skills.
  • References.
  • Evidence of competence in written and spoken English (if English is not your first language).
  • Certified translations of all your documents if they are not in English.
  • A statement on what Nyerere’s legacy means to you and how this legacy influences your future ambitions.

Closing Date:

15 June 2024

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