Scholarships Merit-based
The University of Edinburgh

Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship

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Various benefits
United Kingdom
15 Jun 2024
Application deadline


The University of Edinburgh can support you financially if you are admitted to one of its study programmes as an international student.

The University of Edinburgh awards scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee reductions and discounts that help you cover existing tuition and living costs. 


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Tuition Fees and an annual stipend

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Centre of African Studies is delighted to announce Nyerere Scholarship for an applicant to the MSc in Africa and International Development.

The Nyerere Scholarships provide funding for talented Tanzanian students to follow in Nyerere’s footsteps and study at the University of Edinburgh. Through the generous support provided by a donor, the Centre of African Studies will offer a one-year postgraduate scholarship to a student domiciled in Tanzania to study a Masters-level programme in the Centre of African Studies.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship will cover Tuition Fees and an annual stipend. The annual stipend will be paid in quarterly instalments following full matriculation. 


  • The award will be made to a student domiciled in Tanzania who is accepted on the full-time MSc African and International Development programme.
  • The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the equivalent of a UK first class or 2.1 Honours degree at undergraduate level in a Humanities or Social Science subject.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

15 Jun 2024

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system, applicants must have first applied for admission to the full-time MSc African and International Development programme. Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted. 

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal 

Application process:

Submit your application to the MSc programme (including the personal statement and statement of skills, references, payment of fee etc).

Submit your application to the scholarship through the scholarship portal. This involves providing a statement on what Nyerere’s legacy means to you, and how it connects to your future ambitions.


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