Julius Kambarage Nyerere

African statesman, first President of Tanzania, alumnus.

Nyerere plaque

Julius Kambarage Nyerere received a scholarship in 1949 to attend the University of Edinburgh, where he obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Economics and History.

He was the first Tanzanian to study at a British university and only the second to gain a university degree outside Africa.

The plaque

Nyerere's plaque is located at 21 George Square.


In honour of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere


African statesman, first President of the United Republic of Tanzania, graduate of the University