Scholarships and Student Funding

Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship

The Centre of African Studies is delighted to announce Nyerere Scholarship for an applicant to our 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.


The scholarship will cover Tuition Fees and an annual stipend of £13,500.


The award will be made to a student domiciled in Tanzania who is accepted on a full-time basis for the MSc in Africa and International Development.


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.

Candidates must submit a Personal Statement for the scholarship application which should clearly state why you are applying for this scholarship, along with your experience and aspirations in the field of Africa and International Development.

Candidates must also arrange for two referees to submit reference letters supporting their application.

Please note: The Nyerere Scholarship cannot be held alongside any other scholarship funding. 


Applications for the 2021-2022 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 3rd of May deadline has now passed. 


The CAS Selection Panel will meet in April 2021 to review the scholarship applications. All scholarship applicants will be contacted with the outcome in June 2021.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Dr George Karekwaivanane