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.

References submitted to the Africa and International Development programme will be used to assess your scholarship application. Please ensure that these have been uploaded to your application by the scholarship deadline.

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


Applications for the 2022-2023 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the deadline date of 5th May has now passed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarships System FAQs for Applicants (504.3 KB PDF)


The CAS Selection Panel will meet in May 2022 to review the scholarship applications. All scholarship applicants will be contacted with the outcome in June 2022.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Dr Nelson Oppong.