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 (amount to be advised; for reference, this was £13,500 in 2022/23). The annual stipend will be paid in quarterly instalments following full matriculation. Payments are made in September and December 2023, and March and June 2024.

Awards are made for one year only.

The award cannot be held alongside any other scholarship funding.


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.

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. Therefore, please submit your MSc application at least five working days before the scholarship deadline to allow you access to the scholarship application form before it closes.

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

Application process:

  1. Submit your application to the MSc programme (including the personal statement and statement of skills, references, payment of fee etc).
  2. 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.

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. This scholarship does not cover airfare and visa application costs.


Applications for the 2023-2024 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 15th June 2023 deadline has now passed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarships System FAQs for Applicants (504.3 KB PDF)


The CAS Selection Panel will meet in June to review the scholarship applications. All scholarship applicants will be contacted with the outcome in June 2023.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the scholarship application process please contact:

Toni Jenkins

If you have any academic queries please contact:

Dr Nelson Oppong