£13,500 University Of Edinburgh 2023 Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship (UK) 

Written by David on May 11, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Anthropology, Economics, English as a Second Language, International Relations, Political Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Mailto: [email protected]

The Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 2009 to honor Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, who was the leader of Tanganyika during its independence struggle in 1961 and went on to serve as Tanzania’s first prime minister and eventually as its president. In 1949, Nyerere was awarded a scholarship that allowed him to study for a master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh. While there, he took classes in subjects such as English, Political Economy, Social Anthropology, British History, Economic History, Constitutional Law, and Moral Philosophy. He graduated with his master’s degree in 1951.


About the Scholarship Provider:

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Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Edinburgh

Scholarship Country: United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth: £13,500

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • The scholarship will provide an annual stipend of £13,500 in addition to covering the costs of tuition.


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Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • The prize will be given to a student who has their primary residence in Tanzania and has been admitted into the Master of Science in Africa and International Development program on a full-time basis
  • The Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship will be given out to students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. Candidates must either already possess or anticipate obtaining a degree that is comparable to a UK first class or 2.1 Honours degree at the undergraduate level in a topic that falls under the Humanities or Social Science umbrella.
  • Candidates are required to submit a personal statement as part of the scholarship application. This statement should make it abundantly obvious why the applicant is interested in receiving the scholarship, as well as their prior experience and future goals in the field of international and African development.
  • Candidates are required to take responsibility for coordinating the submission of two supporting reference letters on their behalf.
  • Note that it is not possible to receive both the Nyerere Scholarship and any other scholarship monies at the same time. 



The University Of Edinburgh 2023 Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship (UK) Award is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit your application, please visit the University of Edinburgh’s website at www.myed.ed.ac.uk.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the University Of Edinburgh 2023 Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship (UK)  is June 15, 2023.

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