APPLY: BG Scholarships for Tanzania Students


BG Scholarships for Tanzania Students

Brief Description

The scheme offers Tanzanian graduates the opportunity to pursue postgraduate education at universities in the UK, with a focus on specific geoscience and engineering courses that are particularly relevant for Tanzania’s emerging oil and gas sectors.

Covering a range of 23 taught courses at four UK universities, the scheme is funded by BG Tanzania and administered by the British Council Tanzania.


Applicants should:

  • be a Tanzanian national
  • be able to meet the relevant course entry requirements set by the participating universities (please consult the university and websites for details)
  • have completed a relevant graduate degree in geoscience, engineering or a related subject area
  • be able to demonstrate an adequate standard of English language comprehension.

Grants Awards

Scholarship awards are granted for a maximum period of 12 months, for courses starting in September 2016.

The awards are comprehensive, covering academic tuition fees and related administrative expenses, registration fees, field work costs, living expenses, a return airfare, support with visa applications, and pastoral care while in the UK.

Employment prospects

The emerging natural gas sector will offer attractive employment opportunities for Tanzanian citizens with the relevant technical skills.

Upon successful completion of one of the courses included in the scheme, beneficiaries have the potential to qualify for participation in the BG Group’s International Graduate Programme.

Beneficiaries will also be well equipped to access employment opportunities with other energy companies and companies involved in the energy sector’s supply chain.

How To Apply:

Step 1: If you are interested in applying, you first have to submit an application for a place to study to one of the universities and for one of the courses included in the Scheme.

Step 2: If and when you have received an offer for a place from one of those universities, you can apply by downloading the application form. The link can be found below.

Step 3: Submit your completed application pack to British Council Tanzanial. Conditional offers are acceptable, if the only outstanding conditions are funding and proving an appropriate level of English language comprehension.

Deadline: The deadline for a scholarship award under this scheme is  March annually. By this date, completed applications should have reached the British Council office in Dar es Salaam. Applicants will be shortlisted and invited for interviews, and the final selection of scholars will announced by April annually.

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