Top 20 Scholarships To Study In Tanzania



Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

Tanzania education

The Tanzanian educational system is based on the 7-4-2-3 system: 7 years of primary school, followed by four years of secondary school leading to Ordinary Level (0-level) exams in nine subjects, followed by two more years leading to the Advanced Level (A-level) exams in nine subjects, including General Studies.

But ,Education ends for many children after primary school: only three out of five Tanzanian adolescents, or 52 percent of the eligible school population, are enrolled in lower-secondary education and fewer complete secondary education. Formal vocational training is unavailable to many of the children who want it.

In recent years ,Education is a key component of the Government of Tanzania’s development agenda. The country has made significant gains in access and equity in primary education, with girls’ enrollment close to parity with boys’ at all primary education levels. Despite these successes, many challenges persist related to retention, completion, and transition to secondary education, as well as quality of education, actual learning outcomes, and the relevance of skills that graduates bring to the economy.

Hence , the WSF TEAM have put together a list of  scholarships available to Tanzanians who have succeeded in completing their secondary education to pursue a degree in any course of their choice  in and outside Tanzania. These scholarship are for undergraduates , Masters and PhD Studies


All Tanzanian nationals who wish to study in the UK and other will need to apply for a study visa before they are eligible to enter the UK and begin their programme of study.

Imigration Requirements

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) runs the UK’s visa and immigration service.

Please check UKVI for information on the requirements for Tanzanian nationals who wish to study in the UK.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number

Once you have accepted and met the conditions of your offer of a study place, we will contact you to issue you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number. This replaces the previous system using Visa Letters. You will need to use this CAS number in your application for a study visa to come to Sheffield.

Advice and help with your visa

The University’s International Student Support Services has trained immigration specialists to support you in applying for your visa as well as offering comprehensive advice on immigration issues.

You can receive visa counselling from the official representative of the University of Sheffield in Tanzania, Uniserv. The counsellors will advise on all the necessary paperwork and documentation you will need in order to apply for your visa.

Extending your visa

The University’s International Student Support Services and the Union of Students’ Advice Centre can offer information and advice, to you and any dependants, on extending your visa once you are in the UK.

Top 20 Scholarships To Study In Tanzania

1.British Council National Postgraduate Scholarship for Tanzania

The scheme offers eight scholarships for Tanzanian students to support them in the completion of postgraduate education at selected Tanzanian Higher Education Institutions covering 15 energy-sector related Engineering courses relevant for the development of Tanzaniaís natural gas sector. It is funded by BG Tanzania and administered by British Council Tanzania…APPLY NOW

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2.BG Scholarships for Tanzania Students

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...APPLY NOW

3.Full-time campus-based master’s scholarships – Tanzania

We offer up to five scholarships for full-time master’s courses to academically excellent young professionals from Tanzania. The scholarships cover full tuition fees, return international air fares and living expenses…APPLY NOW

4.Mo Dewji Foundation Scholarships for Tanzanian Undergraduate Students

The Mo Dewji Foundation is offering full scholarships to high school students in Tanzania who are willling to undertake an undergraduate programme at the University of Dar-es-Salaam. The Mo Dewji Foundation provides scholarships to outstanding high school students planning to pursue higher education, which cover four years of undergraduate college. The scholarship program, offered in collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam, is intended to create a community of passionate students and provide them with the capacity to achieve their greatest potential…APPLY NOW

5.Diploma Scholarships for Tanzanian Students at International School Moshi

International School Moshi is offering five full scholarships for Tanzanian students. These scholarships are available to study International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (Forms 5 and 6) in ISM from August 2017 to May 2019. The International School Moshi (ISM) Scholarship Programme develops the future leaders of Tanzania by giving talented local students full scholarships to complete their schooling..APPLY NOW

6.The UK Department for International Development (DFID) Internship for Tanzanian Students

 DFID is a UK government department which leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We’re ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit…APPLY NOW

7.Julius Nyerere Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for Tanzanian Students

The University of Edinburgh will be offering a scholarship opportunity  to an International student (Tanzania to be specific) for postgraduate Masters study in any subject offered by the University…APPLY NOW

8.DAAD Postgraduate Scholarships for Students Sub-Saharan Countries at Addis Ababa University

DAAD is offering scholarships to citizens in Sub-Saharan African countries to pursue MSc studies in Electrical Engineering for Railway Systems at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT)…APPLY NOW

9.Eric Bleumink Scholarships at University of Groningen

The Eric Bleumink Fund awards scholarships to talented students and young researchers from developing countries. The scholarships are towards a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme…APPLY NOW

10.Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries  – Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate

The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport offers five scholarships for developing countries. Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition…APPLY NOW

11. Univeresity of south Wales international scholarships

The University of South Wales offers the following scholarships for self-funding international students. You will be automatically considered for one of these awards when we receive your application. You do not need to make a separate application and confirmation of the scholarship will be included in your offer letter..APPLY NOW 

12.Shefield university International Merit Undergraduate Scholarships

We’re offering 150 Alumni Fund scholarships worth £3,600 each for home students starting their studies in September 2017. These are entirely funded by donations from alumni and friends of the University from around the world…APPLY NOW

13.Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Academic Grants for Developing Countries

Early Career Academic Grants are open to early career academics employed by ACU member universities, enabling them to participate in a conference held in a Commonwealth country other than their own…APPLY NOW

14.African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Masters & PhD Program for African Researchers

 DAAD, a public funded, self- governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes…APPLY NOW

15.Makerere University Full Mastercard Scholarships

Makerere University entered a partnership with MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships to 1,000 academically bright but economically disadvantaged youth from Africa to study at Makerere University from 2013 to 2023. This is a project worth US $ 20,989,965.15 implemented at Makerere University with the aim of developing the next generation of African Leaders and also to promote the strategic objectives of Makerere University and MasterCard Foundation in contributing to Africa’s higher education sector and development. The project is implemented under the leadership of the Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate…APPLY NOW

16.University of HELWAN Fully Funded Scholarships for Tanzanians In Egypt 2018

Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in Egypt invites applications for the University of HELWAN Fully Funded Scholarships for Tanzanians In Egypt 2018.

This is a scholarship for Tanzanian Students to study in Egypt. Egypt being one well sort after study locations in the world, providing these scholarships to study in Egypt for free have helped bring the dream of some international students alive.

More so, this scholarship comprises of Undergraduate scholarships for Tanzanians , Masters scholarships for Tanzanians, and PhD Scholarships for Tanzanians. APPLY NOW 

17.Sokoine University of Agriculture Indigenous PhD Scholarships, Tanzania

Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania is offering PhD Scholarship to Indigenous students at the Sokoine University of Agriculture Indigenous PhD Scholarships, Tanzania, 2018.

The candidate will have an opportunity to receive part of his/her PhD training at DIIS and at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The programme is funded through a grant by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA).APPLY NOW

18.Haven of Peace Academy Merit Scholarships for Tanzanian Students

The Haven of Peace Academy is awarding a small number of merit scholarships for Tanzanian students. Scholarship worth up to 100% of the tuition fees for the school’s AS and A level programme.

The academy aims to provide an excellent, Christ-centred, international education that meets western academic standards and equips students to live out a biblical worldview in all areas of life to the glory of God.

The Haven of Peace Academy (HOPAC) is a Christian school admitting students aged 5 to 18+ years. It is situated on a twelve-acre campus overlooking the Indian Ocean.APPLY NOW 

19.  30 Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Scholarships in Morocco for Tanzanian Students

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is inviting applications from qualified Tanzanians to fill 30 positions for undergraduate studies (bachelor degree) and postgraduates scholarships tenable in Morocco for the academic year 2018/2019.

The mission of the ministry is to put in place and strengthen structures and procedures which will enable a country to get educated and continuous learning Tanzanians that add value in National development.APPLY NOW

20. Scholarships for Tanzanian Students in France

The Embassy of France is delighted to invite applications for a 2 years scholarships from students applying for a Master degree in France as well as PhD scholarships for 3 months year on a 3 consecutive year period.

The scholarships are intended to give an opportunity to Tanzanian students to undertake specific courses of study related to their future professional activities in order to build capacity in Tanzanian organisations and add to the potential of Tanzanian learning institutions.





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