Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship 2024 at University of Edinburgh

Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship 2024 at University of Edinburgh

Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship 2024 at University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is tickled pink to provide the Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship for the master’s program in Africa and International Development, for the academic year 2024-2025. This scholarship is open to students from all over the world, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for those who are fascinated by Africa and international development.

The Nyerere Scholarships are an out-of-this-world opportunity for talented Postgraduate peeps from Tanzania to study at the University of Edinburgh and walk in the footsteps of the great Mwalimu Julius Nyerere. Thanks to the kindheartedness of a mysterious benefactor, the Centre of African Studies can give one year of study to those who are chosen

The University of Edinburgh has a long and storied history that dates back to the 16th century. It all started in 1583 when King James VI of Scotland signed a royal charter establishing the Tounis College, which was later renamed the University of Edinburgh. The university grew rapidly over the years, becoming one of the most prestigious institutions in Europe. Throughout its history, the university has been home to some of the world’s greatest thinkers, including physicist James Clerk Maxwell, philosopher David Hume, and surgeon Joseph Lister.

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Scholarship Summary:

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Nyerere Trust

Host Institution(s): University of Edinburgh, UK

Scholarship Worth: Tuition fees, £18,622 Stipend

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduates

Nationality: International Students

Requirements and eligibility criteria for Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship 2024 at University of Edinburgh:

  • Applicants must be international students.
  • The scholarship will be awarded based on academic excellence.
  • Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a first-class or 2.1 Honors degree at the undergraduate level.
  • A Humanities or Social Science subject is required.
  •  Applicants must be postgraduate students.
  • Applicants must enroll in a full-time postgraduate program.


  • The award is for three years for full-time students or six years pro-rata for part-time students.
  • An annual stipend (amount to be advised; for reference, this was £13,500 in 2022/23.
  • The stipend will be set to the UKRI level for 2024/25. For reference, the UKRI level for 2023/24 is currently £18,622 for full-time students, or the pro rata equivalent for part-time students.

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Application Procedure for Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship 2024 at University of Edinburgh (How to apply);

Interested applicants should do the below:

  • You must first apply for admission to the full-time MSc African and International
  • Development program to gain access to the scholarship application system.
  • It may take up to five business days for system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.
  • Submit your MSc application at least five business days before the scholarship deadline to allow you time to access the scholarship application form.
  • The scholarship application form is on EUCLID and can be accessed through the MyEd web-based information portal at my.ed.ac.uk.
  • After submitting your MSc application, apply for the scholarship using the scholarship portal.
  • In your application, explain what Nyerere’s legacy means to you and how it connects to your future goals.

Application Deadline: Not Specified

For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Webpage.

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