University of Edinburgh Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship for International Students

University of Edinburgh Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship for International Students

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to offer its Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship to international applicants for MSc in Africa and International Development commencing program for 2024/2025 academic session.

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.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Nyerere Trust
  • Host Institution(s): University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Funding Amount: Tuition fees, £18,622 Stipend
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Postgraduates
  • Nationality: International Students

Also Apply: University of Edinburgh Macqueen Scholarship for International Students

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are expected to meet the following conditions for Nyerere Postgraduate Scholarship for International Students:

  • Applicants must be international students
  • 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.
  • Applicants must be postgraduate students
  • Applicants must enrol in full-time postgraduate program
  • The award is made for 3 years for full time students or 6 years pro-rata for part-time students.

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship will cover:

  • Tuition Fees and
  • 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.

Equally Check: Monash University International Tuition Scholarship (MITS) 2024

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: 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 web based information portal at

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

Application Deadline: Not Stated

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