Commonwealth Master's Scholarship at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania


  • Agriculture
  • Economics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Resources

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The scholarship

  • One scholarship is available, starting in October 2018.
  • The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • The scholarship is for Master's study only and is not applicable to a distance learning course.
  • The scholarship is for a new student only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started.
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families.
  • The scholarship is for a maximum of two years or the length of the course, whichever is shorter.

Support for Commonwealth Scholars

The university supports international students with orientation sessions and social events.

All Commonwealth Scholars have a dedicated contact person at the ACU who can be contacted by email and phone.


  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than Tanzania.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.

How to apply

Complete the application form below in as much detail as possible and submit it by email to

As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:

  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • At least one academic reference
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • University offer letter for the course you have applied for if you already have one

Application form

Download the application form here.

Closing date

Applications close on 11 March 2018 at midnight GMT.

Further information

For any enquiries, please contact

Scholar profiles

Andrew Harvey, Commonwealth Scholar from Canada

Andrew Harvey is a 2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada who studied an MA in linguistics at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Read his profile here, or browse other scholar profiles here.