Breaking News: New Scholarship Opportunities at The University of Dar es Salaam ( UDSM ) 2019/20 | Apply Before 3rd November, 2019

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The University of Dar es Salaam is pleased to announce 62 merit-based scholarships;


                      52 for Undergraduate and

                      10 Postgraduate Students ( At the Master’s Level ).

Applicants should keep in mind that, only the successful candidates will register for studies at the University of Dar es Salaam and her constituent’s colleges ( That is the Dar es Salaam University College of Education [DUCE] and Mkwawa University College of Education [ MUCE ] ).

Notably, Applications should be made online at via the University of Dar es Salaam Website

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1. University of Dar es Salaam Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Eligibility Concerned

The applicant:

a) Must be Tanzanian Native,

b) Must have outstanding/excellent Qualifications at the Ordinary (‘O’) Level of Secondary Education and with at least 12 points in THREE subjects at the Advanced (‘A’) level of Secondary Education or equivalent  ( Notably A =
5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E = 1; S = 0.5 and F = 0 point ),

c) Must be admitted to the University of Dar es Salaam,

d) Must not be older than 25 years at the time of application,

e) Candidates applying for the UDSM Merit scholarships are encouraged to simultaneously apply for bursaries through the Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB).

 Though , Scholarship beneficiaries will be required to relinquish the HESLB support, and

f) Applicant should bear in mind that The scholarship award is tenable for one academic year and renewable for successive academic years on condition the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.8.

Required Documents for Application

a) Copies of Secondary education certificates for both the ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels being attached in PDF Format
b) Copy of birth certificate or National ID ( PDF Format ).

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The scholarship will cover Tuition fee, Meals and Accommodation.

All the Merit Scholarship designees are guaranteed accommodation at the UDSM’s hostels throughout their Scholarship period. Special requirements and final year projects will also be supported as specified in their respective programmes

2. University of Dar es Salaam Postgraduate Merit Scholarship

Eligibility Concerned

Requirements for Application

Programme specific admission requirements are found in the Postgraduate Prospectus 2019/2020 on the UDSM Website.

Additionally, the Applicant Should strictly meet the following requirements:

1. Be a citizen of Tanzania,

2. Be a graduate of the University of Dar es Salaam,

3. Must have obtained admission to an appropriate Master’s programme he is planning to take,

4. Not older than 30 years of age at the time of application,

5. The Merit Scholarship holder must be prepared to accept duties as a postgraduate teaching assistant,

6. The candidate must have completed his/her first degree within two years before applying for the scholarship, and

7. The candidate must have an undergraduate degree GPA of 3.8 (on a 5 Point scale) or higher.

Mode of Application

Applicants who have met required all the requirements listed above must submit their applications online via the University of Dar es Salaam website

Required Application Documents

1. Copies of university degree certificate and transcript ( PDF FORMAT ),

2. A Copy of Birth Certificate ( PDF FORMAT ),

3. One recommendation letter from persons familiar with your academic achievements, character and personality, and

4. A one page motivation letter.

As normal, The scholarship will cover tuition fee, stipend, books and stationery as well as research costs as stipulated in the University of Dar es Salaam Postgraduate Fee Structure.

 For more information please visit the website of the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies on the University website ( UDSM Website )

Note: Applications for the Merit Scholarships will be open from 16th October to 3rd November 2019.

Selection and awarding outcomes will strictly be communicated within one week after the application deadline.

Warning !

It is an offence and strictly prohibited  to submit false information when applying for the offer.

Applicants discovered to have submitted knowingly or unknowingly forged certificates or any other falsified information will not be considered and appropriate legal action will be taken against them.

Issued by;

Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

University of Dar es Salaam

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