University of Dar es Salaam merit scholarships 2023/2024

The University of Dar es Salaam is pleased to announce 64 merit-based scholarships, 52 for undergraduate and 12 for postgraduate students (at the Master’s Level) for the 2023/2024 academic year. Successful candidates will register for studies at the

University Of Dar Es Salaam Merit Scholarships 2023

University of Dar es Salaam merit scholarships 2023

University of Dar es Salaam and her constituent’s colleges (the Dar es Salaam University College of Education [DUCE] and Mkwawa University College of Education [MUCE]).

 

1. UNDERGRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

The applicant:

  1. (i)  Must be Tanzanian,
  2. (ii)  Must have outstanding/excellent performance 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 (Note: A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E =

    1; S = 0.5 and F = 0 point).

  3. (iii)  Must be admitted to the University of Dar es Salaam,
  4. (iv)  Must not be older than 25 years at the time of application,
  5. (v)  Candidates applying for the UDSM Merit scholarships are encouraged to simultaneously apply for bursaries through the Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB). However,

    Scholarship awardees will be required to relinquish the HESLB support, and

  6. (vi)  The scholarship award is tenable for one academic year and renewable for successive academic years on condition that the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.8.

Required Application Documents

  1. Copies of Secondary education certificates for both the ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels (pdf),
  2. Copy of birth certificate or National ID (pdf).

Scope of Scholarship

The scholarship will cover tuition fee, meals and accommodation. All the Merit Scholarship awardees 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.

POSTGRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Application Requirements

The Applicant must meet programme specific admission requirements as found in the Postgraduate Prospectus 2023/2024 on the UDSM website. In addition, the applicant must:

  1. (i)  Be a citizen of Tanzania,
  2. (ii)  Be a graduate of the University of Dar es Salaam,
  3. (iii)  Have obtained admission to an appropriate Master’s programme,
  4. (iv)  Not be older than 30 years at the time of application,
  5. (v)  Be prepared to accept duties as a postgraduate teaching assistant,
  6. (vi)  Have completed his/her first degree within two years at the time of scholarship application, and
  7. (vii)  Have an undergraduate degree GPA of 4.0 (on a 5 – point scale) or higher.

How to apply:

Applicants must submit applications online at

https://udsm.admission.ac.tz

Required Application Documents

  1. Copies of university degree certificate and transcript (pdf),
  2. A copy of birth certificate (pdf),
  3. One recommendation letter from persons familiar with your academic achievements, character and personality, and
  4. A one-page motivation letter.

Scope of Scholarship

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

3. GENERAL CONDITION

Merit scholarship shall not be held concurrently with any other award to support the beneficiary for the same academic programme.

Applications for the Merit Scholarships will be open from 30th August 2023 to 16th October 2023.

Selection and awarding outcomes will be communicated within four weeks after the application deadline.

For more information please visit the University website (www.udsm.ac.tz)

NB: *WARNING*

It is an offence to submit false information when applying for scholarship. Applicants discovered to have submitted 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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