UDSM Merit Scholarship in Tanzania – 2021/2022

Application for the UDSM Merit Scholarship in Tanzania – 2021/2022 Entry is now open by the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in Tanzania.

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The University of Dar es Salaam is pleased to announce 62 merit- based scholarships, 52 for undergraduate and 10 for postgraduate students (at the Master’s Level) for the 2021/2022 academic year. Successful candidates will register for studies at the 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]).

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.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in Tanzania. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant;

  • must be Tanzanian,
  • 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 = 5 and F = 0 point),
  • must be admitted to the University of Dar es Salaam,
  • must not be older than 25 years at the time of application,
  • 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
  • The scholarship award is tenable for one academic year and renewable for successive academic years on condition the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 8.

To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant should submit;

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


The Applicant must meet programme specific admission requirements as found in the Postgraduate Prospectus 2020/2021 on the UDSM website. In addition, the applicant must:

  • be a citizen of Tanzania,
  • be a graduate of the University of Dar es Salaam,
  • have obtained admission to an appropriate Master’s programme,
  • not be older than 30 years at the time of application,
  • be prepared to accept duties as a postgraduate teaching assistant,
  • have completed his/her first degree within two years before applying for the scholarship, and
  • have an undergraduate degree GPA of 8 (on a 5-point scale) or higher.
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


Applicants must submit applications online at  https://udsm.admission.ac.tz

Applications for the Merit Scholarships will be opened from 13th September 2021 and will end on 5th October 2021. Selection and awarding outcomes will be communicated within four week after the application deadline.

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