Scholarships Opportunities at The University of Dodoma (UDOM) for Masters 2020/2021 Academic Year

Scholarships Opportunities at The University of Dodoma (UDOM) for Masters 2020/2021 Academic Year

Scholarships Opportunities at The University of Dodoma (UDOM) for Masters 2020/2021 Academic Year

Dodoma City is located in the center of the country (6°10’23’’ S; 35°44’31’’ E), 455 km west of the former capital, Dar es Salaam; and 441 km south of Arusha City, the cradle of the East African Community. It is also 259 km north of Iringa Municipality through Mtera. The City covers an area of 2,669 km2 of which 625 km2 is urbanized.



Opening date: 2nd October 202

Closing date:  22nd October 2020, 17:00 hours, East African Time

Thematic areas:          

1) Mathematics,

2) Engineering,

3) Informatics,

4) Science,

5) Technology and

6) Business Science

Eligible applicants: Nationals of the East African Community (EAC) the Partner States

Duration of the 2 years Scholarship:


The EAC Scholarship Programme is an initiative of the East African Community (EAC), the Interuniversity Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and German Development Bank- KfW. The project began in 2018 when the EAC and IUCEA entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KfW geared towards the training of students within the EAC Region.

This Project aims at creating future change agents, who identify themselves with the integration agenda of the EAC and are willing to share economic and development-oriented expert knowledge. The goal of this initiative is to contribute towards training leaders that will foster the EAC Regional integration.

This goal will be partly achieved through the establishment of academic collaboration and an exchange programme between universities/institutions within the EAC Region, by encouraging students to study in countries other than their own.

In order to achieve these impacts, the project offers a comprehensive package including scholarships for Master’s programs, internships, mentoring, networking events, and further leadership training activities. The scholarship will support Master’s students in i) Mathematics, ii) Engineering, iii) Informatics, iv) Science, v) Technology, and vi) Business Science Programmes.

The programme will include a minimum of 30 percent female students with a special consideration for South Sudan female applicants in order to support women’s participation and enhance gender equality.

IUCEA hereby invites applications from students who are citizens of the East African Community (EAC) Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda) to apply for cohort 2 of the KfW- funded Master’s Scholarships.


The objective of the program is to train Master’s scholars who will serve as change agents for regional economic development and integration in the EAC.


The project offers financial support to academically skilled and disadvantaged Master’s students with the main focus on priority areas. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to join the program. Up to 60 scholarships are available this year.

The scholarship covers:

i. University tuition fees: payable directly to the university according to an official invoice;

ii. Stipend: EUR380 per month to support living expenses including housing, food, utilities, local transportation, and settlement expenses;

iii. Allowances for study materials and research: EUR 1,500 one-off allowance; 

iv. Medical insurance; and Extracurricular events: at least one event per year.

The students shall be required to apply to study in another EAC country (not their country of origin)

Programmes offered at the University of Dodoma under COHORT 2 of KFW-funded Programmes are:-

  1. Master of Science in Information Technology
  2. Master of Science in Mathematics
  3. Master of Science in Chemistry
  4. Master of Science in Petroleum Geo-Sciences


i. Be a citizen of a partner state of the East African Community;

ii. Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7.

iii. Submit a motivation letter in English (with not more than 500 words) as follows:

  • Well written (grammatically and professionally)
  • Demonstrates a convincing motivation for wanting to pursue the Master’s          Programme chosen
  • Adequately demonstrates the applicant’s foreseen professional engagement in the EAC –  Integration agenda after completing the Master’s Programme
  • Demonstrates how they expect to apply the acquired skills and knowledge from the Master’s Programme to contribute to the EAC Integration Agenda –   Demonstrates where they anticipate seeing themselves professionally and academically in 5 and 10 years.              –   NOTE: This has to be one letter iv. Be below 35 years of age; and

v. Have obtained an admission from a University in another country in the EAC Region other than their own.


How to apply for Masters Programmes at the University of Dodoma:

Step 1: Identify the programme as listed in section 3.1 above offered by the University of Dodoma.

Step 2: Fill the application form provided on our website at www.udom.ac.tz

Step 3: Submit the completed University application form and its supporting documents via dpgs@udom. ac.tz.

Step 4: You will be notified upon successful submission of your application.

Note: Payments of TZS. 50,000 as admission fee will be done during your registration into the applied programme.


Please ensure that you have attached the following documents:

  1. Signed curriculum vitae
  2. Certified copies of all university degree certificates and transcripts. Please combine it into one file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading.
  3. Applicants with academic qualifications obtained from foreign institutions must be equated by the National Council/ Commission for Higher Education in their respective Partner State. iv. Applicants with supporting documents (transcripts, certificates among others) in languages other than English are required to submit both the originals copies translated to the English language by an accredited language translations provider.
  4. Recent passport photograph in the color of your full head and upper shoulders.
  5. Evidence of Nationality of a Partner State in the East African Community such as a copy of national identity card/ passport/birth certificate.
  6. Any other form of evidence required in the application form e.g. medical reports, photos, and letters of reference.
  7. A motivation letter.

The deadline for sending applications is 22nd October 2020 not later than 17:00 hours East African Time. Only successful candidates will be contacted after the selection process is complete.

Please find the University of Dodoma Postgraduate Prospectus available at (https://www.udom.ac.tz/ prospectus). The prospectus gives you insights about studying and staying at the University.

For more inquiries do not hesitate to contact the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies of the University of Dodoma through Tel: +255734047652; +255719340014; +255687203550; and +255715023723


The Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic, Research and Consultancy

The University of Dodoma

P. O. Box 259

Dodoma, Tanzania

Email address: dvcarc@udom.ac.tz

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