UDSM Call For Applications For Scholarships MSc and PhD


MSc and PhD Training Opportunities at the University of Dar es Salaam Call for applications for scholarships. The School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology (SoAF) of the University of Dar es Salaam invites applications from Tanzanians for scholarships for MSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture (Coursework and Dissertation) and PhD in Aquatic Sciences (Coursework and Dissertation).

MSc and PhD Training Opportunities at the University of Dar es Salaam Call for applications for scholarships

SoAF is implementing a six-year project,
“Samaki: Fisheries, nutrition, livelihoods,
gender and rights” in Tanzania funded by
Norad through its Norwegian Programme for
Capacity Development in Higher Education
and Research for Development (NORHED II).

The project’s main aim is capacity building
through postgraduate education and research collaboration and it has adopted an overarching interdisciplinary and holistic approach that will integrate five more specialized components.


These components include fisheries (especially small-scale fisheries), nutrition (micronutrients from small fishes), livelihoods (incomes and food security), gender (women’s rights and gender equality) and rights (including human rightsand governance). Main project partners include three from Norway (University of Tromsø, the Arctic University; University of Bergen & the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway (IMR)) and three from
Tanzania (University of Dar es Salaam, State University of Zanzibar & Institute of Fisheries Research of Zanzibar). Within the University of Dar es Salaam, other academic units which are part of the project are the Department of Sociology; School of Law and Institute of Resource Assessment.

Masters dissertations and doctoral research
projects will focus on topics from selected
combinations of the specialized components
of the project listed above. The scholarships
will be granted for up to 2 years for MSc and
4 years for PhD (upon successful evaluation
each year).

Application procedure


The application consists of
a) A CV (maximum 2 pages).


b) Letter of Reference from two academic referees

c) Letter of Motivation explaining why you wish to participate in the programme (maximum 1 page).

d) Master or/and Bachelor degree certificates

e) Confirmation of admission from the University of Dar es Salaam for the desired study programme. Please note that the applicant him/herself is responsible for ensuring to apply for admission by the due date.


If notification of admission or the application process itself is not yet available at the time of application, it must be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study begins.

f) For PhD applicants, a proposed concept for your Doctoral project related to the above mentioned specialized components (maximum 2 pages).


Applicants from disadvantageous groups are encouraged to apply.


The deadline for submission of applications is 28th August 2021. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Dean, School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology through [email protected] with a copy to Dr Julius Francis ([email protected]/[email protected]).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information get attached PDF file Here



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