Masters and Phd Scholarship by the TGCL

Tanzanian German Center for East African Legal studies (TGCL)

The Tanzanian German Center for East African Legal studies (TGCL) offers aspiring lawyers and law students from the Partner States of the East African Community a structured LLM and PhD study programme with the goal of qualifying them for leading positions in the region.

The programme is conducted at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law, in close cooperation with the Institute of African Studies and the Faculty of Law, Business and Economics, University of Bayreuth. TGCL is one of five centres established in Africa under the name “African Excellence – Fachzentren zur Eliteförderung”, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Foreign Office within the programme “Aktion Afrika”.

Applications are invited, especially from candidates in the East African Community Partner States (i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), for entry into a postgraduate study programme in law (LLM or PhD) offered by the TGCL.

The deadline for applications is 15 January, 2015.



A limited number of scholarships is available for LLM and PhD students admitted to the programmes. A scholarship will cover the University fee and a health insurance. An annual amount of 2,400 EUR for Tanzanians and of 3,000 EUR for Non-Tanzanians will be paid to cover the cost of living. A lump sum of 460 EUR for LLM and 920 EUR for PhD will be paid for the cost of research. The LLM scholarship covers a period of one year, and the PhD scholarship a period of three years.


Requirements and Qualifications

The requirements for admission to the LLM and PhD programmes are those applicable at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law, i.e. for the LLM programme a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent from a recognised institution of higher legal education, and for the PhD programme an excellent LLM degree from a recognised institution.


Application procedure

Please send your application for admission using the prescribed forms both as hard copy and as electronic copy to the following address:

The Coordinator TGCL
Dr Benedict T. Mapunda
University of Dar es Salaam School of Law
P.O. Box 35093
Dar es Salaam
fax: +255 22 2410 103
(This email address shall only be used for submission of the application. In case of any inquiry please contact our coordinator direclty).

More info can be found on their website: Tanzanian German Center for East African Legal studies (TGCL)

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