Master’s Law (LLM) Scholarships 2020/2021 offered by TGCL (Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies) for Lawyers students from East African Region. Dealine : 31 January 2020
The Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) is a cooperation project of the
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the University of Bayreuth, Germany. It is funded by the
German Federal Foreign Office through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The TGCL offers a structured LLM study programme at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law
and trains aspiring young East African lawyers, qualifying them for leading positions in the region and
1. Application Requirements
TGCL invites applications from candidates from the East African Community Partner States (i.e.
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) for LLM studies starting on 1 November
The minimum requirement for admission to the LLM programme is a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB)
with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent from a recognised higher learning institution.
The language of instruction at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law is English. Those who are
not conversant with it should not apply.
Candidates who have received their last University degree more than six years ago at the time of the
application can be admitted as self-paying students but do not qualify for scholarships.
2. Content of the Programme
The candidates will pursue an LLM programme on East African Community Law and Regional
Integration Law. The programme takes one year of full-time attendance.
On successful completion of the programme, a student will obtain a Master of Laws degree from the
University of Dar es Salaam and an additional TGCL Certificate.
3. Research Agenda of the TGCL
There is a significant research component to the LLM programme in the form of a dissertation. All LLM
dissertations must focus on selected aspects of East African Community law (EAC law), if possible in
relation to the student’s national law.
The TGCL will award scholarships to applicants from EAC Partner States only, which will cover:
• the tuition fees for the LLM programme at the TGCL
• a cost of living stipend of 2,880 EUR for one year
• an accommodation subsidy of 360 EUR for one year
• a reasonable health insurance for one year
• a research allowance lump-sum of 460 EUR
5. Mode of Application
The applicant must register online through the TGCL website, using the online application form
provided, and submit the following documents electronically:
• a signed curriculum vitae (please use the Europass CV template,
• a one-page letter of motivation
• all relevant certificates (birth certificate, secondary education academic certificates, academic
transcripts, certificates of legal or other professional education (or provisional results for
applicants who are in the final year of their LLB studies); in the case of documents not written in
English, an official translation should be attached.
• a recent passport size photo
• the data page of the passport or any other proof of identity
• a letter of recommendation by a University teacher
• a release letter from your employer (if you are employed)
• a proposal of the intended research (please see the annexed guidelines).
6. Deadline for Applications
The application deadline is Friday 31 January 2020.
Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.
7. Application for Admission to the University of Dar es Salaam
This Call for Applications is for admission to, and scholarships offered by, the TGCL. Admissions to the
University of Dar es Salaam are made by the University administration separately and independently.
TGCL admissions and scholarships can be granted only to candidates admitted for studies at the
University of Dar es Salaam. TGCL will inform successful applicants early enough to allow them to apply
for admission to the University of Dar es Salaam. They will have to follow up postgraduate admission
advertisements at the University of Dar es Salaam website and apply for admission as soon as the
same is posted.
8. Selection Procedure
An independent panel of experts will review all applications thoroughly. The final selection of
candidates will be made only on merit.
The TGCL will invite for interview only those candidates it has shortlisted. Consequently, we advise all
applicants to indicate their up-to-date contact details. In case of change of contact details (email or
mobile number), kindly notify the TGCL office.
Dr Benedict T. Mapunda, TGCL Coordinator
Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL)
University of Dar es Salaam School of Law
Phone: +255 22 278 1422
Email: [email protected]
Postal Address: P.O. Box 35093, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Physical Address of the TGCL Office: Mikocheni Campus (former NIC College/Bima Campus –opposite
Mikocheni B Police Post), Royal Mushi Street No. 13, Mikocheni B, Dar es Salaam