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The Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation (KJF) is the primary vehicle for the Karimjee family’s charitable work. The mission of the Foundation is to invest in education as a means to enhance the economic development of Tanzania.


The Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation is awarding scholarships to Tanzanian citizens to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in Tanzania. Scholarships will be granted to students who have achieved good academic results in their previous studies and who do not have the means to pay for their higher education. Priority will be given to female applicants and to people with disabilities. The field of study must demonstrate a socio-economic benefit to Tanzania.

The 2022/23 scholarship application window closed on September 17th 2022. 


Eligibility Requirements:

What do we look for in our scholarship recipients?


  1. High Academic Achievement: Recipients must have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.6 or Division I on their A-Levels. This will be judged based on their academic transcript.

  2. Recipients must be a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania (at the time they apply for the scholarship).

  3. Recipients must have attended a secondary school in Tanzania to be eligible for this scholarship. Home-schooled students are not eligible to apply.

  4. Recipients must be fluent in both English and Kiswahili at the time of their application.

  5. Short-term visiting and exchange students are not eligible for scholarships.

  6. Recipients must disclose if there is any payment already done/paid at the college, institute or university.

  7. Applications submitted by email should be sent by the individual that is applying for the scholarship.  Applications emailed by a third-party email address will not be considered.

  8. Recipients must demonstrate a critical need for a scholarship from the Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation.

Any application which is incomplete (does not include all the required information), and/or which is submitted multiple times, will not be considered.

Other Requirements:

  1. Must be studying and/or accepted in a tertiary institution for Diploma, Bachelor, or master’s degree programs in Tanzania.

  2. Acceptance Letter from the institute college, or university.  A scanned and/or physical copies of your acceptance letter from the institution where you are studying or intend to study. 

  3. Motivation letter:  A typed motivation letter (less than 1,000 words) explaining why you are the best applicant to be awarded with a KJF scholarship.  Please feel free to include your personal or family background, educational or leadership achievements.

  4. Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation Scholarship application form.  A fully completed and signed application form.  Handwritten applications will not be accepted. 

  5. Results transcript.  Must submit copy of transcript of your past performance at university and/or secondary school transcript for O'Levels and A'Levels.

  6. Student Loan status.  Confirmation that you are currently NOT receiving a government loan for education. If you receive a partial loan for your education, please provide support documentation on the amount contributed.

What happens when you become a KJF Scholar?

Confirmation of Scholarship

  1. KJF will notify all successful applicants/scholarship recipients by email.

  2. Each successful scholarship recipient will be responsible for signing a scholarship agreement which is a legally binding document outlining the terms and conditions of the funding.

  3. Recipients must send every possible update of your progress with photos, during the course of their studies.

Frequently asked questions:

If I applied last year, can I apply again?

If you meet the requirements, you are welcome to apply again.

What is the registration form for?

The registration form allows us to register applicants in our system, and we will use the information provided to determine if: 1) the applicant fulfils all the eligibility requirements and 2) has a strong enough academic record to be considered for the program. Only applicants who are eligible when assessed according to these criteria will be invited to complete the application.

What is required for the application and what does it assess?

Applicants are scored on their academic performance, with reviewers looking to identify any patterns in a student’s performance. Applicants are also assessed on the challenges they have faced and overcome, their future plans and their leadership potential. You will be assessed through an examination and interviews.

What documents do I need to submit, and can I only submit some of them?

You must submit ALL the documents listed below:

  1. KJF application form

  2. Motivation Letter

  3. Application letter

  4. Admission/Acceptance letter

  5. Fee Structure

  6. O’ level Transcript

  7. A’ Level Transcript

  8. Curriculum vitae

  9. Loan status

This application process is free, and anyone asking for payment at any stage is doing so against the will of Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation.

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