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Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation is committed to creating a bright future for young Tanzanians through education and empowerment. The Foundation’s vision is to develop the next generation of leaders; the change makers and innovators, that have the potential to change Tanzania and the world.


Our Scholarship Programme is the core initiative of the Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation. Now in its 15th year, it has made a tangible difference to the lives of many young Tanzanians.


Each year, KJF awards scholarships to Tanzanian citizens to pursue degrees in Tanzania. Scholarships are granted to students who have achieved outstanding academic results in their previous studies and who do not have the means to pay for their higher education. Priority is given to female applicants and to people living with disabilities. The field of study must demonstrate a socio-economic benefit to Tanzania.

The 2023/24 scholarship application window closed on September 22nd 2023. Please check back in August 2024 for the next window. 


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 for their A-Levels. This will be judged based on academic transcripts.

  2. Recipients must be a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania.

  3. Recipients must have attended a secondary school in Tanzania to be eligible for this scholarship.

  4. Recipients must be fluent in both English and Kiswahili.

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

  6. Recipients must disclose if any payment has been made to a 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 Foundation.

  9. All students must inform us if they have received previous scholarships and if they have done previous degrees.

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 be accepted in a tertiary institution for Diploma or Bachelors degree programs in Tanzania.

  2. Acceptance Letter: An official letter from the institute college, or university.  

  3. Motivational Essay: 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. Results transcript: You must submit a copy of your school transcript demonstrating your past performance at university and/or secondary school for O'Levels and A'Levels.

  5. 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 supporting

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. Motivational Essay

  2. Application letter

  3. Admission/Acceptance letter

  4. Fee Structure

  5. O’ level Transcript

  6. A’ Level Transcript

  7. Curriculum vitae

  8. 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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