Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies LLM Scholarship Program 2019-2020

Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies LLM Scholarship Program 2019-2020

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Applications for the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) LLM Scholarship Program 2019-2020 are now open. The TGCL offers a structured LLM study program at the School of Law, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and trains aspiring young East African lawyers, qualifying them for leading positions in the region and beyond.

The selected candidates will pursue an LLM program on East African Community Law and Regional Integration Law. The program takes one year of full-time attendance. On successful completion of the program, a student will obtain a Master of Laws degree from the University of Dar es Salaam and an additional TGCL Certificate.

Scholarship

The TGCL scholarships will cover:

  • The university fees and TGCL fees for the LLM program;
  • A reasonable health insurance; and
  • A cost of living stipend of 3,360 EUR for one year

Eligibility

  • Open to candidates from the East African Community Partner States (i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda);
  • The minimum requirement for admission to the LLM program 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 graduated (their bachelor degree or equivalent) longer than six years before the application deadline are not encouraged to apply.

Application

The applicant must register online through the TGCL website and submit the following documents electronically:

  • A signed curriculum vitae with clear evidence of periods of legal and other relevant education, training and practical experience. It is compulsory to use the Europass CV template (http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu)
  • A one-page letter of motivation
  • Certified photocopies of all relevant certificates (birth certificate, school leaving certificates, academic transcripts, certificates of legal or other professional education, including 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 picture
  • A release letter from your employer (if you are employed)
  • A proposal of the intended research (1,500 words) – see annexed guidelines. It is important to include your name on the proposal

Click here to apply

For more information, visit TGCL.

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