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BG Scholarships

The BG Tanzania International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for Geoscience and Engineering is aimed at Tanzanian graduates who want to complete their postgraduate education in the UK and access future employment opportunities in the energy and related sectors.

Application for September intake of Academic Year 2016-2017 is closed. 

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About the Scheme

The scheme offers Tanzanian graduates the opportunity to pursue postgraduate education at universities in the UK, with a focus on specific geoscience and engineering courses that are particularly relevant for Tanzania’s emerging oil and gas sectors.

Covering a range of 23 taught courses at four UK universities, the scheme is funded by BG Tanzania and administered by the British Council Tanzania.

Who is eligible?

Applicants should:

  • be a Tanzanian national
  • be able to meet the relevant course entry requirements set by the participating universities (please consult the university and websites for details)
  • have completed a relevant graduate degree in geoscience, engineering or a related subject area
  • be able to demonstrate an adequate standard of English language comprehension.

What does the Scheme cover?

Scholarship awards are granted for a maximum period of 12 months, for courses starting in September 2016.

The awards are comprehensive, covering academic tuition fees and related administrative expenses, registration fees, field work costs, living expenses, a return airfare, support with visa applications, and pastoral care while in the UK.

Employment prospects

The emerging natural gas sector will offer attractive employment opportunities for Tanzanian citizens with the relevant technical skills.

Upon successful completion of one of the courses included in the scheme, beneficiaries have the potential to qualify for participation in the BG Group’s International Graduate Programme.

Beneficiaries will also be well equipped to access employment opportunities with other energy companies and companies involved in the energy sector’s supply chain.

Which courses and universities does the scheme cover?

University of Aberdeen Heriot Watt University Cranfield University Robert Gordon University
MSc Oil & Gas Engineering MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc Oil & Gas Engineering
MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas MSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management MSc Offshore & Ocean Technology with Pipeline Engineering MSc Drilling & Well Engineering
MSc Subsea Engineering MSc Construction Project Management MSc Offshore & Ocean Technology with Subsea Engineering MSc Petroleum Production Engineering
MSc Petroleum Engineering MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management with Shipping & Ports Management MSc Offshore & Ocean Technology with Offshore Materials Engineering MSc Offshore Oil & Gas Engineering
MSc Reservoir Engineering MSc Petroleum Geoscience MSc Process Systems Engineering MSc Instrumental Analytical Sciences - Oilfield Chemicals
  MSc Petroleum Engineering   MSc Construction Project Management
  MSc Reservoir Evaluation & Management    

How to apply

Step 1: If you are interested in applying, you first have to submit an application for a place to study to one of the universities and for one of the courses included in the Scheme.

Step 2: If and when you have received an offer for a place from one of those universities, you can apply by downloading the application form. The link can be found below.

Step 3: Submit your completed application pack to British Council Tanzanial. Conditional offers are acceptable, if the only outstanding conditions are funding and proving an appropriate level of English language comprehension.

Application deadline

The deadline for a scholarship award under this scheme is 15 March 2016. By this date, completed applications should have reached the British Council office in Dar es Salaam. Applicants will be shortlisted and invited for interviews, and the final selection of scholars will announced by April 2016.

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