Scholarships & funding opportunities

Commonwealth Scholarships for the M.Sc. in Finance [University of Strathclyde] at the Institute of Finance Management (IFM) Tanzania

The M.Sc. in Finance at the University of Strathclyde offered in conjunction with the Institution of Finance Management (IFM) has been awarded a number of Commonwealth Scholarships to fund students taking the course at IFM.   The scholarships will be available for the part time (two years) course. These scholarships will be for courses beginning in September 2016 and will cover the fees for students living in the vicinity of Dar Es Salaam.  The scholarships will also cover the travelling and accommodation costs (for students from elsewhere in Tanzania or neighbouring Commonwealth Countries).    The part time course requires attendance at eight extended weekends of lectures at IFM.

  • Number of scholarships 5
  • Value Full fees, travel, accommodation
  • Opens 11 March 2016
  • Deadline 3 May 2016
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs, Travel costs


The 5 scholarships that we have been awarded are highly competitive and require an academic qualification above the minimum entry requirements for the course.  Candidates must have the equivalent to a first class or upper second honours degree. 

It is necessary to be offered a place on the M.Sc. in Finance at IFM prior to submitting the scholarship application. In the first instance applications for the M.Sc. in Finance should be submitted directly to the University of Strathclyde to allow us to assess academic suitability.  

You should contact Barbara Baillie ( or Katie Macdonald (, to receive information on how to proceed with an application to the Strathclyde M.Sc. in Finance.  Any questions for IFM should be directed to Dr Imanueli Mnzava (

The link to make an online application is:


The application deadline is the 26th April 2016 to the University of Strathclyde.  Once an academic application has been received at Strathclyde we will very quickly let you know the outcome of your application and inform you if it is feasible for you to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship.

How to apply

The link to make an online MSc Finance (Tanzania) application is:


Applications for Scholarship

You should not make a scholarship application without first having an academic offer of a place.


Scholarship applications must be submitted by 23:59 on 3rd May 2016 directly to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission.  The direct link to the online Electronic Application System (EAS) is