Our Work - Tanzania


The Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust (TEST) for AFRICA gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of £ 30,000 by members of The Funding Network's Special Funding Group in providing the seed funding for the formation and initial years' operation of TEST for TANZANIA. We are delighted to receive their support to expand TEST's activities in Tanzania where there is a clear need for the provision of scholarship support for tertiary education 


TEST for Tanzania  was formed by a group of graduates from Linacre College, Oxford University and is a constituent member of the UK Charity, TEST for AFRICA’s family and is managed by Trustees in Tanzania.  The objectives and approach are aligned with those of TEST for Africa (see overview).


Over time, 203 students have been supported by TEST for Tanzania and there are currently 113 students sponsored. 


TEST scholars are provided with a mentor on campus to provide support and take a keen interest in the academic progress of the student.  After graduation, scholars are linked with businesses to help them excel both academically and professionally.   All scholars agree to work in Tanzania for at least 5 years after graduation, which helps with the social and economic development of Tanzania.


TEST also partners with The Madrinha Trust who, from 2022, will provide a minimum of two mentored scholarships annually in Tanzania.  Nomination and selection will be based upon academic performance and leadership potential of existing TEST scholarship holders.  Madrinha scholars will receive international mentoring throughout their studies, plus counselling for job applications and career planning, and participation in Madrinha workshops and seminars.


University of Dar es Salaam (located in Dar es Salaam)

Open University of Tanzania (located in Dar es Salaam)

Mzumbe University (located in Morogoro)

Sokoine University of Agriculture (located in Morogoro)

State University of Zanzibar (located in Zanzibar)

TEST for Tanzania Trustees, from left to right: Prof. Ralph Peter Masenge, Ms. Elizabeth Kironde, Mr. Beatus Mwendwa, Ms. Aisha Sinda, and Mr. Tumaini Thabiti (on the occasion of signing the registration documents, Saturday 5 th July 2017)

Fields of Study

1) Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy;

2) Agricultural and Environmental Sciences;

3) Mining and Petroleum Engineering;

4) Geological/Earth Sciences;

5) Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering;

6) Teaching;

7) Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science;

8) Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences;

9) Law;

10) Arts and Humanities;

11) Economics, Business Studies and Tourism;

12) Construction, Architecture, Surveying and Planning.