CALL FOR APPLICATION
The Catholic Scholarship Programme wishes to announce that it is accepting scholarship
applications for the academic year 2019/2020. Interested applicants are invited to request for
an application form from CSPT office at Mwenge Catholic University, from superiors of the
congregations, dioceses or you can also download the application form from
www.mwecau.ac.tz, www.tcasafrica.org, www.saut.ac.tz
The Catholic Scholarship Programme was established to contribute to building the capacity
of the Church by developing servant leaders who will contribute to developing leadership
within congregations and communities and the apostolic works and the Church. The
Programme seeks to achieve this goal by providing eligible sisters, brothers, priests and lay
persons working with and for the Church with access to higher education and leadership
training. Preference will be given to women religious and local congregations.
Catholic Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Catholic Religious sisters, brothers and priests who can demonstrate leadership traits
and potential may be nominated by their congregational or diocesan superiors.
Lay persons may be nominated by Church-based Institutions if they meet the
(1) Evidence of a full-time employment with the nominating
church-based institution for at least three consecutive years and
(2) Holds a
leadership position in the nominated organization.
Specific Levels of Study:
1. Master’s Degree and Post-graduate Diploma. Note that eligibility for a
Master’s degree or Post-graduate diploma is possible only following a
minimum of two years of work and/or service.
2. Bachelor’s Degree
3. Diploma. Note that this course of study is limited to religious brothers and
women religious with a preference for local congregations.
4. Certificate. Note that this course of study is limited to religious brothers and
women religious with a preference for local congregations.
Fields of study will be limited to those that support:
Scholarships will be available to students enrolling in the Faculty of Education of qualifying
institutions. Available courses may include Post Graduate Degree in Education, Master of
Higher Education Management and Development, Master of Education Management and
Planning, Education Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Arts in
Education, Bachelor of Education, Diploma in Secondary Education, Diploma in Education
Diploma in Teacher Education, Diploma in Psychology and Counselling.
2. Building just societies
Scholarships will be available to students enrolling in the Faculty of Law, Departments or
Faculty of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Gender and Development, Community
Development. Available courses may Masters in Law, Bachelors in Law, Masters in Social
Work, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Master in Philosophy, Bachelors in Peace Studies
and International Relations, Master in Peace Studies.
3. Effective congregational/Church management and leadership
Scholarships will be available to students studying finance, administration, management and
economics and enrolling in the Faculty of Business of qualifying institutions. Available
courses may include Masters in Business Management, Masters in Human Resources
Management, Masters in Finance and Corporate Management, Bachelors Business
Administration, Diploma Business Administration, Diploma in accountancy.
Moreover, scholarships will be available to students interested in Bachelor degree in
Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, Certificate in Nursing, Medical Lab Technician courses, and
Physiotherapy & Occupational therapy courses.
Note to the Applicants.
Only students who are starting a course of study are eligible; a student in an ongoing course of study is not allowed to apply for a scholarship.
The total number of scholarships awarded annually depends on the availability of
There will be no age restriction; however, the scholar should show that he or she will
be able to provide service and leadership for a period of time in a manner
comparable to the investment made.
An applicant who is not accepted on his or her first application is not barred from
submitting an application in a subsequent year. However, if an applicant is not
successful after three submissions, he or she will no longer be eligible.
A scholar is not eligible to receive a tuition scholarship if he or she is a recipient of
another scholarship for the same course of study.
Scholarships are given to scholars studying in their country of domicile. Qualifying
institutions are any higher education institution “RECOGNIZED by accreditation
commission in the country (thus TCU and NACTE).
Primary award/Selection Criteria:
Experience and/or potential for leadership
Participation in service related activities in the community, congregation, etc.
Achievements (academic, professional, congregational)
Applications for the Catholic Scholarship are open in March 2019. The deadline for
receiving applications is 30th June 2019.
Terms and Conditions:
1. The scholarship award is PARTIAL and will include only tuition fees, administrative
costs (i.e application fees and caution money) and other additional fees and
administrative costs for the entire duration of the program of study.
2. The scholar will also receive a contribution to be used at his or her discretion to cover
additional expenses such as books, research, and travel.
The contribution is:
a. Masters Tshs. 725,000.00
b. Post graduate Diploma Tshs. 725,000.00
c. Bachelor Degree Tshs. 540,000.00
d. Diploma Tshs. 360,000.00
e. Certificate Tshs. 360,000.00
3. All expenses related to boarding, medical and other expenses should be covered by the
scholar. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to pay the balance of their study costs
without the need to interrupt their studies.
4. Participation in designated Leadership Courses is mandatory and will be undertaken
during long breaks, holidays or other designated items. The courses will include: Servant
Leadership; Child Protection, Catholic Social Teaching and Professional Management
5. Each applicant must be attested to by at least two persons in leadership positions,
inclusive or his/her superior. The scholar and sponsor must also demonstrate willingness
for the scholar to engage in a leadership role following his or her studies.
6. Important note. Successful candidates are notified of their selection between July and
August 2019. If you don’t receive any notification by this date, please consider your
application as unsuccessful.
For more information about the scholarship and how to SUBMIT your application forms
and credentials for the Catholic Scholarship, please contact the Scholarship office at the
addresses provided below:
Catholic Scholarship Programme for Tanzania
Mwenge Catholic University (MWECAU)
Mobile Phone: 0753 038 005 or 0785 412 461
Telephone: +255 272974110,
Fax: +255 272974108
NB: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH EMS OR POST OFFICE
USING THE ABOVE ADDRESS