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Pursue a Scholarship for MSc. Embedded and Mobile Systems Masters Programme at NM-AIST in Tanzania!

General information

The Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA) offers scholarships for nationals of East African Community to pursue Master’s studies in Embedded and Mobile Systems (EMoS) at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST).

The main aim of this project is to strengthen teaching and research in Embedded and Mobile Systems in East African Community. The program is demand driven with industrial linkage, therefore strengthening entrepreneurial and employability of graduates. By closely cooperating with East African industries, new opportunities are offered to graduates, as their skills are directly matched to the region’s needs.

Target group

The project aims at graduates and equally considers females with a first academic degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as professionals working in academia, industry or the public sector. The project especially aims to increase enrollment and promotion of women since they are still underrepresented in STEM-related fields and the ICT sector.

Information for prospect students

In the following text you will learn more about the requirements to participate in the EMoS Master’s Programme, get a deeper insight into the specific contents and structure, as well as receive information about scholarships.


The EMoS program is structured in modules which prepare the students for their professional life by including distinctive and integrative courses with high educational and practical content that address the local and regional development needs and challenges. The program includes a variety of courses. The four major topics are all highly relevant for current industrial issues: Mobile Computing, Embedded Systems, Soft Skills and Basic Skills.


CENIT@EA will cover scholarships in order to study the proposed EMoS master’s programme. The scholarships awarded by CENIT@EA will cover a monthly allowance, rent assistance (for in-region students), financial assistance for studies and research, writing and printing costs, but also the tuition fees applied at NM-AIST. CENIT@EA has established clear rules for a transparent, fair and equal scholarship recipient’s admission and selection process. CENIT@EA also seeks to ensure that women have access to all resources on an equal basis as men.

 Who can apply for the scholarships?

As we can only provide a limited number of scholarships and as we are aiming at an equal distribution among the members of the East African Community by also considering the provision of scholarships of the previous academic year, the remaining slots for scholarships are open for nationals from Tanzania, Uganda Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

Applications will be open to nationals from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan who are able to present an admission letter or a proof of application for admission to the EMoS program issued by NM-AIST. Furthermore, you need to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, information technology, electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering or other related fields. More detailed guidelines and requirements regarding the Bachelor’s degree, GPA etc. are available on our webpage https://cenit-ea.org/who-can-apply/.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please consider the following points:

-You must apply to the Master programme in Embedded and Mobile systems through the NM-AIST website (https://www.nm-aist.ac.tz/index.php)

-For a scholarship in this Master programme you must submit all required documents through CENIT@EA online form at https://cenit-ea.org/application/.

-You need a valid email address and a stable internet connection. Use your own email address, as it is the main mean of communication.

-Fill out the forms in English language. All documents not in English must come with a respective notarized English translation.

-Application forms cannot be saved for later completion.

-Only complete, correct and submitted applications will be considered in the selection.

Applications will be open from 01.10.2019 until 10.11.2019

Note: For assistance or more inquiries on general admission applications write to admission@nm-aist.ac.tz or call +255 628 183 676 during office hours. For information regarding international assistance such as TCU foreign degree awards certification, VISA or permits applications write to international.office@nm-aist.ac.tz. Further information on how to apply can be found at https://www.nm-aist.ac.tz