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PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICS
EDUCATION
The University of Dar es Salaam, through the support of NORHED II Mathematics for Sustainable
development project of the Department of Mathematics, wishes to announce six PhD scholarships for
the period 2021/2022-2024/2025 academic years. This is a call for applications from eligible candidates
for consideration of award of four PhD scholarships in Applied Mathematics and two PhD
scholarships in Mathematics Education. Successful candidates will undergo PhD studies at the
University of Dar es Salaam, with some short supervision visits to the University of Bergen or Makerere
University depending on the supervision needs for a particular PhD student.
The PhD training will commence in October 2021 and will be supported for a period of four years on a
full-time basis. The PhD in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics stream) candidates will be trained on the
existing PhD in Mathematics by Coursework and Dissertation programme while those in Mathematics
Education will follow an existing PhD programme from the School of Education at the University of Dar
es Salaam.
Eligibility for the FOUR students for award of PhD scholarship in Mathematics (Applied
Mathematics Stream)
The applicant must
 be a Tanzanian citizen.
 be a holder of a Master’s degree in Mathematics.
 demonstrate the ability to think creatively and work independently and also be able to work in a
team of researchers from Tanzania, Norway and/or Uganda.
 undertake a PhD research project in Applied Mathematics areas.
Eligibility for the TWO students for award PhD scholarship in Mathematics Education
The applicant must
 be Tanzanian citizen.
 be a holder of a Bachelor degree with Education majoring in Mathematics.
 hold Masters’ degree in Education or with Education.
 demonstrate the ability to think critically and work independently and also be able to work with a
team of researchers from Tanzania, Norway and/or Uganda.
 undertake a PhD research project in Mathematics Education.
Procedure for application

  1. All applicants must fulfill on-line postgraduate admission requirements.
  2. All applicants must first be admitted to the programme of study.
  3. In addition to admission letter, candidates who wish to apply for sponsorship should also submit
    electronically via email, the following documents:
    (a) An application letter for PhD studentship;
    (b) A current CV (maximum 3 pages), which includes a detailed description of masters’ degree
    research, in line with the stated project focus areas;
    (c) A soft copy of the applicant’s Master’s thesis;
    (d) A research concept note (maximum 5 pages. See concept note format below);
    (e) Certified copies of the Bachelor and Masters’ degrees transcripts.
    (f) Two letters of recommendation – to be sent directly by the referees;
    (g) A recent digital photo.
    The Concept Note must include:
     A description of the applicant’s research interests in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics
    Education;
     A description of the applicant’s background in the area(s) of interest;
     A discussion on the applicant’s motivation for joining PhD studies;
     A discussion on what outputs the applicant expects to realise through the PhD studies.
    Selection
     The applications shall be vetted by a panel consisting of some staff members from the
    Department of Mathematics and School of Education, UDSM and Department of
    Mathematics, Bergen University, Norway.
     Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a face to face interview.
    Sponsorship Benefits
    The benefits of the four-year scholarship will be:
    (a) Three years’ full tuition fee paid;
    (b) Monthly stipend provided for a period not exceeding four years;
    Important:
    The application documents, including scanned copies should be submitted via the email addresses
    below not later than 30th August, 2021:
     Prof. Eunice Mureithi,
    Head, Mathematics Department
    University of Dar es Salaam
    Email: mureithi.eunice@udsm.ac.tz
     Dr. Sylvester Rugeihyamu,
    Email: rugeihyamu@yahoo.com

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