Scholarships

What is the ISM Scholarship Programme?

The International School Moshi (ISM) Scholarship Programme develops the future leaders of Tanzania by giving talented local students full scholarships to complete their schooling. Scholarships are offered on the Moshi Campus for students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Forms 5 & 6). We ensure these students are successful through hosting them as boarding students, enabling them to participate fully in co-curricular activities, and providing them with pastoral care and university application support.

In addition to ISM’s own scholarships, ISM is also a partner in the Beacon Scholarship Programme for students aged 13 and above. Click here for more details.

Our aim is to:

  • extend the opportunity for excellent education to outstanding disadvantaged Tanzanian students.
  • develop and prepare ambitious Tanzanian students for future leadership positions within the nation and East Africa.

  • Only 5% of Tanzanian teenagers regularly attend secondary school and the need for educated, capable and committed professionals to manage the country‚Äôs development is becoming overwhelming. ISM is working to meet this need by carefully selecting bright, enthusiastic and compassionate students, and by giving them the opportunity to develop their academic potential, global perspective and sense of personal direction.

    The Programme:

    The ISM Scholarship Student Programme began in August 2002. Since then, over thirty scholarship students have graduated from ISM with a world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma since 2004 and have studied at universities including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Amherst and Univ. of British Columbia, on full scholarships. We currently have eight scholarship students in school who are working hard to fulfill their dream of obtaining an excellent academic achievement. 6 new scholarship students join the school in August 2017 and further students will join in August 2018.

    After completing their studies, our scholars will be suitably equipped for the global leadership role that their country needs them to play, so that Tanzania can develop for the improvement of all of its citizens.

    Scholarship Eligibility

    International School Moshi expects to offer full scholarships for students to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (Forms 5 and 6) in ISM from August 2018 to May 2020.

    Applications for scholarship places in D1 (Form 5) for either campus may only be made AFTER the release of the NECTA form four results.

    To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • be a Tanzanian citizen
  • have taken NECTA Form Four examinations in November 2017 or November 2016
  • have obtained Division 1 with 10 points or better in your form four exams
  • have been born in 1999 or later

  • Application Process

    Applicants will need to send the following documents:

  • ISM scholarship application form (this will be available to download from this page once applications open after the release of form four results)
  • Statement of form four exam results (this can be a printout from the internet, but must be stamped and counter-signed by your school, or by NECTA)
  • Statement of mock form four exam results
  • Passport-sized photograph
  • Birth Certificate
  • A handwritten letter written in English prepared by you alone describing the successes and challenges of your education so far (approximately 2-3 pages).


    The timeline is anticipated to be as follows:
    1. NECTA form four results released (possibly in early February)
    2. Applications submitted to ISM (closing date 2 weeks after results release)
    3. Shortlisted candidates invited to Moshi/Arusha for interview (early March)
    4. Successful candidates offered scholarships (mid-March)