Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies
at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law in cooperation with the University of Bayreuth

Application to the TGCL LLM Programme 2018/19

under the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law

The online application form (for details see below) is available up until 23rd February 2018.

Application Requirements

TGCL invites applications from candidates from the East African Community Partner States (i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) for LLM studies starting 1st October 2018.

The minimum requirement for admission to the LLM program is a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent from a recognised higher learning institution.

The language of instruction in the School of Law is English. Those who are not conversant with it should not apply.

Candidates who have graduated (their bachelor degree or equivalent) longer than six years before the application deadline are not encouraged to apply.

The Contents of the Programme

The candidates will pursue a coursework and a dissertation programme on Regional Integration and East African Community Law. The programme takes one year of full-time attendance. 

On successful completion of the programme, the students will obtain a Master of Laws degree from the University of Dar es Salaam and an additional TGCL Certificate. 

Research Agenda of the TGCL

All LLM dissertations must focus on the East African Community Law (EAC law), if possible, in relation to the student’s national law.


The TGCL will award scholarships only to applicants from EAC partner states and will cover:

  • the university fees for the LLM programme
  • a reasonable health insurance
  • an annual stipend of 2,400 EUR for Tanzanians and of 3,000 EUR for non-Tanzanians
  • a housing allowance of 30 EUR per month
  • a once-off research grant of 460 EUR 

Mode of Application

The applicant must register online through the TGCL website and submit the following documents electronically:

  • a signed curriculum vitae with clear evidence of periods of legal and other relevant education, training and practical experience. It is compulsory to use the Europass CV template (
  • a one-page letter of motivation
  • certified photocopies of all relevant certificates (birth certificate, school leaving certificates, academic transcripts, certificates of legal or other professional education, including provisional results for applicants who are in the final year of their LLB studies); in the case of documents not written in English, an official translation should be attached
  • a recent passport picture
  • a release letter from your employer (if you are employed)
  • a proposal of the intended research (1,500 words) – see annexed guidelines 

In addition to the online application, applicants must send the following documents to the address indicated below:

  • Hard copies of all application documents mentioned above
  • Two recent passport size pictures
  • Two letters of recommendation (signed and sealed)
  • a printout of the online registration confirmation sheet

Postal Address
Dr Benedict T. Mapunda
The Coordinator, TGCL
University of Dar es Salaam School of Law
P.O. Box 35093
Dar es Salaam
phone: +255 22 278 1422

Physical Address
Dr Benedict T. Mapunda
University of Dar-es-Salaam School of Law
Mikocheni Campus (former NIC College – Opposite Mikocheni B Police Post)
Royal Mushi Street, No. 13
Mikocheni B
Dar es Salaam


The deadline for applications is Friday, 23rd February 2018Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. All applications must be submitted both online and hardcopies.

It is highly recommended to use a reliable professional courier service to ship the hardcopies in case the applicant is not personally delivering the application documents to the physical address indicated above. 

Application for Admission to University of Dar es Salaam.

This advertisement is for scholarships offered by the TGCL. Admissions to the University of Dar es Salaam are made by the University administration separately and independently. TGCL scholarships can be granted only to candidates admitted for studies at the University of Dar es Salaam. TGCL will inform successful scholarship applicants early enough to allow them to apply for admission in the University of Dar es Salaam. They will have to follow up postgraduate admission advertisements at the University of Dar es Salaam website and apply for admission as soon as the same is posted

Selection Criteria and Interview

An independent panel of experts will review all applications thoroughly. The final selection of candidates will be made only on merit. The TGCL will invite for interview only those candidates it has shortlisted. Consequently, we advise all applicants to indicate their up-to-date contact details. In case of change of contact details (email or mobile number), kindly notify the TGCL office.

Research Proposals

For more information on the expected research proposals please see the full Call for applications (right column).