Scholarship Application Form

ISZ Scholarship Programme Opportunity 

ISZ provides a world-class education through the IPC, Cambridge Lower Secondary, and Cambridge IGCSE and AS/A-Level programmes. The core of our educational programme is to provide the curricular knowledge to be informed citizens, as well as to challenge our students to think critically and independently, to be able to analyze, problem-solve, and communicate. 

Our educational model serves as an alternative to other models that encourage and reward rote memorization of facts. We want our students to learn through experience: experimentation, projects, debates, and research. ISZ wants its graduates to go and make changes to our community: here in Zanzibar, nationally in Tanzania, across the African continent, and in our ever shrinking world. The ISZ scholarship programme will allow Zanzibari children the opportunity to join our community, and the opportunity to learn from us as well as teach and share with us. 

As a school, ISZ is committed to broadening students’ opportunities to access the education we offer by providing financial support for outstanding Zanzibari students who would otherwise be unable to afford the tuition and fees. The scholarship covers all program costs through Secondary School. 

The specific aim of the scholarship is to provide opportunities for low income Zanzibari students to participate in an academically rich and culturally diverse experience that is unique in Zanzibar. 

Through this program, we are living our Mission: To provide a balanced and innovative international education that enables students to achieve their individual potential while preparing them to be successful citizens who make positive contributions to society and the world. 

Scholarships are offered by ISZ for entry to YEAR 10 (14 + years) 

Together with assessment and examination results, candidates are expected to demonstrate personal determination and show evidence of independent thinking, curiosity and respect, in line with our values.

Applications are screened by a Scholarship Committee and awarded to the recipients by May of each year. Financial need is assessed upon completion of a Finance Disclosure form including relevant supporting documentation. 

The Scholarship award will include full cover of tuition fees, school uniform, books & other materials, a tablet computer, Cambridge exam fees, transportation, school lunch, the fees for field trips etc. The value of the Scholarship is approximately 32 million shillings per year. 

The chosen student will participate fully in all activities ISZ has to offer. Once a scholarship has been offered, it will last for the duration of the student’s time at ISZ, provided they remain in good academic and social standing at the school. 

Applications are screened by a Scholarship committee and awarded to recipients. Assessment will be based on academic merit.

The criteria used to select candidates are:

  • Form 2 standardised test – Pass in all subjects including A in English and Maths 
  • A personal statement of 500 words attached with the application form.
  • Short listed candidates will sit 2 Cambridge Checkpoint Assessments (to be taken at ISZ). 

Deadline for Submission of Application 

Application forms will be available at International School of Zanzibar from 1st February 2022.  Last day to apply is 28th February 2022.