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 both 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 9 (15 years or below) 

The Scholarship programme will be offered for entry in YEAR 10 and will include full cover of tuition fees, school uniform, books and 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 capital levy fee is waived and covered by the Scholarship. Scholarships last for the duration of the student’s time at ISZ provided they remain in good academic and social standing at the school. Scholarships may be revoked for poor academic performance or behavior. 

The shortlisted candidates will sit for a Cambridge Y9 Checkpoint Exam for both English and mathematics. Together with the assessment and examinations, 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. 

Scholarship Requirements 

A personal statement of 500 words in English (to be written without assistance)

Form 2 Standardised test. Must include an ‘A’ in English and Maths

Candidates will sit two Cambridge checkpoint assessments at ISZ and respond to a writing prompt.

Deadline for submission of applications 

Friday 17th June 2023