Scholarship Application Form

The International School of Zanzibar is proud to announce the introduction of our new scholarship program for local Zanzibari students.

ISZ is the only accredited international school in Zanzibar. We have been serving the expatriate and local communities of Zanzibar since 1988. ISZ is also the only Cambridge International Education (CIE) testing center on the island, and we offer the world’s #1 international education program, Cambridge IGCSE and A levels. Our graduates have been accepted to some of the top universities in Europe and the UK.

ISZ provides a world-class high school education through Cambridge International 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 analyse, problem-solve, and communicate. Our educational model serves as an alternative to other models that encourage and reward rote memorisation 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 beyond.

As an international school, our goal is to give back to the community that surrounds and supports us. ISZ is committed to broadening students’ opportunities to access the education we offer by providing financial support in the form of an all-expenses-paid-for scholarship program for outstanding Zanzibari students who would otherwise be unable to afford our tuition & fees.

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. 

The Scholarship programme will be offered for entry in YEAR 10 and 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.

500 word English Essay (to be taken at ISZ).

Application forms will be available at International School of Zanzibar from 3rd May 2021.  Last day to apply is 31st May 2021.