The Maritime Education and Training Fund (METFUND) hereinafter referred to as the Fund, is established under section 170 of the Merchant Shipping Act No. 21 of 2003 (CAP. 165 of the Revised Laws of Tanzania), and announced by Government Notice No. 184 published on 18/05/2012.

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through METFUND has set aside funds for Financial Year 2020/2021 to finance Maritime Education and Training for Tanzanian Seafarers with a view to enhancing professionalism in the Maritime Sector.

Specifically, the funds are intended to assist eligible candidates in the Financial Year 2020/2021 in the following areas of study:

  • Certificate of Competence Courses in Navigation and Marine Engineering;
  • STCW Short Courses other than Mandatory Courses;
  • Undergraduate courses in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.

The METFUND invites eligible Tanzanians to apply for loans/grants for the Financial Year 2020/2021.

Interested applicants will find details of the application procedures, including eligibility criteria from the Fund’s Offices located at the Dar es Salaam Maritime Institute, Plot No.19 Sokoine Drive, P. O. Box 11377, Dar es Salaam and/or from the Dar es Salaam Maritime Institute’s website,, and/or on the Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation website,

All applications must be submitted online through the e-mail address below: The deadline for submission will be on 30th October 2020. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered for processing.