Various Universities and institutions offer African and International scholarships for Kenyan students. UK, USA, Australia are the most desired destinations for Kenyan students for upgrading their educational level. Both fully and partially funded scholarships are provided for the students of Kenya so that they can continue their studies at all academic levels in their native place and abroad.
Here we have provided information on some of the worthwhile scholarships for Kenyan students for various programmes such as undergraduate, graduate and PhD in various subjects. So, let’s check these scholarships in details.
Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) MSc Scholarship for African Scientists, 2015
Applications are invited for Africa London Nagasaki Scholarships available for African scientists to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa. Scholarships will award to study either the Institute of Tropical Medicine or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Up to four scientists will receive up to a maximum award of US $50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses. The application deadline is 12 September 2014.
Africa Regional Bursary for Master Students
Cambridge Judge Business School offers Bursary for African students to pursue MBA programme. A bursary worth up to £18,000 will be awarded to a successful African candidate. To be eligible for this bursary, applicants meet the usual requirements for the Cambridge MBA. Candidates should apply for admission to the Cambridge MBA in the normal way for applying this bursary.
SKA/SA PhD and MSc Bursary Programme in South Africa, 2015
The South African SKA Project has announced the call for applications for postgraduate bursary programme. This bursary programme is available for South African citizens and citizens of Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya and Ghana to study at a South African university or at a university in an SKA SA partner country. The maximum period of support for MSc degree is two years and for PhD degree is three years. The closing date for applications is 15 September 2014.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission offers excellence scholarships for foreign scholars and artists in Switzerland. The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs at one of the public funded universities or recognized institution. The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. The Scholarship is only valid for a full time Postdoctoral Research or Research in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed Postdoctoral Research or mixed Research (part time in Switzerland and part time in a third country).
Canadian Government Doctoral Research Scholarships
Each year, the government of Canada offers doctoral research scholarships for international students. Scholarships are awarded for pursuing doctoral studies at Québec University in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields. The maximum annual value of the scholarship is $20 000. The scholarship holder may also receive up to nine payments totaling $60 000 during the nine sessions or 36 months. Only students who have been pre selected by a Québec university may apply for these scholarships. Applicants must consult the deadlines of the universities for pre selection. The deadline for submitting complete files directly to the FRQNT is November 1st, 2014.
Chevening Scholarships for Postgraduate Students
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations offer Chevening scholarships for master students. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree in any subject and at any UK University. Chevening scholarships cover tuition fees, a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual), an economy class return airfare to the UK and additional grants to cover essential expenditure. Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only. The application deadline is 15th November 2014.
Netherlands Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries’ Students,
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation is offering Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) for developing country applicants. NFP will be awarded for master degree programmes, PhD and short courses. Students must be a national of one of the countries in the NFP country list valid at the time of application.
WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Undergraduate African Women, 2015
Applications are invited for WAAW Foundation 2015 scholarship. Scholarships are available for African women to study as full time students in a STEM related course at a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. Scholarship recipients will receive an award of $500 for the 2015 academic year or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and excellent academic record. Application deadline is 31st October, 2014.
Law School Postgraduate Taught Scholarships
Applications are invited for postgraduate taught scholarships within the School of Law at University of Warwick. Total 18 scholarships will be awarded to study all taught LLM programmes. Following types of scholarships will be available: General Scholarship (international students), Upendra Baxi Scholarship (South Asian countries), Latin American Scholarship (Latin America), African Scholarship (Africa), Women of Pakistan Scholarship (Pakistan) and Warwick Law School Graduate Scholarship (students who have graduated from their undergraduate degree at Warwick School of Law within the last three years). Applications should be submitted till 31st March 2015.
INSA JRD-Tata Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries
The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) offers fellowship programme for developing countries in India. It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research institutions in India. The application deadline is 31st October, 2014.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
The Government of Canada offers Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for Canadian and international students studying at Canadian universities. Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually for a period of three years. Students must be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS program. Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year. Application deadline for the 2014-2015 competition is November 5, 2014.
Sri Lankan Government Presidential Scholarships
Applications are invited for up to 100 Sri Lankan Government Scholarships available for foreign students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degree commencing in December 2014 in Sri Lanka. Scholarships are open for courses of studies other than Medical & Dental Sciences. Every student is required to undergo an HIV/AIDS test within a month after arrival. Candidates should apply for this scholarship with the recommendation of the government scholarship nominating agency (Ministry/Institution) of the respective country till 15th October, 2014.
African Graduate Fellowship at American University in Cairo, Egypt 2014-2015
American University in Cairo is offering graduate fellowship for Non-Egyptian African nationals. Applicants must have bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum overall rating of very good, an overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. Fellowships are awarded for two academic years and the intervening summer session. Application should be submitted till December 15.
KJ Bathe SEMC Doctoral Scholarships in South Africa, 2015
Applications are invited for the KJ Bathe SEMC doctoral scholarships available for South African and scholars from other African countries to study at University of Cape Town. Candidates who in 2015 will be registering for the first or second year of a PhD degree at the University of Cape Town are eligible to apply for these awards. The scholarships are each valued at R100,000 per annum and are tenable for one year. The scholarship will not extend beyond 3 years of full-time PhD registration. The application deadline is 30th September 2014.
Graduate School Scholarships for International Students
Stellenbosch University is offering graduate school scholarships for pursuing full-time residential doctoral programme in all academic disciplines available within the Faculty of Economics and Managements Sciences. A candidate has to meet the minimum criteria for admission to a PhD at Stellenbosch University. Application should be submitted till 31st July 2014 for the 2015 uptake of the Graduate School.
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships for Master and PhD Students
The New Zealand Government offers commonwealth scholarship for the students of participating developing commonwealth countries. The scholarship is offered for master and PhD studies at New Zealand universities. The scholarships will cover tuition and enrolment fees and provide an establishment allowance, a basic stipend, approved scholarship-related travel, some course-related costs and medical and travel insurance. To apply for these scholarships applicants must submit application to their nominating agency.
Mexican Government Scholarship Program
Applications are invited for Mexican Government scholarship program available for foreign students. Scholarships for academic studies are offered for those who preferred to take complete programs for Specialization, Master’s or PhD Degrees and Postgraduate Researches. Likewise, the offer includes academic mobility for Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree. On the other hand, the scholarships for special programs are offered to take short-term fellowships addressed to Visiting Professors, Researchers in Mexico’s issues, Media Contributors, Art Production Fellowships, etc. The application deadline is July 31st, 2014.
2014 DAAD Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is funding master scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance at German institution in Germany. A monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 € will be awarded. Scholarships also provide health insurance, travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases accommodation subsidies and/or family allowances. The next application deadline is 31st July 2014.
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) invites applications for college scholarships available for international students to study at a Japanese college of technology. A graduated grantee will be awarded a diploma and an associate degree. Scholarship awards will be tenable for four years from April, 2015 to March, 2019 including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.
Westminster International Scholarships
University of Westminster offers international scholarships for students from developing countries to pursue master program. These fully funded scholarships will include full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, financial need and development potential. Preference will be given to junior faculty members of partner Universities in Vietnam. Application should be submitted till 17th October 2014.
MMMF Grant for Women of Developing Countries
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund is offering grant for women of developing countries in South Africa. Applicant must be women and enrolled at the University of Pretoria, the University of Cape Town, the University of Stellenbosch or the University of Witwatersrand. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2014.
ACU Commonwealth Scholarship
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is awarding a Commonwealth scholarship for pursuing master degree at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. Applicants must be citizens of any Commonwealth country except Pakistan and hold a degree (earned after 16 years of education) in the relevant field from an accredited institution of higher education, with CGPA of 2.5/4.0 under semester system, or not less than 60% marks under annual system. Applications should be submitted till 30th June 2014 for fall 2014 session.
Collaborative Master’s in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) MSc Fellowships
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is funding Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) MSc fellowships. Fellowships will be available in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. Applicants must be enrolled in any of the collaborating or partner universities. The deadline for applications is July 30, 2014.
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) PhD Fellowships
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is offering PhD fellowships in the field of Economics. Applicant must be a Kenyan citizen and have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed partner Universities. Applicants must have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university. Application should be submitted till June 30, 2014.
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Social Sciences
Call for Pre-Proposals for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Social Sciences in Sub-Saharan and North Africa, jointly funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the fields of social sciences, including disciplines such as sociology, political science, economics, social anthropology and contemporary social or political history. The application deadline is June 27, 2014.
Kenya Sheffield Scholarships for Postgraduate Students
University of Sheffield is offering Kenya scholarships for starting a postgraduate taught masters programme in September 2014. The scholarships are for full-time and part-time students only. The scholarships are: £1,000 each for studying Nanotechnology courses (jointly run with the University of Leeds), £1,500 each for students paying fees between £13,390 – £15,410 and £2,000 each for students paying fees of £15,411 and upwards. The application deadline is 27 June 2014.
MSc Public Health Scholarships for Kenyan Students
University of the West of England is awarding Public Health scholarships for Kenyan students to pursue master program. Five scholarship worth of £2,000 each will be awarded. Scholarships are offered for one academic year. Applicants have been made a conditional or unconditional offer of a place from the University of the West of England, Bristol. The application deadline is 31st May 2014.
Gradlink Africa Scholarship in UK, 2014
The Gradlink with UWE Bristol University is offering seven Africa scholarships for Ghanaian, Kenyan and Nigerian students. Recipients of this scholarship will be required to undertake an internship working with the Gradlink development team. This scholarship is for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree. Scholarships will be offered for the period of one academic year. Applicants can apply till 31st May 2014.
Norman E. Borlaug LEAP Fellowships for Sub-Saharan
Applications are invited for Norman E. Borlaug LEAP (Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program) fellowships available for Sub-Saharan African students. The program supports engaging a mentor at a US university and a CGIAR center. The award level is US$20,000 for a maximum of one year. The application deadline is May 1, 2014
Kenya Merit Postgraduate Scholarships in UK, 2014
University of Sheffield is accepting applicants for merit postgraduate scholarships. Scholarships are available for Kenyan students who hold an offer of a study place for entry in September 2014. Each scholarship is worth £7,000 of postgraduate taught master’s degree tuition fee per year, for one year of study. The application deadline is 27 June 2014.
2015 CICOPS Scholarships for Developing Countries
Each year, the University of Pavia and the Organisation for the Right to Education (EDiSU) offer 10 scholarships for visiting scholars for a period of stay of 4 to 10 weeks at the University of Pavia. The scholarships are available for both junior and senior members of universities in developing countries and members of major research centres and international organizations with specific interests in the field of development studies. The application deadline is May 31st, 2014.
MBA Scholarships for International Students
University of Glasgow is offering MBA scholarships for international students commencing in September 2014. A total of 5 scholarships are available. The value of each scholarship is £5,000. The criteria for the scholarships are academic excellence and personal achievement. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their application for admission. The application deadline is 1 July 2014.
Georgetown University is offering master scholarship for Sub-Saharan African students. Students will take courses in international relations, international trade, international finance, statistics and analytical tools and history. In addition, students choose an area of concentration such as Global Politics and Security, International Development or Global Business and Finance. Application should be submitted till January 15, 2015 for fall 2015.
British Council Scotland Commonwealth Scholarships in UK, 2014
Applications are invited for British Council Scotland Commonwealth Scholarships available for students from Commonwealth countries. Scholarships are open for literature and creative writing students to attend the summer school. Two 2-week Literature scholarships and one 4-week Creative Writing scholarship will be awarded. Applications should be submitted till 21st March 2014.
INSEAD Orange Endowed Scholarships for Emerging Markets, 2014
Applications are invited for INSEAD Orange Endowed Scholarships for MBA Students. This endowed scholarship will support emerging market participants at INSEAD in perpetuity. Scholarships are available for students of Armenia, Brazil, Central African Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Moldova, Niger, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Uganda. The applications for Round 2 will open from 14 January 2014 till 31 January 2014 and for Round 3 from 14 April 2014 till 28 April 2014.
Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2014
Wellcome Trust is offering masters fellowships for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Master’s degree level. A Fellowship normally provides up to 30 months’ support. Fellows must be based in a low- or middle-income country for their research project. The application deadline is 15 August 2014.
Intermediate Fellowships for Kenyan Students
The fellowships for Kenyan students are available for pursuing research programme. Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country. The fellowships are awarded for up to five years and provide a basic salary which will be based on the pay scales of the employing institution or allowances and cover research expenses, training costs. Preliminary application deadline is 25 April 2014 and full application deadline is 4 July 2014.
Newcastle University Kenya Scholarships for Postgraduate Students in UK, 2014
The International Office of Newcastle University is announcing Kenya scholarships for postgraduate students in UK. To be eligible applicants must have been offered a place on any postgraduate degree programme in the Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Faculty, Medical Sciences Faculty (FMS), Newcastle Law School and Newcastle University Business School (NUBS). The application deadline is 30th June 2014.
Steve Huckvale Scholarships for African Students at University of Bath in UK, 2014
University of Bath is offering scholarships for African students. These scholarships are available to taught masters applicants who are intending to study Engineering or Management. Each Scholarship is worth £5,000. Each is awarded as a discount in tuition fees and is for one year only. Scholarships cannot be deferred to a later year. The application deadline is 30th June 2014.
University of Glasgow Country Scholarships for Kenyan Students
University of Glasgow is offering a total of 40 scholarships for postgraduate students to learn any of the courses except clinical courses. Applicants must hold the equivalent of an upper second class honours degree. Each scholarship amounts £5,000. The application deadline is 1 June 2014.
Ford Motor Company International Fellowship
Fellowships are provided in nonprofit management strategy and leadership training. The fellowships will provide airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction and other program-related expenses. Each participant receives a stipend upon arrival. June 30, 2014 is the application deadline.
Professor Arthur Li Development Scholarship
Scholarship for Kenyan students is provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of the West of England in UK. One full tuition fee scholarship will be available for an outstanding student to study a one year masters programme at University of the West of England. Applicants must have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st in their undergraduate degree. The application deadline is 31st May 2014.
Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards
Awards support public engagement projects and work that builds capacity for engagement with biomedical research. The scholarships will provide up to £30,000 for three years. Applicant must be or collaborating with a researcher, research group or institution to provide expertise in the area of biomedical science you are exploring. Applications should be submitted till 18th April 2014.
Development Scholarships for Kenyan Students
Scholarships for Kenyan students are available for pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level at Charles University. Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries. Five scholarships are available. The deadline for scholarship applications is 30th April 2014.
University of Groningen Talent Grant for Non-EEA Countries in Netherlands, 2014
Applications are invited for University of Groningen Talent Grant for Excellent candidates from non-EEA countries. Grant is awarded to students who have been admitted to one of the Faculty of Arts Research Master’s Programmes. The grant is usually awarded for a maximum of 2 years for a Master’s degree programme. The amount of the partial scholarship is determined annually. Application should be submitted till 1st March, 2014.
Marshal Papworth Scholarships for Kenyan Students
Scholarships for Kenyan students are provided in the fields of Sustainable Development, Waste Management and International Horticulture. Marshal Papworth scholarship fund one-year postgraduate courses such as MSc or MA. The application deadline is 24th March 2014.
International Space University MSc Scholarship Program
Scholarship for Kenyan students is offered for pursuing masters degree at International Space University. Scholarship is granted on the basis of academic and professional merit, financial need and demonstrated financial need. This aid is available to selected applicants and covers a portion of their fees. Online application deadline is 15th March 2014.
Georg Forster Research Fellowship
The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship is provided to learn any of the courses offered by the research institution in Germany. The fellowship is worth 3,150 EUR per month. Applications can be submitted no earlier than 01.07.2013 until mid-2015 (exact date TBD).
Georg Forster Research Fellowship
Fellowship is awarded to conduct a self-selected, long-term research project in cooperation with a self-selected academic host at a research institution in Germany. Applicants must have completed PhD or comparable academic degree (PhD, C.Sc. or equivalent), for no more than four years the date of application. Applications may be submitted any time from 1.7.2013 until mid-2015.
Early Career Development Fellowship
This fellowship is available for early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals. Applicants must be a legal national from a qualifying country and be working as a librarian or information science professional in that country. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014.
Netherlands Fellowship Programmes
NFP offers fellowships for master’s, PhD and short courses. Applicants can apply for Master’s degree programmes and short courses in the application period of December 2013- February 2014. Students must be a national of one of the countries in the NFP country list valid at the time of application. Application should be submitted till 4th February 2014.
RNTC Fellowships for Kenyan Students
Fellowships are available for RNTC postgraduate courses of different duration. The fellowships for Kenyan students will be awarded on academic and professional merit. RNTC’s Fellowships are available for professional journalists, programme-makers, broadcast trainers and managers coming from the following countries. The application deadline differs from subject to subject.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Kenyan Students
Awards are available for Kenyan students pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Approximately 20 to 25 awards are offered per competition and will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000 a year. Candidates must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place. The application deadline is April 2, 2014.
TDR Advanced Postdoctoral Research and Training Grants
Grants are awarded in the area of implementation research and research management, including effective use of research findings to inform policy and practice. All applications must be proposed as an integral part of an institutional development programme where they are employed and the career plan for the applicant defined. The deadline for applications is 7 February 2014.
Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians
Prize is available for young mathematicians who have conducted outstanding research in a developing country. The Ramanujan Prize carries a $15,000 cash award. The Prize winner must be less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the year of the award. Last date of submitting applications is February 1, 2014.
TDR Postgraduate Training Grants for Kenyan Students
Grants are available for postgraduate training leading to MSc and PhD degrees. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have no more than three and five year’s post-graduation for men and women respectively. Online application must be submitted by 7 February 2014.
TWAS Prizes for Kenyan Students
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is awarding eight prizes of USD 15,000 each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years. Outstanding contribution to the application of Science and Technology to industry or to human well-being in a developing country will be considered. The application deadline is 28th February 2014.
South–North PhD Sandwich Scholarships for Kenyan Students
Scholarships for Kenyan students are available for to pursue research at the University of Hohenheim. Candidates must have outstanding study performance in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences. FSC awards up to three visiting Sandwich scholarships for a period of six months. Applications will close on January 19, 2014.
INSA JRD-Tata Fellowship Programme
The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) offers fellowship programme for developing countries in India. The fellowship covers return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India, boarding and lodging at the affiliated institution/s. An adequate allowance in Indian currency is also available to cover incidental expenses. The application deadline is 31st October each year.
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