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. Fully and partially funded scholarships are provided to 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.
East African Development Bank Scholarship Program
Scholarship Provider: East African Development Bank
Eligible Students: Successful applicants must be a university graduate with a Bachelor’s degree with First Class/Upper Second Honours in Mathematics, Sciences or Engineering.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate degree programme.
Award Details: This fully funded scholarship will provide full tuition, room and living expenses within a stipulated budget.
Application Deadline: Various
Newcastle University East Africa Scholarship
Scholarship Provider: Newcastle University, UK
Eligible Students: Applicant must hold a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate Master’s degree programme at Newcastle University,
Courses: These awards are available for high achieving students applying for entry onto any postgraduate master’s degree programmes at Newcastle University.
Award Details: The scholarship will comprise £3,500 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.
Application Deadline: 30th June
East and South Africa Merit Postgraduate Scholarships
Scholarship Provider:University of Sheffield, UK
Eligible Students: To be eligible for the scholarships applicants must be self-funding and classed as ‘Overseas’ for fee purposes.
Courses: Scholarships are available for international students to pursue masters degree program.
Award Details: Each scholarship is worth 50% of the Postgraduate yearly tuition fee per year.
Application Deadline: 24th June
OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowships
Scholarship Provider:Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Eligible Students: Scholarship is open to qualified women science graduates from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries
Courses: Fellowships are available for pursuing postgraduate studies leading to doctorate degree.
Award Details: Each fellowship will cover travel expenses to and from the host institute; monthly allowance to cover accommodation and meals while in the host country; etc.
Application Deadline: 31 May
David E I Pyott Master of Surgery in Clinical Ophthalmology Scholarship in UK
Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on to the online distance learning Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh.
Courses: Masters Degree Programme
Award Details: Each scholarship will cover the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study as well as provide access to a broadband facility and a laptop.
Application Deadline 29th July
Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards
Scholarship Provider: Awards are available for undertaking research projects.
Eligible Students: The scheme is open to a range of potential applicants, including scientists and health researchers, NGOs, educators, artists, theatre practitioners, and cultural and community organisations.
Course: Awards are available for undertaking research projects.
Award Details: Awards of up to £30,000 will be awarded.
Application Deadline: 19 February and 19 August
Business School International Scholarships for Kenyans
Scholarship Provider: Leeds University Business School, UK
Eligible Students: Student must be holding a conditional or unconditional offer for a place on a Leeds University Business School undergraduate degree course commencing in 2016.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme at the Leeds University Business School.
Award Details: Student will receive an award of £2,500 per year for each standard year of study towards the cost of fees.
Application Deadline: 31 May
CMVM Online Distance Learning Scholarship in UK
Scholarship Provider:: University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
Courses: Postgraduate Degree Program
Award Details: Each scholarship will pay the full tuition fee for the first year of study.
Application Deadline 2nd May
GDAI PhD Scholarship for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance for Development in Africa Initiative
Eligible Students: Applicants must be domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country.
Courses: Scholarship is available for undertaking PhD research programme.
Award Details: The scholarship is on a part-present form and it provides for fees for three years. However, accommodation and living cost are covered for the first year only.
Application Deadline: 30 April
UCL IGH African Graduate Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: University College London (UCL) co-funded by CP Charitable Trust, Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and International Student House
Eligible Students: Applicant must have minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Course: Scholarships are available to pursue a full-time postgraduate (MSc) programme at the UCL Institute for Global Health.
Award Details: The scheme offers a substantial scholarship towards UCL tuition fees, accommodation and some living costs.
Application Deadline: 30th April
GDI Scholarships for Kenyan Applicants at University of Manchester
Scholarship Provider: University of Manchester, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants must hold a first class honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS (or similar exam), with 6.5 in writing and no other subsections below 6.0.
Courses: Scholarships are offered for pursuing masters programmes.
Award Details: Scholarship provides full tuition fee waivers for on-campus masters programmes.
Application Deadline: 29th April
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) in partnership with UK universities.
Eligible Students: To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidate must Ba Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree program at UK Institutions.
Award Details: Scholarship provides approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (arranged by the university; funded by the CSC).
Application Deadline: 16 April
Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh, UK
Eligible Students: The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study within the School of Divinity.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Edinburgh.
Award Details: The scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000.
Application Deadline: 1st April
David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship Provider: The David Oyedepo Foundation
Eligible Students: A national and resident of an African nation and between the ages of 18 and 25 at time of application
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate program at the Covenant University and Landmark University.
Award Details: The scholarship program covers full tuition fees.
Application Deadline: March 31
Peace, Security & Development Masters Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: The African Leadership Centre (ALC)
Eligible Students: In order to be considered eligible, candidates must have citizenship in an African country.
Courses: Fellowship is available for pursuing MSc programme.
Award Details: This is a fully funded opportunity, not including any visa application and processing costs.
Application Deadline: 18th March
CEHC Masters Scholarships in Public Health for Eye Care
Scholarship Provider: The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium, International Centre for Eye Health
Eligible Students: The applicant must come from low or middle income Commonwealth countries that are less represented in the alumni body of the MSc Public health for eye care
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters programme.
Award Details: Each scholarship covers course fees, two return flights, dissertation project funds, living costs and accommodation at the International Students House in Central London
Application Deadline: 15th March
Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: Hungaricum Government
Eligible Students: Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for bachelor, master, one-tier master, doctoral and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses).
Courses: Scholarships are available to pursue full time BA/BSc, MA/MSc and PhD studies.
Award Details: Students are exemption from the payment of tuition fee.
Application Deadline: 1st March
100-Year Vision Scholarship for Orphans
Scholarship Provider: Ashinaga
Eligible Students: The application is open to orphans under 22 years old, who have already received their high school certificate.
Courses: Scholarship is awarded to provide higher education.
Award Details: Ashinaga provides full scholarship and living expenses for four years during the studies abroad.
Application Deadline: February 29
IDeAL Postdoctoral Fellowships for African Mid-Career Researchers
Scholarship Provider:Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Eligible Students: Applications are invited from African researchers who completed their PhD within the last 8 years can apply for this fellowship.
Courses: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral research programme.
Award Details: The fellowships are for 4 years and provide for an internationally competitive salary approx. (50,000 USD PA), research cost and travel costs.
Application Deadline: 20th February
IJP Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Programme
Scholarship Provider: International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP)
Eligible Students: All journalists from Southern Africa (SADC Member States and Kenia) between the age of 25 and 40 who regularly work for a media organisation can apply.
Courses: Fellowships are intended to support African and German Journalists.
Award Details: The Southern African delegates receive a fixed payment of 3,000 Euro.
Application Deadline: February 15th
Curtin International Merit Scholarships for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: Curtin University, Australia
Eligible Students: his scholarship is only for international, full fee-paying, non-sponsored students.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programme at the Curtin University.
Award Details: This scholarship provides eligible students 25% of their first year tuition fee, up to a maximum of AUD$10,000.
Application Deadline: 12 February
Chevening/British Library Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: Chevening Secretariat, British High Commission Nairobi
Eligible Students: Applicants can apply for this scholarship if they hold a post graduate degree or have equivalent professional training and/or experience.
Course: Fellowship is available for pursuing research programme.
Application Deadline: 10 February
Global Leaders Fellowship for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: George Washington University, USA
Eligible Students: Students holding an F-1 visa (J-1 visa is eligible for Fulbright applicants only) and who are from the following countries or regions (chosen based on protocol arrangements and areas of the world underrepresented at GW) are eligible to apply: China (PRC), Cambodia, Eastern Europe, Laos, Latin America, The Caribbean, Mongolia, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S.S.R. Successor States and Vietnam.
Courses: Fellowships are available for pursuing graduate (master’s and doctoral) degree level.
Award Details: The grantee is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses, and must provide certification of this support.
Application Deadline: 5 February
Intermediate Fellowships for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust
Eligible Students: Applicants who do not have a PhD but who are educated to first degree or Master’s level and have extensive research experience, as evidenced by their publication record, may be considered.
Course: Fellowships are available for an independent research programme.
Award Details: Fellowships provide support that includes a basic salary for the fellow -research expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support, fieldwork and data collection).
Application Deadline: Preliminary application deadline: 12 November and full application deadline: 3 February
Centre of African Studies Visiting Research Fellowship in UK, 2016-2017
Scholarship Provider:: The Centre of African Studies, with the generous assistance of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Eligible Students: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Courses: Research Programme
Award Details: Each award is worth up to £14,000, out of which travel, college accommodation, maintenance costs and medical insurance will be paid by the Centre on behalf of the fellow.
Application Deadline 15 January
University of Groningen Talent Grant for Non-EEA Countries
Scholarship Provider: Eric Bleumink Fund, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Eligible Students: Candidates for the Eric Bleumink Fund should Have excellent grades during their bachelor/undergraduate studies.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing Master programme, Master (MSc/MA/LL.M.), PhD programme at University of Groningen.
Award Details: The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.
Application Deadline: January 15th
TGCL Scholarship for Kenyan Students in Law
Scholarship Provider: Funded by the German Foreign Office through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Eligible Students: The requirements for admission to the LLM and PhD programmes are those applicable at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law.
Course: Scholarships are awarded for pursuing postgraduate study programme (LLM or PhD) at the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL).
Award Details: A scholarship will cover the University fee and a health insurance.
Application Deadline: 15 January
Chancellors International Development Scholarships for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: University of South Wales, UK
Eligible Students: To be eligible, student will need to apply for undergraduate prgramme at the University of South Wales by 15th January 2016
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme at the University of South Wales.
Award Details: Scholarships of £2,500 are available for students.
Application Deadline: 15th January
Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: Abraaj Group
Eligible Students: Candidates from the 23 countries in which the Abraaj Group operates.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing masters degree programme at the Royal College of Art in London.
Award Details: The Abraaj Scholarship will cover full international tuition fees to study at a Master’s level for two years at the Royal College of Art in London. A significant contribution towards living costs will also be provided.
Application Deadline: 13 January
Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme
Scholarship Provider: Louis Dreyfus Foundation and University of Oxford, UK
Eligible Students: You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing full time graduate degree at University of Oxford.
Award Details: The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057).
Application Deadline: 8 or 22 January, depending on course
UNESCO/Israel (MASHAV) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme
Scholarship Provider: Government of Israel and UNESCO
Course: Fellowships are available for variety of training courses in Israel.
Award Details: Facilities offered by the MASHAV (Israel): Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) will assume costs relating to registration and tuition frees.
Application Deadline: 1 December
Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health Leadership
Scholarship Provider: Afya Bora Consortium
Eligible Students: In order to be eligible to apply all applicants must be a citizens of US, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, or Tanzania.
Course: This is a one-year training program in 8 academic health centers, four in Africa and four in the USA.
Award Details: Support request for an NIH loan repayment up to $35,000 for one year (only postdoctoral applicants are eligible to apply)
Application Deadline: December 1
International Space University MSc Scholarship Program
Scholarship Provider: The International Space University
Eligible Students: This financial aid is available for applicants from Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia, developing countries and from other countries.
Course: Scholarship is available for MSS, SSP and SH-SSP students.
Award Details: This aid is available to selected applicants, and covers a portion of their tuition fees.
Application Deadline: The application deadline are-MSS applicants: 15 March, SSP16 applicants: 30 April and SH-SSP16 applicants: 30 November
Patrick McAuslan Scholarship for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: Birkbeck University of London, UK
Eligible Students: You have received a conditional or unconditional offer to study on the LLM International Economic Law (intensive – Justice and Development pathway).
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing LLM programme at the Birkbeck, University of London.
Award Details: The total value of the award is worth GBP 20,000.
Application Deadline: 30th November
KAAD Scholarships for Kenyan Students in Germany
Scholarship Provider: KAAD
Eligible Students: For the scholarship programme 1 of KAAD you can apply if you come from a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree or a PhD at a German university or do a postdoctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university.
Application Deadline: End of November
University of Ghana WACCBIP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Scholarship Provider: Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, and has several regional and international partner institutions.
Eligible Students: To apply for this fellowship, you must be an African who receivedhis/her PhD degree within the last three years and interested in developing a research career in the biosciences in Africa.
Course: Fellowship is awarded to pursue postdoctoral programme.
Award Details: The successful post doctoral fellow will be supported with up to $150,000 to cover a monthly salary and research supplies and reagents.
Application Deadline: 30th November
Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program (WPLP) for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: USAID Kenya and East Africa
Eligible Students: Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 (based on a four-point scale).
Course: Scholarships are available for undertaking graduate certificate at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in the USA.
Award Details: WPLP is a fully grant-funded program. Students will have all program-related costs, including tuition and travel, covered by the generosity of funders.
Application Deadline: 15 November
Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences
Scholarship Provider: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) of the Open University, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in their country of origin, unless working abroad at the time of application.
Course: Fellowships are awarded for scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research at the ICGEB laboratories located in Trieste and Monterotondo (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa).
Award Details: Fellowship provides: monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,000, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,590, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 15,000.
Application Deadline: 31 March and 30 September
Mexican Government Scholarship Program
Scholarship Provider: Mexican Government
Eligible Students: Applicant must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions.
Course: Scholarships are available for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate-level research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program in Mexico.
Award Details: Be accepted to or currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions
Application Deadline: August 31
African Postgraduate Scholarships at Edinburgh Napier University
Scholarship Provider: Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Eligible Students: Students who are domiciled in Africa at the time of application and are self-funding their course are eligible for a merit based scholarships.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing full time postgraduate programme.
Award Details: Merit based scholarships of between GBP £1000 – £3000 for entry onto a full time postgraduate programme in September 2015 and January 2016.
Application Deadline: Applications for courses are submitted by July for courses starting in September, and by the end of November for courses starting in January.
Kenya Education Fund (KEF) Scholarships for High School Students
Scholarship Provider: Kenya Education Fund (KEF), Kenya
Eligible Students: If you are interested in applying for a KEF scholarship to high school, you must be in Standard 8, Form 1 or Form 2 (grade 8, 9 or 10)
Course: Scholarships are available to pursue high school studies at public or private schools in Kenya.
Award Details: Scholarship covers room and board at school (both public and private schools in Kenya are boarding schools and cost roughly the same price), textbooks, school supplies etc.
Application Deadline: August 31st
UCT Masters Scholarships in Public Health (Community Eye Health)
Scholarship Provider: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Eligible Students: Applicants must come from a low- or middle-income African Commonwealth country to apply.
Course: Scholarships will cover course fees, travel costs, and accommodation costs.
Award Details: Scholarships will cover course fees, travel costs, and accommodation costs.
Application Deadline: 31 July
ANESI’s Visiting Fellowship for Outstanding Women Geoscientists
Scholarship Provider: Earth Science Education Initiative in Africa, UNESCO
Eligible Students: The Visiting Fellowship for Outstanding Women Geoscientists is one of the core capacity building activities with the objective to improve the involvement of women in post-graduate studies.
Course: This is two months visiting fellowships programme.
Award Details: A maximum grant of 2500 USD/fellow will cover the travel and subsistence costs.
Application Deadline: 30 June
RCPE UK and International Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK
Eligible Students: Applicant must be self-funding (support from friends and relatives is acceptable)
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing part-time, by distance learning master’s degree level.
Award Details: The value of scholarship varies.
Application Deadline: 30 June
RREF MSc Scholarship for Kenyan Student
Scholarship Provider: The Reading Real Estate Foundation
Eligible Students: You must be committed to representing the Reading Real Estate Foundation as a RREF Scholar.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing full time MSc programme at Henley Business School, University of Reading.
Award Details: Successful students will receive the full degree tuition fees of their chosen Real Estate & Planning postgraduate programme and the opportunity to act as an Ambassador for RREF.
Application Deadline: June 30th
Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Scholarship Provider: The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund Consolidated Contractors Company, ConocoPhillips and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
Eligible Students: Applicants must be individuals or groups of no more than three people.
Course: Awards are available for engineers to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.
Award Details: A winner will be selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up who will be awarded £10,000 each.
Application Deadline: 29 June
P4hpt PhD and Masters Scholarships for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: Partnering for Health Professionals Training in African Universities (P4HPT) an European Commission funded project
Eligible Students: Students from Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, South Sudan, Lesotho (Target Group 1) and all African countries except from partner countries (Target Group 2) can apply for these scholarships.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD and Masters programme.
Award Details: The scholarship covers monthly subsistence allowance for the mobility period
Application Deadline: 12th June
Steve Huckvale Scholarships for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: University of Bath, UK
Eligible Students: Scholarships are for international fee-paying applicants in Africa for undertaking full-time taught masters degrees (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bath in 2015.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time taught masters programme at University of Bath.
Award Details: Each Scholarship is of worth £5,000. Each is awarded as a discount in tuition fees and is for one year only.
Application Deadline: 1 June
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
Eligible Students: To be eligible, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country.
Course: These awards are intended for field research in one or more developing countries.
Award Details: The award will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000 a year. The budget covers one return trip from Canada to the developing country(ies) of research.
Application Deadline: May 20
University of Nairobi PhD Scholarship for Kenyan Students
Scholarship Provider: University of Nairobi in collaboration with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Lund University, Sweden.
Eligible Students: Eligibility requirements will include completion of a degree at the Masters level in a scientific subject of relevance for the project in a recognized University. Excellent communication skills in English will be expected.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD programme at the University of Nairobi.
Award Details: The scholarship will cover approved fees for the study period in the University of Nairobi and field work cost and also includes a monthly stipend.
Application Deadline: 15th May
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