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Scholarships for Kenyans to the United Kingdom 2015/2016

Republic of Kenya
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Commonwealth Scholarships Tenable in the United Kingdom 2015/2016
The Commonwealth Commission in the United Kingdom is offering Twenty Nine (29) Postgraduate Full Scholarships Kenyan students tenable in UK institutions of Higher Learning starting in October 2016. Ten (10) of the scholarships are for PhD while the remaining Nineteen (19) are for Master Degrees. 

The awards are tenable at any approved UK University or higher education institution with which the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission has a part- funding agreement. 

A list of these institutions can be found at: .
Priority will be given to studies that are along the following themes:
  • Education
  • Health
  • Economic Growth and the Private Sector
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Governance and Conflict
  • Climate and Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Humanitarian Disasters and Emergencies
Duration of Scholarships
i) One (1) year taught Masters courses
ii) Doctoral degrees of up to three (3) years
i. For Master degree scholarships, be a holder of at least upper 2nd class honors and must state the source of funding at undergraduate level
ii. For PhD scholarship be a holder of a very good Masters’ degree and should have proof of support from a prospective supervisor in at least one chosen institution
iii. Are serving in the country in the Public Sector
iv. Are below 35 years for Masters Degree and 45 years for PhD.
Note: Applicants for split- site study MUST apply directly to Commonwealth Commission without reference to the Ministry as a nominating agency. They are advised to follow the link:
Application Procedure
All eligible candidates must read and follow the following guidelines strictly
1. Obtain preliminary application forms from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Directorate of Higher Education offices located at Telposta Towers, 27th floor room 2702. The application forms can also be downloaded from the website:
2. Completed application forms with attached certified photocopies of ID, academic/professional certificates, transcripts, Birth Certificate, other testimonials and a proposal in the area of study should be sent to:
Director – Higher Education
Ministry of Education Science and Technology,
P. O. Box 9583 – 00200,
OR Delivered to Telposta Towers, 27th floor, Room 2702 during working hours between 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

3. The Preliminary application forms should reach the Ministry not later than 18th September, 2015.
4. Only shortlisted applicants (who shall be informed through e-mail /phone call from the following numbers 0773825305 / 0771842051) shall be required to proceed with steps 5-8
5. Apply for the scholarship electronically by following the link:
6. Complete the Electronic Application System (EAS) form online BUT download and print three (3) sets before submitting it electronically to the Commonwealth Commission.
7. Submit one (1) set of the hard copy of completed EAS form through your head of department to the Directorate of Higher Education on the address indicated above.

8. Await an invitation for an interview.

NB: To be nominated does not in any way guarantee selection or placement.

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