UK announces Ph.D. and masters scholarships for Kenyans; How to Apply
Kenyans are being urged by the Ministry of Education to take advantage of Commonwealth scholarship opportunities offered by the United Kingdom.
Education PS According to Simon Nabukwesi, the ministry received information from the British High Commission in Kenya about Commonwealth Ph.D. and Masters scholarships in the United Kingdom in 2023.
“The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom is offering eighteen Ph.D. and nineteen masters full scholarships to Kenya citizens tenable in 2023,” Nabukwesi said.
In a letter to all vice-chancellors of public and private universities, as well as principals of university colleges, the PS stated that the online application will be open on September 6, 2022, and will close on October 18, 2022, at 5 p.m.
“The purpose of this letter is to request you to pass the information on the attached advertisement to interested persons to apply,” Nabukwesi said.
The advertisement can be found on the Ministry of Education’s website, www.education.go.ke.
To be eligible for a master’s degree scholarship, potential candidates must be Kenyan citizens with a bachelor’s degree of at least second-class upper division from a recognized university with a strong academic background.
Potential master’s candidates must have supporting statements from two referees, a proposal in the field of study clearly demonstrating the potential impact on the country’s development, a quality study plan, and be under the age of 35.
Potential candidates for the Ph.D. must be Kenyan citizens with a master’s degree from a recognized university, supporting statements from two referees, one supporting statement from a supervisor in a UK institution, and a proposal in the area of the study clearly demonstrating the potential impact on the country’s development.
The prospective candidate must also submit a quality study plan and be under the age of 45.
Food security and nutrition, manufacturing, health care, and housing are all areas of study.
According to the PS, all eligible candidates must submit online applications to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission in the United Kingdom.
The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission website has information on how to apply.
Candidates must submit three sets of hard copies of the ministry’s preliminary application form and the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission application form, along with all certified copies, to the Directorate of University Education, addressed to the Directorate of University Education.