Kenyan students can apply for scholarships offered by various education institutions and a number of other organisations, but note that there is intense competition for the international student scholarships offered in the UK. Scholarships offered cover various educational sectors including vocational and technical education, student exchanges, undergraduate and postgraduate study and research.

Please be aware that the scholarships that are supported by the government institutions (e.g. Fulbright, Rhodes, Chevening etc) are not being provided primarily out of “need” but do indirectly benefit the sourcing government.

Below are some are some of the popular and competitive Scholarships:

  • British Chevening Scholarship
    • AIM:Scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals (less than 35) to become familiar with the UK and gain skills (and make them more inclined towards the British system)
    • Instructions:
      • email: or web site
      • advertised in the national press around November each year
      • candidates should forward an application letter demonstrating the above criteria and including details of (i) education (ii) experience (iii) contact details
      • one written piece of between 150-200 words on your intended subject of study and how you expect to benefit from the scholarship.
    • Kenya web site:Start at British Council in Kenya
    • Web
    • Deadline:Complete processing within November-December each year
  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Other funding sources (Association of Commonwealth Universities )
      Multiple International and charitable organisations. Starting points:

    • Consider those grouped under the Association of Commonwealth Universities ( ) that groups together sources such as Rotary International, World Bank, World Health Organisation, Asian Development Bank, United Nations, Rockefeller Foundation and other organisations,

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