Education Ministry Announces 218 Scholarships Application and Deadline
Kenyan students who want to continue their education in China or Hungary can apply for 218 scholarships from their respective governments.
In a statement released on Saturday, the Ministry of Education stated that, of Kenyans who qualified, the Chinese government had awarded 18 scholarships, while the Hungarian government had offered 200.
Students who want to pursue undergraduate degrees (BA/BSc) in the disciplines of agricultural science, computer science and information technology, legal science, economic science, engineering science, medical and health science, and natural science may do so through the Hungary scholarships program.
Eligible candidates may pursue Master’s (MA/MSc) degrees in Agricultural Science, Computer Science and Information Technology, Law, Economics, Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences, Natural Science, and Ph.D./DLA degrees in any subject of their choice.
One-tier master’s (OTM) programs in general medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, architecture, and veterinary medicine are also available for study at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.
“Tuition, accommodation/accommodation contribution for those who do not live in the dormitory, medical insurance, and a monthly stipend are the provisions covered by the scholarship,” the ministry stated.
It further stated, “Please be aware that these provisions are only a contribution to the living expenses and that the students must provide additional funds to cover all living expenses in Hungary. These provisions do not fully cover all the costs of living in Hungary.”
It is required of applicants for the Hungary scholarships to fill out the Standard Scholarship Application Form.
Then, they must affix certified copies of their identification, transcripts, birth certificates, professional and academic credentials, passports, and other attestations.
For the Chinese government scholarship, applications must be submitted online or handed to Teleposta Towers by December 8 at the latest, and by January 17 at the latest, for the Hungary scholarship.
However, the ministry has urged that the Commission for University Education (CUE) must recognize academic credentials from international higher education institutions.
The ministry has additionally declared that it is the official representative for the Government Scholarships from China and Hungary.
It stated that “participating in the Ministry’s preliminary selection process is mandatory for all interested applicants.”
“Teaching employees at universities and colleges that are constituents of universities will be given preference for nominations at the postgraduate level.”
Conversely, the eighteen scholarships awarded by the Chinese government to Kenyan students are for Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD studies during the 2024–2025 academic year.
Students who meet the eligibility requirements for undergraduate programs must possess an original KCSE certificate, be under 25 years of age, and have a least KCSE mean grade of B (Plain).
Additionally, they should have Grade B in fundamental subjects in the chosen field of study in Hungary and high grades in main areas that are essential to the intended area of specialty for the Chinese courses.
Additionally, their secondary education needs to have been finished within the last three years.
Postgraduate students must have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree at the upper second-class honors level for a Master’s degree and a related Master’s degree for a PhD in order to be eligible for the Hungary scholarships.
For Masters programs, candidates must be under 38 years old, and for PhD programs, they must be under 45 years old.
Candidates for Chinese master’s programs must be under 35 years old and have completed their bachelor’s degree with at least a second class upper division. Those seeking a PhD must be under 40 years old and have completed a relevant master’s degree from an accredited university.