The Ministry of Education has announced opportunities for commonwealth scholarship application for Kenyans, which will be in the United Kingdom.
The courses on offer are mainly for students who are pursuing masters, and doctorate degree courses. Through its Principal Secretary (PS), Simon Mabukwesi, the Ministry said that this is an opportunity that Kenyans should not take for granted – since it would always come once in a while. “The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom is offering eighteen PhD and nineteen masters full scholarships to Kenya citizens tenable in 2023,” Nabukwesi said.
In the letter written to from the Ministry of Education, the PS said that it had directed it’s letter to both public and private universities Vice Chancellors (VCs) in Kenya so that everyone may have equal opportunities.
The letter further explained that online application for the aforementioned educational opportunities was opened on September 6, 2022, and will close on October 18, 2022, at 5pm.
“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 is found on the ministry’s website www.education.go.ke.
However, to qualify for master’s degree for the commonwealth scholarship program, one must provide proof that he/she is a Kenyan citizen, and that the candidate possesses a bachelor’s degree of at least second class upper division from a recognised university with strong academic background.
Other caps for potential candidates are: supporting statements from two referees; a proposal in the area of the study clearly showing the potential impact on the country’s development is a prerequisite; a quality study plan, and should be below 35 years of age.
For the PhD, potential candidates must be Kenyan citizens; should have a master’s degree from a recognised university, have supporting statements from two referees, one supporting statement from a supervisor in a UK institution, and a proposal in the area of study clearly showing the potential impact on country’s development.
The potential candidate must also submit a quality study plan and be below 45 years of age.
Courses that are going to be offered are in food security and nutrition, manufacturing, health care and housing.