Apply for the September 2019 EAC-KFW Scholarships at Kenyatta University, Kenya; Requirements and procedure

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Students from the East African Community (EAC) are invited to apply for scholarships to pursue KFW funded Masters Scholarships at Kenyatta University

Deadline for submitting Application for scholarships:

1st August 2019, 17:00 hours, East Africa Time

Deadline for submitting Application for admission to Kenyatta University:

24th July, 2019.

Programmes hosting the EAC-KFW MSc scholarships at Kenyatta University are listed below. The admission requirements for each programme can be accessed through the provided link:

  1. Master of Science in Biotechnology 
  2. Master of Science in Crop Protection (Plant Pathology) 
  3. Master of Science in Integrated Soil Fertility Management 
  4. Master of Science in Applied Mathematics 
  5. Master of Science in Entrepreneurship 

Duration of Scholarship: 2 years

Selection Criteria

The following are the mandatory requirements: Applicants should:

a) Be citizens of a partner state of the East African Community;

b) Possess the required academic qualifications for admission to the programme.

c) Submit a well written motivation letter in English elaborating on the following:

  1. Motivation for wanting to pursue the Masters Programme chosen in section 2 above
  2. Foreseen professional engagement in EAC Integration agenda after completing the Masters studies.
  3. Expected application of the acquired skills and knowledge from the Masters Programme to contribute to the EAC Integration Agenda
  4. Personal professional and academic vision in the next 5 to 10 years

Note: Please note that all the above should be covered in one letter of not more than 500 words

d) Be below 35 years of age

e) Apply to study in an EAC Partner State other than their country of citizenship.                           

Application process

Applications will be submitted through the following process and steps:

1. Identify the programme of your choice at kenyatta University (list of FIVE funded programmes is above) (

2. Fill the application form for admission to Kenyatta University. Guidelines are available at:

NB:// When completing the online application form at the GRADES SECTION, for all High School and Subjects enter A (Choose from the dropdown list). 

Remember: You must attach your certificates which will be used to determine/validate your actual grade in the different subject areas

3. Fill an application form for the scholarship (available on the IUCEA website at;

4. Append the supporting documentation for the admission as per university

requirements and for the scholarship as per section 7 below;

5. Submit both application forms electronically to the University via: and copy to the

following email addresses:


Please find the following additional documents on the scholarship:

  1. Call for Applications
  2. Activity Schedule
  3. Scholarship Description
  4. Application Form

In case of any enquiries, please contact:

Director, Research Support and Dissemination, Kenyatta University

Tel: Office +254 20 8704054

Or Florence +254711216945

And cc: Dr. Maina Mwangi, ; Tel: +254710860550


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