UK Announces Scholarships for Kenyan Graduates; How to Apply

  • JKUAT graduates seated at the graduation square in the Institution.
    JKUAT graduates seated at the graduation square in the Institution.
  • The United Kingdom (UK) has announced scholarship opportunities for Kenyan graduates to study in the UK for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    In the announcement seen by, the Commonwealth Master's Scholarship stated that the program was aimed at providing opportunities for Kenyans who cannot afford to travel to the UK for studies.

    “Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK,” stated the advert.

    The program, funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), will see Kenyan graduates receive full scholarships for their studies in England with their air tickets catered for.

    An aeroplane mid-air
    An aeroplane mid-air

    "Each scholarship provides an approved airfare from your home country to the UK and a return ticket at the end of your award,” read the statement.

    Successful applicants will also receive a monthly stipend of Ksh 170,600 with single parents receiving additional support for their kids. 

    "The program will provide a stipend at the rate of Ksh 170,600 (£1,133) per month, or Ksh 209,300 (£1,390) per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area," read the statement.

    Eligible candidates are required to be Kenyan citizens with an undergraduate degree from a Kenyan institution of higher learning.

    “By September 2022, hold a first degree of at least a first-class or a second class honors,” read the statement.

    How To Apply

    Interested graduates are advised to make their online applications on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) website with the help of the Ministry of Education.

    “You must apply through one of the nominating bodies(Ministry of Education),” read the statement.

    The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships further advises applicants to visit their website for further queries on their application.

    Applicants are advised to make their applications before November 1, 2021.

    Poster announcing the 2022-2023 Commonwealth Master's Scholarships
    Poster announcing the 2022-2023 Commonwealth Master's Scholarships