France Announces Scholarships for Kenyan Students: How to Apply 

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  • The Eiffel scholarship program, a scholarship organised by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has announced scholarship opportunities for Kenyan graduate students to study in France. 

    In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke on Tuesday, November 9, the Eiffel Excellence Programme announced scholarships for Kenyans wishing to pursue Masters and PhD programmes.

    The program organisers went ahead to state that the scholarships were intended to benefit students from non-french speaking countries.

    The Eiffel Tower lit with the colors of the French flag in Paris on November 16, 2015.
    The Eiffel Tower lit with the colors of the French flag in Paris on November 16, 2015.
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    "The goals of the programme are to train future foreign decision-makers in the private and public spheres in priority areas of study, and to attract applicants from developing countries to French master’s programs level and applicants from developing and industrialized countries to French doctoral programs," read the statement in part.

    Among the available opportunities to pursue under the scholarship include courses in Biology and Health, Mathematics and Digital, Science and Engineering, History and Law, Political Science and Economics, and management.

    Upon successful application, Kenyan students will be eligible for a monthly stipend of Ksh152,923 (€1,181) for masters' program students and Ksh220,157 (€1,700) for PhD students.

    Additionally, successful applicants will be eligible for fully-funded air travel with other benefits such as receiving reimbursement for local travel in France.

    "Round-trip international air travel between the awardee’s home country and France. The student awardee has one year from the end of the scholarship to take advantage of the return trip benefit," the statement continued to read.

    However, the program organisers stated that the programs will only be available to students who meet the age bracket recommended for the programs.

    "Candidates for the master’s component must be 25 years or under at the time of the 2022 competition. Candidates for the doctoral component must be 30 years or under," read the statement in part.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are advised to submit their applications through various institutions of higher learning in France. The institutions will in turn submit the applications to the program vetting jury.

    Applicants are also advised to make use of the opportunity before the submission of the applications comes to a close on January 7, 2022.

    Upon vetting, successful applicants will receive their results through the campus France website on the fourth week of April 2022. Interested candidates are also advised to visit the website for further information.

    Left to right: Kenyatta University entrance, Moi University building and Nairobi University towers
    Left to right: Kenyatta University entrance, Moi University building and Nairobi University towers.
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