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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY- DAAD In-Country/ In-Region Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships Available for 2019/2020 Academic Year

1.The Call

Kenyatta University is pleased to announce M.Sc and PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) funding support. DAAD promotes international academic exchange as well as educational cooperation with developing countries through various funding and scholarship programmes. These scholarships will benefit scholars from Kenya and the Sub-Saharan African region to pursue studies in selected M.Sc and PhD Programmes as highlighted below. The scholarships are tenable for 2019/20 academic period that will commence in September 2019; therefore, only candidates available to start the training during this period should apply.

2.List of Eligible Programmes/ Study fields

The scholarships are open to students who are interested/ registered in the following programmes:

  1. M.Sc in Renewable Energy Technology
  2. PhD in Biotechnology
  3. PhD in Environmental Planning and Management

Details about the above programmes and the requirements are accessible here.
Applications are invited from qualified candidates. Female applicants, candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

3. Duration and commencement 

Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of two years (Master) and three years (PhD) and will initially be granted for one year but may be extended upon individual student request using a specified form to be provided by DAAD. 


4. Application Requirements 

  1. Applicants must have completed their last university degree less than 6 years ago at the time of application.
  2. Must be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  3. A signed curriculum vitae; please use the Europass CV template   
  4. A signed copy of this DAAD Information Sheet for Students
  5. Certified copies of all university degree certificates (scanned PDFs)
  6. Certified copies of all university transcripts (scanned PDFs)
  7. An admission letter including fee structure of respective course (original or certified copy only), or an official letter assuring admission 
  8. For Master candidates only:
  • Letter of motivation (Maximum 2 pages in PDF)
  • Academic reference from senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable (scanned PDF copy)

ix. For Ph.D. candidates only:

  • Ph.D. research proposal including a detailed work plan (10 to 15 pages); plagiarism will be checked and limited to maximum 24%.
  • PhD proposal must demonstrate relevance to development. 
  • Recommendation letter by head of department indicating that you are a present or prospective member of staff and how you will be integrated into the staff development agenda of the university (scanned PDF copy)
  • Confirmation of study leave from your university (if applicable; scanned PDF copy)
  • Confirmation of teaching release (university staff members only; scanned PDF copy)

Note: all documents should be scanned and sent as one PDF document

5. Application Procedure 

  1. Applications for Admission to Kenyatta University to be sent to:
    The Registrar (Academic), Kenyatta University
    P.O. Box 43844 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    Application forms for admission to Kenyatta University and other information is available at
  2. Applications for the DAAD scholarship with accompanying supporting documents to be sent in soft copy to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & cc to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Any inquiries regarding the scholarships to be directed to Dr Maina Mwangi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Telephone: +254710860550. 

6. Application Timelines 

  1. All applications for scholarships must be received by end of day on 8th February 2019.
  2. Pre-selection for scholarship will be carried out at Kenyatta University by 28th February, 2019. A short list generated will be sent to DAAD for final shortlisting.  
  3. Pre-selected candidates will be required to log into the DAAD portal to register and submit application documents by March 31st 2019
  4. Final selection of scholarships will be carried out by DAAD by Mid May 2016.


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7 Payment Details

Applicants from East Africa to pay a sum of Kshs. 2,000/- as application fee
while those from Outside East Africa pay USD.50. Payments to be made to the following bank account:

Bank Name Bank Code Account Name Branch Ac. No. Swift Code
National Bank of Kenya 12026 Kenyatta University Fees Collection account Ruiru                     P O Box 93-00232 0100359150801 NBKEKENXXXX


National Bank of Kenya 12026 DOLLAR ACCOUNT KU BRANCH 2020059150800 NBKEKENXXXX


National Bank of Kenya 12026 Admission fees payment KU BRANCH 01003059002400 NBKEKENXXXX

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