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  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 2022/2023 academic period that will commence in September 2022; therefore, only candidates available to start the training during this period should apply.


  1. List of Eligible Programmes/ Study fields

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

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

Register for application at Kenyatta university using the link:

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.

  1. Application  Procedures and Requirements

First step: Application for scholarship via DAAD portal

Applicants must apply for the scholarship via the DAAD portal. Applicants are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit a DAAD application. DAAD Deadline: 15 December 2021. Detailed information on the scholarship and specific requirements is available here:


Second step: Application for Admission at Kenyatta University


All applicants will be required to send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. all the documents use to apply via the DAAD portal. Follow the following step to apply admission at Kenyatta University 

  1. Identify the programme hosted at Kenyatta from 3 eligible programmes list above you would like to study.
  2. Register for application at Kenyatta university using the link:

  1. Fill the application form for admission at Kenyatta University. Application forms are available here:
    1. National Students:
    2. International Students:

Ensure you pay the University application fee.  

  1. Submit the completed university application form and its supporting documents to the university admission section via Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating that you intend to apply for the DAAD Scholarship Programme using the format: Name; Programme; DAAD Scholarship. e.g GARANG JOSEPH: PhD in Biotechnology: DAAD scholarship.

Please forward the application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for follow up.

Application Timelines


Opening date: October 15th, 2021

Closing date:  December 15th 2021.


Welcome To Kenyatta University


2020 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships- Closing Date Friday 28th October, 2021

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK has an open opportunity for Kenyatta University to nominate 2 candidates (1 Male & 1 Female) for consideration to be awarded PhD Scholarship tenable in the UK. Full details are available at:

The CSC's selection committee will grade applications on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the study plan
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate's home country

This is to therefore to request you to share this information with eligible staff in your department to urgently apply to this opportunity.

Candidates who wish to be considered for nomination should send the documents to Directorate of Research Support & Dissemination by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on/before Friday 28th October, 2021. Documents to be forwarded to Directorate of Research Support & Dissemination to include:

  1. Bachelors and Masters Certificates
  2. Transcripts (Bachelors & Masters)
  3. Research Proposal (and link to a UK host Supervisor)
  4. CV showing Academic Prizes, Publications, Patents etc.
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