The Ministry of Education through the government of Kenya has announced free scholarship programmes offered by the governments of Hungary and China.
In a notice issued to the Ministry of Education on Tuesday, it noted that the scholarships offered by both countries would cover undergraduate, master, and post-graduate degree programs. Hungary will offer scholarships to 200 Kenyans under the program with the recipients set to receive monthly stipends.
The notice indicated that Hungaricum Scholarship Programme, beneficiaries will receive a monthly stipend of Ksh18,850 in addition to annual medical cover. Beneficiaries will also be offered free accommodation for their entire course study.
Courses highlighted for the scholarship program include; general medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, architecture, law, veterinary surgery, and forestry engineering.
“At these levels, 30 Hungarian higher education institutions are engaged in the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme for the 2024/2025 academic year, with about 800 study programs in foreign languages (taught mainly in the English language),” read the notice by the Hungarian government.
“Study programs are generally available in English and Hungarian languages, with some programs offered in German and French as well.”
All applicants can get more details of the scholarships by visiting; apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/. The application window will close on January 17, 2024.
At the same time, the government of China is also offering 18 scholarship slots to eligible Kenyans to study various programs ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees. Some of the degree programs being offered include medicine, marketing, tourism, music, economics, and computer science among others.
For the undergraduate programs, the notice noted that applications must have attained a minimum KCSE mean grade of B (Plain) and be 25 years and below. One is also required to have an original KCSE certificate and completed secondary education in the last three years.
“Interested applicants should visit and apply online through the official website of the China Scholarship Council; campuschina.org and click Scholarship Application for Students.
“This will require one to create an account. Under the program category, Select Type A and the Agency Number is 4041,” the Ministry advised
The application notice should reach the ministry no later than December 8th, 2023.