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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 2021/2022 academic period that will commence in September 2021; 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. M.Sc in Renewable Energy Technology

  1. PhD in Biotechnology

  • 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  1. Certified copies of all university degree certificates (scanned PDFs).
  2. Certified copies of all university transcripts (scanned PDFs).
  3. An admission letter including fee structure of respective course (original or certified copy only), or an official letter assuring admission.

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).


For Ph.D. candidates only:

  • Research proposal including a detailed work plan (10 to 15 pages); plagiarism will be checked and limited to a maximum of 20%.
  • 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)


Note: All documents should be sent as one PDF DOCUMENT except the PhD proposals.

          PhD Proposal must be in WORD document and properly formatted.

          Please note that the university may require certain academic certificates to be qualified by the            

          Kenya National Qualifications Authority ( at the applicant’s cost.


  1. Application Procedure

 For application for Admission to Kenyatta University, please follow the link below:


  1. Applications for the DAAD scholarship with accompanying supporting documents to be sent in a soft copy to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view & cc to kering.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  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.
  2. Any inquiries regarding the scholarships to be directed to Prof. Richard Oduor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tell No. +2548704054).
  3. All applicants are required to fill this form to provide additional information. Please click here:
  4. Detailed information on the scholarship and specific requirements is available here
  • Application Timelines
    1. All applications for scholarships must be received by the end of day on 15 December 2020.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2020/2021


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