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Kenya is one of the most rising developing countries. As a result of its precious wildlife, rich culture, the possibility of seeing the sunrise from the top of Kilimanjaro, reputable universities, and so on, Kenya is a place you would be tempted to visit and if care is not taken, may not dream of returning to the home country. This is why you should consider studying in Kenya.

Tuition fees

To study in Kenya, students are expected to have between KES50,000 and KES70,000 per year. This includes tuition fees and other expenses.

  • On average, tuition fees and charges would be valued between KES40,000 and KES65,000.
  • Accommodation expenses should be around KES15,000 per month.
  • Other expenses like feeding, insurance, travel and others are around KES3000 and KES6000 (KES means Kenyan Shilling).

Scholarships around the World for Kenyans

  1. Provost’s Excellence Funding Scholarship at Oregon State University, USA

The scholarship is made open to individuals who wish to pursue an undergraduate programme at Oregon State University.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The scholarship is partially funded and valued at $6000 per year and is subsequent to renewal.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The scholarship is available to Kenyans and other international students.
  • Applicants must be offered admission into the university.
  • The scholarship is renewable with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Transfer students must have at least 3.25 GPA.
  1. Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship in the UK

The fully-funded International scholarship is open to Kenyans and other international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in any course taught at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The value of the scholarship includes the full tuition cost, awarded each year for a minimum of four years.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible students must:

  • Hold an offer of admission for a full-time study at the university.
  • Be classified as an international fee-paying student.

Before applying for the scholarship, ensure you have applied for admission at the university.

  1. World Citizen Talent for International Students

International students from outside the Netherlands are encouraged to apply for the World Citizen Talent for International Students. The scholarship is open to students who wish to obtain a master’s degree at The Hague University.

Three scholarships are available, each valued at €5000.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants Must:

  • Not be citizens of the Netherlands
  • Are enrolling for the first time at The Hague University.
  • Have been given an offer of admission at the university.
  • Have never applied for this scholarship in the previous years.

The deadline for the scholarship is March 31 each year. Applicants must submit an essay of about 1,100 words explaining how they would contribute to the multinational and multicultural beehive of The Hague University of Applied Science and how they can contribute to the programme applied for.

  1. FDU International Scholarship in the USA

The Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) offers scholarships to international students who are pursuing their programmes in the courses offered by the university.

Scholarship Benefits

The university provides an amount up to $27,000 per year for successful applicants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have a high school certificate
  • SAT/ACT is not required for the application of the scholarship.
  1. Student Essays Scholarship

Mystudentessays is an independent organization that believes in the power of education, knowledge, awareness and guidance. This prods them to award the amount of $1000 each to five students of colleges and universities to cover tuition fees, accommodation, and books.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Be students in colleges or universities.
  • Have a minimum of 2.5 GPA.
  • Write an essay mentioning ten strong reasons he/she deserves the award.
  1. International Distinction Awards

International students are given the opportunity to explore all their study options in one place through education by the organization.

Benefits of the Scholarships

Five lucky international students are granted the award to offset their study expenses. The award is up to €12,000 divided in multiples.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Are undergraduate or postgraduate candidates who plan to study abroad.
  • Must not be below 18 years.
  • Provide a letter of acceptance by the university.

Those eligible for the scholarship must plan to enroll in the autumn semester.

Education in Kenya

Education in Kenya is a free primary education programme for all primary school pupils offered by the government of Kenya. This began in 2003 and it has skyrocketed the number of students who enroll for undergraduate studies.

Top Universities in Kenya

The following are the most popular universities in Kenya:

  • University of Nairobi
  • Kenyatta University
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Strathmore University
  • Moi University
  • Egerton University
  • Mount Kenya University
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa
  • Kenya Methodist University
  • Paul’s University
  • Daystar University
  • United States International University Africa
  • Technical University of Kenya
  • Africa Nazarene University

Kenyans are making efforts to afford the best education, both locally and internationally. However, there should be more efforts by the government to provide financial aids to its citizens to help in the sponsoring of their education, especially, the less-privileged, academically excellent students.