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29 Commonwealth Scholarships available for Postgraduate Studies in the UK

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The Commonwealth Commission in the United Kingdom is offering to Kenyan students 10 PhD and 19 Masters full time taught programmes tenable in eligible UK institutions of higher learning starting October 2015.
Priority will be given to studies that are along the following themes:
  1. Education
  2. Health
  3. Economic Growth and the Private Sector
  4. Water and Sanitation
  5. Governance and Conflict
  6. Climate and Environment
  7. Food and Nutrition
  8. Humanitarian Disaster and Emergencies
Duration of the Scholarships
  • One (1) year taught masters courses
  • Doctoral degrees of up to three (3) years
Masters studies
Below 35 years
Be a holder of at least 2nd Class Honours Upper Division and above
Must state the source of funding at undergraduate level
Be serving in the country in the public sector
PhD studies
  • Below 45 years
  • Be a holder of a very good Master's degree
  • Should have proof support from a prospective supervisor in at least one chosen institution
  • Be serving in the country in the public sector
Commonwealth Commission WILL NOT accept direct applications. All applications must be made through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as the nominating agency.
Only applications for split-site study and those for enhancing clinical skills award MUST apply directly to Commonwealth Commission without reference to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as a nominating agency. To make application, kindly follow this link:
To be nominated does not in any way guarantee selection or placement.
Application Procedure
Obtain preliminary application forms from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Directorate of Higher Education Offices located at Telposta Towers, 27th floor Room 2702 or download the forms from the website: or
Completed application forms with attached certified copies of ID, academic professional certificates, transcripts, birth certificate, other testimonials and a proposal in the area of study should be sent to:
Director - Higher Education
Ministry of Education Science and Technology
P.O. Box 9583 - 00200
Deliver to Telposta Towers, 27th floor, Room 2702 during working hours i.e. between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Preliminary application forms should reach the Ministry not later than 26th September 2014
Only shortlisted applicants (who shall be informed by the Ministry
through e-mail or telephone call) shall be required to proceed with steps 5- 9
Access the Commonwealth scholarship 2015 prospectus from the website: for more information on the scholarship, identify the participating institutions in UK and submit independent application directly to the institutions at the same time as applying for the scholarship.
Apply for the scholarship electronically by following the link:
Complete the Electronic Application System (EAS) form online BUT download and print three (3) copies before submitting it electronically to the Commonwealth Commission.
Submit one (1) set of the hard copy of completed EAS form through your Head of Department to the Directorate of Higher Education on the address indicated above.
Await an invitation for an interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.