Deadline : 28th February 2018
Masters and PhD scholarship programs

Master and PhD scholarship programmes

Scholarships are mainly to Master and PhD student’s with excellent academic field. They can also been awarded to the Kenyan members of staff in national universities and research institutes with a view to strengthen institutional capacities (Staff Exchange Program).

The programme funds PhD student’s upkeep in labs in France (three months per year on a three or four year period). Currently, twenty-two scholarship holders are pursuing their studies in France.

Download the scolarships application documents

Download call for application form guidelines here
Download application form for PhD program scholarship here
Download application form for Masters degree scholarship here
Download application form for Staff exchange program here

Who Can Apply?
- Students holding a Bachelor or Master Degree and willing to further their studies in France
- Members of staff of Kenyan Universities willing to strengthen their capacities by:
-  Pursuing a Master or a PhD course in France.
- Travelling in the frame of a formalized staff exchange programme (post-doctoral studies can be included)

Eligibility criteria
- Kenyan citizen
- Employer’s agreement (if any)
- Financial plan indicating co-funding (self-sponsoring, study leave, other scholarship)
- For programmes taught in English language: good knowledge of French language or a letter of intent signed by the applicant’s commitment to follow French classes at Alliance Française prior to departure.
- For programmes taught in French language: a minimum level of Delf B2 in French language is required.
- To have identify a relevant academic program and contact the French Host University.

Are there some priority areas?
Applications from all academic disciplines will be considered. However, priority will be given to the topics listed below, in accordance with the Kenyan priorities (Vision 2030):
- Agricultural, veterinary and forestry sciences,
- Engineering Sciences and Technologies,
- Civil engineering;
- Medicine and Health sciences;
- Energy (solar, wind, geothermal, oil mineral) resources;
- Science, technology and innovation
- French.

Required documents:
 - Application Form duly filled and signed by the applicant
 - Applicant's cover letter
 - Applicant's curriculum vitae (including mobile contacts and email)
 - Copies of academic certificates (KCSE or equivalent, Bachelor, Masters)
 - Academic transcripts
 - Copy of the most recent and advanced diploma in French language studies (if any)
 - Authorization of study leave from the employer (if any)
 - Recommendation letters (if any)
 - Copy of applicant’s passport
 - Invitation letter or admission letter from a French University or copy of the ongoing exchange of emails.
 - For PhD scholarship’s applicants: work plan from September 2018 up to August 2021.
 - For staff exchanges programme’s applicants: copy of the MoU signed between the Kenyan and the
French Institutions.

For more information, click here to go to the French Embassy Kenya website