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Education Ministry announces free scholarships abroad with monthly stipends

The Ministry of Education has announced free scholarships for undergraduate, master, and post-graduate degree programmes.

In a notice on Tuesday, the Ministry said the scholarship programmes will be offered by the governments of Hungary and China.

Under the programme, Hungary will offer scholarships to 200 Kenyans, with the recipients set to receive monthly stipends of Sh18,850 and an annual medical cover.

“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 programmes in foreign languages (taught mainly in the English language),” read the notice by the Hungarian government.

The scholarship application window, open till January 17, 2024, will see Kenyan students enroll in various schools in Hungary for various programmes including general medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, architecture, law, veterinary surgery, forestry engineering.

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Some of the programmes will be offered in English and Hungarian languages, while others will be available in German and French.

Kenyan learners wishing to study in China will, on the other hand, get an opportunity to enroll for various courses, including medicine, marketing, tourism, music, economics, and computer science, among others.

Among the requirements for undergraduate programmes include a minimum KCSE mean grade of B (Plain).

Applicants are also required to be 25 years old or younger, have an original KCSE certificate, and have completed secondary education within the last three years.

In addition to monthly stipends and medical cover, scholarship recipients will also be offered free accommodation for their entire course of study.

Interested applicants can apply on apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/ and campuschina.org

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