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DAAD In-Country/ In-Region Scholarships Announcement



Mount Kenya University in conjunction with the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) is pleased to announce the 2021/2022 DAAD funded scholarships for students who are interested in the following master programs offered at Mount Kenya University.






School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (Medical Surgical Nursing)*


  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized university.
  2. Must have been practicing for at least TWO years post Bachelor’s in Nursing training.
  3. Must possess a valid practice license from the Nursing Council  of the country of origin


School of Public Health

Master of Public Health (Epidemiology and Disease Control)*

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Upper Division, where applicable) in the following areas: Environmental Health, Environmental Studies, Water and Civil Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Biomedical Laboratory Technology, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Nutrition, Community health and other Biological Sciences.

*Please note that only these programmes/ study fields are eligible for scholarships

General Requirements

  1. Applicants must be Nationals or Permanent Residents of a Sub-Saharan African Country
  2. Thorough knowledge of English, the language of instruction
  3. They must have completed at least a three-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized University with above average result
  4. The last Academic degree must not be older than six (6) years at the time of application


The Master’s degree scholarships are available for a maximum of TWO (2) YEARS. The scholarships will initially be granted for ONE (1) YEAR and may be extended to a maximum of the regular period of study upon receipt of an application for extension.  Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.

Equal Opportunities

Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Additional Documents

  1. Updated Curriculum vitae
  2. Statement on academic aspirations (maximum 500 words in portable document format, pdf)
  3. Cover letter indicating the programme you are applying for

Application Procedure and Deadline

Applicants will do a concurrent double application as follows:

  1. Applicant must apply via the DAAD portal whose link is https://portal.daad.de/sap/bc/bsp/sap/z_set_cookie/setcookie.htm?fund_ar=stv&id=57572496
  2. At the same time applications for the above programs shall be made on the official MKU Application Form which is available from the office of the Registrar, Academic Administration or can be downloaded from the MKU website mku.ac.ke. Duly completed application forms (and the requirements thereof) together with additional documents MUST be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   not later than December 18, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EAT 

Note (for MKU application):

  1. Applicants must attach all academic certificates and transcripts (duly certified) and where applicable a practicing license
  2. All certificates and transcripts that are not in English must be translated. Support documents with no official translations will not be considered.
  3. All applications will be acknowledged by a way of an auto-generated email
  4. Only applications received by the due date and time will be considered
  5. For the application to be considered, applicants must pay the requisite University application fee at the time of application and evidence of payment attached to the application form. This fee is prescribed in the downloadable application form. 
  6. All applications fulfilling all conditions stated above will be communicated to on the outcome of the shortlisting process

For further inquiry, please contact:
Dr. Samuel M. Karenga, Ph.D
Director, Graduate Studies
Email: Tel:+254709153155/154

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