The European Union (EU) has offered fully funded scholarships set to benefit Kenyan scholars and which will run from 2021 to 2027.
A meeting held by the European Union in cooperation with the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (Erasmus) on Tuesday, 2 November stated that Kenyan scholars are now eligible for the coveted scholarship.
The initiative will allow Kenyan students to benefit from exchange programs from various institutions between the member states of the European Union.
Moi University alumni celebrate after graduating in August 2019 in Eldoret
The program will come with a lot of benefits such as guaranteed travel allowances and a monthly stipend.
The EU stated on its social media page: “By studying abroad with the Erasmus Program in addition to fully funded scholarships, you can improve communication, language and intercultural skills and acquire personal skills that are highly valued by employers.”
The 2021-2027 program places a strong emphasis on social inclusion, green and digital transformations, and promoting youth participation in democratic life.
It supports the identified priorities and activities in the European Education Area, the Digital Education Action Plan, and the European Skills Agenda.
Available areas eligible for scholarships
The areas eligible for scholarships include; Higher education, vocational education, training, school education (including early childhood education and care), adult education, youth and sports.
How to apply
Candidates are required to submit applications online to the National Agency by selecting Kenya as the relevant country, via the Erasmus+ forms website, or alternatively through the European Education and Culture Executive Agency.
For the procedures administered by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), the relevant documents through the procedure are open for application on the Funding and Bidding Opportunities Portal.
They must also obtain the relevant documents from their institutions that allow their applications.
Job seekers wait to hand in their documents during recruitment at County Hall in Nairobi, 2019.