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June 27, 2011

Scholarships in Kenya 2011: Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa)




The Aga Khan Foundation, in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University of London, is pleased to invite applications for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom.

The Scholarships are open to prospective students from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda wishing to undertake the Institute of Education’s MA in Education and International Development, MA in Educational Planning, Economics and International Development, MA in Education, Health Promotion and International Development or MA in Education, Gender and International Development beginning in October, 2011.

The Scholarship is for 2 years of part time distance learning programme. Students will spend the first year and one term studying on-line followed by a three month period of study at the Institute of Education in London (January to March 2013) and a period to complete their dissertations in their home countries.

The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition fees for the course, travel expenses and living expenses for the period of study in London.




Eligibility Criteria

  • A degree course from a recognised university in education, economics, development or related studies – minimum 2nd Upper Class
  • Prospective students must be citizens and residents of Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania
  • Relevant experience in a developing country context
  • Must be proficient in English language (shortlisted applicants may be required to do an English language proficiency exam)

The Aga Khan Foundation is a non – denominational, international development agency established in 1967. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and Africa.

The Institute of Education has a long tradition of involvement in the training and education of teachers and other professionals from outside UK and has made important contributions over many years to educational policy and practice in other countries. The Institute offers an unrivalled range of master’s courses to challenge, inspire and support students’ progress throughout their career in education.

For more information please contact:

Aga Khan Foundation
East Africa Regional Office
P.O. Box 40898-00100
ICEA Building (8th Floor) Kenyatta Avenue
Nairobi Kenya

Tel: 00 254-20-2223951

Email: akf.east-africa@akdn.org

Applications are available on-line at http://www.akdn.org/akf_advert.asp.

The closing date for applications is 8th July, 2011.

Please submit the application, via email to akf.eastafrica@akdn.org or via postal mail marked “Scholarship Opportunity”, to the address above.

Please note applications submitted directly to the IOE will not be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network

 

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4 Comments on this Article

  • morris muli stephen Jun 27TH, 2011

    I would like to request you also put into consideration the undergraduates. Thank you in advance!!

  • wicklife onyango Aug 01ST, 2011

    Hi,am a kenyan,passed my axaminations but could not make it to college because of lack of fees,am a total orphan,am in need of your help.thank you.

  • ELIUD MUTUNGI Aug 30TH, 2011

    Hi! am Eliud mutungi looking for a scholarship on a masters program for SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (inclusive education) kindly assist.Thank you.

  • ELIUD MUTUNGI Aug 30TH, 2011

    Hi! am Eliud mutungi looking for a scholarship on a masters program for SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (inclusive education) kindly assist.Thank you.KENYAN.

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