While it can seem daunting to try and finance a PhD degree, especially without any employment or savings, there are several options available that might be able to help you out.
Scholarships are one of the best ways to go about funding your studies. Fortunately for students in Kenya, there are numerous scholarships that you can apply for which will help cover all or some of your tuition costs and living expenses during your PhD program.
The forms and criteria for these may vary depending on the scholarship but generally require applicants to demonstrate their academic excellence as well as financial need; this usually involves submitting transcripts, essays detailing why they deserve the award, proof of citizenship and residence within Kenya (in some cases), references from faculty members regarding their academic performance/potential and even interviews with committee members in some cases. Examples include; The African Economic Research Consortium Masters & Phd Fellowship Program 2020-2021 ,Sarla Anil Modi Scholarship For Women ,African Union Kofi Annan Fellowships Programme among others. Scholarships offered by universities themselves such as Egerton University at Nakuru is also an option if your proposed university offers them too.
You could also reach out to potential employers who offer graduate school funding schemes such as Merck Graduate Science Education program in Kenya which would provide successful candidates with a full scholarship throughout their courses including books/materials allowance payment of tuition fees etc..
Additionally institutions like DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) have programs like International Graduate Programs that provide grants both in form scholarships bills covering research materials healthcare allowances living expenses etc. tailored towards supporting international student’s projects across various disciplines like mathematics engineering applied sciences etc . There is also plenty of private funders who may be willing to donate towards helping fund the completion of your PhD studies provided you meet their requirements hence don’t forget researching into those either Lastly it’s important to remember not give up hope: applications can take time but always remain focused on what you want so do complete all necessary requirements set forth prior submitting application(s). Best of luck!
I have currently enrolled for a PhD in pure mathematics in one of the University in Kenya, I have an admission letter to start the course from September 2023, currently I don’t have any job to raise 294,000 for my first year, time is running out but I don’t see any hopes I have been thinking to have a fund raise to get this but I fear I have done 4 fundraising in my village people are tired, please assist me secure a scholarship to complete a PhD