India is amongst the top study abroad destinations in Asia. It is home to several international students with numerous institutes and universities offering degrees and scholarships, making the country an ideal location for further studies in an international setting. 

The Government of India along with public and private universities and organisations offers various scholarships to Kenyan students. Also, various Indian foundations, corporates and trusts offer scholarships for undergraduates in India from Kenya. A lot of scholarship holders come to India from developing countries like Africa, Asia, Central and South America. There are approximately 3.5K foreign students studying in India under scholarships schemes.  

The Indian Government through Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) offers approximately 2.3K scholarships under 21 scholarship schemes, from which around 500 of these scholarships are particularly for African countries. There are around 50 full scholarships for undergraduates in India from Kenya. Kenyan students studying postgraduate and research in Indian universities and colleges are also provided full scholarships under the Africa Scholarship Scheme (ASS).

Admission in health-related courses like Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Anaesthesia and Physiotherapy or fashion courses are not arranged by ICCR.

Eligibility criteria for a scholarship for undergraduates in India from Kenya

  • Students applying for an undergraduate degree must hold a minimum of B plain in KCSE.
  • Grade B in core subjects in the preferred field of study.
  • The applicant should be below 25 years of age. 
  • He/she should have completed his/her Secondary Education in the last three years.
  • The applicant should have original KCSE certificates with him/her.

The procedure of a scholarship for undergraduates in India from Kenya

  • Students can get the preliminary application forms from the Ministry of Education offices or download them from the ministry's website.
  • Applicants have the option of applying for a course in five different institutes or universities.
  • It is advised to do a complete background check upon submitting admission requirements. 
  • Complete the application form with documents like birth certificate, certified photocopies of ID, professional or academic certificates and other testimonials.
  • They can receive an admission offer from any of their five preferences.

Requirements for a scholarship for undergraduates in India from Kenya

  • An applicant needs to write a 500-word essay in English to ascertain his/her proficiency in the language.
  • It is compulsory that applicants looking to apply in courses like BE/B.Tech and B.Sc. have studied Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in their Secondary Examination (higher studies).   

A benefit of applying for a scholarship for undergraduates in India from Kenya is that the government provides one return economy class air-fare to the airport nearest to the institute or university. But, no ticket is provided while visiting their country during vacation. These scholarships aim at bringing a more comprehensive and diverse student demographic to institutions/universities from across the globe.

Most universities in India are known for their curriculum and a wide variety of degrees and specialisations. One such university is Sharda University. It is amongst the top universities in India and offers various scholarships to international students with highly skilled faculty members and world-class facilities. For more information on scholarships for undergraduates in India from Kenya, you can visit the official website of Sharda University.

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