The Government of Hungary through the Kenyan Ministry of education  is offering One Hundred (100) scholarships to eligible Kenyans in Undergraduate, Masters, One-Tier Masters (OTM) and PhD studies for the academic year 2020/2021.

NB: One-Tier Masters (OTM) covers both Bachelor and the Master levels.  It is specific for General Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Veterinary Surgery, Forestry Engineering etc.

What The Scholarship Covers 

The scholarship covers Tuition fee, Accommodation, Medical Insurance and a monthly stipend.  Please note that these provisions do not fully cover all the costs of living in Hungary but are only a contribution to the living expenses.  Applicants are advised to check the expected living expenses both in Hungary and in the city that they wish to live in before applying by visiting:


  • Minimum KCSE Mean Grade of B (plain).
  • Not more than 23 years of age.
  • Grade “B” in core subjects in the preferred field of study.
  • Completed Secondary Education in the last three (3) years.
  • Have original KCSE certificate.

  • Are serving the country in the public sector.
  • Completed two (2) years of continuous public service since their last degree studies.
  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of at least upper second class honors level.
  • For PhD, applicants must have a relevant Master’s Degree.
  • Are below thirty five (35) years for Masters and forty five (45) years for PhD.

How To Apply 

Preliminary application forms are obtainable from the Ministry of Education offices at Telposta Towers, 27th floor Room 2702. The application forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry’s website:

All applicants must also submit their application through the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation.  After registration, the applicants are able to access the application surface and upload the required documents.  Please note that no application will be accepted without the online submission.  A guide to the online submission is available on website.  The online application can be accessed on:

Doctoral candidates are advised to visit website ( before applying.

Students applying for doctoral program must have a supervisor at the host university.  A statement of acceptance issued by the supervisor must be attached to the application.

Candidates for postgraduate courses should submit their application forms through their Heads of Departments.

Completed application forms with certified photocopies of ID, academic/professional certificates, transcripts, Birth Certificate, other testimonials and a proposal/study plan in the area of study  (for PhD study only ), and a copy of online application form should be sent to:

Director, University Education
Ministry of Education, 
P. O. Box 9583 – 00200

           Or delivered to: Telposta Towers, 27th floor, Room 2702

Only shortlisted applicants (who shall be informed by email or phone call from only phone number 0771842051 shall be invited for interview.
The preliminary and online application forms should reach the Ministry not later than Friday, 17th January, 2020 by 5pm.
The deadline for submission of the complete application package of online application to the Tempus Public Foundation is 15th January 2020 (23:59 Central European Time).

The Ministry of Education is the designated Agent for the Hungary Government scholarships. It is mandatory for all interested applicants to go through the Ministry’s preliminary selection process.

Preference for nominations at postgraduate level will be given to teaching staff in our Public Universities and University Constituent Colleges. Teaching staff in these institutions are highly encouraged to apply.

Good luck!!!


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