The Kenya Vision 2030 policy document recommends investment in Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) in priority key sectors. One such area involves capacity building in our Public Universities through advanced training of personnel. As part of this initiative, in June 2010, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MOHEST) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) signed a fi ve (5) year Agreement for cooperation in Postgraduate Training open to all fi elds of study. The programme is administered by the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) on behalf of MOHEST. The objective of the programme is to train eleven (11) PhD research students from Public Universities or Constituent Colleges and fully chartered Private Universities for forty two (42) months (inclusive six (6) months German language course) at a German university.
For eligibility to the DAAD Scholarships, candidates must meet the following conditions: • be citizen of the Republic of Kenya • be teaching (full or part time) in Kenyan public universities and constituent colleges or private universities • should have obtained the Master’s degree preferably within the past 6 years (date of graduation) • be willing to undertake a six (6) months German language course