Manoah Esipisu urges Kenyans to apply for UK’s Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

Kenyan High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu. [Photo: The Star]

Kenyan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Manoah Esipisu has asked Kenyans to take up an opportunity to further studies in Britain.

Through the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS), the programme will offer a full scholarship for a two-year Master’s degree for students who come from the low or middle country in the commonwealth.

The scholarships focus more on giving an opportunity to students who are committed to bringing change to their community.

“Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will shape its future,” a statement from Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme states.

Those applying have been advised to do so from their home country. Once accepted, the scholars will be entitled to full tuition fees, a living allowance for the period of study, return ticket to their home country, an arrival allowance, and research grant support upon request.

For one to be considered they must provide personal, academic, employment details and an essay which has three sections.

The first part of the statement will be the statement which will answer a set of question among them “why you chose that course, the university and explain how it impacts your future plans”. It should be between 200-400 words.

Statement 2 of the essay requires you to answer how you plan to solve a problem in your country through the particular course and skills you expect to gain in about 300-500 words.

Statement 3 will focus on the networks that you plan to make and how they impact your scholarship. This should be answered in 200-400 words marking the last step of Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships Scheme 2021/2022.

The deadline for application will be January 18, 2021.