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Government of Hungary Increases Scholarship Vacancies for Kenyan Students

The Government of Hungary has revealed through the Ministry of Education that 200 scholarship vacancies will be available to eligible Kenyan students.

The scholarship will be available to students who wish to pursue both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in various disciplines.

Speaking during an education event in Nairobi. The Principal Secretary to the State Department for University Education and Research Amb. Simon Nabukwesi revealed that the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program is a bilateral cooperation between Kenya and Hungary that was launched in 2013. This was part of a government policy dubbed “Eastern and Southern Opening’.

“The Core mission of the program is to increase the vacancies for foreign students in Hungary and encourage institutions of higher education in Hungary to attract top foreign students.

“At the moment, 70 sending partners are involved in the program and we can proudly say that Kenya is one of the partners,” said PS Nabukwesi.

Nabukwesi said that the areas of study addressed in the program are in line with the Kenya Governments’ big 4 agenda programmes in Agriculture, Medical Sciences, Manufacturing and Architecture. Architecture is a crucial aspect in housing and the promotion of industrialization and achievement of other National development priorities as stipulated in Vision 2030.

Hungary’s ambassador to Kenya H.E. Zsolt Meszaros said that his government has been giving scholarships to Kenyan students from the 2016/2017 academic year under the Stipendium Hungarium Scholarship.

The number of scholarships has increased from 50 to 200 at the moment since the establishment of the Stipendum Hungarium Scholarship.

The Ambassador revealed that Hungary will keep supporting education in order to enable Kenyans to pursue quality higher education in Hungary. The Ambassador implored Kenyan youth who are eligible to join the program to make their applications.

The scholarships can be accessed via the ministry of education’s website.

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