For the 2011 Japanese Government Scholarship Program, the Japan Information and Culture Center is scheduled to put an advertisement on a local newspaper early April, 2010. Since the advertisement will be put up there just one day, please do not miss it. The same information will also be put up on our Home Page around that time. The Center anticipates many applications for the program.

As a guide to the requirements, see the 2010 program below.

Scholarship applications are invited from interested Kenyans wishing to study at Japanese Graduate Schools, Universities, Colleges of Technology and Professional Training Colleges from financial year 2010 (April 2010 ~). Under the scholarship, tuition fees, air fares and an adequate living allowance will be paid by the Japanese Government.

Scholarships to study for Masters or Doctoral degrees or post-graduate research in Japanese graduate institutions.

Applicants must apply to study the same or related field as that studied at undergraduate or master’s level, including both natural sciences and humanities.
Must be fields of study available for study and research in Japanese universities. Most fields of study available elsewhere are also available in Japanese universities. Applicants are advised to check whether their fields of study are available through the websites:
(a) Kenyan born on or after April 2, 1975

(b) Holder of a Bachelor’s degree (first class) or a Master’s degree.


Scholarships for KCSE graduates interested in pursuing undergraduate courses in Japan.

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing, Biology, Medicine, Dentistry, Social sciences  and Humanities (Political Science, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, Law, History, Economics, Business Administration),  etc.
(a) Kenyan  born between April 2, 1988 and April 1, 1993

(b) KCSE Mean Grade “A Plain” and with grades “A Plain” in at least 5 subjects which must include English, Kiswahili and Mathematics.


Scholarships for KCSE graduates interested in pursuing technology and engineering courses in Japan. College of Technology certificates are comparable to non-degree “Higher Diplomas”.

Material Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Information Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture,  Nautical Science and Marine Engineering.
(a) Kenyan born between April 2, 1988 and April 1, 1993
(b) Minimum of KCSE Mean Grade “A Minus” with grades “A Minus” in English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

NB. College of Technology is not university. A few applicants may have their scholarship extended to bachelor’s degree subject to screening, good performance and other factors. But there is no prior guarantee for such extension.


Scholarships for KCSE graduates interested in pursuing professional training courses in Japan. Professional Training College certificates are comparable to non-degree “Diplomas”.

Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Architecture, Design, Tourism, Nutrition, Hotel Management, Fashion, Dressmaking,  Telecommunications, Photography, Infant Education and Secretarial studies.
(a) Kenyan born between April 2, 1988 and April 1, 1993
(b) Minimum of KCSE Mean Grade “B Plain” and with grades “B Plus” or higher in English and Mathematics.

NB. Professional Training College is not university. A few applicants may have their scholarship extended to bachelor’s degree subject to screening, good performance and other factors. But there is no prior guarantee for such extension.

Prospective applicants should read the details carefully and download FREE application forms from the website or pick the forms from Japan Information and Culture Centre situated within the premises of the Embassy of Japan along Mara Road, Upper Hill in Nairobi. Documents to be submitted are listed on the application form. The form and the documents may be hand delivered or posted but must be received by the Scholarships Desk before the deadline: 5 pm on Friday May 8, 2009. Applicants are advised to apply long before the deadline.

Scholarships Desk

Japan Information and Culture Centre

Embassy of Japan

P.O. Box 60202 Nairobi 00200

Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi

Tel. (020) 2898000,  2898513

[email protected]

Kenyan students in Japan under the Government of Japan Scholarship Program in recent years

Fiscal Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Research Student 7 5 6 7 19 12
Recommended by Embassy 7 5 4 5 11 7
Recommended by Japanese University N/A N/A 2 2 8 5
Undergraduate Students 1 1 1 1 0 0
College of Technology Students 1 1 1 1 1 0
Proffessional Training College Students 0 2 5 1 2 5
Teacher Training 2 2 2 2 2 2
TOTAL 11 11 15 12 24 19

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  • Winda charles

    I’ve been in search of japan scholarship for along time may i know how I’ll be able to achieve my dream of being a Japan trained mathematician .Where can I get a japan mathematics scholarship

  • Shadrack Odhiambo

    hallo, do you also offer scholarships to inservice civil servants interested in attaining a degree? I completed my high school in 2002 and attained a mean grade of B plain. Kindly reply.

  • I am KIMUTAI ERICK TORUS , 2nd year student at kimathi university college of technology, i am pursuing a degree course leading to Actuarial science.i am excellent academically,furthermore i am am a good athlete but only one limitation in that i come from a poor family background and so i am financially unstable and it is my kind hearty request that you consider me for either a scholarship or bursary in order to enable me fullfil my dreams of being a qualified Actuary,i promise to of much gain to you and to our nation in the coming 15 years God willing.
    The problem of finance really affects my mental concentration and i hope on any assistance i shall be well.
    i have great hope that you will assist may wish to contact me through:b0x 113-20203,londiani, or box 657-10100,nyeri or call 0711 210 979.thanks and God bless you all.

  • Patricia Mwanzo

    Good morning,

    It is with great pleasure and honour to learn of the scolarship programmes offered to Kenyan students in Japan.

    My name is Patricia Mwanzo and I ask this on behalf of my 19 year old sister Christine Mwanzo who just cleared her High School education in 2009. She managed to get and Average of A minius of 79 points in her final KCSE exams:- English (A), Kiswahili (B+), Mathematics (B+), Biology (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Geography (B) and C.R.E. (A-).

    She has a passion to pursue a Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and would like to know if she qualifies for a scholarship in Japan. Kindly, I would like to know what are the procedures and also if she is not too late to apply.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Kind regards

    Patricia Mwanzo
    +254 722596567

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