Strathmore University Scholarships

Strathmore University Scholarships

Strathmore University, Kenya

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships at Strathmore University

  • 1 Scholarship is available, starting in September 2019.

Information about Strathmore University can be found on the university website

Subject areas available

All September start courses at Strathmore University are eligible for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies at for more information on courses starting in September.

The admissions process at the University is explained here.  

How to apply for a QECS at Strathmore University

  1. Click here to complete a QECS application for Strathmore University.

  2. Apply for university – You should submit an application to your chosen course at Strathmore University at the same time as you complete your scholarship application.

Additional requirements for university applications:

For Masters degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Development Finance, Law, Commerce, and Health: Applicants are required to have specialised in these fields at undergraduate levels. 

For Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Management, Public Policy and Management, Agribusiness Management, Philosophy and Ethics, and Education Management: These are management degrees and the applicants need not have specialised in specific subjects, but they should have managerial work experience of at least two years.

For any enquiries regarding university applications, please contact

About the CSFP

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which Commonwealth countries offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other member states. The CSFP was established by Commonwealth education ministers at their first conference in 1959. Since then, Commonwealth Scholarships have become one of the most prestigious and best-known international scholarship schemes. Over 35,000 individuals have benefited.

The five main principles of the Plan, laid down at the time of its formation, are that it would:

Be distinct and additional to any other schemes

Be based on mutual cooperation and the sharing of educational experience among all Commonwealth countries

Be flexible, to take account of changing needs over time

Be Commonwealth-wide, and based on a series of bilateral arrangements between home and host countries

Recognise and promote the highest level of intellectual achievement

The CSFP is reviewed at the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) held every three years.

You can read the latest Plan Report, presented to ministers at 20CCEM in Fiji, February 2018, here.

Countries and territories offering scholarships

Each individual country decides whether to offer scholarships and, if so, what type. The awards have traditionally been supported by host governments and/or universities.

The following countries currently offer Commonwealth Scholarships:





New Zealand



United Kingdom

The CSFP endowment fund

The CSFP endowment fund supports Commonwealth Scholarships hosted by low and middle income Commonwealth countries, now known as the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships.

The fund was established by education ministers in 2009, on the 50th anniversary of the CSFP, to ensure Commonwealth-wide learning opportunities. 

The fund has been supported by donations from 13 Commonwealth governments and around 200 alumni – the full list of donors is available to view here. On 16 April 2018, at the opening of the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London, HRH Prince Harry announced an additional contribution by the UK Government to expand the fund by £5 million.

The fund currently supports around 30 two-year Master’s students at any given time (15 new awards annually). From 2019, this number will rise to 30 new scholarships being made available each year. To date, there have been 81 recipients of Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries.  

In 2017, scholarships were awarded for study in Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Africa, University of the South Pacific, Sri Lanka, Swaziland and University of the West Indies.

The fund is managed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Financial Aid

The Strathmore University Financial Aid Office administers several financial aid schemes in supporting the University achieve its mission of provide all round quality education to needy and deserving students.

1. Payment Details

Fees Paid In Cash should be deposited into a Strathmore University Collection Account either at….READ MORE

3. Application Process

Applying for financial aid is done annually, paying attention to deadlines is crucial. Obtain, read, complete, and return your application early.VIEW PROCESS

5. Tips for Success in Financial Aid

You must have obtained admission to study at Strathmore University..

7. Download Forms


2. Types of Financial Aid

There are various internal and external Financial Aid Schemes in form of scholarships, loans, bursaries, work study, waivers etc.

4. Satisfactory Academic Process

Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is a term used to describe a student’s successful completion of a degree or certificate.

6. Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for financial aid?