Scholarships for Orphans & Vulnerable Students (OVS); post graduates; women students; students with disability and women staff. Alumni and friends of KU can impact the lives of staff and students through donations targeted at these groups in need.


The most important contribution Kenyatta University makes to Kenya and the world is the provision of quality higher education necessary for high quality of life and societal transformation. Kenyatta University graduates are among the leaders who shape economies and industries across Kenya, Africa and the world. As more jobs in the emerging industries require an education beyond high school, the declining State investment in higher education shifts the burden on individual students and the institution. As a result, higher education is increasingly becoming out of reach to many talented young people who lack the financial means to realize their full potential.


The Orphans and Vulnerable Students (OVS) face overwhelming challenges: inability to pay fees and subsistence due to poverty, lack of social support, disability and discrimination, gender-based cultural discrimination and being orphaned from HIV and AIDS or natural calamities. Availing scholarships is the most direct way the University can make a difference in the lives of such students as their opportunities are expanded, and thus enabling the university to support, recognize and reward outstanding academic achievers who are otherwise disadvantaged. Visit Kenyatta University Financial Aid Office Website


The scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students expand opportunities by helping to open the University’s doors to students who would otherwise not be able to afford university education.
Alumni and friends of the university can make a difference in the lives of Kenyatta University students through supporting scholarships