Nursing scholarships in Kenya [2024 Intake]

Last updated on April 8th, 2024 at 10:52 pm

In this article, we look at some of the nursing scholarships in Kenya you can apply for, if you want to study nursing (it’s your passion) or further your nursing career and you are stuck financially.

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Nursing scholarships in Kenya including diploma in nursing scholarships in Kenya (Free nursing scholarships in Kenya)

Funzo Medical Scholarships

  • FUNZO Kenya Project funds needy KMTC students and can be an option if you have problems paying college fees.
  • FunzoKenya is funded by USAID and has for far also given bursaries to several KMTC students including nursing students.

Reach out to KMTC and find out if you can apply now (email )


Johnson and Johnson nursing scholarships in Kenya

What we have currently is not a scholarship real…instead, it’s a loan for students who to study advanced nursing(and other medical courses)…the loan is a collaboration between Johnson and Johnson(J&J) Foundation and HELB(Higher Education Loans Board) …they recently established  what they are calling Advanced Nursing Education Fund

Target groups

Practicing Nurses and Midwives seeking to specialize in areas such as oncology nursing, etc.

To be clear, you qualify for the loan if you want to take a higher diploma in a specialized nursing area in a recognized medical training institution based in Kenya

In addition:

Your organization (current employer) must be HELB compliant(compliant with the HELB Act.)..not in HELB arrears.

Interest rate

You pay 4%

Grace period?

1 month (from disbursement of loan)

Maximum amount


Repayment period

Max 60 months

What is covered

Tuition fee only (so it is not among the fully funded nursing programs)…..the loan is disbursed directly to your institution of study

More details


Scholarship Details:

Name: $1,000 Scholarship

Eligibility: International students planning to pursue their studies outside their home country.

Scholarship Value: 1000$

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024

Oncology nursing scholarships in Kenya

When it comes to Oncology nursing scholarships in Kenya, you may check with the University of Nairobi..they occasionally admit fellows into their Medical Oncology programme.

Details are however scanty so reach out to the University directly..


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Other medical scholarships in Kenya

Amref International University has a scholarship in Diploma in Community Health- offered in partnership with Wolfson College- and successful applicants study at Amref International University.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify:

  • You must come from any marginalized community(female candidates only) from Kenya- South Sudan, Somalia, and Ethiopia applicants from marginalized communities are also considered.
  • You must satisfy the minimum admission requirements at Amref International University for Diploma in Community Health course..In fact, you must already have of an admission letter(for Diploma in Community Health) at AIU(Amref International University) to be eligible.

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You may also check international publications such as WeMakeScholar for fully funded nursing scholarships for international students (filter with nursing scholarships for African students) and see if you qualify for any.


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