Following the Covid 19 pandemic and to slow down the spread of coronavirus and protect the health and well-being of all visitors and citizens, the EU Commission and its member states have adopted a coordinated approach for safe travel.  

For more information, please check here

Study in Europe

Study in Europe programmes for Kenyan students

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. 

The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life. 

Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities in 

  • Higher education. 
  • Vocational education and training. 
  • School education (including early childhood education and care). 
  • Adult education.
  • Youth.
  • Sport.

Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide

See the Erasmus+ web portal’s Resources section for information about linguistic support, documents for applicants and the management of proposals. 

For other study programs in Europe, please check the Study in Europe pages for information about national higher education systems, funding opportunities and visa requirements.

Links to Study in Europe Programmes for Kenyans 


Belgium/ VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships in Belgium

ARES Scholarships (Belgium) for Developing Countries 

Short term Research Grants -  K.U. Leuven Global

Czech Republic 

Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries 


State Tuition Fee Waivers and Scholarships, Roskilde University  


University of Oulu Tuition Fee Waivers for International Students


Campus France Kenya


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)



Greek Government Scholarships for Foreign Students


Study Opportunities in Hungary


Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 


UNIPV International Scholarships for Developing Countries

Scuola Normale Superiore PhD Scholarships

Italian government Scholarships for foreign and IRE students


Scholarships to study in the Netherlands

Orange Knowledge Programme 


Scholarships for Language and Culture Courses in Poland 

Poland/UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme


Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS)

Uppsala IPK Scholarships for International Students 

The University of Gothenburg International Scholarships

Swedish Institute Study Scholarships

Chalmers IPOET Scholarships for International Students

Rotary Peace Fellowships


General Requirements for Kenyans Obtaining a Visa to travel to EU

Under the current Covid 19 travel requirements – please consult the websites of the country you intend to travel to for updates

  • Application for Schengen Visa - Application form (completed and signed)(*). 
  • Original passport(*) valid for travel to the Members States to visit. The passport validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area by at least three months. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years. 
  • Complete photocopies of original passport, except blank pages. 
  • If the applicant is not a resident of Kenya, a justification for lodging the application here must be provided. 
  • Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last three years. 
  • Photocopy of the national ID card (both sides). 
  • One colour photo(*) not more than six months old, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), full face and taken against a light background. 
  • Individual medical travel insurance that covers all costs that could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalization or medical repatriation. The insurance should cover costs of at least EUR 30,000 and be valid for the duration of the stay in all the Schengen countries. Click for the: 
  • Approved list of Medical Insurance Service Providers 2022
  • Preliminary ticket booking or travel itinerary (it is not necessary to buy a flight ticket at this stage).  
  • Payment or proof of payment of the visa fee(*) (where applicable)  

In addition to the above-mentioned requirements, the application will be assessed on the criteria for which the relevant documents have been submitted: 

• The purpose of the journey; 
• Accommodation, or proof of sufficient means to cover accommodation; 
• Assessment of sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country of origin or residence; 

(*)  If your application lacks any of the above documents marked (*) it is considered inadmissible and your documents, including the application fee, will be returned to you without further notice. (Visa Codex art. 19:3). 

Important notice : 
The mere submission of the listed documents does not guarantee the issuance of a visa. Individual assessments are made in every case. 

Important information notice from Schengen Member States: 

According to Article 12 (a) of the Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009, commonly known as “Visa Code”, the validity of a travel document shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Schengen Member States. 

According to an official notification from the Kenyan authorities issued to all diplomatic missions, all Kenyan passports – except the new East African Community biometric e-Passport – will be rendered invalid from 1 September 2019. 

The Schengen Member States, therefore, wish to inform the Kenyan public that from 1 June 2019 ONLY the new East African Community biometric e-Passport can be accepted for Schengen visa applications. 

Visa requirements for specific visits

Additional requirements for specific purpose visits

For the specific visit purposes listed below, there are additional requirements. Please refer to the corresponding link:


Contact Information and web pages of EU Member States in Kenya


P.O.Box 30560, 536 
Limuru Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel.: 254-20-4060022/3/4 Fax: 254-20-4060025 Website:


Limuru Road, NairobiTel: 254-20-7122011 Fax: 254-20-7123050 Website:

Czech Republic 

Tende Drive 745, 
Lavington Nairobi 
Tel: 254-774420460 Website:


13 Runda Drive, Runda, Nairobi Tel: 254-20-7122838/51 Website:


Eden Square, Block 3,
Greenway Road, 
Off Westlands Road, Nairobi Tel: 254-20-3705721-4   Website:


Peponi Gardens, off Peponi RoadTel: 254-20-2778000 Fax: 254-20-2778181 Website: 


Riverside Drive, Nairobi Tel: 254-20-4451704/4262100 Fax: 4262129 Website:


Nation Centre, Kimathi St. Nairobi Tel: 254-20-340722/44 Fax: 254-20-340744 Website: 


Kabarsiran Avenue, 
Lavington, Nairobi 
Tel: 254-20-4442612/24, 4442499,
Fax: 254-20-4442101 Website:


Keystone Park, Block B 95 Riverside Drive Tel: 254-20-4288000 Website: 


Embassy of Ireland 4th Floor; Delta Office Suites Manyani Road, Off Waiyakai Way PO Box 30659-00100 Nairobi Tel: + 254 205 135 300 Website:


United Nations Crescent, Gigiri Tel: 254-20-2247750 Fax:254-20-2247086 Website:


58 Red Hill Rd, off Limuru Rd, Nairobi Tel: 254-20-7120019/20/21 Fax: 254-20-7120106 Website:


1090 Eliud Mathu Street,
off Runda Road, Runda
Tel: 254-207 651 103 /254-71 588 3361  Website:


CBA, Ragati/Mara Rds. Nairobi 
Tel: 254-20-2720222


Eliud Mathu Street, Runda, Nairobi Tel: 254-20-7120607, 7123109 Fax: 254-20-7122061 Website:

Slovak Republic 

Milimani Road, Nairobi Tel: 254-20-2721896 Fax: 254-20-2717291


United Nations Crescent, 
Gigiri, Nairobi 
Tel: 254- (0) 709 964 000 e-mail: Website: