Kipaji Scholarship Fund, Requirements

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Requirements for application 

In order to be eligible for a the Kipaji Scholarship, you should meet all the requirements below.

Your programme starts in September 2018

For this application round, you have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying UT graduate programmes before 15 March 2018

o   You have to include a motivation letter in your application (250 – 500 words). This motivation letter explains:

  • What you have studied in the past;
  • What goal you want to reach through your study at UT;
  • How you plan to receive this goal;
  • Why you particularly choose to study at the University of Twente;
  • How you will contribute to strengthen the scientific and/or economic capacity in your home country

o   You comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable);
o   You originate from one of the lower ranked DAC countries, listed here
o   You comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills
o   You are not eligible for a Dutch study grant;
o   You have completed a pre-master at the University of Twente (if applicable);

  • You may already apply for even if you have to do a pre-master programme at the University of Twente first. However, you must complete your pre-master programme with a CGPA of 8 (out of 10) to be eligible for a Kipaji Scholarship and comply with above mentioned requirements. The Kipaji Scholarship benefits and support are explicitly for Master’s programmes, not for pre-master programmes. Please note: If you intend to start your Master’s programme in September 2017 and you are required to follow a pre-master programme, the pre-master should start in February 2017 at the latest. 

€ 6,000 - € 12,000 for one year (approximately 2 scholarships available). If you have applied for a two-year programme, make sure you read the information about two-year study programmes below. 


For more information on how to apply for the Kipaji Scholarship please visit this page.