MSc and Ph.D Scholarships in Applied Chemistry and Physics
Kenyatta University (KU) is a premier institute in the region whose programmes are offered across 15 academic schools including the Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning.
Kenyatta University has a vibrant Graduate School and a number of different Academic Schools, including School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS), which trains leading scientists in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Sciences, Plant Sciences, Microbiology, Zoological Sciences and Biochemistry & Biotechnology.
Application for Masters and Ph.D Scholarships
Following a successful bid for Post Graduate training in Engineering programs by African Development Bank (ADB), through Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, KU has been mandated to train Academic Staff in Public Universities and Public Technical Institutions for capacity building.
The training is also open to Public Sector Employees from relevant Government Ministries and State Corporations to ensure a critical mass of a ‘qualified pool’ that can serve institutions for Higher Learning.
In view of this, KU would like to invite applications for scholarships in the categories outlined below.
The upper age limit is 40 years for Masters Degree Programmes and 45 years for PhD programmes.
Female candidates will however be considered with five (5) years above the maximum age. The scholarship will only cover tuition fees, access to computer software and relevant resource materials including journals and research fees only.
Collaborative Teaching / Supervision
KU will offer the Ph.D and Masters Program in Applied Chemistry and Physics in collaboration with renowned Professors from:
University of Johannesburg, South Africa; Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany; Helmholtz Institute of Radiation Physics, Germany; Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen German Research Center for Environmental Health; Universitaet Siegen, Germany; PET Instrumentation and Neuroimaging laboratory, Netherlands; Institut fuer Experimentelle Kern Physik (IEKP), Germany; Florida Institute of Technology, USA; South African Astronomical Observatory, South Africa; University of South Africa, South Africa; IOWA State University, USA; Nagasaki University, Japan; University of Surrey, UK; University of Nottingham, UK; China University of Petroleum- Beijing, China; and University of Nizwa, Pakistan;.
In addition, KU will collaborate with key local Industries and Research Institutions that will provide field experience including International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), KENGEN, Sollatek Electronics Ltd, Orion East Africa Ltd, Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
Basic Criteria for Admission
The short listing will be on merit and only applicants will be considered as per the criteria provided below:
1. Department of Chemistry
a). M.Sc (Applied Analytical Chemistry)
Applied Analytical Chemistry will offer comprehensive training in the theory, instrumentation and application of a wide range of Analytical technical techniques.
In addition it is designed to sharpen skills and initiative in addressing and solving analytical problems and quality control.
The course also aims to expose candidates to inter-disciplinary Research and Development.
A holder of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education (Science) with a major in Chemistry with a least second class Honours (upper division) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
Duration - 2 years
b). M.Sc (Chemistry)
The Programme provides an opportunity to acquire an advanced level of scientific, technological knowledge and skills in various specializations within the field of chemistry, including, organic, inorganic, physical, chemical ecology, computational and theoretical chemistry, material sciences and nanotechnology.
Entry Requirement A holder of a Bachelor of science or Bachelor of Education (Science) with a major in Chemistry with at least second class Honours (upper division) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
Duration - 2 years
c). Ph.D (Chemistry) The PhD Programme is designed to provide students with a firm foundation of chemical knowledge and exposure to cutting edge multi-disciplinary research with societal importance.
In addition to the traditional divisions of inorganic, organic, analytical and physical, integrated programmes in environmental chemistry, computational and theoretical chemistry, nanotechnology, chemistry of life processes, and chemistry of materials will be offered.
Entry requirements A holder of MSc (Chemistry) or related Physical Sciences with a major in chemistry or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
Duration - 3 years
2. Department of Physics Courses
(a) M.Sc. (Physics)
Program goal To offer training of Masters level in the following areas of specialization:
Entry requirements Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc) or Bachelor of Education Science (B.Ed.-Sc) with at least second class honours, upper division, Physics as a major or regular subject.
Duration - 2 years
(b) M.Sc (Electronics & Instrumentation)
To offer training at Masters level in the following area of specialization: Electronics and Instrumentation.
Entry requirements Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) or Bachelor of Education Science (B.Ed.-Sc) with at least second class honours, upper division, Physics as a major or regular subject.
Duration - 2 years
(c). Ph.D (Physics)
To offer training at Ph.D level in the following areas of specialization:
Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Physics
Duration - 3 years
Application forms may be obtained from Kenyatta University Main Campus or Constituent Campuses, or downloaded from the University website at www.ku.ac.ke.
The programs are scheduled to start on 19th January, 2015.
The application form should be completed and returned by 8th December, 2014 to:
The Registrar (Academics),
P.O. Box 43844, 00100 GPO,
Tel: 8710901 – 19
Cisco: 020 8703061 or 020 8703224
For more information and Kenyatta University Scholarships application details, see; Postgraduate Scholarships at Kenyatta University
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