8 Scholarships! 8 Countries!

For all AFS of the above scholarships the following eligibility criteria apply:

• Must be a Kenyan High School Student
• Between the ages of 15 and 17.5 years old at time of programme
• Achieving an aggregate 60% at school with good language abilities
• Eager to learn a new culture and to share your own culture
• Must be willing to stay involved in AFS Kenya after the exchange
• Self-reliant
• Self-confident
• Resilient and Independent
• Adaptable
• In good mental and physical health


New Zealand

Program Dates (Respectively):

August 2016 - July 2017

August 2016 - July 2017

February 2017 - January 2018
February 2017 - January 2018

February 2017 - January 2018

February 2017 - January 2018

February 2017 - January 2018

August 2016 - July 2017

The scholarships include:

• Attendance at local public high school in host country, including school fees and books
• Flight to the host
• Visa or residence permits costs
• Full medical and accident cover
• Orientation camps in Kenya before start of the programme and in the host country throughout the programme

The scholarships do NOT include: 

• Cost of obtaining a Health Certificate from your physician
• Passport application costs
• Vaccination costs
• Travel expenses from your home to JomoKenyatta International airport in Nairobi (and return)
• Pocket money (for certain countries) while you are on programme in the host country
• Fee to cover administrative costs and orientation activities of USD 1200 per program

How to Apply?
For further questions please contact inforKEN@afs.org or download the application here.

The process includes a home interview and, for the successful candidates, a health check - but for now, all we need is the application form.

As there is only one place per country, we advise you to apply in general. If there are any timing issues, or and special considerations (for example you already speak Portuguese) those can be raised during the home interview and will be considered by the scholarship panel.

The deadline for applications is Friday 8th April 2016! So apply now, or you will miss the chance of this fantastic opportunity.