KIPAJI Scholarship for DAC Countries student at the University of Twente in the Netherlands

Scholarship in Applied Science , in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Education and Languages , in Engineering , in Medicine , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • Netherlands The, Netherlands The
  • Apply Before : May 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 79162
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study All
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Introduction to scholarship

The University of Twente (UT) offers prestigious KIPAJI scholarships to brilliant students from the Least Developed Countries (DAC) or countries with upcoming economies like South America, Africa, and Asia who may have the potential to study at the University of Twente but lack the resources to do so, to provide them the means to pursue their master’s education at the University of Twente.

Kipaji Scholarship, founded by a group of alumni and supporters of the University of Twente and backed by the university’s staff and alumni,  supports students who also receive a University of Twente Scholarship (UTS). The scholarship is intended to provide additional support to UTS scholarship recipients. Interested students should indicate in their UTS motivation that they also wish to be considered for the Kipaji scholarship when they meet the criteria.

Please note that the Kipaji Scholarship is not accessible to current UT students, and the program is also not available for Master’s programmes at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC).  It is only available to Prospective students from eligible countries including Afganistan and other less developed countries listed below.



  • Application period:
    • first round: October 15, 2023-February 1, 2024
    • second round: February 1, – May 1, 2024
  • Application deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Host University: University of Twente (UT)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Study level: Master

Fields of study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Technology
  • Chemical Science & Engineering
  • Civil Engineering & Management
  • Communication Science
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management & Engineering
  • Educational Science & Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Environmental & Energy Management
  • European Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Industrial Design Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering & Management
  • Interaction Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Science Education and Communication
  • Sustainable Energy Technology
  • Systems & Control
  • Technical Medicine
  • Water Technology

Benefits of University of Twente Scholarship

  • The scholarship carries a value of up to € 12,000 and partial coverage.
  • Please note, that this scholarship provides compensation for study-related costs. Therefore, it belongs to the scholarship student to decide how to spend the money.


To be eligible for Kipaji Scholarship, candidates should fulfill all University of Twente Scholarship requirements. Additionally, applicants must:

  • Be a national of one of the DAC countries (Least Developed Countries & Other Low-Income Countries- see the list below)
  • Not be current UT students.
  • Secure a (partial) University of Twente Scholarship (UTS). The Kipaji Scholarship can ensure that the candidates for UTS get a full scholarship.
  • Have earned good grades for their pre-master program (average of 8).
  • Provide a motivation letter detailing how they intend to use their studies at the University of Twente to enhance the scientific level or for entrepreneurial purposes in their home country.
  • Comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90).
  • Having a strong academic background is an advantage.

List of eligible countries

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo – Kinshasa, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, São Tomé & Príncipe, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia

How to apply?

To be eligible for the Kipaji Scholarship,  you need to do the following steps:

  • Apply to your master program of choice listed above, to get and admission letter
    apply to the University of Twente scholarship; Please indicate in your motivation letter for the UTS scholarship that you also wish to apply for the Kipaji Scholarship when you meet the criteria.
  • When you get the UT scholarship, the relevant faculty of the program nominates you for a Kipaji Scholarship. Upon request from the faculty, you may need to submit a motivation letter indicating how you intend to use your studies at the University of Twente. Please indicate in your motivation letter that you are applying for Kipaji Scholarship.

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For more details, please visit the UTS website.

Please visit the University of Twente website for further details regarding this scholarship and full details of the requirements.

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