Delegation of the European Union to Kenya

Travel to the EU from Kenya

12/05/2016 - 11:38
Travel to the EU

Useful information on travelling from Kenya to the EU, such as visas, travel restrictions and consulates, and for studying there.

Photo: Study in Europe Fair at the University of Nairobi 21 and 22 November 2019


Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. Between 2014 and 2020, it will provide opportunities for four million people to study, train and gain life experience abroad.

Erasmus+ replaces a number of older programmes, including an international exchange programme called Erasmus Mundus.

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 find below a list of scholarships and exchange programs. This is a non-exhaustive list. For further information, consult the indicated links:



Belgium/ VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships in Belgium

ARES Scholarships (Belgium) for Developing Countries

IRO PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries, K.U. Leuven

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  


Eiffel Scholarship Campus

Campus France Kenya

Université Paris-Saclay International Master’s Scholarships

Ampère Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Fondation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarships for Women

Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program


DRD PhD Scholarships in International Development Studies

DAAD Scholarships for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships


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

United Kingdom

British Council in Kenya


UK/Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study

Commonwealth Rutherford Scholarship

University of Oxford/ The Rhodes Scholarships  

University of Oxford/ Clarendon Scholarships 

Reach Oxford Scholarship

University of Cambridge/Gates Cambridge

Ferguson Scholarships for Africans at SOAS London

Governance for Development in Africa Scholarships

University of Sheffield for African Students

Funding for International Students University of Edinburgh

IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships Glasgow University

Transform Together Scholarships, Sheffield-Hallam

Chancellor's International Scholarship Warwick University

Bristol University International Office Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships, University of the Arts

Westminster Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Developing Countries

The Denys Holland Scholarship, University College London

Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship, Nottingham University

Lord Walston Scholarship University of East Anglia

Loughborough University Development Trust

University of Birmingham Scholarships for International Students

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Various Countries

World Bank/Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program



P.O.Box 30560, 536 Limuru Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel.: 254-20-4060022/3/4
Fax: 254-20-4060025



Limuru Road, Nairobi
Tel: 254-20-7122011
Fax: 254-20-7123050


Czech Republic

Tende Drive 745, Lavington Nairobi
Tel: 254-774420460



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



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



Peponi Gardens, off Peponi Road
Tel: 254-20-2778000
Fax: 254-20-2778181



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



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



Kabarsiran Avenue, Lavington, Nairobi
Tel: 254-20-4442612/24, 4442499, 0738905187,0736319078
Fax: 254-20-4442101



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



Embassy of Ireland
4th Floor
Delta Office Suites
Manayani Road
Off Waiyakai Way
PO Box 30659-00100

Tel: + 254 205 135 300




United Nations Crescent, Gigiri
Tel: 254-20-2247750



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



Magnolia Close, House 57, off UN Avenue, Gigiri
Tel: 254-20-20-7651104 /254-71 588 3361
Fax: 254-20-2214711



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



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


Slovak Republic

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



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



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.


General requirements for obtaining a visa


We would like to inform applicants that there are fraudsters issuing fake travel insurance policies to visa applicants travelling to Schengen countries. In case of doubt and in order to avoid visa refusal, please kindly check the validity of your insurance with the insurance company.


  • 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 with 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 color 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 which 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:
  • 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 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.


For specific purpose of visit as listed below, there are additional requirements. Please refer to the corresponding link.

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