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Daystars' Scholarships

Daystar University sets aside over KES 30 million each year to assist approximately 300 students through a variety of scholarships and other financial aid. Eligibility and application process varies depending on the kind of scholarship.

Our scholarships fit a variety of our students’ needs. They include: 

  • Daystar Family and Daystar Sunday partial Scholarships – a one-time scholarship award aimed at helping students who have not completed paying their fees, sit for their exams.
  • Academic Merit Scholarship - a first year scholarship offered to students who have a mean score of A or A- in KCSE and have applied for admission to Daystar.
  • Book Award - available annually to 6 students who have the highest GPA in their respective year of study.
  • Selected Scholarship - covers 75% of the tuition costs and the beneficiaries are re- evaluated annually
  • Hardship Scholarship - offered to students who cannot afford to sustain themselves in Daystar even with the 75% scholarship, thus are given a full scholarship.
  • Recommended Scholarship - these are initiated by the donor who then gives full or partial support. Work-study Programme - students are awarded about KES 40,000 per semester but they have to work for 10 hours in a week.
  • Work study scholarship is given on a need basis.
  • Also there are some scholarships available specifically to women and other special interest groups both in undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Other Student Loans & Scholarships

There are other different types of loans and scholarships that students can take advantage of including, bursaries and scholarships offered by HELB. It is advisable for students seeking financial aid to apply for the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Loan. 

For more information, visit the HELB Website

Merit Scholarship Awards for 2019/2020 Academic Year

Daystar University is pleased to announce eight (8) Undergraduate Freshman Entry Scholarships for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Applicants who meet the qualifications outlined below should first apply and be admitted to Daystar University before applying for a Scholarship.

  • Academic Merit Scholarship – 5 Awards

    Applicants must have completed KCSE either in 2018 or 2019 and scored a mean grade of B (Plain) and above or its equivalent.

    • Bachelor of Laws Scholarship – 2 Awards
    • Other Undergraduate Programme Scholarships – 3 Awards
  • Sports Merit Scholarship – 3 Awards

    Applicants must have scored a K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (Plus) in KCSE or 5 Credits in IGCSE; or 2 Principal Passes in ‘A’ Level or Division 2 in GCE or 50% from other countries using percentages or their equivalent. They must also have certificates of competition from the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association and testimonials from their School Sports Tutor or Games Master. This scholarship is available in the following categories.

    • Rugby – 1 Award
    • Basketball (Ladies) – 1 Award
    • Volleyball (Ladies) – 1 Award
  • Other Requirements

    Other general eligibility requirements include:

    • Be a committed Christian
    • Must have sat high school examination in 2018 or 2019.


Required Documents

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Admission letter to Daystar University.
  • A cover letter with telephone number and email address.
  • Personal faith statement and statement explaining why you wish to join Daystar University
  • A biographical statement and statement of vocational goals.
  • Letter of recommendation from your pastor or youth pastor
  • A copy of your high school result slip and sports competition certificates.
  • Testimonials from Sports Tutor / Games Master.

Guidance and Advice

The broad range of scholarship programmes enables the University to cater for a wide range of applicants. Some of the available scholarships are need based while others are based on academic merit. Applicants who meet the above qualifications will have to first apply and be admitted to Daystar University before the Scholarship application is processed. Daystar Cares.

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To download an application form, click here.

Contact For Scholarship

Applications should be submitted via email to financialaid@daystar.ac.ke or in hard copy to the Financial Aid Office at Daystar University Valley Road or Main Campus at Athi River. 

Financial Aid Officer, Daystar University