USIU, Exness Partner to Bring Fintech Scholarships to Kenya

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United States International University (USIU) has partnered with multi-asset broker Exness to bring its Fintech Scholarships program to its students in Kenya.

The program aimed at supporting university students in a STEM field is open to third and fourth-year USIU undergraduates in Data Science, Analytics, and software engineering. It is also open to students who have accepted an offer for the MSc in Information Technology starting September 2023.

The scholarship will provide the full amount for tuition fees and living expenses. USIU Exness partnership is for a two years in the academic years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025, with a possibility of extension.

The Fintech Scholarship program launch in Kenya is a further demonstration of Exness’ commitment to support education in the countries it operates in. Kenya becomes the third country the program has been launched following Cyprus and South Africa.

“We are happy to be able to launch our Exness Fintech Scholarships program in yet another country”, said Martin Thorvaldsson, Exness Head of Community. He added: “At Exness, we recognize the importance of higher education for our youth’s future and are honoured to be part of the journey of excellent students in building the STEM careers and future they dream of. We strongly believe that technology and innovation are key sectors for every economy and as a fintech company, we are dedicated to supporting the minds that can contribute to their growth and development.”


“As a university, we are so excited about our partnership with Exness. The Exness Fintech Scholarships aim to offer opportunities to young people from Kenya to achieve their full potential and aspirations in the Technology space. We strongly believe that to truly transform society, learning and education needs to align with local and global challenges and opportunities. The scholarship degree programs of Data Science and Analytics, Software Engineering and Information Security are indeed game changers for the landscape of the 21st century”, Prof. Margee Ensign, Vice Chancellor at United States International University Africa commented.

To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must;

  1. Be Kenyan citizen
  2. Demonstrate socio-economic disadvantage
  3. Demonstrate leadership potential/involvement
  4. For Master’s Scholarship – have first degree in IT related field with a GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  5. For Undergraduate Scholarship – be continuing USIU-Africa student with a GPA of 3.0 and above in Data Science & Analytics and Software Engineering
  6. Must be interested in any of the approved 3 degree programs at USIU-Africa as follows:

How to Apply

Interested students are encouraged to send their applications to Exness, including a CV, academic transcripts, and a motivation letter by 28th July 2023.

For more information, click here.

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