Non-Kenyans who are not already residents in Kenya must obtain a Student’s Pass from the Government of Kenya’s Immigration office. A copy of the pass must be filed in the Office of the Director, IDS. IDS will offer a letter of support for this application.
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Under the Erasmus Mundus+ scholarship programme, the institute has an exchange programme with African Leadership Centre (ALC), at the King’s College London whereby staff and students visit each other’s institutions. Students audit courses, present at seminars, work on their research project papers, while academic staff teach and participate in seminars. There are also trainings where students’ skills are developed on different areas such as research methods.
In addition, IDS and ALC are working to develop transferrable and scale-able Masters-level Global Leadership Modules through online and blended learning. Other partners in the project include Centre for African Studies, Peking University; University of Nairobi; Department of Political Science, University of Pretoria; Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Buea; Department of History and International Studies, University of Jos; Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University; Debre Berhan University; Institute of African Studies, University of Legon. All partners are from countries that are part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Once the project is completed, students from across partner institutions will meet and exchange ideas in relation to leadership, peace and development issues in their own contexts.
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