Multi-asset broker Exness has partnered with United States International University (USIU), a well-known educational institution in Kenya, to extend its fintech scholarships programme to the Eastern-African country.
Exness Fintech Scholarships aim to support outstanding university students in a STEM field. The programme, now in Kenya, is open to third and fourth-year USIU undergraduates in data science, analytics, and software engineering – or students who have accepted an offer for the MSc in Information Technology course beginning in September 2023.
Each scholarship covers the full amount of tuition fees and living expenses. Exness is encouraging interested students to apply with a CV, academic transcripts and a motivation letter by 28 July 2023.
Kenya becomes the third country to benefit from the scheme. Last year two students accepted scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge from Cyprus, while Exness offered three students from South Africa the chance to pursue post-graduate studies at the University of Cape Town.
Exness explained that the move into Kenya highlights its commitment to supporting education in every country it works in.
Martin Thorvaldsson, head of community at Exness, discussed the progression of the scholarships programme: “We are happy to be able to launch our Exness Fintech Scholarships programme in yet another country. At Exness, we recognise 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.”
“Society, learning and education need to align with local and global challenges”
Professor Margee Ensign, vice chancellor at United States International University Africa, also discussed the opportunity for students based in Kenya: “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 need 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.”
Exness aims to create a favourable market for traders and raise the industry benchmark. Exness’ identity and commitment to the two worlds of technology and ethics, as well as its loyal client base which counts over 500,000 active traders are key drivers of the global brand.
Currently, Exness records over $3trillion in monthly trading volume and has also set its focus on a strategic expansion to new parts of the world.