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The University of Nairobi has diversified academic programmes and specializations for post graduate courses in sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts. Through self-sponsored programmes, invaluable opportunity has been opened to Kenyans and non-citizens to further their education.
For information about the admission guidelines for graduate degree programmes, postgraduate diploma, certificate and doctor of philosophy offered at University of Nairobi, read the content below.
Masters Degree: Applicants for masters degree programmes should have a minimum of Upper Second Class Honours Degree in the relevant discipline from the University of Nairobi or Equivalent qualification from Institutions recognized by Senate. Persons with lower qualifications but with publications and postgraduate diplomas after Bachelors' degrees are also considered for admission.
Postgraduate Diploma & Certficates: Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates should have a minimum of a pass degree.
- Doctor of Philosphy Degree: The applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree should have a masters degree from the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification from institutions recognized by Senate. In addition, the applicants should submit a research proposal showing that they are capable of carrying out original research.
Duration of Courses
|Doctor of Philosophy||36 months|
|Doctor of Medicine||_|
|Masters Degree Programmes||18 months|
|Postgraduate Diplomas||9 months|
|Postgraduate Certificates||6 months|
Mode of Study
The mode of study is flexible and a student can study on full-time or part-time basis or even by distance learning.
The fees vary from one programme to another and also by the mode of study.
The current fees for Local and International students is available from the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies or from the Deans, Directors of respective Faculties, Institutes and Schools.
Most courses commence in September but a few postgraduate part-time courses start in January and May of each year.
Application forms are obtained from the UNES finance offices on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs. 3000/= for Kenyan citizens and US$ 50 or its equivalent for non-Kenyan citizens. The application fees MUST be paid in Cash at any Barclays bank branch a/c no. 030-073-1023948 and the banking slip to be taken to UNES in Gandhi Wing Room G3 for issue of receipt before collection of the application forms. The completed forms accompanied with copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts are submitted to the Board of Postgraduate studies which is located at the main Campus on the ground floor of Gandhi Wing.
An applicant who for any reason is unable to take up the offer of admission will be required to inform the Director,Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPS) in writing. This information should reach the Director at least one week prior to the date of registration. An applicant will be required to apply to defer admission on an annual basis but after the second year the offer of admission will lapse and the applicant will be required to re-apply afresh for admission. It is important that an applicant who defers admission ensures that he or she receives an official letter of deferment of admission from the Director BPS. An applicant who fails to inform the Director of his/her deferment of admission will be deemed to have forfeited his/her position and will be deregistered from the course admitted to.
For further information on Postgraduate Studies and admissions, please contact the following: