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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 available at the Board of Postgraduate Studies upon payment of a non-refundable application fee of KES 3000/= (Masters and Postgraduate Diplomas) and KES 4000/= (PhD) for Kenyan citizens and US$ 50 or its equivalent for non-Kenyan citizens. The application forms can also be downloaded from the BPS website. The application fees MUST be paid in cash at any Barclays Bank branch, UON CESSP Application a/c no. 2032770838. The completed forms accompanied with copies of certified (by the issuing institution) 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.
For further information on Postgraduate Studies and admissions, please contact the following: