The Graduate School co-ordinates graduate programmes at the University of Nairobi; the school coordinates syllabi and regulations; admission of graduate students; coordination of supervision of graduate programmes; and processing of graduate theses, projects and dissertations. Further, graduate school provides support in Sourcing and administration of graduate scholarships and research grants, as well as ensure general welfare and discipline of graduate students.

Admissions

Admission for postgraduate degree programmes is done throughout the year for January and September intakes. Application is done online through the Online Application System: https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/ 

Admission Criteria

  • Doctor of Philosophy 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.
  • Fellowship: Applicants for Fellowship 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.
  • 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 postgraduate diplomas after Bachelors' degrees are also considered for admission.
  • Postgraduate Diploma: Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas should have a minimum of a pass degree

Required documents for application

Postgraduate Diploma and Masters

  1. KCSE/O-Level  Certificate
  2. Certified copies of undergraduate degree certificate and transcripts
  3. Applicants with KCSE C (plain) to attach certified copy of diploma  from KNEC in addition to those stated in 1 & 2
  4. Applicants with KCSE C- (minus)  to attach certified copies of a certificate and a diploma in addition to those stated in 1 & 2

Fellowship

  1. KCSE/O-Level  Certificate
  2. Certified copies of undergraduate degree certificate and transcripts
  3. Applicants with KCSE C (plain) to attach certified copy of diploma  from KNEC in addition to those stated in 1 & 2
  4. Applicants with KCSE C- (minus)  to attach certified copies of a certificate and a diploma in addition to those stated in 1 & 2
  5. Certified copies of masters degree certificate and transcripts

PhD by course work, examination and thesis

  1. KCSE/O-Level  Certificate
  2. Certified copies of undergraduate degree certificate and transcripts
  3. Applicants with KCSE C (plain) to attach certified copy of diploma  from KNEC in addition to those stated in 1 & 2
  4. Applicants with KCSE C- (minus)  to attach certified copies of a certificate and a diploma in addition to those stated in 1 & 2
  5. Certified copies of masters degree certificate and transcripts

PhD by thesis only

  1. KCSE/O-Level  Certificate
  2. Certified copies of undergraduate degree certificate and transcripts
  3. Applicants with KCSE C (plain) to attach certified copy of diploma  from KNEC in addition to those stated in 1 & 2
  4. Applicants with KCSE C- (minus)  to attach certified copies of a certificate and a diploma in addition to those stated in 1 & 2
  5. Certified copies of masters degree certificate and transcripts
  6. PhD Proposal

NB:  All applicants;

  1. To attach documents certified by the university attended
  2. Show evidence of accreditation status in cases where one studied in a foreign university
  3. Proof of English proficiency for non-English speaking countries only
  4. Translated documents into English for applicants from non-English speaking countries should be attached

 

Application Procedure

Application done at Online Self Sponsored Students Application System

Download Application procedure here for guidance.

For further information on Postgraduate Studies and admissions, please contact:

Director, Graduate School,
P.O. Box 30197 00100   GPO, NAIROBI
Telephone Number: 020 491 3131
E-mail : gs@uonbi.ac.ke
graduateschoolhelp@uonbi.ac.ke

Website: http://graduateschool.uonbi.ac.ke