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POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION

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 masters degree programmes, postgraduate diploma, certificate and doctor of philosophy offered at University of Nairobi, read the content below.

Admission Criteria

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

  • Holders of a Masters degree from the University of Nairobi or other equivalent qualification from institutions recognized by Senate.
  • Submit a research proposal showing that one is capable of carrying out an original research.

Masters Degree

  • Holders of a Bachelors degree at upper second class honours from the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognized by Senate.
  • Holders of a Bachelors degree at lower second class honours from the University of Nairobi or other Institutions recognized by Senate, with two years relevant post qualification experience.
  • Holders of a pass degree and a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Nairobi or Institutions recognized by Senate.
  • Holders of a pass degree from the University of Nairobi or other Institutions recognized by Senate with at least five years relevant post qualification experience.
     

Postgraduate Diploma & Certificates

  • Holders of a Bachelors degree with a minimum of a pass from the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognized by Senate.

 

Duration of Courses

Programme

Minimum Duration

Doctor of Philosophy 

36 months

Doctor of Medicine

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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.

Fees

The fees vary from one programme to another and also by the mode of study. The current fees for local and international students are available from the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies or from the Deans and Directors of respective Faculties, Schools,  Institutes and Centres.

Commencement Dates

Most courses commence in September/October but a few postgraduate part-time courses start in January and May of each year.