Kenyatta University September Application Form and Courses Offered

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Kenyatta University seeks to admit students to its various academic programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors and Postgraduate levels. Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the following Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses due to start in September 2017. Download Application Forms online.

Each course will have its own entry requirements, often specifying both the subjects you must already have studied, as well as the grades you will need to have achieved.

Applications for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes Beginning September 2017

Applications are invited from qualified applicants for the following two

Programmes in the School of Medicine in the Department of Medical Laboratory

Science which will be offered City campus, under Part- Time (Evening &

Weekend) mode of study in the Academic Year 2017/2018, beginning

September, 2017. The entry requirements for the Programmes are as

shown below:

1.Bachelor of Science (Medical Laboratory Science)

Minimum requirements

Mean Grade of at least C+ at KCSE or two principal passes at A level or their

equivalents with at least C+ in Mathematics/ Physics and at least B (Plain) in

Biology, Chemistry and English/Kiswahili OR Mean Grade of C (Plain) at

KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from a

recognized institution and three (3) years minimum field experience.

  1. Master of Science in Infectious Diseases

With Options in: Virology, Bacteriology; Immunology Parasitology and Mycology.

Entry requirements:

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science with at least Second Class

Honours (Upper Division) from Kenyatta University or any other recognized

Institution in Biological Sciences, Pharmacy, Food Science and Environmental

Health. Those with B.Sc.(General) or Second Class (Lower Division) in B.Sc.(MLS)

and at least two years practical experience in an area of Infectious diseases.


(i) The Master’s Degree Courses shall extend over a minimum period of eighteen (18)


(ii) The courses will be offered by Coursework, Examination and Thesis (or Project where



(i) Application forms can be obtained from Kenyatta University, Admissions Block, Office

No. 12 or at the Regional Centres based in Nairobi, Embu, Nyeri, Mombasa, Nakuru,

Kisumu, Garissa, Marsabit and Kakamega or be downloaded from our website.

Applicants shall pay non-refundable processing fee of kshs.2,000/= for East Africans

and Kshs.4,000/= for non-East Africans through Bank deposit into any of the following

bank accounts:

Co-operative Bank of Kenya – Account No. 011-2906-246-1400

National Bank of Kenya – Account No. 010-0305-915-0801

Equity Bank Limited – Account No. 018-0290-518859

Family Bank Account No. 045-0000-23316

(ii) Duly completed forms should be returned to the Registrar (Academic), Kenyatta

University P.O. Box 43844 – 00100, NAIROBI, Kenya on or before 31st August,

  1. Copies of relevant professional and academic certificates and transcripts,

Two (2) I’x1’ passport size photos and original application fee receipt, MUST be

attached to the application form.

NB: O’Level Certificate must be attached: Those with Grade C (Plain) at K.C.S.E

must have a Diploma in relevant areas of study.


For further information please contact:

The Registrar (Academic),

Kenyatta University,

P.O. Box 43844 – 00100,


Tel: 020 8703223/24/27


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Admission Resources

General Academic Information

All applications for Undergraduate degree courses by Kenyan school candidates should be addressed to, The Secretary, The Joint Admissions Board, P.O. Box 30197, NAIROBI.
All other applications for admission should be addressed to, The Registrar (Academic), Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844 – 00100, Nairobi, so as to reach him not later than 30th November of the year preceding that for which admission is sought. [Enquiries]

Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Degree  Courses
A minimum of Grade C+ at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) or equivalent. In addition, applicants must meet specific degree requirements for each school. The entry requirement set should be regarded as the minimum, which in noway entitle an applicant to a place at the university.

Occasional Students
1.Limited opportunities occasionally arise for the admission of a few students to pursue parts of courses within a discipline, or in more than one discipline, and a combination, which does not constitute a programme for the purposes of the award of a degree of the University. Candidates admitted for such a programme are known as occasional students.
2.To qualify for admission under this category candidates must:
a) satisfy the normal minimum entrance requirements, or offer alternative equivalent qualifications satisfactory to the Board of the School concerned.
b) Produce evidence of being a student in another university.
3.The tenure of occasional studentship is normally up to a maximum of one academic year.
4. It should be noted that students admitted under this category are evaluated either by course work or university examinations.

Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Courses
1.A Bachelors degree with Second Class Honours – Upper Division or equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
2.Admission requirements and regulations for all postgraduate programmes appear under the Graduate School.