Pwani university courses and student portal

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Pwani university is a comprehensive institution offering a wide range of of courses and fields of study to choose from.There are certificate,diploma,degree,masters and doctorate programmes offered.

Find here all the courses,entry requirements,fees for each program and the application procedure together with how to access the students portal.

School of Pure and Applied Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor Science in Computer science
  • B.Sc. in Marine Biology and Fisheries
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Botany
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology

Entry Requirements

Mean grade of C+ at KCSE or equivalent and have a minimum grade of C+ in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics or B- in Physical Sciences OR
Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE with credit pass in relevant Diploma from a recognized institution.

School of Health and Human Science

  • BSc in Environmental Health
  • BSc in Nursing and Public Health
  • BSc in Food Nutrition and Dietetics

Entry Requirements

Mean. Grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or its equivalent.

School of Environmental and Earth Sciences

  • Bachelor of Environmental Planning and Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studied(CD)
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography

Entry Requirements

Mean. Grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or its equivalent.

Pwani University School of Education

  • Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Agricultural Education and Extension
  • Bachelor of Education in Arts
  • Bachelor of Education in Science

Entry Requirements

KCSE C+ and Above OR A Diploma

School of Agricultural Science and Agribusiness

  • BSc in Agricultural Resource Management
  • BSc. in Animal Health and Production
  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Dry land Agriculture
  • BSc. in Agribusiness Management and Trade
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • BSc in Agriculture and Enterprise Development

Entry Requirements

Mean. Grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or its equivalent.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • B.Sc. in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • B.Sc. in Tourism Management
  • B.Sc. in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
  • Bachelor of Arts (General)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • B.A. in Christian Studies
  • B.A. in Islamic Studies
  • B.A. in Christian studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • B.A. in History and Archaeology
  • B.A. in Literature
  • B.A. in English and Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
  • Bachelor of Arts in German

Masters Programmes

  • M.Sc in Statistics
  • M.Sc. in Zoology (Fisheries)
  • M.Sc. in Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Medical Entomology
  • Master of Science in Immunology
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Science (Community development)
  • M.Sc. in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master of Environmental Science
  • Master of Education in Educational Psychology
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Entry Requirements

(i) Bachelors Degree with at least Second Class (Upper Division) in the relevant area from a recognized institution
(ii) Second Class (Lower Division) with at least two (2) years research or experience in relevant field.

Statutory and Tuition Fees Per Year:

East Africans: Ksh. 155,000; 1st Semester 78,750/=, 2nd Semester 76,250/=

Duration: 2 years
Non-East Africans Ksh. 285,000; 1st Semester 143,750/=, 2nd Semester 141,250/=

 Pwani University Doctorate Programmes

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
  • Doctor of philosophy in Computer science

Statutory and Tuition Fees Per Year:

East Africans: Ksh. 234,000; 1st Semester 118,250/=, 2nd Semester 115,750/=

Duration: 3 years
Non-East Africans Ksh. 284,000/=; 1st Semester 143,250/=, 2nd Semester 140,750/=.

Entry Requirements

Masters degree in the relevant Discipline from a recognized institution.

 Pwani University Diploma Programmes

  • Diploma in Travel and Tourism Operations
  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Diploma in Food,Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Environmental Studies(Community Development)
  • Diploma in Education Early Childhood Education
  • Diploma in Applied Biology
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in Animal Health and Management
  • Diploma in Agriculture and Marketing
  • Diploma in Agricultural Education and Extension

Entry Requirements

Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE or equivalent, with a D+ (plus) in any Subject; OR, a mean grade of D+ (plus) and  a professional certificate from a recognized institution.

Fees for Diploma programmes

The fees ranges from Ksh 100,150/= ; 1st Semester 57,325/=, 2nd Semester 42,825/= per year to

Kshs.107,650; 1st Semester 61,075/=, 2nd Semester 46,575/=


Pwani University Certificate Programmes

  • Certificate in Environmental Studies (Community Development)
  • Certificate in Education Early Childhood Education
  • Certificate in General Agriculture

Minimum Entry-Requirements:

A mean grade of D+ (plus) at KCSE or its equivalent.

Statutory and Tuition Fees Per Year:

East Africans Ksh. 55,900/=

Application Procedure

Download the application form from the university’s website and fill it

The following documents must accompany the completed application form:

  • Professional and academic Certificates/Transcripts
  • Current letter of appointment (where applicable)
  • Four (4) recently taken one by one inch (1” x 1”) photographs of good quality.

The applicants are expected to pay the following non-refundable fees for processing of the application. The original receipt Must be attached to the completed form on returning it to the University.

  • East Africans: Ksh. 2000/= for Degree Programmes, Ksh 1000/= for Diploma Programmes, and Ksh. 500/= for Certificate Programmes
  • Non-East Africans: Ksh 3,500/= for all Programmes.
  • The money must be paid into one of the following University bank accounts: Equity Bank Ltd (Kilifi Branch) Acc. No. 0460291566407, or Barclays Bank Ltd (Kilifi branch) Acc. No. 0191046501.

Candidates who hold other qualifications, other than KNEC, are required to have their certificates equated by Kenya National Examinations Council before they can apply for admission into any programme.


1. Log in with username: “your Reg. No”.( e.g SB91/PU/7060/18) and default password: pwani2018 
2. Change the default password to your own
3. Click “Go to your Home page”
4. Click on Admissions
5. Upload the following items: – Passport size photo (Note: Any other -photo will be rejected during verification process)
– KCSE Certificate/Result Slip
– National ID/ Birth Certificate
– Secondary School Leaving Certificate
-Signed Acceptance Letter -PU/ADMS/FORM/16 (New Students only)
6. Click on Finance – Go to payments
– Go to Semester Registration

Click here to access student registration portal

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