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University of Nairobi, UoN Admission Requirements: 2020/2021

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University of Nairobi, UoN Admission requirement for all the courses at the undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate level is updated every year. Therefore, this article contains the full list of all the undergraduate and postgraduate courses coupled with their general requirements.

University of Nairobi, UoN Admission Requirements: 2019/2020

For admission into programmes of study at the University of Nairobi, UoN for any first degree or second degree, an applicant must have the following requirements for a successful admission.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, UoN UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Bridging Courses

The minimum admission criteria to Bridging Courses shall be:

  • KCSE mean grade of C+ or equivalent and at least a C- in the subject to be bridged or equivalent

Certificate Courses

Admission to Certificate Courses will be based on any of the following minimum qualifications:

  • KCSE mean grade of C- or equivalent.
  • An O’ level mean grade of Division III or equivalent.
  • An A’ Level qualification with a minimum of two subsidiary passes or equivalent.

Diploma Courses

Admission to Diploma Courses will be based on any of the following minimum qualifications:
KCSE mean grade C.

  • KCSE mean grade C- or equivalent plus a Certificate
  • An O’ level qualification with a minimum division III or equivalent
  • An A’ level qualification with a minimum of two subsidiary passes or equivalent
  • Certificates must be from an Institution recognised by the University of Nairobi Senate
  • The certificates should have been undertaken for a period of at least one Semester.

Degree Courses

Admission to Bachelor’s Degree Programmes will be based on any one of the following minimum qualifications:

  • KCSE mean grade C+ or equivalent
  • KCSE mean grade C- or equivalent plus a Certificate and Diploma
  • O Level Division II or equivalent plus a Diploma
  • O Level Division III or equivalent plus a Certificate and Diploma
  • O Level Division III or equivalent plus a three-year Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution for admissions to Bachelor of Education
  • Diploma from University of Nairobi or other recognized institutions and an aggregate of C in KCSE or equivalent
  • A Level with two principal passes or equivalent in relevant subjects Only Applicants whose results are available at the time of application will be considered
  • CPAII/CPSII/CIPS or equivalent for Commerce and Arts and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE or O level Division III
  • P1 from a two-year post-secondary training institution for entry into Bachelor of Education with Minimum KCSE Mean Grade C or O Level Division III
  • Higher National Diploma in relevant fields and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE
  • Degree from a recognized University
  • Equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognised by Senate
  • O Level Division III or equivalent plus a three-year Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution for admissions to Bachelor of Education
  • Diploma from University of Nairobi or other recognized institutions and an aggregate of C in KCSE or equivalent
  • A Level with two principal passes or equivalent in relevant subjects Only Applicants whose results are available at the time of application will be considered
  • CPAII/CPSII/CIPS or equivalent for Commerce and Arts and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE or O level Division III
  • P1 from a two-year post-secondary training institution for entry into Bachelor of Education with Minimum KCSE Mean Grade C or O Level Division III
  • Higher National Diploma in relevant fields and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE
  • Degree from a recognized University
  • Equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognised by Senate

Foundation Courses

  • The university offers foundation courses in Sciences and Arts.
  • Applicants who have C- would be admitted to the Foundation Course as a prerequisite for university admission.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, UoN POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Entry requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma degree Programme

Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates should have a minimum of a pass degree.

Duration of Programme: 1 Academic Year

Entry requirements for a Masters Degree Programme

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.

Duration of Programme: 2 Academic Years

Entry requirements for a DBA or PhD degree programme

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 Programme: 36 months

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