University of Nairobi


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About us

The inception of the University of Nairobi is traced back to 1956, with the establishment of the Royal Technical College which admitted its first lot of A-level graduates for technical courses in April the same year. The Royal Technical College was transformed into the second University College in East Africa on 25th June, 1961 under the name Royal College Nairobi and was admitted into a special relations with the University of London whereupon it immediately began preparing students in the faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering for award degrees of the University of London. Meanwhile, students in other faculties such as the Faculty of Special Professional Studies (later renamed Faculty of Commerce) and Faculty of Architecture continued to offer diplomas for qualifications of professional bodies/ institutions.

On 20th May 1964, the Royal College Nairobi was renamed University College Nairobi as a constituent college of inter-territorial, Federal University of East Africa, and henceforth the enrolled students were to study for degrees of the University of East Africa and not London as was the case before. In 1970, the University College Nairobi transformed into the first national university in Kenya and was renamed the University of Nairobi.

In view of the rapid expansion and complexities in administration, the University underwent a major restructuring in 1983 resulting in decentralization of the administration, by creation of six (6) colleges headed by principals. The following are the names and respective locations of the colleges:

  1. College of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences situated at Upper Kabete Campus
  2. College of Architecture & Engineering situated at the Main Campus
  3. College of Biological & Physical Sciences situated at Chiromo Campus
  4. College of Education & External Studies situated at Kikuyu Campus
  5. College of Health Sciences situated at the Kenyatta National Hospital
  6. College of Humanities and Social sciences situated at the Main Campus -Faculty of Arts ; Parklands-Faculty of Law; Lower Kabete Campus -Faculty of Commerce

Our Vision is to be a world-class university committed to scholarly excellence.

Our Mission is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge.

 

 

Programms offered

Programmes in Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences


B.sc. ( Food Science & Technology)

 

B.sc. ( Agriculture,education And Extension)

 

B.sc. (agribusiness Management)

 

B.sc. (food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics)

 

Climate Change & Development

 

Bachelor Of Science In Agribusiness Management

 

Bsc.agricultural Economics

 

Bsc.agricultural Education And Extension

 

Bachelor Of Science Fisheries And Aquaculture Management

 

Bsc Food Science And Technology

 

Bsc Food Nutrition And Dietetics

 

B.sc. (agriculture)

 

B.sc. ( Range Management)

 

Bsc. Management Of Agroecosystems & Environment

 

Bachelor Of Science In Horticulture

 

B.sc. (bio-medical Technology)

 

Bachelor Of Science In Wildlife Management

 

Bachelor Of Veterinary Medicine

 

Bsc. In Wildlife Management And Conservation

 

 

Bachelor Programmes in Biological and Physical Sciences


Bachelor Of Science In Environmental Chemistry

 

Bachelor Of Science In Analytical Chemistry

 

B.sc Industrial Chemistry

 

B.sc Chemistry

 

Bachelor Of Science In Geology

 

Bsc. Environmental Geoscience

 

Bachelor Of Science In Actuarial Science

 

Bachelor Of Science In Mathematics

 

Bachelor Of Science In Statistics

 

B.sc. (meteorology)

 

Bachelor Of Science In Atmospheric Science

 

B.sc (microprocessor Technology & Instrumentation)

 

B.sc. In Astronomy And Astrophysics

 

Bachelor Of Science In Physics

 

Bed Science (physics)

 

B.sc.(biology)

 

Bsc. Microbiology And Biotechnology

 

Bachelor Of Science In Environmental Conservation And Natural Resource Management

 

Bsc. Computer Science

 

B.sc. Industrial Chemistry

 

B.sc. ( Geology)

 

Bachelor Of Science

 

Bachelor Of Science (distance Learning)

 

Bsc Geology (distance Learning)

 

Bachelor Of Education (science)

 

B.sc. Analytical Chemistry

 

Bachelor Of Science In Chemistry

 

 

Bachelor Programmes in College of Architecture and Engineering


Bas/barch

 

B.a. Design

 

B.sc. (civil Engineering)

 

B.sc. (environmental And Biosystems Engineering)

 

B.sc. ( Electrical And Electronic Engineering)

 

B.sc.(surveying)

 

B.sc. ( Electrical Engineering)

 

B.sc. (geospatial Engineering)

 

B.sc. (mechanical Engineering)

 

Bachelor Of Real Estate

 

Bachelor Of Construction Management

 

Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying

 

B.a (urban & Regional Planning)

 

 

Bachelor Programmes in College of Education And External Studies


Bachelor Of Commerce By Distance

 

Bachelor Of Arts(distance)

 

Bachelor Of Education (arts, B.ed Distance)

 

B.ed Science By Distance Learning

 

Bachelor Of Education (arts, B. Ed)

 

B.ed.(arts) External Studies

 

B.ed.(science) External Studies

 

Bachelor Of Education (early Childhood)

 

Bachelor Of Education (arts)

 

Bachelor Of Education (science)

 

Bahelor Of Education (ict)

 

B.ed.(arts) By Distance Learning

 

B.ed.(science) By Distance Learning

 

B.a. In Project Planning And Management

 

Bachelor Of Education (science)

 

Bachelor In Education (ict)

 

Bsc Computer Science

 

Bachelor Of Education (physical Education)

 

 

Bachelor Programmes in Health Sciences


Bsc (biochemistry)

 

B.sc. Human Anatomy

 

Bachelor Of Science In Medical Laboratory Sciences And Technology (bsc Mlst)

 

Bachelor Of Science In Medical Laboratory Science And Technology

 

Bachelor Of Science (intercalated) (honors) In Medical Physiology

 

B.sc. Human Anatomy(intercalated)

 

Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery

 

B.sc. Medical Physiology

 

B.sc. ( Nursing)

 

Bachelor Of Dental Surgery (bds) – 5 Year Course

 

Bachelor Of Pharmacy

 

 

Bachelor Programmes in Humanities and Social Sciences


Bachelor Of Arts In Gender And Development

 

Bachelor Of Arts In Anthropology

 

Bachelor Of Economics

 

Bachelor Of Economics & Statistics

 

Bachelor Of Commerce – Finance Option

 

Bachelor Of Commerce- Accounting Option

 

B.a German Studies

 

Bachelor Of Arts In International Studies

 

Bachelor Of Arts In International Studies

 

Bachelor Of Arts (broadcast Production)

 

Bachelor Of Arts (journalism & Media Studies)

 

Bachelor Of Education (science)

 

Bachelor In Education (ict)

 

Bsc Computer Science

 

Bachelor Of Project Planning And Management

 

Bachelors Of Law

 

Bachelor Of Arts

 

Ba Kiswahili

 

Communication Skills

 

Bachelor Of Law(ll.b)

 

Bachelor Of Arts In Literature

 

Bachelor Of Arts In Performing Arts

 

Bachelor Of Commerce

 

Bachelor Of Law (llb)

 

B.a In Project Planning And Management

 

Bachelor Of Psychology (counselling)

 

Bachelor Of Arts In Psychology

 

Bachelor Of Arts In Social Work

 

Bachelor Of Arts In Sociology

 

Bachelor Of Criminology And Criminal Justice

 

Admission and Applications

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

Please Note

  • 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.

 

Application Procedure

Application forms may be obtained from the University Main Campus Ghandi Wing , Room G3 and from any of the UoN Extra Mural Centers in Garissa, Kakamega, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, and Nyeri and other centres , upon payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs 3,000. The application fee may be paid by Direct Deposit at any Barclays Bank Branch into the UNES/UON Account, Westlands Branch, A/C No. 03-073-1023948. Banker’s cheques will also be accepted. CASH and postal postal orders WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Application forms may also be downloaded here, with evidence of payment of the application fee furnished at the time of application submission.

The completed application forms, copies of certificates, two passport size photographs and two copies of the application fees receipt should be returned to:

The Academic Registrar , Admissions Office Reception at Main Campus, Administration Block, 1st Floor (in person) or any UoN Extra Mural Center or Sent to the Academic Registrar (Admissions Office), University of Nairobi, Box 30197-00100, Nairobi (via mail or courier)

More information may also be obtained from the admissions office,
Tel: +254-20-318262 Ext. 28285 or 28213, Fax: +254-20-245566
or via E-mail [email protected]

Proficiency in English

Applicants from non-English speaking countries will be required to produce a certificate of proficiency in English such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Distance Education

The University of Nairobi has embarked on ‘Distance Learning’ mode of delivery intended to favour those students who may not be available to take courses either on full time or part time (evenings and weekends) basis. Currently, the following courses are being offered by distance learning mode:-Bachelor of Education (Arts), Bachelor of Education (Science), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Other programmes are due to follow soon.

Deferment

An applicant who for any reason is unable to take up the offer of admission will be required to inform the Academic Registrar by either filling in Form J1/1B of the joining instructions or writing directly to the Academic Registrar.  This information should reach the Academic Registrar at least one week prior to the date of registration.  An applicant will be required to apply to defer admission on an annual basis but after the second year the offer of admission will lapse and the applicant will be required to re-apply afresh for admission.  It is important that an applicant who defers admission ensures that he or she receives an official letter of deferment of admission from the Academic Registrar.  An applicant who fails to inform the Academic Registrar of his/her deferment of admission will be deemed to have forfeited his/her position and will be deregistered from the course admitted to.

Graduate Admission

Admission Criteria

  • 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 publications and postgraduate diplomas after Bachelors’ degrees are also considered for admission.
  • Postgraduate Diploma & Certficates: Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates should have a minimum of a pass degree.
  • Doctor of Philosphy 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.

Application Procedure

Application forms are obtained from the UNES finance offices on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs. 3000/= for Kenyan citizens and US$ 50 or its equivalent for non-Kenyan citizens. The application fees MUST be paid in Cash at any Barclays bank branch a/c no. 030-073-1023948 and the banking slip to be taken to UNES in Gandhi Wing Room G3 for issue of receipt before collection of the application forms. The completed forms accompanied with copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts are submitted to the Board of Postgraduate studies which is located at the main Campus on the ground floor of Gandhi Wing.

Deferment

An applicant who for any reason is unable to take up the offer of admission will be required to inform the Director,Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPS) in writing. This information should reach the Director at least one week prior to the date of registration. An applicant will be required to apply to defer admission on an annual basis but after the second year the offer of admission will lapse and the applicant will be required to re-apply afresh for admission. It is important that an applicant who defers admission ensures that he or she receives an official letter of deferment of admission from the Director BPS. An applicant who fails to inform the Director of his/her deferment of admission will be deemed to have forfeited his/her position and will be deregistered from the course admitted to.

 

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