Information for International Students

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The Graduate School offers many Masters and PhD programmes that enable for students from diverse areas both regionally and internationally to enrol, learn, research and further their academic knowledge.

Regionally, we have students from :

Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria and many more

Internationally, we have students :

USA, Germany, UK, Korea, China and many more

International students are enrolled at the University of Nairobi under different categories : As exchange and occasional students (for a specific period of time e.g. 1/2 semesters, 2/3 months) and as full time/part time students (taking up a whole course). More on these categories can be viewed here.

 

Admission Requirements

  • The basic admission requirements for any postgraduate student applying for a programme at the University of Nairobi can be accessed on this page.
  • Degree certificates and transcripts presented for consideration should be certified by the issuing institutions.
  • Translation of certifiates not in English is mandatory for ease of processing.
  • Degree certificates and transcripts of institutions not accreditted should be subjected to a verification process by the Commission of Universities Education (CUE)
  • Documents such as Kenya pupil's pass, commitment letter, valid passport etc should be available. 

Fees payment

Different programmes have different fees structures depending on the field of study i.e Arts, Sciences, Clinicals, Medicine etc. Foreign students outside the partner states of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (Republics of Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan) are required to pay an additional 25% on all charges stated in a programmes' fees structure.

However, some disciplines indicate their payment in dollars ($) for ease of payment.

Center for International Programmes and Links (CIPL)

The Centre for International Programmes and Links is a unit in the University of Nairobi, charged with the responsibility of initiating, promoting, facilitating and coordinating international programmes and links, staff and student exchanges and mobility, collaborative research projects and worldwide networking.

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