Undergraduate Admission
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For information about the entry requirements for undergraduate degree programmes, diploma, certificate, bridging and foundation courses, click on the tabs below offered at the University of Nairobi

General Admissions Criteria

Bridging Courses

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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.

Module II & III, Self Sponsored Programmes & Distance Education

Application Dates

University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year 

  • Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and
  • December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce,Bachelor of Hospitality Management,Bachelor of Travel and Tourism
  • April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts),Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies,Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management,Bachelor of Travel and Tourism,Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses

The advertisements for the intakes are usually carried in the local press two months before the intake and March/April for the September/October main intake.

Application Procedure

Access the online application system to make your application.

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.