Admission Criteria for Pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Medicine at the Nairobi University

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One of the few well recognized universities in Kenya is Nairobi University. Chartered to offer a bachelor degree in medicine, the university has a well equipped lab and trained teachers to adequately teach students on medicine and its practices. Students at Nairobi University have the option of choosing their preferred department in medicine. They include;


  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical medicine and therapeutics
  • Diagnostics imaging and radiation
  • Medicine
  • Human anatomy
  • Human pathology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Medical physiology
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatrics and child health
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Anesthesia department


Admission criteria

The duration of the course takes 4 years with the student required to complete 56 units. The cost stands at shs.37, 500 statutory fee and 400,000 for privately sponsored students.

  • KCSE (Mean C+) and C+ passes in each of the four cluster subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Or any Group III, IV and V; or Advanced Level Certificate: Two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics with subsidiary pass in Chemistry.
  • Or an ordinary Diploma from a recognized institution with Credit Passes in the relevant subjects; or
  • Higher National Diploma from a recognized institution with passes in relevant subjects; or
  • Technical/Science Diploma from a recognized institution with Credit Passes in Mathematics and Chemistry from a recognized institution; or Bachelor degree in nursing and medical laboratory (Science) from a recognized institution;

Location and contact information

The location of the school of medicine practical campus is at Kenyatta national hospital. They can be reached through their postal address at PO box 19676 Nairobi, Kenya. The school can also be reached by their telephone numbers at +254 20 27263200 ext 43769, +254 20 2725102 or fax them at 254-20-2725102. They can also be contacted through social media Face book account; medicine uon. Their Twitter handle; @uonmedicine or at their official Email address at

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