I am a Kenyan citizen, how do I gain admission to the University of Nairobi? 


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The University of Nairobi was founded in 1970, making it the oldest such institution in Kenya. There are currently over 60,000 students enroled across the university's six colleges.

If you are interested in taking a degree at the University of Nairobi, you must first have the appropriate qualifications. There are a wide range of accepted qualifications.

The list of preferred qualifications include: 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 or Diploma from University of Nairobi or other recognized institutions and an aggregate of C in KCSE or equivalent. 

There are many other acceptable grades and certificates; check with the institution first before applying.

How to Apply to the University of Nairobi

Application forms may be obtained from the University Main Campus Ghandi Wing , Room G3 or from any of the University of Nairobi Extra Mural Centers in Garissa, Kakamega, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, and Nyeri, upon payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs 3,000. 

The application fee may be paid by Direct Deposit at any branch of Barclays Bank using the UNES/UON Account of the Westlands Branch, A/C No. 03-073-1023948. 

The forms will include details on what to do with them when complete. 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].

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