General UoN Admission Criteria
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General Criteria for admission for Courses are given below for

  1. Bachelors degree course
  2. Diploma course
  3. Certificate course
  4. Masters degree course
  5. Post graduate diploma course
  6. PhD degree course

For entry requirements for specific couses, see the catalogue of courses in the link

http://cessp.uonbi.ac.ke/node/1057

 

1.  Bachelors Degree Courses

Admission to Bachelor’s Degree Programmes will be based on any one of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. KCSE mean grade C+ or equivalent
  2. KCSE mean grade C- or equivalent plus a Certificate and Diploma
  3. Level Division II or equivalent plus a Diploma
  4. Level Division III or equivalent plus a Certificate and Diploma
  5. Level Division III or equivalent plus a three-year Diploma from a recognized post secondary Institution for admissions to Bachelor of Education
  6. Diploma from University of Nairobi or other recognized institutions and an aggregate of C in KCSE or equivalent
  7. 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
  8. CPAII/CPSII/CIPS or equivalent for Commerce and Arts and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE or O level Division III
  9. 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
  10. Higher National Diploma in relevant fields and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE
  11. Degree from a recognized University
  12. Equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by Senate
  13. Level Division III or equivalent plus a three-year Diploma from a recognized post secondary Institution for admissions to Bachelor of Education
  14. Diploma from UON or other recognized institutions and an aggregate of C in KCSE or equivalent
  15. 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
  16. CPAII/CPSII/CIPS or equivalent for Commerce and Arts and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE or O level Division III
  17. 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
  18. Higher National Diploma in relevant fields and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE
  19. Degree from a recognized University
  20. Equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by the UON Senate

 

2. Diploma Courses

Admission to Diploma Courses will be based on any of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. KCSE mean grade C
  2. KCSE mean grade C- or equivalent plus a Certificate
  3. An O’ level qualification with a minimum division III or equivalent
  4. An A’ level qualification with a minimum of two subsidiary passes or equivalent
  5. Certificates must be from an Institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate
  6. The certificates should have been undertaken for a period of at least one Semester.

 

3. 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

 

4. Masters Degree Courses

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.

 

5. Postgraduate Diploma & Certficates

Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates should have a minimum of a pass degree.

 

6. Doctor of Philosophy 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.