Bachelor of pharmacy
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University of Nairobi, School of Pharmacy

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Bachelor of pharmacy

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must have satisfied the University's general admission criteria of a mean grade C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E). A minimum C+ (plus) grade pass will be mandatory in each of the cluster subjects. The cluster subjects for Bachelor of Pharmacy in K.C.S.E are as follows:
  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics or Mathematics
  4. English or Kiswahili
 Eligibility for consideration for admission into the Module II Bachelor of Pharmacy programme shall be governed by the  following  admission requirements, outlined under each category:
  1.  KCSE (8.4.4 System of Education) Applicants must have obtained an average cluster weight of B- in the subjects shown below provided that no subject in this cluster shall have a  grade below C+:
                        Alternative A
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Maths/Physics
  • English/Kiswahili
                         Alternative B
  • Biological sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • English/Kiswahili
  1. G.C.E/A-Level
A minimum of two Principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass or credit pass at 'O' level in physics or Mathematics.
  • Biology                                 - Principal
  • Chemistry                           - Principal
  •  Physics/Mathematics        - Subsidiary
  • General paper                     - Pass
  1.  International Baccalaureate  (IB) Diploma
C (plain) mean grade in KCSE with an average cluster weight of 32 points in relevant subjects as shown in (3.2) above. In addition, a pass of not less than 5 at IB level in each of the KCSE subjects shown in (3.2) above.
  1. Diploma in Biological Sciences
A minimum O level Division II with credit passes in the following subjects:
  • - Biology or Biological Sciences
  • - Chemistry or Physical Sciences
  • - Physics/Mathematics or Mathematics
C mean grade in KCSE with an average cluster weight  of 32  points in relevant subjects as shown in (1) above,  In addition, they should have a credit pass in the following qualifications from the Kenya Medical Training College or any other recognised training institution.
Diploma in
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Clinical Medicine
  •  Radiology
  •  Basic and/or Advanced Nursing
  •  Public Health/Environment Health
  • Dental Sciences
 Holders of any degree in Biological Sciences from the  University of Nairobi  or equivalent qualifications from a recognised University.
Holders of other qualifications deemed to be equivalent mentioned above.
Applicants from non-English speaking countries must sit and pass English  assessment examination set and administered by institutions recognised by     University of Nairobi Senate.

Fees Structure

For more info contact:
Dean, School of Pharmacy
Physical Address: KNH, Along old Mbagathi Road Off Ngong' Road
Postal Address: P. O. Box 19676 NAIROBI - 00202 KNH
Telephone: +254-20-2726771
Cellphone: +254-771946687
Fax: +254-20-2716961