The common regulations for Doctor of Philosophy Degree in all faculties of the University of Nairobi apply. Holders of any of the following degrees are eligible for admission into the programme:

a) Holder of a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Nairobi; or

b) Holder of a Bachelor's and Master's degree or equivalent academic qualifications recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate as of comparable status;

c) Able to produce evidence to the satisfaction of Senate of his/her adequate background in the discipline and capacity to carry out research;

d) May be required to undergo an interview by the Department to determine suitability for registration;

e) A draft proposal of at least 15 pages submitted through online application system.


To apply, please visit the online application portal https:/

Intake: Open

The programme aims at producing specialists who will be able to provide leadership in community health at all levels. The emphasis is re-orientation from hospital clinical practice to community health practice, with special emphasis on the community. Graduates from this programme are expected to have acquired competence in the following;

- Academic health research, training and mentorship.

- Policy analysis and health services management.

- Evaluation of health projects and programmes.

- Provide strategic advisory services in health.

- Peer review and publication.

   YEAR 1   YEAR 2   YEAR 3    TOTALS 
TUITION    432,000.00      432,000.00      432,000.00   1,296,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)         7,000.00          7,000.00          7,000.00         21,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                      -                          -           50,000.00         50,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)         4,500.00          4,500.00          4,500.00         13,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)         1,000.00          1,000.00          1,000.00           3,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)         5,000.00                       -                          -              5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)         6,500.00          6,500.00          6,500.00         19,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)         2,000.00          2,000.00          2,000.00           6,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)         5,000.00          5,000.00          5,000.00         15,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)         1,000.00          1,000.00          1,000.00           3,000.00
Grand totals    464,000.00      459,000.00      509,000.00   1,432,000.00