WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Physical Sciences
Campus:Chiromo Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

This degree course is designed to train graduates who will have the relevant skills to work in areas of Basic and Applied Space Sciences, such as Satellite Space Stations (e.g. San Macro in Malindi), Astronomical observations and Aeronautical Engineering.

The mounting of this course is meant to be the basis for serious capacity building to attain the critical mass of expertise neede for the development of space science in Kenya which ultimately will be critical to the establishment of a Kenya Space Agency, whose establishment is long overdue.

Currently, Kenya is engaged in some joint Space Science activities, with the Italian Government through the San Macro Project in Malindi

Admission Requirements

– The applicant must satisfy the minimum University admission requirements.
– In addition, a minimum of C+ (KCSE) or Principal Pass (A level) in Physics and Mathemematics is required.
– Diploma holders with a Pass Grade in Computer Studies, Science or Engineering related fields from a recognized institution will be considered.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = to apply Online

University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Some career paths for this programme include:
– Lecturer Adjunct Professor
– Senior Project Manager
– Lecturer
– Senior Scientist Director
– Fellow Senior Scientist
– Graduate Research Assistant
– Fellow Research Scientist
– Graduate Researcher
– Laboratory Technician.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students = 168,500 KES
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 202,200 KES
**This programme will be completed after a duration of 4 years, with fees per year as follows:
– First year = 168,500 KES
– Second year = 160,500 KES
– Third year = 136,500 KES
– Fourth year = 136,500 KES


International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

School of Physical Sciences
Responsible for school Enquiries
Admissions Office
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