WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,010 /year
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Pure and Applied Sciences
Campus:Thika Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Course Rationale
The curriculum of Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology is designed to meet challenges and demands affecting Kenya’s labour market as dictated by both local and international demands.  The program is also designed to combat shortage of professionally trained personnel in this country, Africa region and the world at large.

It is also designed to provide interdisciplinary approaches for training biochemists professionals and scientists able to work competitively in all fields and areas in the manufacturing, teaching and research sector of this country and beyond.

Why Study The Programme
The programme shall also provide Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology graduates with real world situations full of various techniques of teaching, research, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences that prepare them to meet challenges in the fields of teaching and learning process.

Programme  Objectives
– To prepare graduates who are practical in their approaches.
– To meet the increasing demand scientists in the labour market
– To equip learners with the learning capacity and capability to harness and implement relevant emerging issues.
– To provide graduates with requisite skills needed in the management of relevant Institutions.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  1. A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with an average grade C+ (C Plus) or its equivalent. Or
  2. A Kenya Advanced Certificate Of Education (KACE), or Advanced certificate level of General Certificate of Education (GCE) two principle levels. Or
  3. Applicants who have not taken any of the above examinations must produce acceptable documentary evidence of having passed an examination of equivalent standards by a signed statement of attainment from the Head of the last school or College attended or from the respective education authority.

Exemptions and Credit Transfer
The applicant must have attained the pass mark in the subject to be considered for credit transfer /exemption from an institution recognized by the senate.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $46

Application Guidelines:
**Application forms can be downloaded from or collected from the school campuses/ marketing centres. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar – Academic Administration.

The following Documents should be made available:
– Copies of all academic certificates including secondary school certificates, Bachelors, Diplomas & Certificate level transcripts and certificates.
– One (1) recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of national I.D/Passport.

Application fee is as follows:
– a) Kshs 1000 for Certificate, Diploma and under- graduate programs for the East African applicants. USD 50 for the Non-East African Applicants.
– Kshs 2000 for Postgraduate programmes for East African Applicants. USD 100 for Non-East African Applicants.

Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for; this will be subject to fulfilment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Agricultural Engineer
– Animal Scientist
– Biochemist and Biophysicist
– Biomedical Engineer
– Epidemiologist
– Food Scientist and Technologist
– Microbiologist
– Soil and Plant Scientist

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $1,010
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,212

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 111,200
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 133,440
Students from Countries in the East African  Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

– All international students (Non East African) are to pay additional (statutory fee, quality assurance & tuition fee) of 20% above the normal fee.
– The university fees payment can also be done in easy instalments within the semester. The instalments are as follows: 30% upon registration, 30%- second instalment, 20%-third instalment 20% – fourth instalment.

Relevant Contact

School of Pure and Applied Sciences Office
Responsible For School Enquiries
School Office
For General Enquiries
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries