WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,973 /year
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in clinical Medicine and Community Health
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Clinical Medicine
Campus:Main campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Rationale of the programme.
Training Clinical Officers at a higher level is one way of raising the standards of health care delivery to Kenyans since they are the ones who provide more than 80% of health services especially in the rural areas.

It is envisaged that the Bachelor of Science graduate Clinician will apply critical thinking in the process and come up with practical solutions to solve the various patient’s/client’s health problems and needs. The improvement in the services will be achieved through incorporation of the knowledge and experience acquired from clinical medicine and community health.

Why join the programme in Mount Kenya University.
Mount Kenya University was the first institution in the Country to offer the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine and Community Health. The University has a well-established Human Anatomy laboratory as well as other well equipped laboratories, enough teaching facilities and highly trained and committed faculty.

The programme has been designed to recognise that its graduates will have a strong clinical and community health knowledge in order to provide health care that will integrate curative and preventive health care. The graduates from the program have been employed in the different sectors including Training institutions, Ministry of Health, County governments and Non- Governmental organizations.


The curriculum for the degree programme shall extend over a period of not less than four academic years of study.

Admission Requirements

KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) and C+(plus) in Biology/Biological Sciences, English / Kiswahili, Chemistry /
Physical Sciences and Mathematics / Physics

Upgrading: Diploma in Clinical medicine and Community Health (Registered By COCK )from an institution recognized by Mount Kenya University

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:

  1. Private practice clinical officer
  2. Clinical Officer in Public and Private health care facilities
  3. Research assistants in Research institutes (e.g. KEMRI)
  4. Clinical instructors in tertiary teaching institutions
  5. Graduate assistants in tertiary teaching institutions
  6. Lecturers in colleges
  7. Program manager for projects
  8. Health center manager
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $1,973
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,368

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 217,200
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 260,640
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

Faculty Office
For Faculty Enquiries
General School Office
For General Enquiries