WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Food Nutrition and Dietetics
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:Faculty of Agriculture
Campus:Upper Kabete Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

The Department of Food Technology and Nutrition in the Faculty of Agriculture proposes a BSc. programme in Foods Nutrition and Dietetics. Since nutrition problems are multicausal, the course incorporates various courses: biological, physical, medical and social sciences, to help the graduates of the programme address problems from a multidisciplinary point of view. Graduates from the programme might go on for postgraduate training in applied and basic nutrition, food science and technology, public health disciplines, such as epidemiology, biostatistics, demography, maternal and child health, etc., or alternatively, accept jobs with relevant ministries, non‑governmental organizations (NGOs), schools and colleges.

Admission Requirements

– Candidates must, in satisfying the minimum entrance requirements of mean grade of C+ for the University, offer passes at C or above in Biology or Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Physics or Physical Science and, in Mathematics (or Geography, Home Science, Agriculture).

Other Candidates
– Alternatively, admission may be granted to outstanding diplomats from recognized Health, Agricultural or Veterinary Colleges, with passes at credit or distinction.

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

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Community education officer
– Food technologist
– Health promotion specialist
– International aid/development worker
– Medical sales representative
– Naturopath
– Nutritional therapist
– Nutritionist

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

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students = 158,000 KES
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 189,600 KES
**This programme will be completed after a duration of 4 years, with fees per year as follows:
– First year = 158,000 KES
– Second year = 153,000 KES
– Third year = 153,000 KES
– Fourth year = 153,000 KES


International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Faculty of Agriculture Office
Responsible for Faculty Enquiries
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries