WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Diploma in International Studies and Strategic Studies
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

Course Objectives
The Diploma in International Studies will:
– Expose students to the overall framework of international Studies
– Acquaint students with the key issues and approaches in international Studies
– Acquaint students with new developments in international Studies.


– Each Ordinary Diploma candidate shall be required to successfully take at least five (5) approved course units as well as a project paper. The Ordinary Diploma programme shall consist of lectures, lecture-discussions, class presentations, seminars, demonstrations, fieldwork, student-teacher consultations, supervised independent study, coursework or any combination of these, as well as written final examinations, and shall run for a minimum of two (2) semesters of fifteen (15) weeks each.
– Students shall undergo continuous assessment in each taught course each semester.
– Duration of the course: nine (9) months/two (2) semesters.

Admission Requirements

A candidate must satisfy the prescribed University of Nairobi requirements. In addition, the minimum qualifications for admission to an Ordinary Diploma are:

  1. KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C (Plain), or equivalent;
  2. ‘O’ Level certificate with a minimum grade of Division II, or equivalent, or Division III with evidence of relevant academic or professional training or
  3. ‘A’ Level qualification with a minimum of one (1) Principal pass or equivalent.
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:
– Civil Service fast streamer.
– Diplomatic service officer.
– Government social research officer.
– Intelligence analyst.
International aid/development worker.
– Policy officer.
– Political risk analyst.
– Public affairs consultant.

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

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International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Maria Nzomo
Director, Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries