Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS or MBChB) at Mount Kenya University (MKU)

Course NameBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS or MBChB)
Institution Mount Kenya University
TypePrivate University
LocationThika Town
QualificationBachelor's Degree
Mode of Study Full time

Course Entry/Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS or MBChB) at Mount Kenya University

Candidates wishing to study for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MB ChB) shall have met either of the following minimum university entry requirements.

  1. For the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders, minimum university admission requirement is C+ (plus) and in addition, B (plain) in each of the following cluster subjects;

• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics or Mathematics
• English or Kiswahili

  1. For Kenya advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) holders, a minimum of two principal passes in Biology, Chemistry and subsidiary pass in either Mathematics or Physics.
  2. For diploma holders in Medical Sciences, a minimum ‘O’ level Division II pass in KCE or C+ mean grade and a credit C+ in cluster subjects in KCSE, in addition to a three-year diploma with a minimum of a credit pass from a medical training institution recognized by the Board.
  3. For holders of any degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university subject to passing Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  4. Other qualifications deemed to be equivalent to those in paragraphs (a)-(d) above from institutions recognized by the different institution’s Senates
  5. Proficiency in English language

Duration of Study

The duration of the course shall not be less than 6 academic years and not more than twelve years.

Additional Info

  • Mount Kenya University Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) programme is accredited by Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council and East African Community Medical Boards/Councils.
  • The University has adequate infrastructure which includes state-of-the-art Science Laboratories and a modern Anatomy Laboratory/Funeral Home at Thika Level 5 Hospital. In addition it is in collaboration with Machakos Level 5 Hospital and other strategic partners.
  • All units in the MB ChB., programme shall be compulsory unless the School Board recommends exemption and Senate approves.
  • The academic year in the Medical School shall be divided into 3 terms, with a minimum of 44 weeks. Each term shall be 14 or 15 weeks exclusive of any examinations.

How to Apply for Admission

Mount Kenya University strives to admit those applicants who are best prepared to benefit from and contribute to MKU academic community. Admission specialists will review your application and supporting documentation carefully to assess your overall academic preparation. In evaluating your application, the University will consider the following factors:

  1. Mean Grade scores achieved in High School
  2. Grades earned in core subjects depending on the specific programmes in which you are interested
  3. Additional information provided in support of your application.

Before you apply for admission at MKU, you are encouraged to carefully consider the various degree and diploma programmes available, meet with an adviser and when you decide MKU is the place you want to be. Admission to MKU is on a first come first serve basis so be sure to complete your application early.

Whether you are interested in postgraduate, undergraduate or graduate studies, diploma or certificate programmes, you will find that MKU has a variety of programmes to chose from in fulfilling your educational and career goals.

  • Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar- academic Administration.
  • Application should be accompanied by copies of ID/Passport, relevant academic and professional certificates.
  • Application fee is as follows:
    • Ksh.1,000 (Certificates, Diplomas &Undergraduates programmes)
    • Ksh.2,000 (Post-Graduate programmes) for East African applicants
    • US Dollars 50 for all non-East African applicants.

Mode of Payment:

  • Payment to be deposited in either of the following Bank Accounts
    • Equity Bank, ACC. No- 0090292435067 SWIFT CODE EQBLKENA
    • KCB Bank, Acc. No – 1121032222
    • Cooperative Bank, Acc. No – 01129279981300 SWIFT CODE KCOOKENA
    • GT Bank, ACC. No- 2014200002
    • Standard Chartered Bank, ACC. No- 0102049817400 SWIFT CODE SCBLKENX
    • Family Bank, ACC. No- 005000019336
  • Money Order / Banker’s Cheque payable to Mount Kenya University.

Please note

  • Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for, this will be subject to fulfillment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.For further information, kindly enquire from the Registrar, Academic Administration the programmes being offered at our campuses and study centres:

Visit the University website or contact the admissions department for more details on how to apply. In case of any questions/enquiries contact us using the details below:

Office of Registrar Academic Administration
Mount Kenya University
PO Box 342 – 01000

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** Despite the fact that reasonable effort has been made in order to provide an accurate description of this course, certain details could have been updated by the institution which may impact the accuracy of the information presented here. We advice that you contact the institution directly to confirm admission details.