PhD in Musical Arts at Kenyatta University (KU)

Course NameDoctor of Philosophy in Musical Arts
Other Course NamePhD in Musical Arts
Institution Kenyatta University
TypePublic University
Offered At
QualificationPhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Mode of Study Full time
Part time

Course Entry/Admission Requirements for PhD in Musical Arts at Kenyatta University

To be qualified for admission in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program, the prospective candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master of Musical Arts from Kenyatta University or any other institution. Master of Arts in Musical Performance with extensive performance record for the performance degree, or Master of Arts in Musical composition or Master of Music in Musical Composition with a record of composing for various ensembles for the Composition degree.

Interested candidates should additionally visit the university website or contact the admissions office for further information on both the university and departmental entry requirements for this course


Duration of Study

3 - 4 years

How to Apply for Admission

Main Campus Application Procedure

  • Application for admission into the programme can be done online by a simple click
  • All you need is the following:
    • Ensure you have met the eligibility criteria for the selected program.
    • Ensure you have scanned Academic Transcripts, Certificates and Passport photo.
    • Ensure you have scanned identification documents, either an Identification Card or Passport.
    • Ensure you have the required application fee of Kshs. 3,000/= for East Africans on your MPESA line for completing the application process.
    • **Payment for online application is only by MPESA through details provided on the application portal only.**


  • Application forms can be obtained from Kenyatta University, Admissions Block, Office No. 12 or at the Regional Centers based in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Embu, Kisumu, and Garissa or be downloaded from our website
  • East African applicants shall pay non-refundable processing fee of Kshs. 3,000/= for through bank deposit only into any of the following bank accounts:

Co-operative Bank of Kenya - Account No. 011-2906-246-1400
National Bank of Kenya - Account No. 010-0305-915-0801
Equity Bank Limited - Account No. 018-0290-518859
Family Bank - Account No. 045-0000-2331

  • Non-East Africans shall pay non-refundable application processing fee of USD. 50/= through bank deposit only into the following bank account.

Bank Name: National Bank of Kenya 
Account Name: Kenyatta University Tuition Account
Branch: Kenyatta University 
Account Number: 02020059150800

**Payment for application forms is only through the bank account details provided above only.**

  • Duly completed forms should be returned to the Registrar (Academic), Kenyatta University P.O. Box 43844 – 00100, NAIROBI, Kenya on or before the application deadline.
  • Copies of relevant professional and academic certificates and transcripts, Two (2) I’x1’ passport size photos and original application fee receipt, MUST be attached to the application form.
  • NB: ‘O’ Level Certificate must be attached: Those with Grade C (Plain) at K.C.S.E must have a Diploma and those with C - (Minus) must have a Certificate and a Diploma.


For further information, please contact:

The Registrar (Academic),
Kenyatta University,
P.O. Box 43844 – 00100,
Tel: 020 8703221/23
Mobile : 0780830830
Email:, or

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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.