Universities offering Bachelor of Actuarial Science in Kenya and admission requirements 2024/2025

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Below is a list of universities offering Bachelor of Actuarial Science in Kenya and admission requirements 2024/2025:

  • University of Nairobi

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the University’s general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

Eligibility for consideration for admission into the degree of Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science at the School of Mathematics shall be governed by the following minimum admission requirements or an equivalent qualification recognized by Senate:

KCSE:

A holder of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate performance of B. In addition candidates must have obtained a minimum grade of B+ in Mathematics.

A-Level:

A holder of Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with 2 principal passes in Mathematics/Physics, Mathematics/Chemistry, Mathematics/Geography, or Mathematics/Economics.

Diploma in Computer Studies/Statistics/Education:

A holder of an ordinary diploma in computer studies, Statistics, or Education with Mathematics as a major subject, or equivalent with, a minimum pass at credit level, from an institution recognized by Senate and had obtained a mean grade C at KCSE.

Bachelor’s Degree:

A holder of a Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the Senate, preferably with a good Mathematics background.

CREDIT TRANSFER AND EXEMPTIONS

The point of entry into the programme for candidates other than direct KCSE shall be approved by the Senate on recommendations of the Board of the School of Mathematics and shall be based on the qualification of the candidate.                                                                         

Credit Transfer

  1. A candidate who has been admitted to this program and has taken and passes a course unit offered within another degree program may apply for transfer of the credit earned within the previous program to this program.
  2. Credit transfers will only be approved from institutions and degree programs recognized by the senate.
  3. Where a candidate wishes to transfer credit from a degree program of another institution to this program, the candidate shall send an application to the academic registrar justifying the request and provide evidence of the credentials which support such a request.
  4. Credits may not be transferred in the third year and fourth year of study.
  5. Application for credit transfer shall be considered only after the applicant has paid the exemption fees

Exemptions

  1. Where a candidate wishes to be exempted from any course unit(s), the candidate shall send an application to the academic registrar justifying the request and provide evidence of credentials that support such a request. Such a candidate may be required to sit and pass an ordinary university exam in that unit.
  2. Regulation 1 above notwithstanding, all course units which contribute towards the final award of the degree will be examined.
  3. The examination undertaken under regulation 1 shall be graded out of 100% and the pass mark shall be 40%.
  4.  Application for exemption shall be considered only after the applicant has paid an exemption fee.

Maximum Exemption and Credit Transfer

The total number of units that may be transferred plus those exempted may not exceed one-third of the total number of units prescribed in this program

  • JKUAT

BSc. Actuarial Science

Admission Requirements
Mean grade C+, Mathematics B-, English C+

  • Cooperative University of Kenya

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

Programme Specific Admission Requirements

Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C+ in both Mathematics and English or Kiswahili, 

OR 

  1. KNEC Diploma in Mathematical Sciences or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized Institution, 

OR 

  1. CUK Diploma in Mathematical Sciences or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized Institution (Equivalent to KNEC Diploma), 

OR 

  1. The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African Certificate of Education (EACE) “Ordinary Level” Division II or their equivalents, plus a CUK/KNEC Diploma or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized Institution, OR 
  2. The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African Certificate of Education (EACE) Ordinary Level Division III or their equivalents, plus CUK/KNEC Certificate and CUK/KNEC Diploma or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized Institution, 

OR 

  1. The Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) “Advanced Level” with two Principal passes and a subsidiary. 
  2. KCA University

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Who Can Join

To be eligible for admission into the BSc Actuarial Science program, the applicant must be a holder of:

  • Must have passed with mean grade of C+ and above in KCSE plus B+ in Mathematics and B in English in the KCSE

OR

  • Have a minimum of 2 principal passes, including Mathematics, at Advanced Level/ KACE (Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education) with at least C in mathematics.

OR

  • Have a Diploma in Actuarial Science, Diploma in Mathematics, Diploma in Statistics, Diploma in Insurance with at least a Credit pass from an accredited Institution recognized by the university Senate,

OR

  • Any other qualifications equivalent to (i) to (v) above, subject to approval by the Senate meeting the minimum requirements set by the Commission for University Education (CUE).

Entry Qualifications

To be eligible for admission into the BSc Actuarial Science program, the applicant must be a holder of:

  • Must have passed with a mean grade of C+ and above in KCSE plus B+ in Mathematics and B in English in the KCSE

OR

  • Have a minimum of 2 principal passes, including Mathematics, at Advanced Level/ KACE (Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education) with at least a C in mathematics.

OR

  • Have a Diploma in Actuarial Science, Diploma in Mathematics, Diploma in Statistics, or Diploma in Insurance with at least a Credit pass from an accredited Institution recognized by the university Senate,

OR

  • Any other qualifications equivalent to (i) to (v) above, subject to approval by the Senate meeting the minimum requirements set by the Commission for University Education (CUE).
  • Technical University of Kenya

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ACTUARIAL SCIENCE)

Requirements

• KCSE Mean Grade C+ (plus) with C+ (Plus) in Maths and a Pass in any Group II, Group III and Group IV/V • Diploma in Technology in actuarial science and KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

  • Zetech University

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science (BSc.AS)

Admission Requirements

  1. KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) with a minimum of C+ (Plus) in Mathematics and C+ (plus) in English.
  2. Have a Diploma in Actuarial Science or any other related field from an accredited institution recognised by the University Senate.
  3. Kabarak University

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Minimum Requirements for Admission

KCSE mean grade of C+ with and B (plain) in Mathematics and C+ English;

OR

KACE or Advance level equivalent with 2 principal pass, including Mathematics.

  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science with IT

Admission Requirements:

a)Candidates must satisfy the minimum university entry requirements of KCSE Mean Grade of C+ (Plus) with C+(Plus) in Mathematics. OR

b) Holders of KACE with minimum of 2 principals passes and one subsidiary pass. OR

c) KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) with a Diploma of at least Credit Pass or Higher Diploma in Mathematics related fields from recognized examination board/ Institution. OR

c) BSc in Mathematics related field from accredited Institutions.

  • Strathmore University

Bachelor of Actuarial Science

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• A minimum mean grade of B-.

• 6 credits at O-level, A level 3 principal passes

• IB Diploma 34 points out of 45

• A distinction in the Strathmore Entrance Exam.

• Proven leadership skills in school & community and outstanding performance in extra-curricular activities are an added advantage.

All candidates meeting the entry requirement are required to sit the University entrance examination in English and Mathematics and an oral interview.

Interviews are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at  8:00am.

Candidates are required to bring originals and copies of relevant academic certificates, 2 passport size photo-graphs, a photocopy of birth certificate or National ID or passport and exam fee Ksh 1,800 entrance

  • Multimedia University of Kenya

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Minimum Entry Requirements

KCSE mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C+ in both English and Mathematics or KACE Certificate with two principal passes and one subsidiary pass in Mathematics at KCE or relevant professional qualifications approved by the University Senate. Successful Diploma graduates with at least a CREDIT Pass will join in 2nd Year

  • South Eastern University of Kenya

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Entry Requirement:

KCSE Mean Grade C+ (plus) with a minimum of Grade C+ in Mathematics for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science.

  • Karatina University

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE with a B in Maths OR Diploma in Actuarial Science or Applied Statistics from a recognized institution.

  • Maseno University

Bachelor of Science, Actuarial Science with IT

Admission Requirements

KCSE Mean Grade C+
B (Plain) in Mathematics or KACE C

  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science at Mount Kenya University (MKU)

Course Entry/Admission Requirements for BSc in Actuarial Science at Mount Kenya University

To be qualified for admission, the prospective candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • KCSE mean grade of C+ (plus) and grade C+ (plus) in Mathematics and C (plain) in English

Or

  • Diploma in a relevant discipline from an institution of Higher Learning recognized by the Mount Kenya University Senate with a mean grade of C (plain) in KCSE.