Universities offering Bachelor of Pharmacy in Kenya and Admission Requirements 2024/2025

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Below is a list of universities offering Bachelor of Pharmacy in Kenya and Admission requirements 2024/2025:

  • University of Nairobi

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY

Admission Requirements

 i)                    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Applicants must have obtained an average cluster weight of B- in the subjects   shown below provided that no subject in this cluster shall have a grade below

 C+:

ALTERNATIVE AALTERNATIVE B
Ø  BiologyØ  Biological Sciences
Ø  ChemistryØ  Physical Sciences
Ø  Physics/MathematicsØ  Mathematics
Ø  English/KiswahiliØ  English/Kiswahili

                                                                  OR

ii)                  Advanced Level Certificate:

TWO Principal passes – one in Biology and the other in Chemistry – and at least ONE Subsidiary pass in Physics or Mathematics.

                                                     OR

        (iii)  Diploma in Biological Sciences

              A minimum O level Division II KCE with credit passes in the following subjects:

             – Biology

             – Chemistry

             – Physics/Mathematics

                    OR                                          OR

             – Biology                                        Biological Sciences

– Physics with chemistry                Physical Sciences

             – Mathematics                                Mathematics

                     OR

            C mean grade in KCSE with an average cluster weight  of 32 points in relevant  

            subjects as shown in (i) above, in addition to credit pass in the following

            qualifications from the Kenya Medical Training College or any other recognized           training institution.

                    Diploma in

              . Pharmaceutical Technology

              . Laboratory Technology

              . Clinical Medicine

              . Radiology

              . Basic and/or Advanced Nursing

              . Public Health/Environment Health

              . Dental Sciences

 (iv)    Holders of any degree in Biological Sciences from the  University of Nairobi or

         equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.

(v)     Holders of other qualifications deemed to be equivalent to  (i-iv) mentioned

        above

(vi)  Applicants from non-English speaking countries must sit and  pass English 

        assessment examination set and administered by institutions recognized by

        University of Nairobi Senate.

  • Kenya Methodist University

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have met the minimum entry requirements for the pharmacy degree course in Kenya. These requirements include: a. KCSE System of Education 

Applicants must have obtained an average weight of B- provided that no subject in this cluster shall have a grade below C+.

Option AOption B
ChemistryBiological Sciences
BiologyPhysical Sciences
Maths/PhysicsMathematics
English/KiswahiliEnglish/Kiswahili

b. A-Level

A minimum of two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass or credit pass at “O” level in Physics or Mathematics.

BiologyPrincipal
ChemistryPrincipal
Physics/MathematicsSubsidiary
General paperPass

c. Diploma in Biological Sciences

A minimum “O” level Division II KCE with credit in the following:

Option AOption BOption C
BiologyBiologyBiological Sciences
ChemistryPhysics with ChemistryPhysical sciences
Physics/MathematicsMathematicsMathematics

OR

A mean grade of C in KCSE with a minimum score of C plain in each of the cluster subjects above and a credit pass in the following qualifications from training institution recognized by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

Diploma holders in: Pharmaceutical Technology. Laboratory Technology. Clinical Medicine.

Radiology. Nursing. Public/Environment Health. Dental Sciences.

  1. Holders of degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent from a recognized University.
  2. The provisions of the PPB Credit Waiver Policy Guidelines shall apply.

This curriculum shall be administered in English. This means applicants from non-English speaking countries must sit and pass English assessment examination set and administered by institutions recognized by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board

  • Kenyatta University

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (B. PHARM)

Admission Requirements
i. Candidates shall have met the minimum University and School of Medicine entry requirements.
ii. Candidates shall have obtained a mean grade of at least C+ at K.C.S.E. and passed the subject clusters indicated or 2 principal passes at A level or their equivalents:

Alternative A
Biology B
Chemistry B
Mathematics or Physics C+
English or Kiswahili B

Alternative B
Biological Sciences B+
Physical Sciences B+
Mathematics C+
English or Kiswahili B
OR
iii. Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in Physics or Mathematics
OR
iv. Holders of a Diploma in the following areas from a recognized Training Institution. The candidate must have attained the minimum University entry requirements of C+ at KCSE OR division II at O level. Pharmaceutical Technology, Laboratory Technology, Clinical Medicine, Radiology, Basic and /or Advanced Nursing, Public Health/Environmental Health, Dental Sciences, Diploma in Biological Sciences
OR
v. Holders of any degree in Biological Sciences or Chemistry from Kenyatta University or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.

  • Kabarak University
ProgrammeMinimum Admission RequirementsCampusTuition Fees per Semester (Kshs)
Bachelor of PharmacyKCSE mean grade of B- (Minus) with C+ in Mathematics or Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English or Kiswahili; OR Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology and KCSE mean grade of C+ and enrolled with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB).Main117,500
  • JKUAT

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Minimum Entry Requirement:

K.C.S.E B- (minus) Mean grade and above with an average cluster weight of B- (plus) in the subjects shown below, provided that no subject in this cluster shall have a grade below C+ (plus). Alternative A Chemistry Biology Mathematics /Physics English/SwahiliAlternative B Biological Sciences Physical Sciences Mathematics English/Swahili

Or KCSE C (plain) Mean grade with a minimum score of C (plain) in each of the cluster subjects above and a CREDIT PASS in Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from an Institution recognized by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

Or Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from an Institution recognized by the University.

Mode of study: Full time.

Course duration: 5 (five) academic years

Tuition fees per academic year: Kshs. 451,981.00 (Kenya shillings four hundred fifty one thousand nine hundred and eighty one only).

  • Mount Kenya University

Bachelor of Pharmacy

This is a five (5) year intensive programme consisting of two (2) years pre-clinical training followed by three (3) years clinical training. The duration of the course shall not be less than five academic years. All units in the BPharm programme shall be compulsory unless the School Board recommends exemption and the University Senate approves. The academic year in the School of Pharmacy shall be divided into 3 terms, with a minimum of 39 weeks. Each term shall be 13 weeks exclusive of any examinations.