48 months
149 EUR/credit 1639 EUR/year
149 EUR/credit 1639 EUR/year
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The Biochemistry programme offered by the University of Nairobi provides leadership in training excellent manpower to guide the course of education, industrial development, research capacity development and public service nationally and internationally.


The mission of the Biochemistry programme offered by the University of Nairobi is to achieve distinction in provision of education, research capacity developement, scholarship and public service through production of quality graduates to service Industry, Research Institutions, Academia and other related sectors.

Core values

  • Uphold professionalism in training, research and consultancy
  • Promote innovativeness and creativity in biotechnological research
  • Promote quality customer service
  • Promote sensitivity to conservation of environment in all our activities.
  • Promote honesty intergrity and tolerance among staff and students

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Law In Society
  • Elements Of Economics
  • Cell Biology
  • Mammalian Histology
  • Mammalian Physiology
  • Elements In Mathematics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




44 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates eligible for admission to the above degree programme will be will be required to be holders of at least one of the following minimum qualifications:- 2.1
  • Two principal passes at A level in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary all obtained at the same sitting.
  • A degree in Biological Sciences and/or Chemistry from any recognized University.
  • A Diploma in any of the following from a Senate recognized training institution
  • In addition, an applicant must have a minimum of C+ in Biology or Biological Sciences and Chemistry or Physical Sciences at KCSE.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1639 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 149 EUR per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    1639 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 149 EUR per credit during 48 months.
  • 18,000 KES per credit

Living costs for Nairobi

49608 - 74988 KES /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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