Pharmacy Course Admission Requirements in Kenya

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You can pursue Pharmacy course in Kenya at diploma or degree level. Admission requirements to various universities are as outlined below;

United States International University Bachelor of Pharmacy Admission Requirements

Applicants must have met the minimum entry requirements for the pharmacy degree course in Kenya.

  1. 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 A Option B
Chemistry Biological Sciences
Biology Physical Sciences
Maths/Physics Mathematics
English/Kiswahili English/Kiswahili
  1. 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.

Biology Principal
Chemistry Principal
Physics/Mathematics Subsidiary
General paper Pass
  1. Diploma in Biological Sciences

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

Option A Option B Option C
Biology Biology Biological Sciences
Chemistry Physics with Chemistry Physical sciences
Physics/Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics

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 recognised 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 recognised 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 recognised by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

Website link: https://www.usiu.ac.ke/138/bachelor-pharmacy/

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (B. PHARM) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Candidates shall have met the minimum University and School of Medicine entry requirements.
  2. 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:

Website link: http://pharmacy.ku.ac.ke/index.php/academic-programs/undergraduate/90-programmes/202-bachelor-of-pharmacy-b-pharm

KABARAK UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF PHARMACY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The School of Pharmacy admits students with outstanding intellectual and academic competency paired with character; desire to give back to society and a strong motivation to pursue a career in the field of Pharmacy.

System of Education

Applicants must have satisfied the University’s general admission criteria of a mean grade B-(MINUS) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) with C+ (PLUS) and above in the following cluster subjects:

Alternative A: Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics/Physics, English/Kiswahili

Alternative B: Biological sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, English/Kiswahili

                                                       OR

A Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology and KCSE mean grade of C+ (PLUS) and enrolled with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB)

                                                         OR

Other Diploma holders in health related programmes such as Laboratory Technology, Clinical Medicine, Radiology, Basic and/or Advanced Nursing, Public Health/Environment Health, Dental Sciences and should have graduated with at least (credit pass) from training institutions recognized by the Commission for University Education (CUE)

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Mean grade of C+ (PLUS) in KCSE with an average cluster weight of 32 points in cluster subjects as shown in KCSE (8.4.4 System of Education) above. In addition, a pass of not less than 5 at IB level in each of the KCSE subjects

                                                           OR

G.C.E/A-Level system of education

A minimum of two Principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass or credit pass at ‘O’ level in physics or Mathematics.

  • Biology – Principal
  • Chemistry – Principal
  • Physics/Mathematics – Subsidiary
  • General paper – Pass

Website link: https://kabarak.ac.ke/school-of-pharmacy/#1513226580897-cffbcbf6-5841

Mount Kenya University Bachelor of Pharmacy Admission Requirements

a. KCSE (Direct) Entry:

  • Mean Grade: B- With C+ in Mathematics/Physics,
    Chemistry/Physical Science,Biology/Biological Science
    and English/Kiswahili.

 

 10 Semesters

 

Ksh. 128,200 per Semester
 b. A-Level Entry:

  • Minimum of two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a Subsidiary Pass in Mathematics or Physics.
 10 Semesters  Ksh. 128,200 per Semester
 c. Diploma in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Technology Entry:

  • The Diploma should have been obtained from a PPB accredited Institution;
  • KCSE Mean Grade C with C in Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry/Physical Science, Biology/Biological Science, and English/Kiswahili.
  • Enrolled as a Pharmaceutical Technologist by the PPB.
 (Subject to the PPB Credit Waiver Policy Guidelines) Ksh. 128,200 per semester
d. Higher National Diploma in Pharmacy Entry:

  • The Diploma and Higher National Diploma should have been obtained from a PPB Accredited Institution;
  • KCSE Mean Grade C with C in Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry/Physical Science, Biology/Biological Science, and English/Kiswahili.
  • Enrolled as a Pharmaceutical Technologist by the PPB.
(Subject to the PPB Credit Waiver Policy Guidelines) Ksh. 128,200 per semester
e. Holders of a diploma or degree in Biological or Health Sciences. 10 Semesters Ksh. 128,200 per Semester
2. Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology (DPT)
KCSE Mean Grade C with C in Mathematics/Physics,Chemistry/Physical Science, Biology/Biological Science and English/Kiswahili. 9 Trimesters Ksh.35,550 per Trimester

 

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI BACHELOR OF PHARMACY(B.PHARM) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have satisfied the University’s general admission criteria of a mean grade C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E). A minimum C+ (plus) grade pass will be mandatory in each of the cluster subjects. The cluster subjects

for Bachelor of Pharmacy in K.C.S.E are as follows:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics or Mathematics
  4. English or Kiswahili

Eligibility for consideration for admission into the Module II Bachelor of Pharmacy programme shall be governed by the  following  admission requirements, outlined under each category:

KCSE (8.4.4 System of Education)

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 A

-Chemistry

– Biology

– Maths/Physics

– English/Kiswahili

 

Alternative B

– Biological sciences

– Physical Sciences

– Mathematics

– English/Kiswahili

G.C.E/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.

Biology                                  – Principal

Chemistry                               – Principal

Physics/Mathematics           – Subsidiary

General paper                     – Pass

International Baccalaureate  (IB) Diploma

C (plain) mean grade in KCSE with an average cluster weight of 32 points in relevant subjects as shown in (3.2) above.

In addition, a pass of not less than 5 at IB level in each of the KCSE subjects shown in (3.2) above.

Diploma in Biological Sciences

A minimum O level Division II 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 (3.2) above,

In addition, they should have a credit pass in the following qualifications from the Kenya Medical Training College or any other recognised training institution Diploma in

  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Clinical Medicine
  •  Radiology
  •  Basic and/or Advanced Nursing
  •  Public Health/Environment Health
  • Dental Sciences

Holders of any degree in Biological Sciences from the  University of Nairobi        or equivalent qualifications from a recognised University.

Holders of other qualifications deemed to be equivalent to (2.1 – 2. mentioned above.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must sit and pass English  assessment examination set and administered by institutions recognised by University of Nairobi Senate.

Website link: https://pharm-school.uonbi.ac.ke/programs-content-type/bachelor-pharmacybpharm

JKUAT Bachelor of Pharmacy Admission Requirements

To qualify for this degree program, the minimum entry requirements are as listed below:

K.C.S.E C+(plus) mean grade with an average cluster weight of B-(minus) 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/ Kiswahili

 

Alternative B

Biological Sciences

Physical Sciences

Mathematics

English/ Kiswahili

 

OR G.C.E/A level (KACE) with two (2) Principle passes in Chemistry and Biology and a Subsidiary pass or Credit in

Mathematics/Physics or its equivalent, or Credit pass at ‘O’ level in Mathematics/Physics

Biology – Principle

Chemistry – Principle

Physic/Mathematics – Subsidiary

General Paper – Pass

OR KCSE C+ (plus) mean grade with a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology, Clinical Medicine or Nursing and

recognized by the relevant regulatory bodies.

Website link; http://discover.jkuat.ac.ke/course-of-the-week-bachelor-of-pharmacy/

Outspan Medical College Diploma in Pharmacy Admission Requirements

C Plain Mean Grade
C Plain in English or Kiswahili,
C Plain in Biology or Biological Sciences
C minus in any of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

Website link: https://www.omc.ac.ke/admissions

MASENO UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES(WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted into the Pharmaceutical Science with IT degree program at Maseno University, the applicant must:

Satisfy the minimum University entry requirements of C+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with at least B in Biology, B in Chemistry, C+ in Mathematics or Physics and a C+ in English.
Satisfy the Faculty board and senate in all the requirements for Bachelors degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology with IT program.
Bachelors degree students/graduates in Biomedical Sciences from Maseno University or other universities recognized by Maseno University senate.
Students with ordinary diploma certificate holders from Maseno University or other universities or colleges recognized by Maseno University senate provided they do all the prerequisite courses relevant to the degree program and get relevant credit transfers as advised and approved by the Faculty board and senate.

MOI UNIVERSITY MASTER OF PHARMACY IN CLINICAL PHARMACY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1.  Be a holder of a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree or equivalent recognized by Moi University Senate
    b.    Be registered or registrable as a Pharmacist by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB).
    c.    Meet the common Moi University Graduate Studies and MUSOM rules governing entry to the Master of Medicine programmes
    d.    International applicants from non-English speaking countries should provide evidence of proficiency in English
    e.    Pass admission interview administered by the departmental admission committee

Website link: https://som.mu.ac.ke/index.php/k2-categories/postgraduate/master-of-pharmacy-in-clinical-pharmacy#admission-requirements

KMTC CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA AND HIGHER DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1 Diploma in Pharmacy 3     years Nairobi, Mombasa, Manza, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri KCSE minimum aggregate of C plain with C in English or Kiswahili, Chemistry or Physical Science and Biology or Biological Sciences
C in any one of the following: – Physics or Mathematics
2 Higher Diploma in pharmacy 1 ½ years Nairobi Holder of a Diploma in Pharmacy from an institution recognized by the Ministry of Health
(Clinical Pharmacy and Herbal Medicine) Must be enrolled with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB)

Website link: https://kmtc.ac.ke/department-of-pharmacy-2