KEMRI Graduate School (KGS) Postgraduate Programmes (MSc & PhD) 2023

Deadline:  14th April, 2023.

KEMRI Graduate School (KGS) Postgraduate Programmes (MSc & PhD) 2023

The KEMRI Graduate School (KGS) is the university arm of KEMRI offering specialized postgraduate degrees in line with KEMRI’s mandate. The aim of KGS is to develop a human resource base equipped with updated research skills and knowledge to provide solutions to the rapidly growing health care delivery challenges facing the African region. A combination of academic, research, and global partnerships available at Kenya Medical Research Institute
(KEMRI), makes postgraduate study a fertile environment for young scientists aspiring to build a future rewarding career in health research and innovation. Since 2003, KGS has contributed to local and international research capacity building in Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral training in diverse areas such Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Epidemiology and Medicinal Chemistry, since its inception KGS has enrolled more than 1700 students at Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels.

The KEMRI Graduate School accepts admission for both local and international students for all the programmes.

The common regulations for all Masters degrees in the University shall apply. The following shall be eligible for admission in KEMRI Graduate School under the JKUAT/KEMRI Collaboration:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Second Class (Upper Division) in a relevant field of study or its equivalent from JKUAT or any other Institution recognized by JKUAT Senate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Second class Honors (Lower Division) in a relevant field of study or its equivalent from JKUAT or any other Institution recognized by JKUAT Senate, with at least two years post-qualification work/research experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a Pass and a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field of study.

*NB. These are the minimum requirements; other conditions may apply for individual programmes.

A candidate wishing to apply to KEMRI Graduate School (KGS) should follow the steps below

  1. Download the forms on the KEMRI Graduate School webpage using the following link:
  2. Print and Fill in the forms in triplicate. Attach copies of the academic certificates (together with transcripts) on each form. Remember to include copies of your National ID/Passport and KCSE Certificate
  3. Pay an application fee of Kshs. 1,500 ($ 15) at JKUAT Main Campus Cash Office or JKUAT Towers CBD Campus Cash Office (the candidate will be required to present the duly filled application forms when making payments). Attach the original payment receipt to one of the application forms and copies of the receipt to the other two forms.
  4. Submit all the documents to KEMRI Graduate School Office located at Training Centre, KEMRI HQs NOT later than 14th April, 2023.
  5. KGS will process the application and will contact the candidate once the admission letter is ready.

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