September 2013 MPA Program Intake
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Date and time: 
Tue, 2013-07-02 20:07


(Government and Self Sponsored Program)

Applications are invited from qualified applicants for a full-time Masters of Public Administration (MPA)  degree program which will  be offered at the Kenya School of Government (KSG) beginning 2nd September 2013.  The programme is a joint collaboration between the, University of Nairobi, KSG and the Ministry of State for Public Service.

  • Application Deadline:  30th July 2013
  • Mode of Study:  Evening Program
  • Commencement Date:  2nd September 2013

General Admission Requirements

  • The common regulations for the Masters degree in the Faculty of Arts, University of Nairobi shall apply.
  • The following shall be eligible for admission into the Master in Public Administration.
  • A holder of a Bachelors degree of at least Upper Second (Honours) in any field from the University of Nairobi senate.
  • A holder of a Bachelors degree with a Lower Second Class (Honours) or an equivalent qualification recognized by the University of Nairobi senate with at least three years working experience may be considered for admission.
  • A holder of a Bachelors degree with a pass or an equivalent qualification from the university of Nairobi or an equivalent institution recognized by the University of Nairobi senate may be considered for admission if:  (a) he/she has at least five years of relevant experience, or: (b) has a post =-graduate diploma in a relevant field from an institution recognized by the senate.

Additional Admission Requirements for Civil Servants.

  • Application must be holders of a first degree from a recognized university/
  • Must have served in the public/private/NGO sector for at least five (5) years.
  • Must be in job group M and above or its equivalent in the public/private sector
  • Must submit a copy of academic certificates and official transcripts
  • Submit three letters of recommendations, at least one from an academic referee.
  • Submit a 1-2 pages statement describing your background, career goals and a commitment to public sector ethos.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Civil servants must submit their applications through through their Heads of Departments for approval by the Ministerial Training Committee
  • Application Deadline:  30th July 2013
  • Mode of Study:  Evening Program
  • Commencement Date:  2nd September 2013

Application Procedure

Sets of Application Forms are available from University of Nairobi, Main Campus, and Gandhi Wing Building Room G3 for a non-refundable fee of Kshs. 3,000/-.  [Note:  Non-Kenyans pay 25% more on all charges].  The application fees may be paid by Direct Deposit into the UNES/UON Account, Barcklays Bank, Westlands Branch, AC/no. 03-073-1023948.  Bankers’ cheques will also be accepted.  CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Application Forms can also be downloaded from University of Nairobi website: Form2012_2013


Tuition per Course Unit 13,500/-

Minimum number of units = 16

  • Other Charges per semester: Registration = 1,000/=, Library = 2,000/-, Computer Lab/field charges (Annually) = 5,000/=, Student ID = 500/= (ANNUALLLY), Medical Emergency = 5,000/= (annually), Activity = 2,000/= (Annually).
  • Applications should be made on prescribed forms obtainable from Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nairobi.  Forms can also be downloaded from UON  website at
  • Civil servants should obtain additional application forms from KSG Admissions office (Lower Kabete or download from KSG’s website:


For Further information:  Contact Director, BPS, University of Nairobi.  Civil Servants can get further information from KSG’s admissions office TEL +254-020-4182311 EXT. 130 or Fax:  254-020-4182306 or




Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2013-08-31 20:07
Contact Person: 

Dr. Adams Oloo, Chairman, Department of Political Science & Public Administration