Intake Requirements

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must satisfy the general University of Nairobi admission criteria of a mean grade C+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) with a mandatory B Grade pass  in each of the cluster subjects.

The cluster subjects for Bachelor of Dental Surgery in K.C.S.E are as follows:

a.                   Biology.

b.                  Chemistry.

c.                   Physics or Mathematics.

d.                  English or Kiswahili.


Kenya Certificate of Education(KCE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)  with  a minimum �O� level division II Pass or C+ mean grade in KCSE in  addition to three year diploma from a Medical Training Institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate in either of the following disciplines:

  1. Dental Technology,
  2. Dental Surgery Assistant,
  3. Dental Hygiene,  
  4. Community Oral Health,
  5. Clinical Medicine,
  6. Laboratory Technology,
  7. Radiography,
  8. Pharmaceutical
  9. Technology, Nursing, or any other equivalent disciplines.

 In addition applicants shall be expected to be working in the relevant field of their training at the time of application


Two principal level passes and one subsidiary in Kenya Advanced  

Certificate of Education (KACE), Grade 5 and above in International Baccalaureate (IB), three principal level passes in GCE or equivalent level of education in the following subjects:-

    1. Biology.
    2. Chemistry.
    3. Physics/Mathematics.
    4. General paper.


Holders of Degrees in any of the Science subjects from the university of Nairobi or equivalent degrees from institutions recognized by Senate of the University of Nairobi.

International students from non-English speaking countries shall provide evidence of competence in English language by producing test of English as a

 Foreign Language (TOEFL) certificate or its equivalent.