Mount Kenya University Kitale Campus courses, intake, fees

Looking for a globally competitive education? Explore the courses offered at Mount Kenya University Kitale Campus. Find out more in this comprehensive guide.

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Mount Kenya University Kitale Campus courses, intake, fees
Mount Kenya University Kitale Campus courses, intake, fees

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a fully accredited, chartered institution dedicated to a comprehensive, all-encompassing, and inclusive system of education. The university has many branches across the country which offers a wide range of programs to both Kenyan and international students.

In this article, we will be looking at one of Mount Kenya University's campuses and it is the Kitale campus.

Mount Kenya University Kitale Campus

The Mount Kenya University Kitale Campus was founded in December 2010 and opened for business as a teaching facility in January 2011 with just 17 students. Since that time, this institution has consistently provided top-notch programs that draw applicants who wish to be globally competitive.

Today, it is a symbol of research, higher education training, and infrastructure development in Trans Nzoia County. In addition to its magnificent Ksh400 million educational structure, Kwanza Research Farm is located there. In what is regarded as Kenya's breadbasket, the farm is leading studies on how to increase food output.

The institution was founded in accordance with the following strategic declarations:

Vision: To be a global hub of excellence in education, research, and innovation.

Mission: To offer top-notch instruction, research, and innovation in support of sustainable development and global transformation.

Philosophy: To use applied science and technology knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

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Mount Kenya University Kitale Campus courses

The campus offers a variety of courses including; undergraduate, post-graduate, diploma, and certificate courses. They have a total of 17 certificate courses, 10-degree courses, 13 diploma courses, one doctorate, 10 masters’ courses and one postgraduate diploma. Below is a list of all the courses.

Certificates courses

With a minimum grade of D+, you are eligible for a certificate course at the campus. The courses include:

• Certificate in Early Childhood Education 

• Certificate in Artificial Insemination 

• Certificate in Bridging Biology

• Certificate in Bridging Mathematics 

• Certificate in Bridging Physics 

• Certificate in Computer Application Packages 

• Certificate in Computer Engineering 

• Certificate in Criminology

• Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering 

• Certificate in Bridging Accounting 

• Certificate in Bridging Chemistry 

• Certificate in Business Information Technology Advance 

• Certificate in Information Technology 

• Certificate in Medical Engineering 

• Cisco Certificate Network Associate

• CISCO Certified Network Professional 

• Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology

Diploma courses

A diploma course requires a minimum of C minus in KCSE or equivalent. Below are the available diploma courses offered at the university.

• Diploma in Computer Engineering 

• Diploma in Analytical Chemistry 

• Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

• Diploma in Animal Health and Production 

• Diploma in Applied Biology 

• Diploma in Business Information Technology 

• Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering 

• Diploma in Information Technology 

• Diploma in Food Science and Processing Technology

• Diploma in Medical Engineering 

• Diploma in Information Sciences 

• Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology

Undergraduate courses

you must have a KCSE or comparable grade point average of at least C+ for you to be able to pursue a bachelor's degree. Below are some of the courses offered:

• Bachelor of Education (Arts) 

• Bachelor of Business Management

• Bachelor of Education (Science with IT) 

• Bachelor of Commerce 

• Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Education)

• Bachelor of Medicine 

• Bachelor of Economics 

• Bachelor of Special Needs Education (with IT) 

• Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration 

• Bachelor of Business and Information Technology

Masters’ courses

You must have at least a bachelor's degree with at least a second-class honors-upper division from an accredited university in order to be eligible for the master's degree program. 

The institution offers a variety of masters courses, they include:

• Master of Education in Curriculum Studies 

• Master of Education in Educational Administration 

• Master of Arts in Economics (Humanities) 

• Master of Business Administration (MBA) 

• Master of Public Administration 

• Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management 

• Master of Education in Special Education

• Master of Education in Educational Planning 

• Master of Education in Economics of Education 

• Master of Education in Leadership and Education Management

Ph.D. courses 

You need to have at least a Master's degree in the relevant discipline to be eligible for a Ph.D. program. At the MKU Kitale campus, the only Ph.D. program offered is:

• Doctorate in business administration.

Mount Kenya University Kitale campus fee structure

Despite being private, Mount Kenya University has more affordable tuition costs than state universities do for students who pay for themselves. A breakdown of the MKU fee schedule is shown below:


You will pay between Ksh 20,550 and Ksh 33,600 for a certificate course.


You will pay between Ksh 20,550 and Ksh 34,550 every semester for a diploma course.


The cost of a degree in health-related coursework ranges from Ksh. 54,550 to Ksh. 85,550. The cost of a bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery, however, is Ksh. 129,550 per semester. This amount can range from Ksh 45,550 to Ksh 59,550 each semester at other institutions.


You will have to pay Ksh. 59,550 every semester for a master's degree. Costs for a Master's degree in a health-related field range from 70,000 to 79,550 Kenyan Shillings. The cost per semester for a clinical medicine master's is Ksh. 104,550.


A Ph.D. will cost you at least Ksh. 200,000 each year. You must pay Ksh. 150,000 annually for any course offered by the School of Pure and Applied Sciences. in support of a Ph.D. in philosophy. You'll have to pay Ksh. 250,000 a year for it.

Mount Kenya University Kitale campus intake

Three times a year—in January, May, and August—intakes are held at the Mount Kenya University Kitale campus. Visit the Kitale campus if you're interested in enrolling at the university during these intakes. Or you can apply online through its official website. Detailed instruction on how to apply is provided below:

1. Visit the university's official website

2. Download the MKU application form

3. Next, fill in the application form and email it with academic documents to

Application forms that have been properly filled out should be sent to the Registrar-Academic Administration. KCSE, KCPE, and professional certificates, as well as copies of ID and passport, should be sent with the application.

 The following is the application fee: 

• Ksh 1,000 (undergraduate programs, certificates, and diplomas) 

• Ksh. 2,000 (for post-graduate programs) for applicants from East Africa 

• All applicants from outside of East Africa must pay $50 USD.

Mount Kenya University Kitale Campus contacts

You can visit or call the institution using the following contact information if you have any questions.

Location: Teachers Plaza, on Moi Avenue, adjacent to the Kitale Police Station 

P.O. Box 1869, Kitale, 30200 

Tel.: +254717815755, +254 704 768670

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Mount Kenya University Kitale campus's main goal is to promote human resource development for societal improvement. Its core operations now embrace several international best practices, enhancing its standing as an excellence center and enabling its teachers and students to earn awards.