How to Apply

Admissions are currently open for the 2018-2019 admissions cycle. The Last date to submit the application is ​July 4, 2018. Candidates are encouraged to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application form, applicants are advised to go through ​the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Understand the Online Process​

Only in situations where the online application is n​ot accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing the Admission Office at regoff.ke​.gsmc@aku.edu.

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Submitting an application

Please note that whether applying online or submitting the pre-printed application, a hard copy of the following documents must be submitted to the Admission Office. Incomplete applications are not processed. An application is considered incomplete when required documents are not included in the application. These documents include:

  • The completed application form

  •  A recent passport size colour photograph on a white background, labelled with your name   and stapled as required

  • Copies of official academic transcripts and certificate

  • Two letters of reference as per the templates provided; one from a professional referee and the other from an academic referee

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • A personal statement as per the instructions provided in the application form

  • A copy of ID or passport for non-Kenyan applicants

  • Proof of payment of application fees

  • Applicants will be expected to provide their portfolio of work, not more than three years old, and an accompanying synopsis of the work to be submitted during the Admissions Test date.

Before submitting applications, applicants must ensure that they have complied with the instructions given in the application form. Please direct your queries at regoff.ke​.gsmc@aku.edu.

The University does not accept late applications. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It remains the responsibility of the candidate to complete the application requirements according to the published instructions and time schedule. The Admission Office will not send reminders. Once acknowledged, an application will not be returned. 

Aga Khan University reserves the right to admission, to revoke admission and registration if an application form is discovered to be inaccurate or incomplete, or if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Any candidate who presents a fraudulent document in support of an application for admission may be identified to other universities and colleges.  

The completed paper-based application or a PDF copy of the online application, the application fee and all required attested documents should be delivered either by hand, post or through a reliable courier service to the Admission Office at the following address: 

Office of the Registrar 
Aga Khan University 
Graduate School of Media and Communications
9 West Building, 7th Floor
Mkungu Close, off Parklands Road
P.O. Box 30270 - 00100 
Nairobi, Kenya 
Tel: +254 203 740 062/63
Mobile: +254 719 231 530