The newly launched, six-year, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree programme is designed to prepare medical doctors who are well grounded with knowledge, competencies and skills in humanities, social sciences and medical sciences. The MBChB curriculum provides a general professional education and fosters students' ability to learn through problem-based learning and self-directed, independent study. It is based on the principles of adult learning and incorporates concepts of best evidence in medical education.

The graduates of the programme will be capable of managing health problems and related issues at different levels of health systems through collaborative, innovative and strategic approaches that advance the well-bein​g of individuals and communities.

The programme offers need-based financial assistance. ​​

Admissions have closed for ​2024 cycle. The last date for submission of applications was April 19​​.

Eligibility Criteria​

Following is the eligibility criteria applicable for 2024 admission cycle:​​​​​​​​

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Holders: Minimum university admission requirement is C+. Additionally, applicants should possess an aggregate grade of B plain in the following cluster of subjects: Biology, Chemis​try, Physics or Mathematics; and English or Kiswahili. OR

Advanced level certificate holders: Minimum entry requirements include Principal  passes of B​ in Biology and Chemistry, along with at least a subsidiary pass in either Mathematics or Physics. OR

International Baccalaureate (IB): Grade 5 and above in the cluster subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics or Physics. OR 

Diploma in Medical Sciences: A minimum “O” level division II Pass or C+ (plus) Mean grade and credit pass C+ in the cluster subjects (English or Kiswahili, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry and Biology) in KCSE in addition to a three-year diploma with a minimum of a credit pass from a medical training institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. OR​

Undergraduate degree: Holders of a Biological undergraduate degree or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.


1. Final year applicants who have not received their final results have the option to apply using Predicted Grades. This will enable them to follow through with the processes. However, the official admission letter will only be issued after the submission of results by Friday, August 9, 2024.

2. For international grades, it is mandatory to obtain equivalence from the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) for proper assessment and recognition in the admission process.​​

For further information you can reach us using contact details provided below. ​

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​Office of the Registrar

Medical College​ in East Africa
​The Aga Khan University
P. O. Box 30270-00100
Nairobi, Kenya


Tel: +254 203 662 106​​​​