The process starts
with advertisement in the local dailies of the East African countries;
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi as well as in the East
African and the University website – www.aku.edu each July. Normally,
the deadline for submitting application is end of July.
First stage short
listing occurs immediately thereafter, during which applications are
scrutinised. The second stage short listing of complete applications
then takes place at Department level.
applicants are invited to panel interviews, which takes place in August
each year. After selection, Programme Directors make reports of their
selection to the PGME Directorate for approval by relevant University
committees and the Board of Graduate Studies. Normally, the approval
process is completed by end of September and successful applicants
immediately notified thereafter.
induction of new residents takes place at the beginning of January each
year. The orientation programme consists of overall orientation to the
institution, specific PGME orientation, as well as Departmental
orientation that are intended to give the new intake a smooth transition
into the Programme.