Application for Residency



Applicants for the Residency Programme must hold a bachelor's degree in medicine (MBChB degree or an equivalent medical qualification) that is recognised by the Aga Khan University and the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council of Kenya.  In addition, they must have completed one-year of internship  after qualification, and be registered or registrable with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council or the Tanganyika Medical Council. A further one-year field experience may be desirable.

How to Ap​​ply

Applicants should complete the Online Application Form and upload all the required documents listed below (in PDF or JPEG format), and ensure that the completed application form, with all the attachments is submitted. A notification will be sent to your online application portal, alongside an email acknowledging successful submission. 

A detailed application process is available here.

​Sub​mittin​g an Application ​

Required documents for upload include:

  1. Letter of application supporting intention to enter the programme 

  2. A current curriculum vitae

  3. A statement of purpose demonstrating intent to join the programme, of not more than 1000 words

  4. Certified copies of Medical School transcripts and degree certificates

  5. Medical board registration certificate and Annual Retention Certificate (applicable to those in practice for more than one year); or receipt as proof of payment for the certificate

  6. Letter of internship completion or clearance letter from medical superintendent of internship station

  7. Letter(s) of appointment for previous employment, where applicable

  8. The original bank slip or M-Pesa transaction code as proof of payment of a non-refundable application fee

  9. National identity card or passport biodata page

  10. A recent coloured passport photograph

​Recruitment and Selection process

​All applicants meeting the required criteria will be expected to present themselves to a selection process that is comprised of written tests (multiple choice questions and critical analysis exercise), panel interviews, and departmental visits.  

Depending on need, the tests and interviews will be conducted by way of both in-person and electronic/virtual platforms for all candidates. However, sitting spaces will be provided at the campus for those who may not have stable internet or reliable electricity. Nevertheless, applicants will still be required to bring their own computer devices for purposes of taking tests.

Positions are filled on the basis of merit, and successful candidates are expected to join the Programme at the beginning of the Academic Year.

Selection Calendar - 2023/24 Intake in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam Campuses 




1.Open days
a. Webinar
(Hybrid – In-person at AKU Campuses and online via Webinar)
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b. In-person Visits
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February  3, 2023

February 9 and 10, 2023
March 9 and 10, 2023
2.Call for Applications and submission via AKU Online Application Portal
February 3 – March 17, 2023
3.Shortlisting of applicants and invitation to interviewMarch 18 – 24, 2023

Interviewing and selection

· MCQ entrance test

· Departmental visits and Panel Interviews 


April 4, 2023

April 11 - 21, 2023

5.Approval of candidates recommended for admission and offer of admission to successful candidatesApril 29, 2023

​Mode of payment​ of application fees

Nairobi, Kenya Campus 

Application fees: Kenya Shillings (KES) 5,000/- or USD 50/-

Bank Deposit (Account Details)

​TitleThe Aga Khan Univeristy ​
Bank NameDiamond Trust Bank Limited​
BranchParklands Branch, Nairobi​
Account Numbers:      Kenya Shilling Account0503447001
                                          US Dollar Account0503447002

Mobile Payment (Safaricom M-PESA)

Business Number 


Account Number

​Enter your name as indicated in the online application profile 


Bank Code


Branch Code


Bank Address

P. O. Box 39694 - 00623 Parklands, Nairobi

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Campus 

Application fees: Tanzania Shillings (TSH) 100,000/- or USD 50/-


Dar es Aga Khan University

​Bank Name

Diamond Trust Bank Tanzania Limited     


Mosque branch, DSM

​Account Numbers              Tanzania Shs. Account

                                             US Dollar Account​​0092897007​

Mobile Payment (Vodacom M-PESA)

Business Number 


Account Number

​Enter your name as indicated in the online application profile 

For further inquiry, please contact us via email​ or telephone on:

​​Nairobi Campus

​Dar es Salaam Campus
​+254 20 366 2109/2106+255 22 211 5151 Ext: 4681/4682​

​The Director

Postgraduate Medical Education

Faculty of Health Sciences

Aga Khan University

3rd Parklands Avenue, 

​P.O. Box 30270-00100


The Director

Postgraduate Medical Education

Faculty of Health Sciences

Aga Khan University

Ufukoni road

P. O. Box 38129