Pwani University is a public university in the Kilifi County in Kenya, located 60 km north of Mombasa in the resort town of Kilifi, within the larger Kilifi County. Prior to the award of a charter, the university was a constituent college of Kenyatta University. The college, formerly the Kilifi Institute of Agriculture, was established on 23 August 2007 by an order signed by H.E President Mwai Kibaki
Pwani University is positioned close to the Kilifi bay along the Mombasa-Malindi highway. It occupies approximately 239 hectares of land, giving room for future expansion. Pwani University was founded on 23 August 2007. The first group of around 200 students was registered on 20 October 2007, mainly in the field of Education (Science) and Education (Arts).
School of Education
School of Humanities and Social Science
School of Business and Economics
school of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS)
School of Agricultural Sciences and Agribusiness Studies
School of Environmental and Earth Sciences
School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
School of Health and Human Sciences
Pwani University has collaboration with research institutions in Kenya and around the world. These include:
In collaboration with the National Council for Science and Technology, the university convened a stakeholders forum to address the problem of poor performance in sciences subjects at KSCE examinations and low conversion rates from primary to secondary and University level in Coastal Kenya.
To reach more people with the message of development in the region, the university has been participating in the Mombasa International Agricultural Show since 2008. In this trade fair the university displays scientific research findings and applied technologies which can be used by farmers to address challenges in agricultural productivity, food insecurity and agribusiness.
The coastal region like most other parts of the country has a challenge on HIV/AIDS and alcohol and drug abuse. Majority of the students at the university are the youth, an age at risk of contracting HIV or falling in the trap of drug abusers. Aware of this risk the university has put up an AIDS control unit (ACU) which coordinates programs and activities to fight the challenges of HIV/AIDS. The ACU is supported by a committee which addresses the challenges of alcohol and drug abuse within the University. The ACU trains Peer Educators/counselors drawn from students and distributed in the halls of residence and programs of study. They identify emerging cases and offer support before referring the cases to professional counselors. Every semester the ACU arranges for HIV/AIDS weeks to provide counseling and testing services. The Department of Biological sciences is training students on soft presentation skills to help students in their final year research projects as part of the curriculum. This training is fully student peer-learning and is a collaboration between the Pwani University and The John Innes Centre.
Once the application form is filled return to the following address:
The Admissions Office , Pwani University, P.O. Box 195 – 80108, Kilifi – Kenya.
The following documents must accompany the completed application form
Professional and academic Certificates/Transcripts
Current letter of appointment (where applicable)
Four (4) recently taken one by one inch (“1×1”) Photographs of good quality
APPLICATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Undergraduate Entry Requirements Minimum of Mean grade C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) or equivalent qualifications
Masters Degree A holder of a Bachelors degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours Upper Division or its equivalent in the relevant discipline, from a recognised institution. Doctoral Degree A holder of a Masters degree from a recognized institution in an area or subject relevant to the proposed area of study
FEES STRUCTURE FOR UNDERGRADUATE KUCCPS (2020-2021) FIRST YEAR STUDENTS (FRESHERS)
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