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Expression of Interest: Commonwealth Academic Fellowships in the United Kingdom - 2016

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK has announced its call for Commonwealth Academic Fellowships tenable in UK from September/October 2016.

The Fellowships are targeted at early career academics, that is, those who will have been awarded their PhD between two and ten years prior to the start of the award. The Fellowships provide opportunity for Fellows to undertake a period of research, network and update knowledge and skills related to their academic subject and responsibilities.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. Fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with the aim of contributing to the UK's international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education and sustaining the principles of the commonwealth.

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COMMENCEMENT DATES – 2015/2016 ACADEMIC YEAR - For Continuing Students


The University of Nairobi wishes to inform the following groups of students (Module I and integrated Module II) (Continuing students) that the commencement dates for the 2015/2016 academic year are as follows:


(i)    2nd and 4th years in the Faculties of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine; Schools of The Built Environment, Arts & Design, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Computing & Informatics, Education.

(ii)    4th years in the Faculty of Arts, Schools of Business, Law, Economics and I.A.G.A.S.

(iii)    2nd years in the College of Health Sciences.

(iv)    5th and 6th years in the Department of Architecture and Building Science.

(v)    5th years in the School of Engineering and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

(vi)    4th years in Biochemistry and Medical Lab. Technology

Note:    Reporting dates for the 4th years in Dental Science, Pharmacy, Nursing, M.B.Ch.B. and level V (M.B.Ch.B.) will be announced later.

Commencement Dates– 2015/2016 Academic Year - First Year Students

The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all first year (2014 K.C.S.E.) students (fresher) that the commencement date for the 2015/2016 academic year is 14th September, 2015.
(i)    ALL STUDENTS except Diploma students, shall each pay tuition Fees of Kshs. 16,000/= per year, before or on the registration day, made up as follows:
(a)    Kshs. 8,000/- Direct Charge for which needy students may apply for Bursary from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
(b)    Kshs. 8,000/- for which one may pay direct or apply for a loan from HELB.
(ii)    Diploma students shall pay Kshs. 86,000/- plus all other additional related expenses payable by the first years.
    Computer Laboratory fees         -    3000/- p.a.
    Caution Money                           -    2000/- (once)
    Examination fees                       -    3000/- p.a.
    Medical fees                               -    2000/- p.a.
    Activity fees                                -   1000/- p.a.
    Registration fees                         -   500/-  p.a.
    ID Card                                       -    500/- p.a.
   Students Union Subscription         -   500/-

University of Nairobi Shines in Global Research Citation Ranking

The University of Nairobi has emerged top five in the African Universities and Higher institutions Ranking 2015.

The ranking conducted by JournalsConsortium placed the University of Nairobi at an outstanding position four in Africa. The top position was taken by the University of Cape Town while the second and third positions were taken by Cairo University and the University of Pretoria respectively.

The ranking by JournalsConsortium was based on research publications and citations from the last five years (2010 to 2014) as well as visibility on the internet.  The University of Nairobi garnered an impact score of 38.8 on research publications and citations, 4.01 on Internet/Web presence and a total influence factor of 42.81.

In East Africa, Makerere University emerged position 11 while locally, Kenyatta University and Moi University were ranked at positions 28 and 47 respectively.

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