Knowledge translation involves three important processes of research, policy development

and implementation.  KAVI– ICR has been availing data emanating from the Institute’s

research projects and programmes and will continue doing so to policy makers for policy

development, changes and implementation.

As part of the Institutes mandate to capacity building, KAVI-ICR offers Doctor of

Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Infectious Diseases

The applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree MUST have a Master of Science, Master of Medicine or Master of Public Health from the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualifications from recognized Universities.  A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Veterinary from the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualifications from recognized Universities are mandatory.  In addition, the applicants MUST submit a research proposal on a subject connected with medical science at a clinical or pre-clinical level.

Schedule of Intake

Intake for this postgraduate degree programme is done in September of every year. Application is done online through the Online Application System. Click here to apply

For any assistance contact the Secretary, Office of the Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology

Telephone: +254 737 348 848


or pay us a visit at Kenyatta National Hospital Campus, University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology

Award of Degree

A Candidate who passes in both the coursework and dissertation examinations shall be awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Infectious Diseases

Career opportunities include:

  • Teaching careers in academia
  • Job opportunities in research
  • Institutions and industries
  • Post-doctoral fellowship/training
  • Scientist in research and development
  • Health Care Epidemiology

Notable Alumni

1. Dr. Isaac Ngere, Medical Epidemiologist, Washington State University

TUITION 432,000.00 432,000.00 432,000.00 1,296,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000.00 7,000.00 7,000.00 21,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION - - 50,000.00 50,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 4,500.00 4,500.00 4,500.00 13,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000.00 - - 5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500.00 6,500.00 6,500.00 19,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 6,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 15,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,000.00
Grand totals 464,000.00 459,000.00 509,000.00 1,432,000.00