Colleges and Universities Offering Ph.D in Computer Science in Kenya

  • Course Name: Ph.D in Computer Science(Computer Science)
  • Major Subject: Computer Science
  • Course Category: Doctorate Courses

Institutions Offering Ph.D in Computer Science

  • Strathmore University Strathmore University, Nairobi  
    Areas of specialization:
    -Artificial Intelligence
    -Systems Security
    -Software Engineering
    -Mobile Computing and Networking

    Course entry requirements:
    The candidate must be a holder of the following three qualifications:

    (i) Holders of a Master of Science in Computer Science, MSc. Information Technology or equivalent from an institution recognized by the Academic Council of Strathmore University, and

    (ii) The candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, BSc. Information Technology or equivalent from an institution recognized by the Academic Council of Strathmore University.

    (iii) Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, BSc. Information Technology or equivalent from recognised universities. The qualification must be in any of the following three categories:
    (a) Holders of First Class (or GPA of 3.45 – 4) or Upper Second Class Honours (or GPA of 2.85–3.44) degrees in a Computer Science, IT or related discipline from recognised universities or;
    (b) Holders of Lower Second Class degrees or at least 2.5 GPA plus:
    -Postgraduate Diplomas or Certificates, in computer science or IT.
    -At least two years of working experience from the day of graduation.
    In addition, the applicant must have obtained the minimum university entry requirement i.e. scored at least a C+ in their KCSE (or its equivalent).

    Admission Process:
    If the applicant meets the above entry requirements, they are then invited to sit an Entrance Interview. All applicants MUST sit and pass our entrance Interview that comprises of a Concept note presentation by the applicant to a panel of interviewers. Once the applicant has completed the interview, they are notified of the outcome.

    NB: Applicants are encouraged to make their applications early before the next intake so as to complete the admission process in time.

    Course duration: 3 years

    Intake: May/September
  • University of Nairobi University of Nairobi, Nairobi  
    Admission Requirements:
    I. Applicants must satisfy the University's general admission criteria for Doctor of Philosophy Degree programmes.
    II. The following shall be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems; Holders of a Master’s degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by Senate
    III. Applicants shall be required to :
    a) Pass an entrance examination
    b) Submit and present a research concept note at the time of entrance examination
  • Technical University of Kenya Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) A holder of a Master’s degree In Computer science from Technical university of Kenya, or

    (ii) A holder of a relevant Master’s degree from another institution recognised by the Senate of TUK

    (iii) A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

    Course duration: 3 years
  • Meru University of Science and Technology Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Relevant Master’s degree of MUST or an equivalent qualification from any other institution recognized by MUST Senate.

    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: Full time/Weekend
  • Maseno University Maseno University, Maseno  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    - Masters degree of Maseno University or any other recognised University or other qualification considered by University Senate as equivalent to a relevant Masters degree.
  • Kenyatta University  Kenyatta University , Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements:
    -A masters degree in related field from a University recognized by Kenyatta University Senate.

    Mode of study: Regular

    Intake: September,January
  • University of Embu University of Embu, Embu  
    Minimum Entry Requirements: Masters in relevant area
  • Muranga University of Technology Muranga University of Technology, Muranga  
  • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri  
  • Mount Kenya University Mount Kenya University, Thika  

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