Academic Programmes

Biochemistry, B.Sc

Admission Requirements

Four (3) entry points are available for persons wishing to enter the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry programme: 

 Holders of the Advanced (A) Level Certificate  

In order to be eligible for direct entry into the programme, a candidate must have: 

  1. Sat and passed the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination or its equivalent and obtained a certificate in it with passes in at least five subjects taken at the same sitting. 
  2. Sat and passed the Uganda Advanced Level School certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent with at least two (2) principal passes in Biology and Chemistry, and at least one (1) subsidiary pass in either Physics or Mathematics. 

Other High School Certificates

Holders of Kenya School Certificate of Education  

In order to be eligible for direct entry into the Biochemistry programme, a candidate must: 

  1. Hold a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum mean grade of C+  
  2. Have obtained a C+ in each of the four cluster subjects as shown below:

Holders of School Certificate Graded in Percentages and Average Points:  In order to be eligible for direct entry into the programme, a candidate whose final high school marks are graded in percentages and average point systems such as in Sudan, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi must have their grades first equated or standardized by UNEB before seeking KIU admission. 

Holders of Diploma in Medical Sciences:  

In order to be eligible for admission into the programme, a candidate must: 

  1. Possess a Diploma with a minimum of credit or its equivalent in a health related field such as Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiography, Public Health, Dental Health, Registered Nursing and Pharmacy Technology. 
  2. The institution from which such a qualification was obtained must be recognized by KIU Senate.