Philosophy of the Programme

The philosophy of the programme is to foster excellence in academic freedom, professionalism and integrity through quality scholarly teaching, training and research .

The rationale of the Programme

The rationale of the degree program is to equip the mathematically competent students with a advanced focus for research in mathematics and its applications. This course is designed to provide students with a broad training in mathematics useful in analysis and solution of problems in mathematical sciences. The programme is also ideally suited for students who want to pursue research towards a doctoral degree in mathematics and related areas. The PHD in Mathematics program has been reviewed in line with the Commission for University Education (CUE) guidelines and also to take into account recent changes in advanced mathematics training worldwide. 

Course Objectives

The course aims to:

  • Provide students with advanced training in Pure Mathematics
  • Expose the student to Current research trends in pure Mathematics

Language(s) Used: The language used in teaching is English

Modes of Delivery:

  • Face-Face Mode

  • Virtual/Online: 

Schedule of Intakes

Admission to the program is open throughout the academic year. 

Application Procedure Click the below

 University of Nairobi online Application Click this link to apply  



The Chairman, Department of Mathematics.

P.O.Box 30197-00100

Telephone: 020 4914143 / 020 4914148


Registration is governed by the common regulation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the school of Mathematics.

supervised thesis research in a chosen area of study for a minimum period of six (6) semesters,

quarterly progress reports to Graduate School to confirm the progress of research work.




Applicants must satisfy the University's general admission criteria for Doctor of Philosophy Degree programmes.

The following shall be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy

Holders of first degree in or its equivalent from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by Senate

Holders Master’s degree in or its equivalent from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by Senate



Career prospects/Opportunities

  • Mathematician
  • Operations Analyst
  • Research analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Computer analyst
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Researcher
  • Academia

Notable Alumni

TUITION 396,000 396,000 396,000 1,188,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 7,000 7,000 21,000
THESIS EXAMINATION 0 0 50,000 50,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 4,500 4,500 4,500 13,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 1,000 1,000 3,000
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000 0 0 5,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 6,500 6,500 19,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000 2,000 2,000 6,000
LIBRARY FEES - PER ANNUAL 5,000 5,000 5,000 15,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 1,000 1,000 3,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 0 0 0 0
Grand TOTALS 428,000 423,000 473,000 1,324,000
Exam Regulations

Exam Regulations

Common regulations for the Doctor of Philosophy in all faculties shall be applicable.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree shall be carried out by research as recommended by the School of Mathematics Board and the Board of Postgraduate Studies and approved by Senate.

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