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 this programme is to provide students with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply mathematical techniques to solve practical problems in society in general. This course is ideal for those who excel in and enjoy mathematics, in particular modelling and especially those who like asking ‘What if?’ It will equip the student with the skills to become a mathematician and also offer a good starting point for those who want to use their skills in application of Mathematics.

The overall objective of the course is to enable students to acquire an understanding of the fundamental structure of Mathematics and lay a firm foundation for the study of Mathematics and its applications

Objectives of the course are:

  • To offer high-quality training in Actuarial Science locally and internationally.
  • To provide an opportunity for research in Actuarial Science and the development of Actuarial products.

To provide an opportunity for students from other disciplines to pursue training in Actuarial Science.

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 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


Attachment Opportunities

Students can be attached but not limited to the following:

  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Financial institutions
  • Government policy institutions
  • Think Tank organizations
  • Financial markets oversight institutions
  • Insurance firms
  • Investment firms

Career Prospects/Opportunities

  • Insurance actuarial analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Actuarial Consultant
  • Risk Analyst
  • Underwriter
  • Investment Analyst
  • Academia
  • Researcher

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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