GRETSA University Admission Requirement – GU Entry Requirements

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The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, GU Students applying to Undergraduates, Postgraduate, Diploma, Masters programs, etc must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for admission.

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2 SPECIFIC GU ENTRY REQUIREMENTS OF EACH COURSES

GRETSA University Admission Requirement – GU Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for Undergraduate Diploma Courses
Certificate Entry Requirements
  • Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • KSCE Mean Grade of D+ (Plus), C- (minus) OR equivalent

Diploma Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • KSCE Mean Grade of C (Plain) OR equivalent

Degree Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • An aggregate KCSE grade of C+ (PLUS) or a relevant Diploma from a recognized Institution

Check Below for Specific entry requirement(s) of any course of interest offered by GU

SPECIFIC GU ENTRY REQUIREMENTS OF EACH COURSES

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Bachelor Commerce (B.COM) 

A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
  • Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both mathematics/Business studies and English, or
  • Be a holder of a KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass, and a minimum of a credit pass in mathematics at KCE, or
  • Be a holder of a diploma or professional certificates from institutions recognized by the Ministry of Education and/ or Commission for University Education.

Credit Transfers

Holders of KNEC, KIM or University Diplomas, ATD, DCM, Part II CPA/CS/CCP/CISM part III or KNEC Higher Diploma in Business or Equivalent recognized final level professional qualifications will join the programme in 3rd year of study provided credit transfers granted do not exceed 49% of credits offered in the entire B Com programme.

The B Com degree programme shall take 4 academic Years of Study. (8 sememsters in 3 calendar years) in situations where the student is admitted Year 1 Semester 1.
Tuition Fee per Semester (6 Courses) 
  • Self sponsored students – Ksh. 51,000
  • Self sponsored students Distance Learning (SSDL) – Ksh 45,000
  • Government sponsored students – Ksh 8,000
Diploma in: Business Information Technology
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
  • Certificate in relevant discipline or equivalent qualifications.
  • Any other qualification acceptable to the senate of Gretsa University as equivalent to any of the above.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters or three academic years offered in two calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma Programmes in: Accounting, Agricultural Enterprise and Project Management, Banking and Finance, Business Management, County Governance, Credit Management, Human Resource management, Marketing Management, Micro-Finance and co-operatives Management, Project management, Public Administration, Public Relations, Purchasing and Supply Management, Real Estate Management
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
  • KCE Div II,
  • A business related Certificate from Gretsa University program in relevant discipline or any other recognized institution.
  • Any other qualification acceptable to the senate of Gretsa University as equivalent to any of the above.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters or three academic years offered in two calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of D
  • Any other qualification acceptable by the University Senate as equivalent to above.
The Foundation Certificate Programme shall take a duration of 2 semesters or one academic year. Upon graduation, the student will graduate with a Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University and will be eligible for admission to a certificate programme of their choice at Gretsa University.
Tuition fee per semester (5 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 22,000
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS
Admission Requirements
Bachelor Of Science in Computer Science
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
  • Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ or
  • Be a holder of a KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass, and a minimum of a credit pass in mathematics at KCE, or
  • Be a holder of a diploma or professional certificates in IT from institutions recognized by the Ministry of Education and/ or Commission for University Education.
The programme shall take 3 academic Years of Study. (8 sememsters in 3 calendar years).
Tuition Fee per Semester (6 Courses) 
  • Self sponsored students – Ksh. 55,000
  • Self sponsored students Distance Learning (SSDL) – Ksh 45,000
  • Government sponsored students – Ksh 8,000
Diploma in Computer Science
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
  • Certificate in relevant ICT discipline or equivalent qualifications.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters or 3 academic years offered in 2 calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma in Software Systems Development
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) with a minimum of C- in Mathematics and English.
  • KACE A – Level with 1 principal passes and 1 subsidiary pass.
  • Certificate in relevant ICT discipline from recognized institutions.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters or three academic years offered in 2 calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Certificate in Information Technology
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of D+ (Plus) or
  • A foundation or artisan certificate in IT related Discipline from a recognized institution.
The programme will be offered on a duration of 2 semesters or 1 academic year.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Certificate In Desktop Publishing and Graphics Design
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of D+ (Plus) or
  • A foundation or artisan certificate in IT related Discipline from a recognized institution.
The programme will be offered on a duration of 2 semesters or 1 academic year.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of D
  • Any other qualification acceptable by the University Senate as equivalent to above.
The Foundation Certificate Programme shall take a duration of 2 semesters or one academic year. Upon graduation, the student will graduate with a Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University and will be eligible for admission to a certificate programme of their choice at Gretsa University.
Tuition fee per semester (5 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 22,000
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Admission Requirements:
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
  • Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+.
  • Be a holder of a KACE or EAACE certificate with two principal passes, or
  • Be a holder of a diploma or professional certificates from institutions recognized by the Ministry of Education and/ or Commission for University Education.

Credit Transfers

Holders of relevant Social Work and/or community development diplomas and professional qualifications recognized by CUE will be admitted in the programme in the 2nd year of study while those with higher diplomas or final level of recognized professional bodies qualifications will be admitted in the 3rd year of study provided credit transfers granted do not exceed 49% of credits offered in the entire degree programme.

The degree programme shall take 4 academic Years of Study. (8 sememsters in 3 calendar years).
Tuition Fee per Semester (6 Courses) 
  • Self sponsored students – Ksh. 50,000
  • Self sponsored students Distance Learning (SSDL) – Ksh 45,000
  • Government sponsored students – Ksh 8,000
Diploma In Education (ARTS)
KCSE minimum mean Grade of C+ (Plus) as well as a C+ in the two subjects the student is to be trained to teach.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for teaching practice).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma in Diplomacy and International Relations
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
  • KCE Div III or EACE Div III
  • Certificate in relevant discipline of social sciences from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for internship).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
  • KCE Div II
  • Certificate in social work and community Development from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for internship).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma in Special Needs Education
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE minimum mean Grade of C (Plain).
  • Equivalent Certificate recognized by the university senate from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for internship).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma In Journalism And Mass Communication
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) and a mean Grade C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili or,
  • KCE Div II or,
  • Certificate in Mass Communication and Journalism from a recognized Institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for field attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma In Primary Teacher Education
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE minimum mean Grade of C (Plain).
  • P1 Certificate
  • Any other Certificate level recognized by the university senate.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for teaching practice) offered in two calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma In Early Child Hood Development Education.
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE minimum mean Grade of C (Plain) or
  • C- (Minus) with either a certificate in Early Childhood Education from a recognized institution or
  • C- (Minus) with pre-university Upgrading Certificate from a recognized institution or
  • P1 or P2 with a KNEC Proficiency Certificate from KNEC (Kenya National Examinations Council).
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for teaching practice) offered in two calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma In Counseling Pyschology
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus).
  • KCE Div II.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for field attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Certificate In Journalism And Mass Communication
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of D+ (Plus),
  • KCE Div III,
  • Be a holder of a Foundation Certificate or Craft Certificate or Bridging Courses in Languages and Mathematics.
The duration of the programme is 3 semesters (2 semesters course work and 1 semester for field attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Certificate In Early Childhood Education
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of D+ (Plus),
  • Be a holder of a Proficiency Certificate in Early Childhood Education from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 4 semesters (3 semesters course work and 1 semester for field attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of D
  • Any other qualification acceptable by the University Senate as equivalent to above.
The Foundation Certificate Programme shall take a duration of 2 semesters or one academic year. Upon graduation, the student will graduate with a Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University and will be eligible for admission to a certificate programme of their choice at Gretsa University.
Tuition fee per semester (5 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 22,000
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C – (Minus ) or its equivalent as ascertained by the Ministry of Education and any other requirements as set by the Kenya Nutritionists and

Dietitians Institute (KNDI). The Mandatory subjects shall be:

  •  C -(Minus ) in English/Kiswahili, Biology/Biological sciences., C-(Minus) in  Chemistry or Physical Sciences.
  • D+ (Plus) in  any of the following: Mathematics ,Physics, Home science, Agriculture, General Sciences
  • A certificate in Community Nutrition and Dietetics from Gretsa University or any other institution recognised by Gretsa University Senate  and  KNDI
  • Bridging: A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C -(Minus ) but lacking the Mandatory cluster subjects may be required to undertake a bridging course in the respective courses offered at Gretsa University to qualify for entry.
The duration of the programme will be 8 semesters.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Self Sponsored Students: DistanceLearning Diploma (SSSDL): Ksh 22,000
Diploma in Community Health
  1. KCSE mean Grade of C (Plain) or equivalent as ascertained by the ministry of Education in addition to the following mandatory subjects:
  • C – (Minus) in English /Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences.
  • C – (Minus) in Biology and Chemistry /Physical Sciences.
  • D+ (Plus) in any of the following : Mathematics, Physics, Home Science, Agriculture or General Sciences.

2.  A certificate in Community Health or any other Health related course from Gretsa or any other recognized institution.

  • Bridging: A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C-(Minus) but lacking the Mandatory cluster subjects may be required to undertake a bridging course in the respective courses offered at Gretsa University to qualify for an entry.
The duration of the programme will be 7 semesters (6 Semester course work and one semester for attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Diploma in Environmental Health
  1. KCSE mean Grade of C (Plain) or equivalent as ascertained by the ministry of Education in addition to the following mandatory subjects:
  • C  (Plain) in English /Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences.
  • C – (Minus) Mathematics.
  • C- (Minus) in any of the following : Physics, Chemistryor physical Sciences, Building and construction/Technical drawing.

2.  A certificate in Environmental Health from Gretsa University or any other recognized institution by Gretsa University and PHOTC. Bridging Courses: A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C (Plain) but lacking the mandatory cluster subjects may be required to undertake a bridging course in the respective courses offered at Gretsa University or any other university to qualify for entry.

The duration of the programme will be 8 semesters. (7 Semester course work and one semester for attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Diploma In Health Records and Information Technology
  1. KCSE mean Grade of C (Plain) or equivalent as ascertained by the ministry of Education in addition to the following mandatory subjects:
  • C  (Plain) in Mathematics and English /Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences.
  • C- (Minus) in any of the following : Biology, Chemistry or physical Sciences.
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2.  A certificate in Health Records from Gretsa University or any other recognized institution by Gretsa University Senate. Bridging Courses: A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C (Plain) but lacking the mandatory cluster subjects may be required to undertake a bridging course in the respective courses offered at Gretsa University or any other university to qualify for entry.

The duration of the programme will be 8 semesters. (7 Semester course work and one semester for attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Certificate in Community Health
  1. KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or equivalent as ascertained by the ministry of Education in addition to the following mandatory subjects:
  • C- (Minus) in any of the following : Biology, Chemistry or physical Sciences.
  • D+  (Plus) in any of the following: Mathematics, Physics,  Home Science, Agriculture or general Sciences.

2.  A certificate in Health or any other Health related course from Gretsa University or any other recognized institution by Gretsa University Senate. Bridging Courses: A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C (Plain) but lacking the mandatory cluster subjects may be required to undertake a bridging course in the respective courses offered at Gretsa University or any other university to qualify for entry.

The duration of the programme will be 5 semesters. (4 Semester course work and one semester for attachment).
Total Fees Per Month in Ksh. (Exclusive of Accommodation and Food) TOTAL     23,500
CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum  requirements:
  1. KCSE mean Grade of D +  (Plus ) or its equivalent as ascertained by the Ministry of Education and any other requirements as set by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Instititute (KNDI).The Mandatory Cluster subjects shall be:
  2. D+ (Plus) in English/Kiswahili, Biology/Biological sciences, Chemistry or Physical Sciences and D+ (Plus) in any

of the following: Mathematics ,Physics, Home science, Agriculture, OR General Sciences

  • Bridging: A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of D+( Plus ) but lacking the Mandatory cluster subjects may be required to undertake a bridging course in the respective courses offered at Gretsa University to qualify for entry
The duration of the programme will be  6 semesters ( 5 semesters’ course work and one semester for  Field attachment ).
Total Fees Per Month in Ksh. (Exclusive of Accommodation and Food) TOTAL   Ksh 25,000
Bridging Certificate In Biology
A candidate MUST satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
  • KCSE certificate or any other qualification acceptable by the University Senate as equivalent
  • REQUIRED mean grade for admission to a  Diploma or Certificate Programme but lacking

Required grade in biology for the MANDATORY cluster subjects.

The programme will be covered in 75 academic hours in a duration of 1 month.
Total Fees Per Month in Ksh. (Exclusive of Accommodation and Food) TOTAL     23,500
BRIDGING CERTIFICATE IN CHEMISTRY
To be admitted in the programme a candidate must satisfy the following Minimum requirements:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) of D+ and minimum of D (plain) in chemistry
  • Required mean grade for admission to programme of choice but lacking the required grade in chemistry for the Mandatory cluster
The programme will be covered in a duration of 75 academic hours covered in one month.
Total Fees Per Month in Ksh. (Exclusive of Accommodation and Food) TOTAL     23,500
SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
Admission Requirements
Bachelor of Science  Hospitality Management
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
  • Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both mathematics/Business studies and English, or
  • Be a holder of a KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass, and a minimum of a credit pass in mathematics at KCE, or
  • Be a holder of a diploma or professional certificates from institutions recognized by the Ministry of Education and/ or Commission for University Education.
The programme shall take 4 academic Years of Study. (8 sememsters in 3 calendar years) in situations where the student is admitted Year 1 Semester 1.
Tuition Fee per Semester (6 Courses) 
  • Self sponsored students – Ksh. 55,000
  • Self sponsored students Distance Learning (SSDL) – Ksh 45,000
  • Government sponsored students – Ksh 8,000
Diploma in
Food Production
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
  • Certificate in Hospitality training from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters or three academic years offered in two calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
  • Certificate in Hospitality training from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters or three academic years offered in two calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
  • Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Certificate in Food Production
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of D+ or
  • KCE Div III,
  • Foundation or Artisan Certificate.
The programme will be offered on a duration of 2 semesters.
  • Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)  – Ksh 25,000
Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:
  • KCSE mean Grade of D
  • Any other qualification acceptable by the University Senate as equivalent to above.
The Foundation Certificate Programme shall take a duration of 2 semesters or one academic year. Upon graduation, the student will graduate with a Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University and will be eligible for admission to a certificate programme of their choice at Gretsa University.
Tuition fee per semester (5 courses)
  • Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 22,000

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