KMTC Courses 2021/2022 (Entry requirements, How to apply, fees and Intakes)

The Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC, has 7 Faculties with 18 Departments offering 76 Medical Courses. The College also offers short courses. The Diploma Courses usually take three years while, certificate courses last for two years.

KMTC Courses

Below are the 18 departments and programmes offered therein.

  1. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  2. Department of Dental Technology
  3. Department of Health Promotion and Community Health
  4. Department of Health Records and Information Technology
  5. Department of Medical Education
  6. Department of Medical Engineering
  7. Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
  8. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
  9. Department of Nursing
  10. Department of Occupational Therapy
  11. Department of Optometry
  12. Department of Orthopaedic Technology
  13. Department of Pharmacy
  14. Department of Public Health
  15. Department of Radiography and Imaging (Medical Imaging Sciences)
  16. Department Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine
  17. Department of Community Oral Health
  18. Department of Physiotherapy
  19. Short Courses

Full list of all Courses offered at KMTC (See minimum entry requirements)

1. Clinical Medicine and Surgery (Diploma and Higher
2. Medical Laboratory Sciences (Diploma and Higher
3. Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine (Certificate
and Diploma)
4. Community Oral Health (Diploma)
5. Medical Imaging Sciences (Diploma and Higher
6. Medical Education (Higher Diploma)
7. Health Records and Information Technology
(Certificate and Diploma)
8. Pharmacy (Diploma and Higher Diploma)
9. Dental Technology (Diploma)
10. Nursing (Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma)
11. Public Health (Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma)
12. Nutrition and Dietetics (Certificate and Diploma)
13. Occupational Therapy (Diploma and Higher Diploma)
14. Health Promotion (Certificate, Diploma and Higher
15. Orthopaedic Technology (Diploma and Higher Diploma)
16. Optometry (Diploma and Higher Diploma)
17. Physiotherapy (Diploma and Higher Diploma)
18. Medical Engineering (Certificate, Diploma and Higher
19. Short Courses

KMTC Courses Minimum Entry Requirements

To join KMTC to pursue a Certificate course, you must have a minimum of C- with specific qualifications in cluster subjects in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE).
For Diploma programmes, you must have attained a minimum of C with specific qualifications in cluster subjects.
Upgrading courses require that a candidate has a certificate in a respective field while for Higher Diploma programmes, candidates must have attained a Diploma course as per the following guidelines.
The following table is a summary of the requirements for courses offered:
Level of training
Entry Requirement
Duration of training
A minimum aggregate of C- with relevant combination of other subjects is a requirement.
2 years with the exception of nursing which takes 2 ½  years
KCSE mean grade of C (or equivalent) with relevant combination of other subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences.
3 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 3 ½ years
Holders of a certificate in relevant fields and at least two years working experience.
 2 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 18 Months
Higher Diploma
Holders of basic Diploma in relevant fields and at least a minimum of two years working experience.
1 year
Short Courses
Individuals and groups such as corporate bodies, companies and government ministries interested in any course or courses can make a written request for arrangements to be made.
2 weeks – 3 Months

KMTC School Fees

There are two fee categories namely:

  1. Regular
  2. Foreign (as detailed in the current fees structure)

Fees structure is subject to changes from time to time

Students are advised to pay fees on annual basis to avoid interruption of training

Upon dismissal, fees are not refundable.

NB: Students are advised to make financial arrangements to cover expenses related to Practical attachment; Research etc. details are available from respective faculties upon reporting.


All stationery is the responsibility of the student.

Students are encouraged to buy their own textbooks, and specific course book lists are usually provided as an admission package to assist in purchasing books.

Medical Equipment

All special medical equipment in each course i.e. Stethoscopes etc are the responsibility of the student.

KMTC Fees Payment Options

Account number: 01003086514000

Account Name: Central Collection Account

Bank: National Bank of Kenya

Branch: Hospital Branch

How to Apply for KMTC Courses 2021/2022

We welcome your application

Thank you for your interest in the Kenya Medical Training College. We are happy that you are looking closely at the exciting opportunities available here in KMTC.

KMTC seeks to enrol and graduate applicants who will develop and grow educationally and personally and will contribute to the College community, and the broader society.

To that end, the role of the Admissions and Records Office is to recruit, admit, and encourage enrolment of applicants who are spiritually mature, academically excellent, accomplished in extra-curricular endeavours, and broadly diverse through individualized review and professional judgment.


All applications are ONLINE from the application portal on this website

The prospective candidates apply for admission into courses for each academic year for Regular or Parallel Category.

The Regular category have subsidized fee with optional accommodation but no choice for campus while the parallel category have non subsidized fee, no accommodation option but have option for campuses choice in more than sixty five (65) campuses situated in different parts of the country depending on the courses.

Application Procedure:

  • Prospective candidates are expected to visit the applicants’ portal, read the advertisement to know the various courses and their specific entry requirements.
  • Candidates interested in making an application are advised to READ the application guidelines (preservice/Inservice) available on the application portal
  • Candidates are advised to follow the steps carefully given in the application guideline to the end to be sure of application success.
  • Take note that the application period has timelines as stipulated on the advertisement please observe them

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