Aga Khan University​​ Master of Medicine Programme

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Aga Khan University​​ Master of Medicine Programme

Aga Khan University​​ Master of Medicine Programme – see details below:

Based at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya and Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Aga Khan University offers Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) programmes in nine areas of specialisation.

PGME programmes consist of four years of training and examinations, leading to a Master of Medicine (MMed) degree. They attract candidates from across East Africa who are admitted on merit.

​The curriculum and training is developed to provide relevant and contextual learning for practice in Africa with the goal of nurturing specialists who will impact the development of health systems in their respective countries. Areas of clinical specialisation include:
  1. Anaesthesiology
  2. ​Anatomic Pathology
  3. Clinical Pathology
  4. Family medicine (offered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania & Nairobi, Kenya)
  5. General Surgery (offered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania & Nairobi, Kenya)
  6. Imaging and Diagnostic Radiology
  7. Internal Medicine (offered in Dar es Salaam, Tanz​​ania & Nairobi, Kenya)
  8. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  9. Paediatrics and Child Health​

Aga Khan University​​ Quick Links:

1 Aga Khan University Postgraduate Medical Education​​ PGME Internship

2 Aga Khan University​​ Postgraduate Medical Education Admission

3 Aga Khan University​​ Postgraduate Medical Education Application for Intake

Each programme has a clear statement of its overall goals and objectives as well as relevant clinical rotations that form the core experience of the learning process, which is largely self-directed. Clinical experience is monitored and guided by expert supervisors/preceptors. Approximately 25 per cent of the resident’s time is mandated to structured educational courses.​​​​​​

Nairobi Campus

Students enrolling for the Master of Medicine programme offered at the Nairobi campus can pursue studies in any of the following specialities:

  • Anesthesiology​
  • Anatomic P​athology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Imaging and Diagnostic Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics and Child Health


Dar es Salaam Campus

Those who would prefer to enrol for the programmes offered in the Dar es Salaam campus can pursue studies in any of the following specialities:

  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine​


Aga Khan University​​ Master of Medicine Programme Admission Process

The process starts with advertisement in the local dailies of the East African countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi as well as in the East African and the University website – – from May to June.

First stage shortlisting occurs immediately thereafter, during which applications are verified. Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria are invited to write the entrance test and panel interviews, which take place in July each year. After selection, Programme Directors make reports of their selection to the PGME Directorate for approval by relevant University committees and the Board of Graduate Studies. Normally, the approval process is completed by mid-August, and successful applicants immediately notified thereafter.

Registration and induction of new residents takes place at the beginning of January each year. The orientation programme consists of overall orientation to the institution, specific PGME orientation, as well as departmental orientation, all of which is intended to give the new intake a smooth transition into the Programme.


How to Apply

​Applicants should register on the AKU Online Application portal, and upload all the required documents listed below (in PDF or JPEG format).  They should also ensure ​that the completed application form, along with all the attachments, is submitted. A notification will be sent to you  acknowledging successful submission.

A detailed application process is available here.

Submitting an Application – Aga Khan University​​ Master of Medicine Programme

Required documents for upload include:

  1. Letter of application supporting intention to enter the programme
  2. A detailed current curriculum vitae
  3. A statemen​t of purpose demonstrating intent to join the programme, of not more than 1000 words
  4. Certified copies of Medical School transcripts and degree certificates
  5. Medical board registration certificate and Annual Retention Certificate (applicable to those in practice for more than one year); or receipt as proof of payment for the certificate
  6. Letter of internship completion or clearance letter from medical superintendent of internship station
  7. Letter(s) of appointment for previous employment, where applicable
  8. The original bank slip or M-Pesa transaction code as proof of payment of a non-refundable application fee
  9. National identity card or passport biodata page
  10. A recent coloured passport photograph

Aga Khan University​​ Mode of Payment

Nairobi CampusApplication fees: Kenya Shillings (KES) 5,000/- or USD 50/-

Bank Deposit (Account Details)

Title: The Aga Khan Univeristy
Bank Name: Diamond Trust Bank Limited
Branch: Parklands Branch, Nairobi
Account Numbers: Kenya Shilling Account
Account Numbers: US Dollar Account
Mobile Payment (Safaricom M-PESA)
Business Number: 657098
Account Number: Enter your name as indicated in the online application profile

Swift Code: DTKEKENA

Bank Code: 063
Branch Code: 005-Parklands
Bank Address: P. O. Box 39694 – 00623 Parklands, Nairobi

Dar es Salaam Campus Application fees: Tanzania Shillings (TSh.) 100,000/- or USD 50/-

Title: Dar es Aga Khan University
Bank Name: Diamond Trust Bank Tanzania Limited
Branch: Mosque branch, DSM
Account Numbers: Tanzania Shillings Account
US Dollar Account: 0092897007
Swift Code: DTKETZTZ

​All applicants meeting the required criteria will be expected to present themselves to a selection process including written tests (multiple choice questions and critical analysis exercise), panel interviews, informal interaction as well as a clinical encounter in the campus where the programme applied for is based.Positions are filled on the basis of merit, and successful candidates are expected to join the Programme in January.


Aga Khan University Academic Calendar

The PGME Programme operates on an academic calendar that runs from January to December. Key activities in the calendar are shown in the schedule below:

OverallAdvertisement for Residency: May  – June

Selection Interviews: July

Admission and Orientation: January

Part I and Part II Master of Medicine Exams: November ​

Convocation: February

Each residency programme runs clinical rotations and formal teaching/learning sessions based on a weekly schedule of activities. Please visit a department of interest to view the desired schedule.

Aga Khan University​​ Schedule of Common Courses

These courses are delivered through online and face-to-face interactions.

Medical Education: Year round

Information and Communication Technology: February

Bioethics and Jurisprudence: Year-round

Health Management: April

Research Methods, Epidemiology, Biostatistics: Year round



For further inquiry, please contact us by email or telephone on:

Nairobi CampusThe Director

Postgraduate Medical Education

Faculty of Health Sciences

Aga Khan University

3rd Parklands Avenue,

East Tower Block, 7th Floor Rm 701

P.O. Box 30270-00100

Nairobi, Kenya

+254 20 366 2109/2106

Dar es Salaam CampusThe Director

Postgraduate Medical Education

Faculty of health Sciences

Aga Khan University

Ufukoni road

P. O. Box 38129

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

+255 22 211 5151 Ext: 4681/4682

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