Common Admission Requirements

The common admission requirements of the International Leadership University (ILU) shall apply.

Applications for PhD Degree

Applicants for PhD degrees should:
a) Possess an earned Masters degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average) on a 4 point scale or an upper second class division.
b) Potential students will be required to provide a statement of their research interests.
c) Students should demonstrate the ability to integrate faith, learning, service and cultural realities as evidenced through a written statement detailing their philosophy.

English Proficiency:

Applicants for whom English is not a first language or medium of instruction must have a credible proof of their competence in English since it will be the medium of instruction. Credible proof includes a written research paper, or test scores from a standardized English proficiency test. Where sufficient evidence of English proficiency is not provided, an applicant will be required to take an English proficiency test during orientation. If the results of the test are not satisfactory, the applicant will be required to improve English proficiency by enrolling in an English Remedial Course during their first semester. They must complete the course with a passing grade, or will need to retake the course until they receive a passing grade in order to graduate.

Credit Transfer Requirements
Credit transfers are not accepted at PhD level. Instead, eligible applicants receive credit exemptions for courses done at a comparable level.

Procedure of Application for Admission in the University

Application forms are available at the International Leadership University (ILU) Kilimani Campus at a non-refundable processing fee of Ksh.1,500 directly or through a bank deposit at Co-operative Bank, Nairobi Business Centre Branch, Account Number 01129099218200 or dollar equivalent, same bank to account number 02120099218200. Application forms can also be downloaded from the University’s website, All applications should be mailed to the Registrar, International Leadership University, P. O. Box 60954 – 00200 Nairobi Kenya.