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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does MMARAU show preference in the admission process for students who have demonstrated interest by visiting, calling and emailing?

A: Not at all. Contacting the Admission Office is neither a requirement nor an advantage in our admission process. We offer campus tours and information sessions to provide you with the information you need to make an informed campus choice, not to evaluate you. Please do not feel compelled to contact us to demonstrate your interest in MMU; we know by the very fact of your applying that you are seriously interested in MMU. We do not keep records of prospective student contacts with our office.

Q. Would attending MMARAU summer programs improve one's chances for freshman admission?

A: We do not have a preference for students who attend MMARAU specific summer programs, but overall, engaging in enrichment opportunities and advanced courses may demonstrate your enthusiasm for learning and discovery. The fact that you are taking summer or enrichment programs is not in and of itself the value-add to your application; it is what you take from that experience, how you share that experience with us through your essays and how that experience has enhanced your intellectual life that is of importance.

Q. Where can I go to learn more?

A: Please visit our website for academic schools. 

Q: How can I contact the Office of Admissions if I have questions?

A: General international admissions information is detailed throughout our website. If you have additional questions, email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dial Tel: +254 020 5131400

Q: What are the admission criteria of different academic programmes?

A: Undergraduate programmes

Minimum mean grade of C+ at KCSE OR

principals and 1 subsidiary pass at "A" level OR

A Diploma in a relevant field of study from a recognized institution.

In addition, applicants must meet the specific subject requirements for each programme

Masters programmes

Bachelors Degree, Second Class (Upper Division) in a relevant field of study or its equivalent from a recognized University OR

Bachelors Degree, Second class Honors (Lower Division), with at least two years post qualification work experience OR

Bachelors Degree with a Pass and a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field of study.

PhD programmes

Masters degree in a relevant field of study, from a recognized university.

Q: Do I qualify to join Maasai Mara University for an Undergraduate Degree/ Diploma programme and How much will it cost me?

A: For Undergraduate Degree, you require a minimum C+ grade or its equivalent; For Diploma programme, a minimum C plain grade or its equivalent. The cost of each programme can be obtained from university website. 

Q: Does the University admit international students and what is the cost?

A: The University admits students from all nationalities. The Tuition fee for international students (excluding East African Community citizens) is 30% higher.

Q: How do I apply to Maasai Mara University and what are the requirements?

A: To apply for admission to Maasai Mara University Download the application forms from or , pay the required application fees and submit a duly filled form to the Registrar (Academic Affairs).

Q: What is the admission criteria for postgraduate degree and how much does it cost.

A: Applicants for a master's degree should have a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree in the relevant discipline from Maasai Mara Universityor an institution recognized by Maasai Mara University. Persons with Second Lower Class Honours with two years relevant work experience are also eligible for admission. Applicants for Doctor of Philosophy should have a Masters degree from Maasai Mara Universityor any higher, accredited institution of higher learning.

The cost for Postgraduate programmes annually is subject to periodic changes, the fees currently are available on the website.

Q: Does the University offer bridging courses and will they assist me get admitted?

A: The University offers bridging courses in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Note that bridging grades do not guarantee admission. For more information refer to the respective department through the School's website.

Q: Does the University offer accommodation?

A: The University provides accommodation on First Come First Served Basis. For details on the type and cost of rooms check Students Directorate services.

Q: Does Maasai Mara University accept inter-university Transfers?

A: Yes but this depends on the availability of space and attainment of the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) Cut off Point in the respective programme. However, the procedure for applying is as follows:

Write to the JAB secretary, through the Vice Chancellor/ Principal of the University where you are transferring to, through the Vice Chancellor/ Principal of the University you are transferring from.

Q: Does the University have any Job openings?

A: Job openings are available from time to time can contact

Q: What type of housing is available for international students?

A: While on-campus housing is limited for everyone, there are many opportunities off campus.

Q: How can I pay the application fee?

A: Duly completed application forms should be returned to any of the offices indicated above, accompanied with a non-refundable fee of Ksh.500/= for Certificate and Diploma courses, Ksh.1,000/= for undergraduate programmes and Ksh.2,000/=for Postgraduate programmes. Payment can be made through bankers cheque or paid directly to any of the following University accounts:

Co- Operative Bank, Narok Branch A/C No. 01129337192600

Equity Bank, Narok Branch A/c No. 0360292999764

  • Go to " Lipa na Mpesa"
  • Select "Pay bill" (400222)
  • Enter account no ( Institute code # admission no)
  • Enter fees amount
  • Enter Mesa PIN
  • Confirm the transaction
  • Receive SMS conforming the payment is successful.
  • Acc No- 01129337192600 (PSSP), Code 21
  • Acc No-01129337192601 (JAB), Code 22
  • Acc No-01129337192602 (Accomodation), Code 23 

Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

Physical Address

Maasai Mara University

P.O. Box 861 - 20500, Narok, Kenya 


Tel: +254 020 5131400

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