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KMTC Garissa Campus (Physical location, Courses, Requirements, How to apply and Contacts)

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Garissa Campus was started in 1980 and it is situated within Garissa town, in Garissa County. The Campus trains students from all over the country and beyond, and is instrumental in providing quality health care workers.

KMTC Garissa’s Upper Campus, which is next to Garissa County Teaching and Referral Hospital, hosts tuition and administration blocks.   The Lower Campus, situated in the center of Garissa town near the GK prison, is mainly the students’ hostel.

Programmes and Courses currently offered

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)
  • Certificate in Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nursing (KECHN)
  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing (KECHN) (Upgrading from Certificate to Diploma, through distance learning)


  • Well stocked library
  • Well-equipped skills lab
  • Administration block
  • Spacious classrooms
  • Conference rooms
  • Hostel block

Student population

Garissa Campus currently has a population of 710 students with the number expected to increase in the next intake.

Clinical experience sites

Students visit the following clinical areas for their practicals within and outside the county.

  • Garissa County Referral Hospital
  • Iftin Sub-County Hospital
  • Madina Health Centre
  • Madogo Health Centre
  • Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • Kangeto Health Centre
  • Runi Health Centre
  • Mbeu Health Centre
  • Kanyakine Sub- District Hospital
  • Githongo Level 4 Hospital
  • Mikumbune Sub- District Hospital
  • Muthuro Health Centre
  • Kirua Mission Hospital

Clubs, societies and sports

The students engage in extra-curricular activities such as the following:

  • Sports club
  • Dance club
  • Christian Union
  • Young Catholic Students.
  • Muslim Students Association.

Campus contact information: –

The Principal

KMTC Garissa Campus

P.O. Box 167- 70100  Garissa

Telephone: 0721-441226

Email:  [email protected]

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

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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