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Short courses at partner universities

Egerton University, Kenya

Egerton University (EGU) is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as an agricultural school for British ex-service men in 1939. In 1986, Egerton Agricultural College was gazetted as a constituent college of the University of Nairobi. The following year, 1987, marked the establishment of Egerton University through an Act of Parliament.

Today, Egerton University with its mission to generate knowledge and offer exemplary education and training to society for national and global development has two campuses: Main Campus in Njoro and Nakuru Town Campus College. There are fifty-one academic departments offering a wide range of programmes at the diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. The University also offers courses in computer literacy, computer repairs and maintenance, and accounting and bridging courses.

Currently, 25,000 students are enrolled in various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. EGU has the capacity to carry-out research to address freshwater issues, as more than 30 staff members have been trained in aquatic sciences in Austria, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany and USA. EGU’s international partnerships provide synergy effects and networking platforms for Eastern African universities, other stakeholders and the larger society.

The short courses are coordinated by the Department of Biological Sciences, which is implementing international joint activities in aquatic sciences for more than 30 years, as well as hosting the LWM programme since 2012 and the AEEM programme since 2019.




Short courses at Egerton University

Lake Ecology

Stream and River Ecology

Wetlands for Water Quality

Fisheries and Aquaculture


Participation fee for self funded participants (general costs & tuition fee):

          Lake Ecology                                     240.000 KES   |   1.500 EUR   |   1.600 USD

          Stream and River Ecology                 240.000 KES   |   1.500 EUR   |   1.600 USD

          Wetlands for Water Quality                240.000 KES   |   1.500 EUR   |   1.600 USD

          Fisheries and Aquaculture                 240.000 KES   |   1.500 EUR   |   1.600 USD


To apply for the Egerton University LWM modules of your choosing, you will need:

  • BSc or MSc certificate in Biology, Environmental Science or other related areas
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Filled application form

Please send your application documents to: