Equip Africa Certificate in Healthcare Assistant for German Hospitals

Equip Africa Certificate in Healthcare Assistant for German Hospitals

Equip Africa Institute – Mount Kenya University (MKU) has partnered with Germany’s Hochschule Koblenz University of Applied Sciences to offer a Health Care  Assistant training programme and apprenticeship pact where it is seeking to tap on growing demand of health workers in Germany.

Certificate in Health Care Assistant for German Hospitals Training will be implemented through Mount Kenya University affiliate, Equip Africa Institute through a two-semester course and thereafter release the students to German hospitals for apprenticeship and subsequent job placement. The programme is expected to start in  January 2023  and apprenticeship in September. The programme will be offered in Equip Africa Institute campuses in Mount Kenya University Main Campus (Thika) and Mombasa Campus.

The certificate course will take two semesters of 14 weeks each and upon completion , the graduates  will be offered guaranteed apprenticeship  in partner German hospitals and students  will be  provided with career opportunities  in German hospitals. The University is also offering Germany language Levels A1, A2, B1 and B2.

Candidates Selection:

Candidates will be selected based on High School Grades, German Language Skills and will be required to undergo an Aptitude Test. The following will be the minimum requirements:

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) C+ (Plus)
  2. German language level B2-profiency(Zertifikat B2)*
  3. Pass in Aptitude test administered by the German partner organization
  4. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) qualifications below (KCSE) C+ (Plus) will be considered based on German language proficiency.

*for candidates without German language level B2-Profiency read 4 below

  • Duration

The Certificate course will take two semesters of 14 weeks each. Upon completion, the graduates will be offered a guaranteed Nursing Apprenticeship in partner German hospitals.

  • Fees for the certificate course                           
Application feesKsh  1,000  
Aptitude test fees (administered by German partner organization)Ksh 5,000  
Fees per semester (2 Semesters )Ksh 100,000  
  • Assessment

The course will be assessed at two levels:

  1. Internal assessment: conducted continuously by the trainers in Kenya and Germany.
  2. External assessment: conducted by Goethe-Institut.

2. Apprenticeship at  German partner hospitals:

Hochschule Koblenz University of Applied Sciences as Project leader will ensure, that students successfully complete the course in Kenya are guaranteed an apprenticeship in Germany. Students will enjoy the benefit of getting a student visa, salary and are provided with excellent job opportunities for full-time employment after completing their training. For the training in Germany, students are not charged any tuition fee but are entitled to get a working contract for the training with a monthly salary to cater for the basic needs and accommodation. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, students are provided with excellent career opportunities for full-time employment in German hospitals exposing them to extensive further specialized training opportunities among other benefits.

3. Onboarding in Germany:

During the preparation in Kenya and training in Germany, the African Nurses/Pfleger and AG-Career Hub in Germany will support the students to successfully integrate into the training and working environment in German hospitals as well as organize the mentors and colleagues in Germany to accompany them during their stay.

4. German Classes/ Deutsch 

 Mount Kenya University will offer German language Levels A1, A2, B1 and B2.  Classes will be offered in Mount Kenya University Main Campus, Thika, Mombasa and Nakuru Campuses.

Fee structure

LevelDurationCourse Fee Ksh.
Start Deutsch A13 months20,000
Start Deutsch A23 months20,000.
Zertifikat Deutsch B13 months20,000
Zertifikat Deutsch B2.13 months20,000
                                  Textbooks                                  Ksh. 2,000 for each level


  1. Download application here or get a copy from any MKU Campus/Centre.
  2. Application fees of Ksh. 1,000 is payable to the following Equip Africa Institute account; Co-operative Bank, Thika branch Account No: 01143558232700 or Lipa na MPESA – PayBill No: 400200, Account no. 01143558232700