Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can apply?

Any pastoral worker, priests, deacons and Religious who have a first degree in Psychology, Counselling, Philosophy, Theology, Spirituality and allied courses

  • How do I apply?

Visit http://www.psi-online.org/ and follow the instructions

  • What are the required documents?

1. All listed certificates
2. Letter from your bishop/superior explaining why you need to be trained
3. Passport photograph
4. Medical Report
5. Information page of your international travel document (passport).
6. Celebrate (for priests)

  • Suppose I cannot upload my documents as advised?

Check your browser, refresh and try uploading your documents again and again. In an event where you are unable to do so, send an email to director@psi-online.org

 

  • How much is the course fee?

$12000 per annum for resident students and $6000 for non-resident students.

  • Is there financial aid in the form of bursary or scholarship?

No. Upon admission however, Bishops and Superiors of candidates from needy dioceses and congregations could apply to partner agencies in Europe and elsewhere that may be willing to offer some form of scholarship or bursary grants. Early applications for such grants stand a better chance.

  • Do you offer courses by correspondence?

No. The nature of this course involves practical interaction, group dynamics and one-on-one counselling with supervision and mentoring. The course is for 2 years and it is full time.

  • What of accommodation facilities?

This degree program is residential and non-residential. Our Centre is designed for full accommodation facilities, recreational atmosphere and a serene study environment.

  • Who is responsible for health issues?

PSI is NOT responsible for students’ health issues. As pre-condition for admission into PSI, every candidate is expected to take a Health insurance cover to address health challenges that may occur.

  • What of special dietary needs?

PSI will NOT be responsible for any individual’s dietary needs. If you have any special preferences for health reasons, please prepare to fund all such needs.

  • Transportation

Individual candidate is to pay the cost of transportation to and fro Nairobi or any of PSI Centres for training. The student will be responsible for his/her transportation during the 2 year course except otherwise stated.

  • Who provides laptops and stationeries?

It is mandatory for every candidate to bring along personal laptops and stationeries. PSI uses modern methods of course delivery and would expect every student to be compliant.

  • Are students given pocket money or student allowance?

No. PSI does not give pocket money, student allowance nor makes provision for students’ loan. Every prospective student should save enough for his/her personal needs.

• How is the semester and academic programme like?
Duration of study for all Master’s Degrees
The duration of study for master degrees shall extend over a period of not less than four trimesters.

Academic Year and Trimesters
An academic year is equivalent to two trimesters. A trimester is made up of 15 weeks – 14 weeks of teaching and one week of examinations.
Student Assessment for Master’s Degrees
Course work, Examination and Thesis
  1. Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment is done throughout the trimester and constitutes 40% of the total mark for each course.
  2. Trimester Examinations: Each student is required to take an end of trimester examination.  This constitutes 60% of the total mark for each course.
  3. Practicum: These are part of Continuous Assessment and/or End of trimester Examinations.
  4. Thesis: Each student is required to conduct research and write a thesis. The thesis is written under the guidance of two supervisors. It is assessed by three examiners: two internal and an external examiner.  A thesis constitutes 30% of the final grade.
  5. Comprehensive Examinations: Comprehensive Examinations, both oral and written, are done by each student. Comprehensive Examinations constitute 20% of the final grade.