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Kenyatta University

Address: Kenya Drive, Nairobi City, Kenya

Description Kenyatta University

  • Established: 1985
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Number of students: 70,000
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type: state.

Kenyatta University was founded in 1985 and became the third higher education institution in Nairobi and twenty-third in the country. During the existence of Kenyatta University, 11 campuses opened throughout the country:

  • Chief - Kahava, Nairobi
  • Campus Ruiru
  • Parklands
  • Kitui Campus - Kwa Wonza
  • Mombasa
  • Campus City Center - Nairobi Central Business District
  • Nyeri
  • Nakuru
  • Kericho
  • Daddab
  • Embu.

In 2015, the university was visited by former US President Barack Obama, whose father was a Kenyan.

The management declares that Kenyatta University has an advantage over other higher educational institutions of the country in that it emphasizes the development of practical skills and the implementation of research activities in everyday life. To achieve this goal, Kenyatta University concluded contracts for students to complete internships and internships at leading organizations in the country.

The main goals of the university are to regularly improve the quality of teaching, take the leading line in the ranking of the country's universities, and become a world-class higher education institution.

Among the famous graduates of Kenyatta University:

  • Mwai Kibaki - Former President of Kenya
  • Jakaya Kikwite - President of Tanzania
  • Daniel Arap Moy - Former President of Kenya
  • Mostafa Tolba - Former Director of the United Nations Environment Program
  • Daudi Kabaka - musician
  • J.M. Mungai - Former Chairman of the Council, University of Nairobi
  • Edda Gachukia is the principal of the Riara Group of School.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Kenyatta University

Program name


  • Duration of study: 3 years
  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Beginning of training: September.


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness management
  • Agricultural resource management
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Fashion Design and Marketing
  • Film technology
  • Finance
  • art
  • Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Forensics
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Nursing and public health
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical education
  • Psychology
  • Hotel and tourism management.


  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Age: 20+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Beginning of training: September.


  • Administration
  • African music
  • Agriculture
  • Animal physiology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Water ecology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Fashion, design, marketing
  • Finance
  • Fishing science
  • International trade
  • Parasitology
  • Plant pathology
  • Philosophy
  • Conflict management
  • Genetics
  • Leadership and counseling.
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Doctoral studies

  • Duration of study: 4 years
  • Age: 22+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Start of training: year-round.


  • Addiction treatment
  • African studies
  • Arabic language
  • Clinical Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Crime prevention
  • Chinese language and Chinese culture
  • Hotel management
  • Information Technology
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Portuguese.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university has 25 dormitories, 15 of which are male, 10 are female. All students in need are provided with a place in the hostel, special resettlement conditions apply to freshmen and foreigners.

The hostels consist of single, double, triple and dormitory rooms, which can accommodate more than 6 people. The cost depends on the accommodation option.

Students who for some reason did not get a place in the hostel will be offered assistance in renting urban housing.


  • Kenyatta University - one of the leading universities in the country
  • Among graduates - 5 ex-presidents
  • Extensive network
  • Wide range of study programs and specialties
  • A large percentage of foreign students
  • University authority within the country
  • Preferential conditions for some categories of students
  • The opportunity to participate in international exchange programs.

Equipment Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University has its own bus fleet, so students regularly organize tourist tours and expeditions. In addition to buses "on the balance sheet" of an educational institution, an ambulance and a transfer for students with disabilities.

The university owns a number of enterprises in Nairobi, which brings it income:

  • North coast beach hotel
  • Shopping and office complex Uni-City
  • Kenyatt University Conference Center
  • Book Shop
  • Kutv Channel
  • Kenyatt University Children's Hospital
  • University Clinic
  • Milk farm.

Students in need of employment are provided with jobs in these enterprises.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university begins in the fall, consists of two semesters - autumn and spring.

Additional expenses: accommodation, meals, travel to the educational building, registration fee.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to become a student at Kenyatta University, an applicant must fill out an online application on the site and provide:

  • Health insurance
  • Certificate confirming knowledge of the language level necessary for education
  • Receipt of payment of registration fee
  • Certified translation of the certificate.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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