Universities in Kenya

The Republic of Kenya, popularly known for having the most robust education system in Africa, offers exciting career-centric education opportunities. With international standard universities, colleges, and graduate schools, Kenya welcomes more than 5000 international students every year. The fantastic living ambience, affordable college fees, and welcoming local people make Kenya an ideal study destination.

Why Study in Kenya?

The education system of Kenya is represented by 30 public universities, 30 private universities, and 30 graduate schools with the Letter of Interim Authority (LIA). The minimum study duration for any graduate program is two years.

The most popular subjects of choice are Clinical Medicine, Social Sciences, Agriculture & Forestry, and Physical Sciences.

The University of Nairobi, being the best of all, has a student satisfaction rate of 4.2. It ranks 501st in the Times Higher Education World Rankings. Moi University and Egerton University are the two other most prestigious universities in Kenya, securing top ranks in QS World University Rankings. The United States International University has the best exchange programs for students from Asia, Europe, America, and other continents.

The education fee structure here is affordable, costing an average of 1700 USD per year for graduate courses. However, deserving students can seek fully-paid scholarships such as UEA International Development Scholarships, DAAD Scholarships, etc. Students can participate in short-term vocational training and cultural activities to develop socio-personal skills. 

Eligibility Criteria

The main application process begins in September or October in each academic year.

Applicants for undergraduates, postgraduate, and diploma programs must submit an online application form with a Grade C or O level diploma or high school certificate, nationality proof, finance proof, medical proof, and passport details.

Applicants from any non-English speaking country must produce a valid English proficiency certificate such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Students applying for a ‘Distance Learning’ mode must produce a referral letter with the student’s statement.

International students must request a “Residency Permit” to stay and study in Kenya for more than two months.

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