Kenyatta University


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About us

Kenyatta University began in 1965 when the British Government handed over the Templar Barracks to the newly formed government of Kenya. Located in kiambu county. The University main campus is located in Kahawa, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Nairobi’s city centre, along the Nairobi-Thika road. The institution is the second largest in Kenya. In 1997 it had about 8,000 students. As of 2009, has about 24,000 students

Vision Statement

To be a dynamic, an inclusive and a competitive centre of excellence in teaching, learning, research and service to humanity. ”

Mission Statement

To provide quality education and training, promote scholarship, service, innovation and  creativity and inculcate moral values for sustainable individual and societal development.”

Programs Offered

  • Agriculture
  • Applied Human Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Graduate
  • Law
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Admission and Applications

Admission Resources


General Academic Information

All applications for Undergraduate degree courses by Kenyan school candidates should be addresse to, The Secretary, The Joint Admissions Board, P.O. Box 30197, NAIROBI.
All other applications for admission should be addressed to, The Registrar (Academic), Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844 – 00100, Nairobi, so as to reach him not later than 30th November of the year preceding that for which admission is sought. [Enquiries]

Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Degree  Courses
A minimum of Grade C+ at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) or equivalent. In addition, applicants must meet specific degree requirements for each school. The entry requirement set should be regarded as the minimum, which in noway entitle an applicant to a place at the university.

Occasional Students
1.Limited opportunities occasionally arise for the admission of a few students to pursue parts of courses within a discipline, or in more than one discipline, and a combination, which does not constitute a programme for the purposes of the award of a degree of the University. Candidates admitted for such a programme are known as occasional students.
2.To qualify for admission under this category candidates must:
a) satisfy the normal minimum entrance requirements, or offer alternative equivalent qualifications satisfactory to the Board of the School concerned.
and
b) Produce evidence of being a student in another university.
3.The tenure of occasional studentship is normally up to a maximum of one academic year.
4. It should be noted that students admitted under this category are evaluated either by course work or university examinations.

Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Courses
1.A Bachelors degree with Second Class Honours – Upper Division or equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
2.Admission requirements and regulations for all postgraduate programmes appear under the Graduate School.

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