IAU Member


top General Information


Street:PO Box 43844


Post Code:00100


Other Sites

Also Campuses in Ruiru, Parklands, Mombasa, Kericho, Nairobi City Centre, Nyeri, Nakuru, Dadaab, Arusha

Institution Funding



Founded 1965 as Kenyatta University College, acquired present status and title 1985.

Academic Year

September to June

Admission Requirements

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Tuition Fees

National:Undergraduate, 72,000-450,400 per annum for East African students, 125,000-712,220 per annum for Non-East African Students; Postgraduate, 120,000-400,000 per annum for East African students, 150,000-450,000 per annum for Non-East African Students; Summer term, c. 8,000 (KES)



Accrediting Agency

Commission of University Education; Inter-university Council for East Africa; Africa Association of Universities; International Association of Universities; Commonwealth Universities

Religious Affiliation


Student Body


top Officers

Head : Paul Kuria Wainaina

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Daniel M. Muindi

Job title:Registrar, Administration

Senior Administrative Officer : John Okumu

Job title:Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic

Senior Administrative Officer : Wangari Mwai

Job title:Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration

top Divisions

School : Agriculture and Enterprise Development

Fields of study:Agricultural Business, Agricultural Management, Agriculture

School : Applied Human Sciences

Fields of study:Design, Dietetics, Fashion Design, Food Science, Health Education, Marketing, Nutrition, Parks and Recreation, Physical Education, Social and Community Services, Sports

School : Architecture and the Built Environment

Fields of study:Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Construction Engineering, Interior Design, Real Estate, Town Planning

School : Business

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Management

School : Creative Arts, Film and Media Studies

Fields of study:Film, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Theatre

School : Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning

Fields of study:Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Educational Sciences, Food Science, Health Education, Hotel and Restaurant, Information Technology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Parks and Recreation, Physical Education, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Special Education, Sports, Teacher Training, Tourism

School : Economics

Fields of study:Econometrics, Economics, Statistics

School : Education

Fields of study:Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Information Sciences, Library Science, Preschool Education, Special Education

School : Engineering and Technology

Fields of study:Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering

School : Environmental Studies

Fields of study:Development Studies, Education, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies

School : Graduate

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

School : Hospitality and Tourism

Fields of study:Hotel Management, Tourism

School : Humanities and Social Sciences

Fields of study:African Languages, Archaeology, Development Studies, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, French, Gender Studies, Geography, German, History, Japanese, Korean, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology

School : Law

Fields of study:Private Law, Public Law

School : Medicine

Fields of study:Alternative Medicine, Anatomy, Dermatology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Nursing, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Surgery

School : Public Health

Fields of study:Community Health, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Public Health

School : Pure and Applied Sciences

Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics, Zoology

School : Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies

Fields of study:International Relations and Diplomacy, Peace and Disarmament, Protective Services

School : Visual and Performing Arts

Fields of study:Dance, Design, Film, Fine Arts, Music, Theatre

top Degrees

Certificate / Diploma

Bachelor's Degree

Postgraduate Diploma

Fields of study:Educational Administration, Sports Management

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Animal Husbandry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Curriculum, Design, Development Studies, Dietetics, Ecology, Econometrics, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Educational Testing and Evaluation, English, Entomology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Fashion Design, Finance, Fishery, Food Science, Forestry, French, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography (Human), Health Sciences, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Immunology, Information Sciences, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Laboratory Techniques, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Microbiology, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology, Nutrition, Parasitology, Parks and Recreation, Peace and Disarmament, Pest Management, Philosophy, Physical Education, Plant Pathology, Preschool Education, Public Health, Rural Studies, Social and Community Services, Sociology, Special Education, Sports, Sports Management, Swahili, Tourism

Doctor's Degree

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Management, Business Administration, Cinema and Television, Demography and Population, Design, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Energy Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Food Science, Geography (Human), Hotel Management, Leisure Studies, Literature, Marketing, Nutrition, Parks and Recreation, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Public Health, Regional Planning, Social and Community Services, Sociology, Soil Science, Sports, Theatre, Tourism, Town Planning, Water Science

Updated on 16-02-2017