Ranking  923   1
Country Kenya
City Nairobi
Bachelor (foreigners)5,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)5,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)46 USD/year.
Master (citizens)46 USD/year.
Cost of living $407-874 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 50%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1956
Abbreviation UON
Teachers 1,007
Students 27,054
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
A world-class university committed to scholarly excellence
• Commission for University Education, Kenya
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• Association of African Universities (AAU)
World ranking923
Country ranking1
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking923
QS World University Rankings873
Cost of living in Nairobi
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 125 289
Food 148 254
Transportation 24 137
Communications and utilities 65 59
Clothing 14 54
Sports and leisure 30 81
Accommodation in Nairobi USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre127
Shared room in city centre292
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre150
1 bedroom apartment in city centre306
Alternative title
sw Chuo Kikuu cha Nairobi
Location on map
University of Nairobi (UON) - public higher education institution in Kenya. UON became active in 1956. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Nairobi.

University ranking. Being a number one university in Kenya, University of Nairobi greets the applicants with a fierce competition. Every year the university manages to get into the top 5% of the best world universities.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission process is based on the certificate of previous education provided by the applicant and academic performance. The process of admission is not complicated by student competition as there are only 2 applicants per seat. Like in many universities of Kenya the academic year consists of two semesters. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 5,000 USD per year. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 5,000 USD per year. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. Not everyone can study full time, so University of Nairobi offers such students a wide range of online programs. On the university’s official website (http://www.uonbi.ac.ke) you can find more accurate information on programs and tuition.

The composition of the university. University of Nairobi is classified as a large university with more than 27,000 concurrent students. The university accepts applications from foreign students. The academic staff includes more than 1000 teachers and professors. The university offers its students and the academic staff to participate in the international exchange programs. UON has the following social media pages Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UON. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered. It is one of the members of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and Association of African Universities (AAU).
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