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About UON

University of Nairobi (UON) — public non-profit university. It is located in Nairobi, Kenya. UON is an active member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of African Universities (AAU).

The university is one of the top-1000 universities in the world.

At UON, you can get a bachelor and master degree in different fields of study.

Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Establishment year
1956
Students
27,054
Acceptance rate
50%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2024#1101
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Agriculture & Forestry201-250
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UON tuition fees

The academic calendar at UON is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at UON are equal for locals and foreigners, and start from 1,105 USD per year. With the help of financial support programs, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. The cost of education and the availability of scholarships can be checked on the official website.

Also, consider other expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals, and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Financial Aid
Yes
Bachelor
1,181USD/year
Master
1,105USD/year

Study programs at UON

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Science
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science & IT
Science
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Medicine
Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Medicine
Applied Sciences & Professions
Medicine and Surgery
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
72 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Veterinary Medicine
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Applied Sciences & Professions
Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Medicine
Applied Sciences & Professions
Engineering & Technology
Architectural Studies
Study degree
BArch
Study form
Full-time
Duration
72 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Civil Engineering
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Journalism & Media
Broadcast Production
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Journalism & Media
Arts & Humanities
Anthropology
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Architectural Studies
Study degree
BArch
Study form
Full-time
Duration
72 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Broadcast Production
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Journalism & Media
Design
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Anthropology
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences & Management
Anthropology
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Economics & Business Management
Actuarial Science
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 2.2
Mathematics
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Statistics
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Actuarial Science
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 2.2
Biochemistry
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Mathematics
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Medicine and Surgery
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
72 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Science
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
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Other
Food Science and Technology
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Human Anatomy - Intercalated
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Journalism and Media Studies
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
48 months
Other programs
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Food Science and Technology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
General Surgery
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Industrial Pharmacy
Study degree
MPharm
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Internal Medicine
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medical Microbiology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
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Engineering & Technology
Nuclear Science and Technology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
Law
Environmental Law
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Law
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
Applied Sciences & Professions
Food Science and Technology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Environmental Governance
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Environmental Law
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Law
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
Journalism & Media
Communication Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
GPA — 2.2
Social Sciences & Management
Communication Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
GPA — 2.2
Population Studies
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
Population Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
Arts & Humanities
Architecture
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Design
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Medicine
Applied Human Nutrition
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
24 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Exams
GPA
Study field
Medicine
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
General Surgery
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Industrial Pharmacy
Study degree
MPharm
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Internal Medicine
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medical Microbiology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 2.1
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Other
Clinical Pharmacy
Study degree
MPharm
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Other programs
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Admission to UON

  • Bachelor. To enroll in an undergraduate program at UON, you must have a GPA of at least 2.2.
  • Master. When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program.

UON campus

The campus of UON is located in Nairobi. The urban campus is suitable for those students who, firstly, are used to independence, and secondly, cannot imagine their life without the hustle and bustle of a big metropolis. The educational institution has its own library. Here, students do their homework or just have a good time reading an interesting book. UON regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs. For locals, this is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the cultures of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. Graduates of UON are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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