Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.

About KU

Kenyatta University (KU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a modern higher education institution, established in 1985. KU is working together with Association of African Universities (AAU).

The university is in top-1200 of the best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings.

KU carries out research in several scientific areas.

Nairobi, Kenya
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International students
Female students
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KU tuition fees

At KU, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 8 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 1,000 USD. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and available scholarships.

Also, be prepared for additional expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

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KU campus

The suburban campus of KU combines features of an urban and rural campus. It is located outside the big city, which allows you to focus on your studies. However, it is also not too far, opening up access to more types of recreation, both outdoors and in the city (theaters, museums, restaurants). The school has a library where students can do their homework or just relax. Student life at KU is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

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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. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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