University of Nairobi


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University Of Nairobi History

The University of Nairobi is a research university based in Nairobi. It is the largest university in Kenya. A Royal Charter was distributed to the Royal Technical College, Nairobi and the foundation stone of the college was placed in April 1952. It became the second university college in East Africa, under the name "Royal College Nairobi” on 25 June 1961. The Royal College Nairobi was later renamed “University College, Nairobi" on 20 May 1964.

University Of Nairobi Programs, Courses, and Schools

The University of Nairobi has six colleges, 41 Faculties, centers and institutes, and 87 Departments.

University Of Nairobi Campuses

The University of Nairobi has 11 Campuses which comprises of Main Campus, Chiromo Campus, Upper Kabete Campus, Lower Kabete Campus, Kenyatta National Hospital Campus, Parklands Campus, Kikuyu Campus, Kenya Science Campus, Kisumu Campus, Mombasa Campus, and Koitalel Samoei University College.

University Of Nairobi Achievements and USP

The University of Nairobi offers several scholarships and grants which are available for both undergraduates and graduate students who are seeking for financial assistance such as  The Rockefeller Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation scholarship, Prof Muriuki Scholarship, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund Board of Trustees, DAAD Scholarship and Ph.D. Scholarship.

University Of Nairobi Notable Alumni

Ali Rasso Dido (National Assembly member), Philo Ikonya (author and human rights activist), William Ruto (Deputy President), Sylvia Mulinge (corporate executive)

University of Nairobi Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Kenya. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Nairobi in Kenya students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.

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University of Nairobi Cost of studies


Undergraduate: KES 1,84,700

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Nairobi Deadlines

Bachelors: Deadline May Vary

Masters: Deadline May Vary

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

University of Nairobi Rankings


US News
1001 -1200
501 -600
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


US News
Times Higher Education


Emerging Economies
301 -350
Times Higher Education
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