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University of Nairobi

Kenya

792nd US-News World Ranking

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)

Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Average Academic Score

2.5
GPA
27
IB
60
Percentage

Cost

Fees

Undergraduate: KES 1,84,700

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

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

Global

792
US News
601 -800
Times Higher Education
565
GTU Rank

Regional

Africa
20
US News
11
Times Higher Education

Regional

Emerging Economies
301 -350
Times Higher Education
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University Stats

University Stats
61920

Students

University Stats
49500

Undergraduates

University Stats
12420

Postgraduate

University Stats
KSh
184700

Tuition Fees

University Stats
KSh
2013580

Living Cost

University Stats
2.5

Avg. GPA

University Stats
27

Avg. IB

University Stats
60
%

Avg. Percentage

University Stats
5

Avg. IELTS

* All cost are in KES

Reach Out

University of Nairobi. P.O.Box 30197, GPO, Nairobi, Kenya,Kenya

admission@uonbi.ac.ke

+254-20) 331826

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