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As a result of rapid expansion and complexities in administration, the university has a decentralized administration composed of six colleges and two satellite campuses.


Latest News

Prof. Peter Mbithi appointed Chair of ESDA Consortium during TICAD VI

The University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi has been appointed chair of ESDA Consortium. The election which took place during the last ESDA conference in Kumasi, Ghana saw Prof. Mbithi win unanimously. The President of the Consortium was to take over in August during the TICAD VI Conference.


Youth Enterpreneurship Forum at TICAD VI

The University of Nairobi in partnership with Ministry of Youth, Gender and Public Service, Africa Development Bank and United Nations University, Tokyo, co-hosted the TICAD Youth Entrepreneurship Forum.

The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe and President of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta graced the occasion.  The Conference was attended by 34 Presidents and Heads of Governments with over 10,000 delegates in attendance.


French Minister Visits UoN

The Minister of State Development and Francophonie, Hon. Andre Vallini, on Friday, August 26, 2016 through the Sub- department of French at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) delivered a public lecture as well as paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor.

Hon. Andre Vallini interacted with the University of Nairobi students who are studying French.  The French Minister said that the main objective of the interaction with the students and his visit is to expand the study and the use of French. He said his role as a Minister is to defend and promote francophonie not only in French-speaking countries but also English-speaking ones.

Hon. Vallini said that their Minister of Education has put up an Alliance Francaise in France that will enhance students and staff exchange programme between Kenya and France. He added that The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Ministry of Education have signed an MoU that will enhance education of French in Kenya and particularly in the University of Nairobi.

He applauded the availability of a resource center at the sub- department of French that is supporting and training the trainers of French at CHSS.


Commencement dates – 2017/2018 academic year


The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all first year (2015 K.C.S.E.) students admitted in the following Colleges that the commencement date for the 2017/2018 academic year is 5th September, 2016:

a)         College of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences

            College of Architecture & Engineering

            College of Biological & Physical Sciences

            College of Health Sciences

b) Students admitted in the following Colleges will report on 9th January, 2017:

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

College of Education & External Studies

2.         TUITION FEES

(i)         ALL STUDENTS except Diploma students, shall each pay tuition Fees of Kshs. 16,000/= per year, before or on the registration day, made up as follows:

  1. Kshs. 8,000/- Direct Charge for which needy students may apply for Bursary from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  2. Kshs. 8,000/- for which one may pay direct or apply for a loan from HELB.

(ii)        Diploma students shall pay Kshs. 86,000/- plus all other additional related expenses payable by the first years.