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COMMENCEMENT DATES – 2015/2016 ACADEMIC YEAR - For Continuing Students


The University of Nairobi wishes to inform the following groups of students (Module I and integrated Module II) (Continuing students) that the commencement dates for the 2015/2016 academic year are as follows:


(i)    2nd and 4th years in the Faculties of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine; Schools of The Built Environment, Arts & Design, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Computing & Informatics, Education.

(ii)    4th years in the Faculty of Arts, Schools of Business, Law, Economics and I.A.G.A.S.

(iii)    2nd years in the College of Health Sciences.

(iv)    5th and 6th years in the Department of Architecture and Building Science.

(v)    5th years in the School of Engineering and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

(vi)    4th years in Biochemistry and Medical Lab. Technology

Note:    Reporting dates for the 4th years in Dental Science, Pharmacy, Nursing, M.B.Ch.B. and level V (M.B.Ch.B.) will be announced later.

Commencement Dates– 2015/2016 Academic Year - First Year Students

The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all first year (2014 K.C.S.E.) students (fresher) that the commencement date for the 2015/2016 academic year is 14th September, 2015.
(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:
(a)    Kshs. 8,000/- Direct Charge for which needy students may apply for Bursary from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
(b)    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.
    Computer Laboratory fees         -    3000/- p.a.
    Caution Money                           -    2000/- (once)
    Examination fees                       -    3000/- p.a.
    Medical fees                               -    2000/- p.a.
    Activity fees                                -   1000/- p.a.
    Registration fees                         -   500/-  p.a.
    ID Card                                       -    500/- p.a.
   Students Union Subscription         -   500/-

University of Nairobi Shines in Global Research Citation Ranking

The University of Nairobi has emerged top five in the African Universities and Higher institutions Ranking 2015.

The ranking conducted by JournalsConsortium placed the University of Nairobi at an outstanding position four in Africa. The top position was taken by the University of Cape Town while the second and third positions were taken by Cairo University and the University of Pretoria respectively.

The ranking by JournalsConsortium was based on research publications and citations from the last five years (2010 to 2014) as well as visibility on the internet.  The University of Nairobi garnered an impact score of 38.8 on research publications and citations, 4.01 on Internet/Web presence and a total influence factor of 42.81.

In East Africa, Makerere University emerged position 11 while locally, Kenyatta University and Moi University were ranked at positions 28 and 47 respectively.

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Invitation to a public defence of Hon. Justice (Prof.) J.B. Ojwang’s LL.D Thesis

On behalf of the University of Nairobi Senate, I cordially invite you to attend the public defence of Hon. Justice (Prof) J.B. Ojwang’s LL.D thesis with the title “The Unity of the Constitution and the Common Law”.
The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Ojwang’ in Taifa Hall Main Campus on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 2.30 p.m.
Guests are requested to be seated by 2.00 p.m. We look forward to your presence.
Yours faithfully

CALL FOR STARTUP - Africa Technology & Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA)

During the Nairobi Innovation Week, the Chancellor of the University of Nairobi launched Africa Technology & Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA), a program that will enable C4DLab, the innovation lab of the University to incubate and accelerate startups and facilitate commercialization of innovations.
Though C4DLab has been incubating startups for a while now, we officially invite the first cohort of startups to submit their applications under the umbrella of AfTIA. Applicants  with prototypes in any of the following domains are welcome to submit for consideration:
Though C4DLab has been incubating startups for a while now, we officially invite the first cohort of startups to submit their applications under the umbrella of AfTIA. Applicants  with prototypes in any of the following domains are welcome to submit for consideration:
  1. Technology in Finance (FinTech)
  2. Technology in Agriculture (AgriTech)
  3. Technology in Education (EdTech)
  4. Technology in Governance (GovTech)
  5. Technology in Health (HealthTech)
The criteria for consideration and admission:
  1. Innovation by all staff and students of the University of Nairobi as well as external applicants, are eligible. 
  2. The applicant must have registered their innovation with relevant regulatory agencies. 
  3. The innovation must not be incubated in another incubator at the same time. 
  4. The applicant must provide proof of ownership of the innovation. 
  5. Innovation must be original and authentic. 
  6. Innovation must have a demonstrated potential for commercialization. 
  7. Innovation must be relevant to Kenya’s development agenda.

53rd Graduation Ceremony – Friday, September 4, 2015

Colleges of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences, Biological & Physical Sciences, Architecture & Engineering and Education & External Studies
The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all those students from the above four Colleges who qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year (2014/2015) and members of the public, that the 53rd Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 commencing at 9.00 a.m. at the Chancellor’s Court next to Central Catering Unit, Main Campus.  The following is pertinent information:

IDS launches Essay Competition to Mark 50th Anniversary

The Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, will celebrate 50 years since its establishment in 1965.  Among the Several activities lined up to mark the historic occasion is a

Admissions: First Years (KCSE 2014) Admitted through KUCCPS

The 2016/2017 Academic Year for the first year students who sat their KCSE in 2014 commences on Monday 14 September, 2015
Registration will commence at 8.00 am and all students are therefore advised to register at their respective centers as per the joining instructions. 
For more information login to to download a copy of your admission letter and joining instructions. 
you can use it to apply for HELB loans and  limitted University accomodation at which is done online through the portal. 
Fees should be paid to your respective college account and accomodation fees should be paid to SWA account.  
Note that the username is your University registration number and password is your full KCSE index

Click here for the joining instructions

Click here for the First year admissions List

C4DLab- CCNA September intake

C4DLab an innovation hub at the University of Nairobi, which was approved as a CISCO Networking Academy to support advance CISCO networking technologies to the University Community recently acquired state of the art Cisco equipment bundle for hands-on training.
This course is aimed at teaching students how to design, build, troubleshoot and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities around the world.
CCNA gives thorough hands-on experience to IT Technician, deport technician, remote support technician, network analyst, network auditors, network technician, help desk technicians, support engineers, system engineers, network operations engineers and many more.
We are currently accepting applications for CCNA 1 training September intake.
The classes are scheduled to start from Sep 4th 2015. Interested persons can register  at