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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

Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund - Postgraduate Scholarships: 2015/2016 Academic Year

The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi fund will offer a limited number of partial scholarships tenable at the University of Nairobi, for Masters Programmes during the 2015/2016 academic year.
Interested candidates are invited to apply for the scholarship by filling in a formal application/re-application form available at the  Central Examinations Centre, Chiromo Campus from Monday July 20, 2015 upon payment of a non-refundable application fees of Kenya Shillings Two Thousand Only (KShs. 2,000.00) through MPESA pay bill services. The MPESA payment details are: -
  • ACCOUNT NUMBER:  Serial number on the application form
Applicants must have attained at least an Upper Second Class Honours or its equivalent at Bachelors Level and must attach to the completed application form a letter of offer (Notice of eligibility) to study at the University of Nairobi for a Masters programme (not PhD).
Completed application forms may be send to the Secretary, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund, University of Nairobi, P. O. Box 30197 – 00100 G.P.O. Nairobi, or delivered to the Central Examination Centre, Chiromo Campus so as to reach by Friday July 31, 2015.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.


Center for Translation & Interpretation CCU Building 2nd Floor.

Do you have a flair for language? Want to make language your career? Or do you want to upgrade your professional skills in translation or interpreting?

If you want to learn how to translate written documents, interpret in court, at conferences, in the public service or in business contexts and if your language combination includes English and at least one relevant language from among:  Kiswahili, French, Spanish, and Arabic.

The Centre for Translation and Interpretation - UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI offers you a wide selection of part-time (evening and Saturdays) MA PROGRAMMES in the fields of Interpretation or Translation. You do not need to be a language graduate; all you need is to be a holder of a Bachelors degree in any academic field and to be at least bi-lingual with English and one other language among: Kiswahili, French, Spanish and Arabic

As part of the Pan African Masters Consortium in Interpretation and Translation – PAMCIT, we offer quality professional training that prepares you for the world of work. Ask us about the correct career path for you today.


Centre for Translation and Interpretation

Online room application for academic year 2016/2017

All second year 2013 KCSE candidates
This is to inform you that the room application exercise for the 2016/2017 academic year is to start on the 12th July 2015 and closes on the 12th August 2015 Midnight. You are hereby encouraged to apply to avoid any inconveniences.  Take note that there shall be no extension after the closure on the 12th August 2015. All queries pertaining to online room application process should be addressed to or or through telephone numbers 0204913433 or 0204913405
Please comply to avoid any inconvenience.


The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, in conjunction with the University of Nairobi has organised a Panel discussion on the topic "COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM:DEEPENING THE DISCOURSE ON LEGITIMATE NARRATIVES" on Monday June 29, 2015 in Taifa hall at 2.30pm

The panelists include;
1. Prof. Karima Bennoune, professor of Law, UC-Davies
2. Dr. Emile Simpson, International Security Program, Havard University
3. Mr. majid Butt
4. Prof. Michael Chege, IDS, University of Nairobi
5. Prof. Maria Nzomo, IDIS, University of Nairobi
6. Prof. Karuti Kanyinga, IDS, University of Nairobi
7. Dr. Adams Oloo, Dept of Political Sci. & Public Admin.,UoN
8. Dr. Collins Odote, School of Law, University of Nairobi
9. Ms Abigael Gicheru, Vice Chair, SONU, University of Nairobi

Moderator: Amb. Dr. Monica Juma, MBS, Principal Secretary, Ministry of
Interior and Coordination of National Government.

All are welcome

Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit Training

The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI), established in honor of the 2004 Peace Nobel Laurette Prof. Wangari Maathai, is located at College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) of the University of Nairobi.

The overall aim of the Institute is to cultivate better environmental stewardship and management of resources and ultimately a reduction in related conflicts.

It promotes good environmental practices and cultivates cultures of peace by shaping values, ethics and attitudes of its graduates through experiential learning,mentoring and transformational leadership.

Wangari Maathai Institute of Peace and Environmental Studies invites applications for the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit Training.

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International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking

The University of Nairobi has organized to mark this year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, through a series of activities.  The event shall be held at the Chancellors Court on Friday, June 26, 2015, from  10.00 am.
To mark the day, there will be a procession led by the Police Band from Main Campus (Taifa Hall) from 9.00 am to the venue to be flagged off by the Vice-Chancellor.
Among the invited guests is the Chairman of NACADA, Hon. John Mututho who will be the chief guest. There will be entertainment by Ruth Matete, Mr Seed, among others.
All are welcome.