University of Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya
The University of Nairobi, a body corporate established under the Universities Act 2012 of the laws of Kenya and the University of Nairobi Charter, is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region.
  • #711 Ranking
  • 160 Masters
  • 84000 Students

About

History

The University of Nairobi, a body corporate established by an Act of Parliament Cap 210 of the Laws of Kenya is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region.

Education

The only institution of higher learning in Kenya for a long time, the University of Nairobi responded to the national regional and Africa's high level manpower training needs by developing and evolving strong, diversified academic programmes and specializations in sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts. To date, the range of programmes offered number approximately two hundred.

Research

The university is proud of its distinguished record of achievements in teaching, research, development and consultancy while strategizing for a greater future as the centre of academic, research and professional excellence.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (48)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (29)
Social Sciences (27)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (20)
Agriculture & Forestry (19)
Engineering & Technology (10)
Business & Management (7)
Education & Training (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Humanities (2)
Journalism & Media (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Nairobi!

Services

Student services

The University of Nairobi offers you many opportunities and challenges that are all aimed at providing you with an environment within which to grow and realize your full potential.

Library services

The Mission of the University of Nairobi Library is to provide quality information services that will empower the University in carrying out its core activities of teaching, learning, research, community services and consultancy to the highest international standard. The University of Nairobi Library System is composed of twelve libraries grouped into six college libraries plus a central library.

ICT services

The University has several well-stocked computer labs established on all campuses, which are specifically tailored to address computing needs for students. An extensive intercampus WAN and Campus Wide backbone network enables the labs to tap to several network based services, including 24x7 Web access, E-mail facilities, file-sharing services, library services among other shared server services.

Medical services

University Health Services was established with the following clear mandates:

  • To provide health care services: curative, preventive as well as rehabilitative services.
  • To advise on health matters generally to the university community.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Several sports and games are offered at the University of Nairobi. These sports and games are categorized as indoors and outdoors. Available indoor activities include table tennis, scrabble, chess, darts, just to mention a few. Outdoors sports include track or field athletics, football, rugby, basketball, hockey, handball, volleyball, netball and others.

The University has an excellent team responsible for coaching, managing and supervising and administering sport activities in various colleges and the University at large.

Student clubs

The University has various students' bodies, which represent students’ interests. Through the various representatives, students access all decision-making levels from the halls to the Senate, all the way to the Council. SWA recognizes organized student governments and encourages students’ participation in decision-making, planning and implementation of the plans.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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