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Kenyatta University is located in Kahawathe and is the second largest university in Kenya. It started in 1965 and has been a fully-fledged university since 1985. Kenyatta University offers students technologically advanced facilities, strong academic programmes and a nurturing environment in which to learn and grow. There are approximately 20,000 students enrolled in this university.


The university offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and law degrees through 11 campuses. The university has open-learning, e-learning, school-based, part-time and full-time teaching.


Students can either choose living on campus or off campus. Residents on campus are divided into three zones. Students are provided with safe and secure living arrangements. Cost for living on campus is different depending on the type of room, approximately $100 CAD to $200 CAD.

Average Monthly Living Costs


50,000 KES to 70,000 KES


25,000 KES


1500 KES


200 KES

The currency in Kenya is Kenyan shilling (KES). 1KES≈$0.01CAD.


Visa is needed in order to entry Kenya. For more information, please check The Kenya High Commission, Ottawa.

Additional information

Kenyatta University

The Kenya High Commission, Ottawa

Expat Arrivals (Kenya)