List of courses offered at USIU and their fee structure (2023)

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Below is a list of courses offered at USIU,admission requirements and fee structure.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM COST PER SEMESTER

Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism *Kshs *Kshs *Kshs Tuition (12 units @ 9,142) Non E.A. (@11,885) 109,704.00 109,704.00 142,620.00 Library Fee 5,250.00 5,250.00 6,825.00 Medical Fee 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,600.00 Student Activity Fee 1,050.00 1,050.00 1,365.00 Medical Insurance – 8,000.00 8,000.00 Caution money (Payable once and refundable) 2,100.00 2,100.00 2,100.00 Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses) 6,038.00 6,038.00 6,038.00 TOTAL 127,142.00 135,142.00 170,548.00 Kenya East Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa BACHELOR OF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE *Kshs *Kshs *Kshs Tuition (12 units @ 11,890) Non E.A. (@ 15,457) 137,130.00 137,130.00 178,275.00 Library Fee 5,250.00 5,250.00 6,825.00 Medical Fee 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,600.00 Student Activity Fee 1,050.00 1,050.00 1,365.00 Medical Insurance – 8,000.00 8,000.00 Caution money (Payable once and refundable) 2,100.00 2,100.00 2,100.00 Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses) 6,038.00 6,038.00 6,038.00 TOTAL 154,568.00 162,568.00 206,203.00 Kenya East Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (APT2) &
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY (IST2) *Kshs *Kshs *Kshs Tuition (15 units @ 7,956) Non E.A. (@ 10,343) 119,340.00 119,340.00 155,145.00 Library Fee 5,250.00 5,250.00 6,825.00 Medical Fee 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,600.00 Student Activity Fee 1,050.00 1,050.00 1,365.00 Medical Insurance – 8,000.00 8,000.00 Caution money (Payable once and refundable) 2,100.00 2,100.00 2,100.00 Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses) 6,038.00 6,038.00 6,038.00 TOTAL 136,778.00 144,778.00 183,073.00 Kenya East Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (APT3) &
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY (IST3)
(Payable for New students from September 2022) *Kshs *Kshs *Kshs Tuition (15 units @ 9,142) Non E.A. (@ 11,885) 137,130.00 137,130.00 178,275.00 Library Fee 5,250.00 5,250.00 6,825.00 Medical Fee 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,600.00 Student Activity Fee 1,050.00 1,050.00 1,365.00 Medical Insurance – 8,000.00 8,000.00 Caution money (Payable once and refundable) 2,100.00 2,100.00 2,100.00 Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses) 6,038.00 6,038.00 6,038.00 TOTAL 154,568.00 162,568.00 206,203.00 Kenya East Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DATA ANALYTICS &
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING *Kshs *Kshs *Kshs Tuition (15 units @ 9,142) Non E.A. (@ 11,885) 137,130.00 137,130.00 178,275.00 Library Fee 5,250.00 5,250.00 6,825.00 Medical Fee 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,600.00 Student Activity Fee 1,050.00 1,050.00 1,365.00 Medical Insurance – 8,000.00 8,000.00 Caution money (Payable once and refundable) 2,100.00 2,100.00 2,100.00 Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses) 6,038.00 6,038.00 6,038.00 TOTAL 154,568.00 162,568.00 206,203.00 Kenya East Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa BACHELOR OF PHARMACY *Kshs *Kshs *Kshs Tuition (23 units @ 7,772) Non E.A. (@ 10,104) 178,756.00 178,756.00 232,392.00 Library Fee 5,250.00 5,250.00 6,825.00 Medical Fee 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,600.00 Student Activity Fee 1,050.00 1,050.00 1,365.00 Pharmacy Lab Fee 10,658.00 10,658.00 10,658.00 Caution money (Payable once and refundable) 2,100.00 2,100.00 2,100.00 Medical Insurance – 8,000.00 8,000.00 Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses) 6,038.00 6,038.00 6,038.00 TOTAL 206,852.00 214,852.00 270,978.00 Kenya East Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS *Kshs *Kshs *Kshs Tuition (18 units @ 7,264) Non E.A. (@ 9,443) 130,752.00 130,752.00 169,974.00 Library Fee 5,250.00 5,250.00 6,825.00 Medical Fee 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,600.00 Student Activity Fee 1,050.00 1,050.00 1,365.00 Medical Insurance – 8,000.00 8,000.00 Caution money (Payable once and refundable) 2,100.00 2,100.00 2,100.00 Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses) 6,038.00 6,038.00 6,038.00 TOTAL 148,190.00 156,190.00 197,902.00 Kenya East Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED CHEMISTRY &
BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY *Kshs *Kshs *Kshs Tuition (15 units @ 9,142) Non E.A. (@ 11,885) 137,130.00 137,130.00 178,275.00 Library Fee 5,250.00 5,250.00 6,825.00 Medical Fee 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,600.00 Student Activity Fee 1,050.00 1,050.00 1,365.00 Pharmacy Lab Fee 10,658.00 10,658.00 10,658.00 Medical Insurance – 8,000.00 8,000.00 Caution money (Payable once and refundable) 2,100.00 2,100.00 2,100.00 Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses) 6,038.00 6,038.00 6,038.00 TOTAL 165,226.00 173,226.00 216,861.00 Kenya East Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FILM PRODUCTION AND DIRECTING &
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ANIMATION *Kshs *Kshs *Kshs Tuition (12 units @ 12,075) Non E.A. (@ 15,698) 144,900.00 144,900.00 188,376.00 Library Fee 5,250.00 5,250.00 6,825.00 Medical Fee 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,600.00 Student Activity Fee 1,050.00 1,050.00 1,365.00 Film Production & Animation Fee 10,500.00 10,500.00 10,500.00 Medical Insurance – 8,000.00 8,000.00 Caution money (Payable once and refundable) 2,100.00 2,100.00 2,100.00 Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses) 6,038.00 6,038.00 6,038.00 TOTAL 172,838.00 180,838.00 226,804.00
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING CHARGES SHALL APPLY FOR ALL THE PROGRAMS*Kshs
Health Insurance-Boarding & Non Kenyan Students8,000.00
Caution Money (Refundable & payable once)
Boarding Students4,778.00
Day Students2,100.00
Boarding Fees
Room & Board Per Semester
Room Only (Double)42,000.00
7 Day Meal plan @ 600 per day58,800.00
Other Fees
Add/ Drop Fee per course525.00
Admission Application Fee (Non-Refundable)3,150.00
Re-admission Application Fee3,150.00
Late Registration Fee2,100.00
Alumni Association Fee (Annual)1,000.00
Audit Fee (per course)50% of Tuition
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.00
Graduation Fee5,250.00
Gown Deposit Fee5,250.00
Pharmacy Lab Fee10,658.00
Hotel & Restaurant Management Lab Fee4,725.00
ID Card Replacement2,000.00
Journalism Lab Fee4,725.00
Animation and Film Lab Fee10,500.00
Pupil’s Pass Fee (Non-East Africans Only)5,050.00
Re-Entry Visa Fee1,000.00
Alien Registration Fee2,000.00
Transcript Fees: Official525.00
Transcript Fees: Unofficial263.00
Transcript Postage Fees: Africa420.00
Transcript Postage Fees: Outside Africa840.00
Credit Transfer Fee per course2,100.00

*Note the Fees are subject to annual Review.
**If you are paying in US$ dollars, please note that the USD Exchange Rates are fixed every semester for non-East Africans, while the rate varies daily for East Africans.
***Non-East Africans will pay 30% above local rates for tuition and all mandatory fees i.e. library, medical and student activity fees.

***** All fees are payable on or before the 1st day of the Semester. Any balance thereafter attracts a penalty of 1.5% per month.

Disclaimer: USIU-Africa reserves the right to modify entries in this publication. Any policy, if changed, may be republished in an appendix or distributed to all students and relevant parties.

KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
EAST AFRICA
MBA – GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (MBA-GBM) &
MBA – HEALTH LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT (MBA-HLM)
Sem ISem IISem IIITotal
12 units15 units18 units45 units
Tuition (45 units @ 19,796)237,552.00296,940.00356,328.00890,820.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.005,250.0015,750.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,000.006,000.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,050.003,150.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.0018,114.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.00
Graduation Fee (Payable once)5,000.005,000.00
TOTAL254,990.00311,278.00375,666.00941,934.00
Global Study Tour (TBA)
NON EAST AFRICA
MBA – GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (MBA-GBM) &
MBA – HEALTH LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT (MBA-HLM)
Sem ISem IISem IIITotal
12 units15 units18 units45 units
Tuition (45 units @ 25,735)308,820.00386,025.00463,230.001,158,075.00
Library Fee6,825.006,825.006,825.0020,475.00
Medical Fee2,600.002,600.002,600.007,800.00
Student Activity Fee1,365.001,365.001,365.004,095.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.0018,114.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.008,000.0024,000.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.00
Graduation Fee(Payable once)5,000.005,000.00
TOTAL339,748.00410,853.00493,058.001,240,659.00
Global Study Tour (TBA)
KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
ONLINE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (oMBA)*Kshs*Kshs*Kshs
Tuition (9 units @ 16,850) Non E.A. (@ 21,905)151,650.00151,650.00197,145.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.006,825.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,600.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,365.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.001,000.00
TOTAL169,088.00177,088.00225,073.00
KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) &
MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (MOD)
*Kshs*Kshs*Kshs
Tuition (9 units @ 13,566) Non E.A. (@ 17,636)122,094.00122,094.00158,724.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.006,825.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,600.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,365.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.001,000.00
TOTAL139,532.00147,532.00186,652.00
KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SECURITY (MSEC)*Kshs*Kshs*Kshs
Tuition (9 units @ 16,045) Non E.A. (@ 20,859)144,405.00144,405.00187,731.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.006,825.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,600.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,365.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.001,000.00
TOTAL161,843.00169,843.00215,659.00
KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY (MSIS) &
MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (MCOM)
*Kshs*Kshs*Kshs
Tuition (9 units @ 13,824) Non E.A. (@ 17,971)124,416.00124,416.00161,739.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.006,825.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,600.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,365.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.001,000.00
TOTAL141,854.00149,854.00189,667.00
KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
MASTERS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (MIR) &
MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY (MACS)
*Kshs*Kshs*Kshs
Tuition (9 units @ 13,566) Non E.A. (@ 17,636)122,094.00122,094.00158,724.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.006,825.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,600.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,365.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.001,000.00
139,532.00147,532.00186,652.00
KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
MASTER OF ARTS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (MACP) &
MASTER OF ARTS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY (MFT)
*Kshs*Kshs*Kshs
Tuition (9 units @ 15,729) Non E.A. (@ 20,448)141,561.00141,561.00184,032.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.006,825.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,600.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,365.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.001,000.00
TOTAL158,999.00166,999.00211,960.00
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING CHARGES SHALL APPLY FOR ALL THE PROGRAMS*Kshs
Health Insurance-Boarding & Non Kenyan Students8,000.00
Caution Money (Refundable & payable once)
Boarding Students4,778.00
Day Students2,100.00
Boarding Fees
Room & Board Per Semester
Room Only (Double)42,000.00
7 Day Meal plan @ 600 per day58,800.00
Other Fees
Add/ Drop Fee per course525.00
Admission Application Fee (Non-Refundable)3,150.00
Re-admission Application Fee3,150.00
Late Registration Fee2,100.00
Alumni Association Fee (Annual)1,000.00
Audit Fee (per course)50% of Tuition
I.T Fee6,038.00
Graduation Fee5,250.00
Gown Deposit Fee5,250.00
Pharmacy Lab Fee10,658.00
Hotel & Restaurant Management Lab Fee4,725.00
ID Card Replacement2,000.00
Journalism Lab Fee4,725.00
Animation and Film Lab Fee10,500.00
Pupil’s Pass Fee (Non-East Africans Only)5,050.00
Re-Entry Visa Fee1,000.00
Alien Registration Fee2,000.00
Transcript Fees: Official525.00
Transcript Fees: Unofficial263.00
Transcript Postage Fees: Africa420.00
Transcript Postage Fees: Outside Africa840.00
Credit Transfer Fee per course2,100.00

*Note the Fees are subject to annual Review.
**If you are paying in US$ dollars, please note that the USD Exchange Rates are fixed every semester for non-East Africans, while the rate varies daily for East Africans.
***Non-East Africans will pay 30% above local rates for tuition and all mandatory fees i.e. library, medical and student activity fees.

****Project/Thesis: Masters students are required to be continuously enrolled every semester while their Thesis II/Project II remains incomplete.

  • In the first registration of Thesis II, the Thesis II is charged as a full 3 unit graduate course, while the 2nd and 3rd registration of Thesis II, is charged at 50% of the tuition. Other charges remain the same.
  • If the Project II/Thesis II extends beyond the 3rd registration, then tuition reverts to full charge.

***** All fees are payable on or before the 1st day of the Semester. Any balance thereafter attracts a penalty of 1.5% per month.

Disclaimer: USIU-Africa reserves the right to modify entries in this publication. Any policy, if changed, may be republished in an appendix or distributed to all students and relevant parties.

KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
DOCTOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA) &
DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (PSy.D), CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
*Kshs*Kshs*Kshs
Tuition (9 units @ 19,346) Non E.A. (@ 25,150)174,114.00174,114.00226,350.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.006,825.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,600.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,365.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.001,000.00
191,552.00199,552.00254,278.00
KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (DIR)*Kshs*Kshs*Kshs
Tuition (9 units @ 14,700) Non E.A. (@ 19,110)132,300.00132,300.00171,990.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.006,825.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,600.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,365.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.001,000.00
TOTAL149,738.00157,738.00199,918.00
KenyaEast Africa –
Non Kenya
Non East Africa
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY*Kshs*Kshs*Kshs
Tuition (9 units @ 19,980) Non E.A. (@ 25,974)179,820.00179,820.00233,766.00
Library Fee5,250.005,250.006,825.00
Medical Fee2,000.002,000.002,600.00
Student Activity Fee1,050.001,050.001,365.00
Medical Insurance8,000.008,000.00
Technology Fee (For IT and specialized software related courses)6,038.006,038.006,038.00
Caution money (Payable once and refundable)2,100.002,100.002,100.00
Quality Assurance (Payable once upon Admission)1,000.001,000.001,000.00
TOTAL197,258.00205,258.00261,694.00
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING CHARGES SHALL APPLY FOR ALL THE PROGRAMS*Kshs
Health Insurance-Boarding & Non Kenyan Students8,000.00
Caution Money (Refundable & payable once)
Boarding Students4,778.00
Day Students2,100.00
Boarding Fees
Room & Board Per Semester
Room Only (Double)42,000.00
7 Day Meal plan @ 600 per day58,800.00
Other Fees
Add/ Drop Fee per course525.00
Admission Application Fee (Non-Refundable)3,150.00
Re-admission Application Fee3,150.00
Late Registration Fee2,100.00
Alumni Association Fee (Annual)1,000.00
Audit Fee (per course)50% of Tuition
I.T Fee6,038.00
Graduation Fee5,250.00
Gown Deposit Fee5,250.00
Pharmacy Lab Fee10,658.00
Hotel & Restaurant Management Lab Fee4,725.00
ID Card Replacement2,000.00
Journalism Lab Fee4,725.00
Animation and Film Lab Fee10,500.00
Pupil’s Pass Fee (Non-East Africans Only)5,050.00
Re-Entry Visa Fee1,000.00
Alien Registration Fee2,000.00
Transcript Fees: Official525.00
Transcript Fees: Unofficial263.00
Transcript Postage Fees: Africa420.00
Transcript Postage Fees: Outside Africa840.00
Credit Transfer Fee per course2,100.00

*Note the Fees are subject to annual Review.
**If you are paying in US$ dollars, please note that the USD Exchange Rates are fixed every semester for non-East Africans, while the rate varies daily for East Africans.
***Non-East Africans will pay 30% above local rates for tuition and all mandatory fees i.e. library, medical and student activity fees.

****Project/Thesis: Masters students are required to be continuously enrolled every semester while their Thesis II/Project II remains incomplete.

  • In the first registration of Thesis II, the Thesis II is charged as a full 3 unit graduate course, while the 2nd and 3rd registration of Thesis II, is charged at 50% of the tuition. Other charges remain the same.
  • If the Project II/Thesis II extends beyond the 3rd registration, then tuition reverts to full charge.

***** All fees are payable on or before the 1st day of the Semester. Any balance thereafter attracts a penalty of 1.5% per month.

Disclaimer: USIU-Africa reserves the right to modify entries in this publication. Any policy, if changed, may be republished in an appendix or distributed to all students and relevant parties.

USIU FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS

M-PESA Payments

We are happy to announce that we have finally completed the Integration process of our M-PESA payment solution to our ERP system(CX). This means that any payments made on the platform will reflect instantly in your student accounts, eliminating the need for you to visit the Finance office.

To pay on M-PESA, please follow the prompts below:

  • Go to M-PESA
  • Select Lipa na M-PESA
  • Click Pay bill
  • Enter Business number: 516900
  • Enter Account number: Student ID – (hyphen) then purpose code. (FOR EXAMPLE 654XXX-TUIT, or 654XXX-ADM)
  • Enter the amount you wish to pay
  • Enter your PIN and click send.

The following codes will apply when making different payments:

  • For Tuition Fee, Graduation fee, Diploma replacement and any other fee payment use the code – TUIT
  • Application Fee – ADM
  • For Cafeteria Meals – CFM
  • Educate Your Own – EYO
  • Transport – TRN
  • Room reservation – RSV
  • Alumni Fee/Membership – ALN
  • Pupils’ pass – PPP
  • Alumni Library Fee with code-ALF
  • Alumni Fund raising – AFR

Where to pay

  • Cooperative Bank: A/c No. 01120002134100
  • Commercial Bank of Africa: KESs- A/c No. 6438840014
  • Commercial bank of AfricaUS Dollar- A/C No. 6462210014
  • Standard Chartered Bank: A/c no. 0104023439700
  • These banks have USIU-Africa deposit slips with a USIU-Africa logo and account numbers
  • Not able to make it to school on week days and paying by check?
  • Indicate the ID # at the back of the check and sign it in at the security desk at the administration block, and drop it into the safety box for receipting the next day.

Cheque and Visa Cards

  • The modes of payment below must be presented to the cash office for receipting
  • Bankers Cheques
  • Personal cheques.
  • All major Credit cards/Visa Debit Cards.

Bank cash deposits

  • Payment currencies are either in Kenya Shillings or US$ and the rate depends on current bank rates
  • Cash payments in excess of KES 1, 000 are not accepted at the cash office. This may be paid by cash deposits in the bank accounts or by MPESA.
  • Cash deposits will be receipted to the student account from our bank statements
  • No need to bring cash deposit slips to our cash office
  • One must ensure that the correct student ID number is included on the deposit slip
  • Any cash deposit other than fees should be communicated to finance by email: finance@usiu.ac.ke
  • Receipts will be collected from cash office one day after depositing cash in the bank

USIU ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Admission to undergraduate degree programs are based on academic achievement at the secondary level. All applicants are expected to satisfy procedures and criteria for admission to USIU-Africa, and to submit acceptable original documents which verify that they have satisfactorily completed, and met all admission requirements.

Applicants for admissions into the undergraduate degree programs are subject to selective screening based on academic achievement at the secondary level.

Kenyan Applicants

The table below shows the standards for evaluating secondary school credentials for undergraduate admissions.

KCSEEACE/KCE/KACE/EAACE12th GRADE (U.S High School Diploma)GCE/IGCSE/IB
Minimum RequirementsC + (plus) and above5 Credits in any 5 subjects at ‘O’ Level, and 3 Principal passes at ‘A’ LevelG.P.A. of 2.50 or higher5 Upper Level Passes at O Level and 3 principal passes at A Level

IB Diploma- Five passes of grade 4 and above

It should be noted that:

  • For Bachelor of Pharmacy, a minimum aggregate grade of KCSE ‘B-’ and minimum of a C+ in the following subject clusters (Math/Physics, English/Kiswahili, Chemistry and Biology) will be required.
  • For Bachelor of Science in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, a minimum aggregate of KCSE ‘C+’ and attained the following minimum grades in the specified cluster subjects: Biology C+; Mathematics B-; and English B; or
  • All International credentials will be evaluated in accordance with the International Academic Credentials Handbook, the Commission for Universities Education (CUE) Standards, and the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) Equation.
  • Meeting the minimum entrance requirement for any of the programs does not guarantee admissions into the University program.

International Applicants
International applicants are considered for admission on the same basis as local applicants and evaluated in accordance with the International Academic Credentials Handbook, but must also demonstrate English proficiency.
All students for whom English is not a first language are required to show English proficiency before beginning an academic program.

U.S. citizens/permanent residents must submit their SAT or ACT scores for evaluation. The scores are evaluated in conjunction with the high school grade point average.

It should be noted that:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 and above in the internet based, IELTS score of 7 or better, or a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English of grade C or better is required for those applicants whose language of instruction is not English..
  • Meeting the minimum entrance requirement for any of the programs does not guarantee admissions into the University program.

Transfer Admissions
Official evaluation of undergraduate transfer credit is under the authority of the dean or designee of a school in consultation with the Admissions Office. All degree-seeking undergraduate applicants must submit official high school records (showing date of graduation) and college records.

The Admissions Office evaluates transfer students’ previous academic work completed at the undergraduate level for possible credits to be applied to their degree programs at USIU-Africa. Allowable transfer credits are formally identified and documented by the Admissions Office. An official transcript must be received before final transfer work can be accepted. Course descriptions may also need to be provided if requested.

Degree requirements are determined by combining the transfer credits allowed and the required academic work to be successfully completed at USIU. Students can request a copy of the transfer evaluation from the Registrar’s Office.
Transfer evaluation will be based on higher education work completed where grades of C or better were earned. Applicants with less than 12 semester units completed will have their secondary school record also evaluated. Students who have completed 18 semester units or 27 semester units will not be required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Transfer Credit Limits
A maximum of 90 trimester units of credit earned may be accepted for transfer from accredited undergraduate institutions. The final 30 semester units toward a degree must be completed at USIU-Africa to comply with residency requirements. USIU-Africa reserves the right to waiver this requirement for USIU students participating in Student Exchange programs. Once a student has matriculated at USIU-Africa, all further transfer credits must have prior approval of the dean or designee.

Basis for Institutional Transfer Credit
Transfer credits may be accepted from institutions of higher education that are accredited by one or more of the following agencies.

  • Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Schools and Colleges

Western Association of Schools and Colleges International students from government-recognized institutions must submit original or certified transcripts, translated into English, showing courses completed, grades obtained, and length of program. A syllabus or course description in English covering each course being considered for transfer credit should be submitted with the transcript to the Admissions Office. Transcripts and syllabi documentation are evaluated for the minimum C grade equivalency requirement and subject matter content to determine the number of transfer credits allowable.

During the transfer credit evaluation process, academic work from other colleges and universities is compared to USIU-Africa courses within the appropriate degree program, and transfer credits are awarded on the basis of similar syllabi. College and university courses completed elsewhere may be considered for transfer credits as electives even though the courses are not offered at USIU-Africa.

Transfer Credit Limits

Transfer Credit in General Education
Undergraduate students transferring to USIU from approved institutions may meet some or all of the General Education requirements by presenting credits earned in baccalaureate transferable courses from such institutions with grades of C or better.
Grades Required for Transfer Credit
Transfer credit is accepted from accredited institutions only if the grade received is C or better. Credit may be accepted where a D grade was received under one of two conditions:

  • a next higher course in a sequence has been completed at another institution with a C grade or better (e.g., courses in mathematics, language); or
  • a higher course in a sequence is completed at USIU with a C grade or better.

Applicants to USIU must submit official transcripts of credit from all previously attended institutions. All grades earned at other accredited institutions will be used to compute the grade point average for admission purposes. The computed transfer credit grade point average from the other institution does not appear on the USIU permanent record.
Correspondence and Extension Courses
USIU does not offer correspondence courses and does not accept credit for such courses. Undergraduate university-level extension courses completed at a regionally accredited institution of higher education can be accepted as transfer credits at USIU. The extension course must be similar in content to a regular course offered at the transferring institution and at USIU. The student must have received a grade of C or better in the course. No more than 23 trimester units of extension credits may be applied toward the undergraduate degree requirements at USIU.
Military Course Credit
The University is guided by the recommendations of The ACE (American Council on Education) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services regarding credit for Military Service toward the bachelor’s degree. Transfer credit will be assessed on a course by course basis.
To obtain credit for military service, the student must have matriculated, be enrolled at the University, and submit Form DD-214 or DD-295.
Credit by Examination
A maximum of 30 units of examination credit from all sources will be accepted by the University. The last 36 units of course requirements may not be fulfilled by examination.
Variant Courses
Vocational or technical courses, Diplomas from other universities or TVET colleges, remedial high school courses, and other courses below collegiate level are not accepted at USIU as transfer credits even if the courses were completed at an accredited institution of higher education.

Masters Admissions Requirements

Graduate admission requirements vary depending on the Master’s degree sought. In addition to the degree requirements for admission, the following are University-wide graduate admission requirements:

  • Official undergraduate/bachelor’s degree certificate and transcripts of all college work undertaken (degrees and dates awarded must be posted);
  • Proof of graduation from secondary/high school or signed attestation on the USIU-Africa application form or its equivalent (including month and year);
  • Submission of a personal narrative;
  • Two letters of recommendation; and
  • Any other requirements as detailed on the application form, or as may be requested by the University.

International Applicants
International applicants are considered for admission on the same basis as local applicants and evaluated in accordance with the International Academic Credentials Handbook, but must also demonstrate English proficiency.
All students for whom English is not a first language are required to show English proficiency before beginning an academic program.
It should be noted that:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 for Paper-based, 213 for Computer-based, 90 for Internet-based Test (IBT) and above, or a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English of grade C or better is required for those applicants whose language of instruction is not English
  • Where applicable, an official translation of all academic records will be required
  • Meeting the minimum entrance requirement for any of the programs does not guarantee admissions into the University program.

Doctoral Admissions Requirements

Doctoral admission requirements vary depending on the doctoral program sought. In addition to the degree requirements for admission, the following are University-wide doctoral admission requirements:

  • Official graduate/master’s degree certificate and transcripts of all college work undertaken (degrees and dates awarded must be posted);
  • Official undergraduate/bachelor’s degree certificate and transcripts of all college work undertaken (degrees and dates awarded must be posted);
  • Submission of a personal narrative;
  • Letters of recommendation; and,
  • Any other requirements as detailed on the application form, or as may be requested by the University.

International Applicants
International applicants are considered for admission on the same basis as local applicants and evaluated in accordance with the International Academic Credentials Handbook, but must also demonstrate English proficiency.

All students for whom English is not a first language are required to show English proficiency before beginning an academic program.
It should be noted that:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 for Paper-based, 213 for Computer-based, 90 for Internet-based Test (IBT) and above, or a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English of grade C or better is required for those applicants whose language of instruction is not English.
  • Where applicable, an official translation of all academic records will be required.
  • Meeting the minimum entrance requirement for any of the programs does not guarantee admissions into the University program.