Best Universities in Kenya for international students


If you want to study in Kenya. You have to select the best universities which are recognized globally. International students are invited to study in any university in the country but not all universities are good. Some universities may deliberately delay your graduation, others aren’t recognized globally. There are also universities without good infrastructure or qualified lecturers.

Here are the best universities for international Students:

  1. University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi is the best university in Kenya and one of the top universities in Africa. It offers the best courses in Kenya with high quality lecturers.

UoN is located at the heart of Nairobi. You will be staying in Nairobi as you attend classes.

Your first choice should be the University of Nairobi.

  1. United States International University Africa (USIU)

United States International University Africa (USIU) is also located in Nairobi. The good thing about this university is that it has the best lecturers with international exposure. With a degree from the university, you will easily get a scholarship to study in any USA university or Europe.

USIU is best known for humanities and social science courses. Bachelor of Journalism and communication is the most popular at the institution.

  1. Strathmore University

Strathmore University is known for business courses. If you want to study Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Actuarial Science, Bachelor of Business Information Technology, CFA, ACCA or CPA, Strathmore is the best university to join.

At Strathmore you will study CFA alongside BCom within the institution. There are enough reading materials for CFA in the university library.

  1. JKUAT

JKUAT is also another good university to study in Kenya for international students. It offers courses like Architecture, IT, engineering and agriculture.JKUAT is the best university for IT and related courses.

  1. Daystar University

Daystar University is most preferred by East African countries. It’s the best university to study journalism, arts and related courses. Daystar is a private university.

  1. Kenya Institute of Mass Communication

Kenya Institute of Mass Communication is a great college. It’s the best for diploma students who wish to study journalism and media related courses. The college admits international students in thousands.

  1. Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC)

KMTC is ideal for those studying Nursing and health related courses. Even with good grades, you can still pursue Nursing. The course is marketable in Kenya and abroad.

  1. Baraton University

Baraton University trains theology and related courses. It’s ideal for international students pursuing Theology and other courses related to religious studies.

  1. Catholic University of Eastern Africa(CUEA)

CUEA is another good university in Kenya, it’s owned by the Catholic Church. The institution has qualified lectures with marketable courses.

  1. Kabarak University

Kabarak University is associated with former President Moi,it’s located in Nakuru.Most Sudanese and Ugandans have enrolled in this university. It offers more than 100 undergraduate courses.

Nakuru is a clean city with cheap houses to rent.If your budget is tight, avoid UoN and join Kabarak University.