Private universities in Kenya are well known for offering world-class higher education in many disciplines. Because of this, they attract a higher number of international students as compared to public universities in Kenya.

In this article, we will look at privately owned universities in Kenya and their location. Let’s get to it.

List of private universities in Kenya

  1. Africa International University – Nairobi
  2. Africa Nazarene University
  3. Amref International University
  4. Catholic University Of Eastern Africa
  5. Daystar University
  6. Great Lakes University Of Kisumu
  7. Gretsa University
  8. International Leadership University
  9. Islamic University Of Kenya
  10. Kabarak University
  11. Kca University
  12. Kenya Assemblies Of God East University
  13. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University
  14. Kenya Methodist University
  15. Kiriri Womens University Of Science And Technology
  16. Lukenya University
  17. Management University Of Africa
  18. Marist International University College
  19. Mount Kenya University
  20. Pan Africa Christian University
  21. Pioneer International University
  22. Presbyterian University Of East Africa
  23. Riara University
  24. Scott Christian University
  25. St Pauls University
  26. Tangaza University College
  27. The East African University
  28. University Of Eastern Africa, Baraton
  29. Uzima University
  30. Zetech University

The above 30 are the only private universities in Kenya. They have been approved by the Ministry of Education and the Commission of University Education.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for private universities are similar to admission requirements in public universities. You can be admitted directly (with your KCSE grades) or with a diploma in a field relevant to the degree you want to enroll in.

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