Kenya is an African country lying on the equator and bordered by Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda. Many of the 45 million Kenyans live in the capital of Nairobi, a regional commercial and financial center home to 100+ international organizations such as the United Nations Environment Program, the headquarters for the United Nations in the Middle East and Africa and the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Kenya enjoys a lucrative tourism industry supported by its wildlife reserves, safaris and national park system.
A presidential representative democratic country where the President is both the head of government and head of state, Kenya currently operates over 20 public universities, 15 private (chartered) universities and large number of colleges and vocational schools.
Where Do You Earn a Business Degree in Kenya?
Universities offer bachelor and master degrees in various business programs. The most popular degrees sought by students who attend Kenyan universities are disproportionately business, education and the social sciences. Some universities, like the University of Nairobi, requires students from non-English speaking countries to pass an English proficiency test prior to enrollment.
All universities operating in Kenya must be authorized to provide degree programs by the Commission of University Education in Kenya.
What is an Academic Year in Kenya?
Higher education classes start in late August and end in May. Recognized holidays include New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter, Mashujaa Day (October 20) and Jamhuri Day (December 12).
How Much is Tuition in Kenya?
Yearly tuition fees are unusually affordable in Kenya, averaging $1000 to $2500 (750 EUR to 1800 EUR) or about 180,000 Kenyan shillings. Financial aid for eligible Kenyan students is available through the Government of Kenya, Higher Education Loans Board but international students will have to get scholarships and grants from their own country's educational department, as Kenya does not provide aid to international students.
Why Earn a Business Degree in Kenya?
Students earning a business degree in Africa will likely find employment in Kenya's steady tourism and telecommunications sector if they desire to remain in Kenya but may need to take their degree elsewhere to find a position in another type of business industry. Most international students attending a Kenyan university do so because they want to explore Africa's many fascinating attractions, immerse themselves in the culture and learn about Kenya's wildlife and tribal traditions.
Located in south-central Kenya, Nairobi is the country’s capital city and one of the main metropolitan areas. It is also home to Nairobi National Park, which is a breeding ground for endangered animals, including black rhinos. While the city is well-known for its wildlife conservation, it also acts as a hub for culture and business. Students who study in Nairobi could have the opportunity to work at one of the major international companies that call this city home, such as the United Nations Environment Program or the Nairobi Security Exchange, after graduation. They also have the possibility of getting firsthand experience working with a variety of animals at the game reserve or studying animals on a safari trip.