Africa International University (AIU)

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Africa International University is a chartered Christian university located in the serene environment of Karen, a strategic location conducive for learning. Africa International University currently trains students in Theology, Business, ICT, Psychology, Languages and Education.
The University has staff and students from over 32 countries from the five continents. This year the university graduated students from Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, U.S.A, Madagascar, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo DRC, Malawi, Seychelles, Gambia, Ethiopia, Eretria South Sudan among others.
The university hopes to train more Christ centered leaders for the church in Africa and beyond to actively and positively participate to impact the world. We have designed our programs in the various areas of professional specialization for our graduates to transfer the learning to their careers.
The university has modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and resourceful. We have a well-stocked library, with book and modern learning materials. The university has a modern ICT Lab and 24 hour access to WIFI. For those willing to be residents at the university we have modern serviced apartments to make your stay comfortable.
The mode of study is evening, weekend, fulltime, school based and open, distance & e-learning. The admission is in January, May, September and School Holidays for school based (April, August and December).
Committed to His mission, connected to His world.

Originally founded in 1983 as Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), Africa International University (AIU) is a private Christian University located on 46 acres of land in Karen, a suburb on the outskirts of Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. Africa International University is accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) after receiving a university charter from the government of Kenya in 2011.


Christ-centred leaders in Africa educated to transform God’s people and the world.


To educate Christ-centred leaders for the transformation of God’s people and the world through innovative programmes, research, and community engagement.

Core Value



A solutions approach to learning



A discipleship and missional approach to theology and spirituality.



leadership that combines deep and personal humility and humanity with an unwavering commitment to do the will of God at all costs.



Not ministry or marketplace “soloists” but team-oriented leaders who seek creative and biblical solutions for the common good in their respective areas of calling.


Apply To AIU

The Application Process



What is required of you to apply for a certain Program



Explore and select a program of your choice

  • Doctoral Programs
  • Graduate Programs
  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Diploma Programs

Application Forms

Download, fill and complete application form that corresponds to your program



Mail the application form and all required documents as instructed in the form to:

Email: [email protected]


Admission Letter

We will mail back an admission letter when your application has been accepted by the admissions board.



Fee applicable for each course

What Next After Admission

How to proceed after one has been admitted:

  • Full-time students who need housing should apply using the ‘housing application form’ available from the admissions office, also included with the application packet.
  • All students need to deposit their term 1 fees (these are required to secure a house). These fees will be refunded if you aren’t able to enroll in the year of admission. Bank details are on the admission letter.
  • Once you have made travel arrangements you should inform the admissions office of your arrival date. If you are a residential student, AIU can offer transport assistance from Nairobi (airport or bus stop) to the AIU campus. However, this assistance is only available through prior arrangement with the admissions office.
  • All new students are required to attend Orientation week, so note the dates given on the admission letter and ensure that you arrive at AIU in good time.
  • Residential students should carry warm clothing as the Karen area can be very cold, especially in the period from May to September.
  • Registration and payment of full fees should be completed within the first week of classes.

International Students

  • International students should apply for a student visa/Kenya Pupils’ Pass (KPP) immediately after admission; approximately three months are required to process a KPP.
  • Get police clearance (certificate of good conduct or its equivalent) from your country of origin before you travel here.
  • You will need your academic certificates equated. See the Kenya Commission for University Education and the Kenya National Examinations Council for instructions on equation.

If you have any concerns, please let the admissions office know via chat or email (see additional contacts at the website footer) and we will try to assist you accordingly.

When To Apply?

Applications for the regular programs normally close on the 15th of December for the January intake, 15th April for the May intake and 15th August for the September intake.

For International students to be accepted in the September intake, your application form should have been sent by April, for January intake you should have sent your application by September and for April intake you should have sent you application form by January.

For the School-Based programs, your application should reach us not later than 10th March for April holidays, 10th July for August holidays and 10th November for the December Holidays.

Intake Application Deadline
January December 15th
May April 15th
September August 15th

Where to submit necessary documents?

Documents not submitted through E-mail can be mailed to:

The Registrar,
Africa International University,
PO Box 24686
Karen 00502
Nairobi, Kenya.


Call Us

Enquiries: +254 796 352 397
Admissions: +254 725 841 885
Recruitment: +254 734 958 482
Finance Office: +254 726 759 193
ICT Office: :+254 758 793 874
ODeL Support: +254 701 701 466
Library: +254 712 866 000

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