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Welcome to Africa Nazarene University Kenya where quality education in Kenya is the order of the day.

This university is one of the best universities in Kenya and on this page, we bring you all the details about this university in Kenya

Africa Nazarene University is a liberal arts university located in Ongata Rongai, Kenya affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene.

It is the first Nazarene liberal arts university established outside of the United States.

It has been an affiliate of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities since February 2002, and is located on approximately 100 acres (0.4 km2), on the Maasai Plains, across the Nairobi National Park from the city of Nairobi.

Courses offered at Africa Nazarene University Kenya

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Education.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Arts in Religion (MAR)
  • PGD Peace & Conflict Resolution Studies.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM
  • Bachelor of Science in International Business Management (IBM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.Sc)
  • Bachelor of Business and Information Technology (BBIT)
  • Bachelor of Dryland Natural Resource Management (B.DRM)
  • Bachelor of Mass Communication (B.MC)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Christian Ministries (BA-CM)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology (BA.C.Psy)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies (BA. P&CRS)
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) - Primary, Secondary, Early Childhood and Special Needs
  • Bachelor of Theology (BTH)

Diploma Programs

  • Diploma in Community Development
  • Diploma in Business Administration (Dip. BA)
  • Diploma in Information Technology (Dip. IT)
  • Diploma in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies (Dip. P&CRS)
  • Diploma in Counseling Psychology (Dip. C. Psy)
  • Diploma in Public Relations (Dip. PR)
  • Diploma in Criminology
  • Diploma in Mobile Computing
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Dip. ECE)

Certificate Programs

  • Certificate in Business Management.
  • Certificate in Information Technology.
  • Certificate in Peace and Conflict Management.
  • Certificate in Christian Ministries - Biblical Studies.
  • Certificate in Christian Ministries - Chaplaincy.
  • Certificate in Christian Ministries - Church Ministries.
  • Certificate in Christian Ministries - Community Development.
  • Certificate in Christian Ministries - Church Music.
  • Certificate in Christian Ministries - Counseling.
  • Certificate in Christian Ministries - Evangelism and Missions.

Short Courses

  • Pre-University Program (PUP)
  • Bridging in Mathematics (Brid. Mathematics)
  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Cisco Certified network Associate,level 1-4

Professional Courses

  • Environmental Impact Assessment/Environmental Audit (EIA/EA)
  • Geographical Information Systems

History of Africa Nazarene University

In 1985, Nazarene leaders began discussions with the Kenyan Commission for Higher Education. This commission, after hearing the church's proposals, recommended the Church start a liberal arts university.

In 1987, Nazarene missionary Dr. Harmon Schmelzenbach coordinated the purchase of 70 acres (280,000 m2) of land in the Maasai Plains.

In January 1990, at the recommendation of the Commission for Higher Education, Dr. Stephen W. Nease, the Africa Nazarene University Trust was organized with a board of trustees.

On November 23, 1993, after three years of preparing a proposal for the University, the Commission for Higher Education granted a Letter of Interim Authority to operate a university.

This meant that ANU was the first university to seek a charter under the Kenya 1985 Universities Act.

Africa Nazarene University is currently one of the best universities in East and Central Africa.

How To Apply

Obtain an application form by contacting our campuses either at Ongata Rongai, Nairobi CBD and Meru or from any of our centers at Kisii, Machakos or Eldoret.

NOTE: All applicants are required to submit their educational transcripts and certificates.

When to Apply

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

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.

Applications for distance learning are open all year round.

NOTE: There is a mandatory application fee of KES 1500 for local applicants and $35 for international applicants.

International Students

Africa Nazarene University has been admitting and graduating successful candidates since 1994.

Twenty countries are represented at Africa Nazarene University (students and alumni) thus the University is enriched by a unique multi-cultural environment.

Countries represented include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zimbwabwe, Zambia,  Sudan, Ethopia, Eritrea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Comoros, China and USA.

The Office for international students in the Dean of Students department is a dedicated office for you, whether you are already studying at the University, have applied for a course, or are thinking of studying at Africa Nazarene University.  

The office represents International students at all  levels, including International Foundation, English Language students, and Immigration services, among others.

The International Students' Club is one of the most active clubs in Africa Nazarene University.

It organises social (trips and excursions) and cultural activities as well as charity events in different parts of Kenya as students get acquainted with the new environment.

These activities are often an excellent way for freshmen to meet one another and receive the friendship and advice from the seasoned Ongata Rongai campus residents.

Why Africa Nazarene University: ?

We build character and inculcate leadership skills.

Our graduates find easy landing in the job market.

Our graduates are well-equipped to be self-employed.

We mentor all our students to realise their potential.

We offer a Christian environment conducive for learning.

We give exemptions to Diploma holders.

We offer different modes of study; regular, evening, distance learning or school-based.

We have comfortable accommodation.

We recognise top scholars by giving them cash awards.

We offer limited partial scholarships to those with B+ and above.

Africa Nazarene University: Campus Life

If you’re like most students, you want to get a great education — but you want to have fun at university too. That’s part of why you’re excited about going to university.

And you should be excited, because university is fun!

At ANU, we believe work and play are equally important. You will have loads of fun and plenty of opportunities to meet new people, make new friends, compete with others, and get involved in exciting programmes and activities, all while being challenged academically at a Christian university.

Our Contacts


Ongata Rongai Campus

+254 20 2527170/1/3/4

+254 733 874111 

Nairobi (City) Campus

Stanchart Building:

Tel: 254- 020-2210280/6 

Cell: 254-722-266354

Meru Campus

+254 723 465509

Eldoret Center (AIC Fellowship)

+254 721 475902

Machakos Center (Susu Center)

+254 724 220748

Kisii Center (Market Plaza)

+254 726 675428

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