Catholic University of Eastern Africa Kenya

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Do you want to study in a Catholic Church founded university in Kenya? Then Catholic University of Eastern Africa should be your number one choice.

Here on this page we bring you the background history and the courses offered at this university in Kenya.

Courses offered at Catholic University of East Africa

  • Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce)
  • Bridging Courses(English, Biology and Mathematics)
  • Pre-University Programme(Pre-University)
  • Diploma in Communication, Management and Development( )
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)
  • Master in Counselling Psychology(Counselling Psychology)
  • Master of Communications(Communications)
  • Bachelor of Science(Computer Science)
  • Bachelor of Theology(Theology)
  • Doctorate of Sacred Thelogy(Sacred Theology)
  • Doctorate in Religious Studies(Religious Studies)
  • Doctorate in Religious Studies(Religious Studies)
  • Doctorate in Education(Education)
  • Doctorate in Theology(Theology)
  • Bachelor of Church Management and Leadership(Church Management and Leadership)
  • Bachelor of Justice & Peace(Justice & Peace)
  • Bachelor of Education(Science)
  • Bachelor of Education(Science)
  • Bachelor of Laws(LLB)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction(Spiritual Direction)


Formal application for admission is made on an Application form.. Attach copies of Academic Certificates/Transcripts, and together with a non-refundable, non-creditable application fee of Kshs 2,000.00 mail by post to the Admissions Office - The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. The application fee can be paid by banker's cheque or deposit in the following CUEA bank accounts:

Commercial Bank of Africa a/c # 5-152580-004

Co-operative Bank a/c # 0112905722200

Equity Bank a/c# 0610292352491

Zap: CUEAFEE- Use the Student Registration Number as the Reference Number. 

Any questions regarding procedures for filling out or turning in forms should be directed to the Admissions Office by e-mail- / or by phone; 

Wireless: 254-020-2525811-5 ext 2411 or 2214.

Safaricom: +254-722-509811/2


Landline: +254-20-891601-6,+254-20-890023/4 

The academic year commences in mid-August (Full time programmes). Applications should be submitted to the Admissions Office before the 30th July. Admissions Committee sits every month to process applications for the limited opportunities. The decision of the Admissions Committee is final.

For regular programmes we have January, May and August intakes.

For the evening programmes, we have January, May and September intakes.

For the School Focused/Holiday programmes, we have April, August and December intakes.

Evening lectures commence at 5:30p.m - 8:30p.m (Monday - Friday) at the main campus on Langata road. Applications for admission should be received at least a month before commencement of the programme. 

For academic programmes available and entry requirements visit the Faculty links.


Credit Transfer cases: Applicants must fulfil the common minimum entry requirements to The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

Candidates from Non-English speaking countries must pass a special entrance examination set by CUEA and must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English OR must have acquired a minimum TOEFL score of 530 (paper based Test) or 2.3 (computer based test) or score of at least 7.0 on the international English Language testing system or their equivalent.

History of Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) is a multi-campus university in Kenya.

CUEA was founded on 3 September in 1984 in Nairobi Kenya as a Graduate School of Theology, under the name the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA).

The Institute was founded by the regional ecclesiastical authority known as Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

The member countries of AMECEA are: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Initially, CHIEA offered two-year Licentiate/MA programmes in Theology, as authorized by the Congregation for Catholic Education, Vatican City (cf. Prot. N. 821/80/34), effective 2 May 1984.

On 3 September of the same year, it was officially inaugurated by the Right Reverend Bishop Medardo Mazombwe, the then Chairman of AMECEA.

On 18 August 1985, it was formally opened by Pope John Paul II.

In 1986, the Graduate School of Theology started negotiations with the Commission for Higher Education in Kenya to establish the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

In 1989, the Institute obtained the "Letter of Interim Authority" as the first step towards its establishment as a private university.

After three years of intensive negotiations between the Authority of the Graduate School of Theology (CHIEA) and the Commission for Higher Education, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was established.

The climax of the negotiations was a granting of the Civil Charter to CHIEA on 3 November 1992.

This marked the birth of the university as a private institution.

The Institute rebranded as the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, in 1992.

In 2002, the Faculties of Science and Commerce were established. Then in 2003, the Center for Social Justice & ethics was established.

The Faculty of Law was established in 2004, and the School of continuing professional development in 2009. In 2009, satellite campuses were established at the following locations:

• Eldoret, Kenya and

• Kisumu, Kenya



P.O. Box 62157 - code 00200 Nairobi


Mobile: +254-722-509811/2 

Mobile: +254-733-900025-7



P.O. Box 1580 Kisumu


Mobile: +254-715-685771

Mobile: +254-738-239-065

Tel: +254-057-202-4202


P.O. Box 908 code 30100 Eldoret



Mobile: +254-728-458-276

Tel: +254-53-206-2153

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