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Daystar University Kenya is a Christian liberal arts university in Nairobi, Kenya. Do you want to study at this college? Here is the page to give you all the details you may need to know about this university in Kenya.

Daystar's original campus is close to Nairobi city centre, but here is no room to expand at that location.

Therefore, in the last decade a new campus has been built at Athi River, some 40 km to the south-east of the city, on the Mombasa Road.


Undergraduate Programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Relations, Electronic Media, Print Media or Advertising).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development, Integrated
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development, Rural
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Transformation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts in Technical and Professional Communication
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Business Administration ,Marketing, Purchasing and Business Logistics, Law Option, or Management Information Systems)
  • Bachelor of Education in Business and French
  • Bachelor of Education in Business and Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education in Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Development : Regular and school based programme
  • Bachelor of Education in English (Language & Literature)
  • Bachelor of Education in Music
  • Bachelor of Education in French
  • Bachelor of Education in  Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education in Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Education in Religious Studies and Music
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

Postgraduate Programmes

  • Master of Arts in Child Development
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministries
  • Master of Arts in Communication (Media Studies, Corporate Communication, or Development Communication)
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, Finance or Marketing).
  • Master of Theology in African Christianity (day classes)
  • PhD in Communication
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Child Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) offered during April, August and December school holidays.



Applicants must posses a minimum of grade C (Plain) in KCSE or its equivalent. Upon successful completion of the pre-university programme, a student can transfer up to 10 credits into the Daystar Undergraduate programme.


The minimum requirement for entry into Daystar diploma programme is a C (plain) in KCSE or a Principal Pass in A levels, or 4 credits in GCE, or their equivalent qualifications.

Undergraduate Programmes

To join Daystar Bachelor's programme a candidate needs a C+ (plus) and above in KCSE or, 5 Credits in IGCSE; or 2 Principal passes in 'A' leel or Division 2 in GCE or 50% from other countries using percentages; or CPA (K) entry to commerce degree.

Some majors have additional requirements, kindly see the University Catalogue for details.

Postgraduate Programmes

The entry requirement is a Bachelors degree from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00, or a degree awarded with First Class or an Upper Second Class Honours.

Those whose GPA is 2.5 or who have Lower Second Class Honours and a Higher Diploma with relevant experience may be considered if the degree or diploma is relevant to the field of study.

Application Procedure

Thank you for your interest in Daystar University.

We are happy that you are looking closely at the exciting opportunities available here in Daystar University.

Daystar University seeks to enroll and graduate applicants who will develop and grow educationally and personally and will contribute to the University community, and the broader society.

To that end, the role of the Admissions and Records Office is to recruit, admit, and encourage enrollment of applicants who are spiritually mature, academically excellent, accomplished in extracurricular endeavors, and broadly diverse through individualized review and professional judgement. 

Application Process:

Application Forms can be or can be retrieved from our Nairobi, Athi River and Mombasa campuses at a cost of Kshs. 100.

Once forms are completed, the applicant must submit his/her application, with a non-refundable application fee of Kshs. 2000, before admission to allow for ample time for review.

Other important documents for your application:

  • Official copies of all secondary, post-secondary, College & University certificates.
  • Pastors/Church leaders recommendation form.
  • Medical Form
  • Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
  • 2 recent passport size photographs (4 passport size photographs for foreign students) (Please write your full names on the reverse side of the photographs)Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only)

Graduate students should also include the following:

  • Official transcript of your degree and copy of certificate
  • A Curriculum Vitae (resume)

Once the application is approved, you will receive a letter of invitation to Daystar University, informing you that you have been accepted and outlining the procedures that you have to undertake to settle in as a student.

Duly completed applications should be returned to the Registrar on or before:

JANUARY INTAKE: 30th November

MAY INTAKE: 30th April


For more information, kindly contact the:


The Admissions and Records office Daystar University,

P.O. Box 44400-00100,

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel:      +254 20 2723002/3/4


Facilities at Daystar University

Health Care Services

Medical insurance for outpatient and inpatient medical cover is provided at a cost of Kshs 15,000 per year.

This applies to boarding and non-Kenyan students. Health charges are payable in full at the time of registration for the first semester each year.

Cover continues for a full 12 months whether or not a person remains enrolled in classes.

All students are required to pay for the medical insurance cover.

An approved private health care provider runs a medical clinic on Athi River campus and has a full time medical doctor and a number of full-time clinical staff.

There are strict regulations governing the operation of the clinics and making reimbursement claims from medical expenses. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the regulations.

Food Services

The Food Services Department caters for the entire university community. Resident students are a priority for the department.

Such students who have paid the required fees receive meal cards from the caterer at the beginning of the semester.

Non-resident students can buy semester meal cards for lunch or dinner. The department has canteens on both campuses selling snacks and soft drinks.

These cater for dayscholar students, staff and faculty who may not want to have a full lunch or dinner in the dining hall.

More details on meal times are posted in the dining halls and canteens.

Transport Services

The University has outsourced bus transport for both staff and students. Normally, Daystar University buses transport all staff and faculty to and from the Athi River campus at scheduled times.

These buses have strict departure times and all are required to adhere to the 

shuttle programme to avoid being left at the pick-up points.

The buses follow three fixed routes and students are required to stick to their pick-up points along their routes in order to avoid overcrowding.

Students are required to pay at the Finance Department at the beginning of the semester after which they are issued with a bus pass. The bus passes must always be produced when boarding the bus.

Athi River Campus resident students wishing to travel to Nairobi for various reasons are required to make arrangements in advance with the Transport Office, indicating the intended date and time of travel.

They then buy tickets at the Finance Office, which they must produce when boarding the bus.

The last bus for boarders returning to the Athi River campus on weekdays leaves the Nairobi Campus at 5.00 pm everyday. Weekend travel is more flexible. A transport fee of Kshs. 120 is payable when boarding the bus. 

Special organized groups like clubs and societies planning to make official trips are required to make prior arrangements with the ransport Office two weeks before the date of travel.

Approval must e sought from the Dean of Students if the travel charges are to be harged to the club's account.

History and Background about Daystar University

The University was founded in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, by S.E Motsoko-Pheko, a political refugee from South Africa and Dr. Donald Smith & Mrs. Faye Smith, an American missionary couple.

The name ‘Daystar’ is derived from the Bible (2nd Peter 1:19) which is used to describe Jesus Christ.

With this in mind, every member of Daystar University is encouraged to emulate Jesus Christ in behaviour, lifestyle and speech.

Daystar Vision

Daystar University’s Vision is to be a distinguished, Christ-Centered, African Institution of Higher learning for the Transformation of Church and Society.

Daystar Mission

Daystar University’s mission is to develop Managers, Professionals and Scholars to be effective Christian Servant-Leaders through the integration of Christian Faith and Holistic learning for the transformation of Church and Society.

Sports and Recreation at Daystar University

Daystar coordinates sports and games throughout the academic year. Existing sports and recreation activities include team sports, individual sports, board games and other outdoor activities.

Daystar teams compete in the Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA), the Nairobi Fellowship of theological Colleges (NFTC), Nairobi Basketball Association and in other organized institutional sports.

For more information, kindly contact

The Admissions and Records office Daystar University,

P.O. Box 44400-00100,

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel:      +254 20 2723002/3/4


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