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Gretsa University is a private university located in Thika, Kenya.

Gretsa University was started in 2006 when it opened its doors to its first batch of students pursuing Degree programmes in Hospitality, Tourism and Business.

The University is recognized and certified by Commission for Higher Education (CHE).

Academic Programmes and Courses Offered at Gretsa University Kenya

School of Business at of Gretsa University Thika KenyaBachelor Degree

• Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

• Bachelor of Credit Management

Specialization options:

Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Enterprise Development, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Diploma in Business

• Diploma in Business Administration

• Diploma in Human Resource Management

• Diploma in Marketing Management

• Diploma in Banking and Finance

• Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management


• Certificate in Business Administration

• Proficiency Certificate in Business Administration

School Of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor Degree

• Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

• Bachelor of Travel and Tourism


• Diploma in Hotel Management

• Diploma in International Tourism Management

• Diploma in Food and Beverage Management

• Diploma in Fast Foods Management


• certificate in Food and Beverage

School Of Science and Technology

Bachelor Degree

• Bachelor of Science in Computer science

• Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

• Bachelor of Business Information Technology

• Certificate in Information Technology

• Certificate in Computer Proficiency


• Diploma in Computer Science

• Diploma in Information Technology

• Diploma in Food Security and Livelihood

• diploma in Agriculture Enterprise and Project management


• Certificate in Information Technology

• Certificate in Computer Proficiency

School of education, Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor Degree

• Bachelor of Arts in Community Development

• Bachelor of Education (Arts- any (2) two subjects chosen from the following: English, Literature, Kiswahili, C.R.E, History, Geography, Mathematics, Business Studies)

• Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

• Bachelor of Education (Special Needs Education)

• Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Development

Kenyatta University Programmes on offer at our University

• Bachelor of Education (Arts)

• Bachelor of Education (Special Education)

• Pre-university: an upgrading Programme meant to prepare candidates for university education.


• Diploma in Education - (Arts - English/ Literature or any (2) two subjects chosen from the following:, Kiswahili, C.R.E, History, Geography, Mathematics, Business Studies, Agriculture)

• Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education)

• Diploma in Education (Special Education)

• Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

• Diploma in Counselling Psychology

• Diploma in Religion and Development

• Diploma in Community Health

• Diploma in Public Health

• Diploma in Japanese Language and Culture

• Diploma in International Relations


• Certificate in Social Studies

• Certificate in Community Health

• Certificate in Public Health

• Certificate in Religion and Development

Modes of Study

• Full-time

• Part-time

• Holiday-based

• Weekend

• Modular

• Open and Distance Learning.


The University has 3 intakes in a year: January, May and September. Applications for admission may be submitted any time within the year.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Degree Programmes

  • KCSE Aggregate mean grade of C+ (plus) Or KACE or equivalent -- 2 Principal Passes and one Subsidiary at A-level Or Diploma in relevant discipline or equivalent qualification or CPA/CPS part 1.
  • Holders of CPA/CPS/CCP Part III or KNEC Higher National Diploma or Post Graduate Diploma in CIM or CIPS will be admitted to 3rd Year of the applicable degree programme.
  • Holders of a two academic year diploma qualification will be admitted to the 2nd year of the respective degree programme.

Diploma Programmes

  • KCSE Grade of C (plain) or Certificate in relevant discipline or equivalent qualification.
  • Pre-university
  • Two-trimesters upgrading programme meant to prepare candidates (with C plain in KCSE) for university education.
  • Certificate Programmes
  • KCSE Grade of D+ (plus) or Foundation Certificate in relevant discipline or equivalent qualification

Foundation Certificate Programmes

  • K.C.S.E mean grade D (Plain) or equivalent qualification 

NB: Gretsa University is fully registered and accredited by the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) and therefore admitted students qualify for education loans by the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

Credit transfers for Diploma and Professional Certificate holders and qualifications from other accredited institutions accepted.

Student Life

Student life is at the centre of Gretsa University operations.

The University provides an enriching environment not only for academic development but also for social and spiritual growth of our students.

The best in games and sports facilities, student governance and professional associations, clubs and religious organizations and relevant support services are to be found at Gretsa University.

Gretsa University in brief

Gretsa University admitted its pioneer students in September 2006 after receiving the Letter of Interim Authority from the Commission for Higher Education in May 2006.

The University began with three pioneer degree programmes in Business, Computer Science and Hospitality Management. These have continued to attract students from various parts of the world.

The second lot of degree students graduated in December 2011.

Several diploma and certificate groups have also graduated over the years.

In pursuit of its objective of being a professional quality-driven institution, the University has continued to expand its facilities and to develop new and relevant academic programmes that are designed to meet the needs of society.

The University has positioned itself well to play its role and offer its contribution in the world of reputable institutions of higher learning. 

Application Procedure

Application forms can be downloaded from our Website or collected from Gretsa University, Main Campus Thika at a non-refundable application fee of:Kshs.

1,000 (one thousand shillings only) for the Degree,Pre-University and Diploma programmesKshs.500 (five hundred shillings only) for Certificate Programmes.

The non-refundable application fee should be deposited in the account: Equity Bank- Community Corporate Branch-A/C 0180290365510.

Duly completed application forms together with copies of certificates and original bank application fee deposit slips should be sent to:-

Registrar (Academics)

Dropped at our Main Campus in Thika town along

P.O. Box 3-01000, Thika, Kenya OR the Thika - Garissa Road near

Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM)

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