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Kenya Highlands University offers several certificate, diploma, degree and masters courses. As of 2018-2019, the following courses were offered at the institution.

Masters Programs

  1. Masters in Business Administration.
  2. MA – in Philosophy and Religion.

Undergraduate Programs

  1. Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Arts)
  3. Bachelor of Arts Counseling Psychology
  4. Bachelor of Science Computer Science
  5. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  6. Bachelor of Business Management
  7. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  8. Bachelor of Christian Education
  9. Bachelor of Theology
  10. Bachelor of Business Information Technology
  11. Bachelor in Development Studies
  12. Bachelor of Public Administration and Policy Development.
  13. Bachelor of Science (Records Management and Information Technology)
  14. Bachelor of Arts in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Diploma Programs

  1. Diploma in Business Management
  2. Diploma in Computer Science
  3. Diploma in Information Technology
  4. Diploma in Library Science
  5. Diploma in Education (Primary option)
  6. Diploma in Education (Arts)
  7. Diploma in Theology
  8. Diploma in Counseling Psychology
  9. Diploma in Procurement Management
  10. Diploma in Records Management
  11. Diploma in Journalism/Media Communication
  12. Diploma in Criminology
  13. Diploma in Cohesion, Peace and Reconciliation
  14. Diploma in Public Administration and Policy Development
  15. Diploma in Hospitality Tourism Management
  16. Diploma in Human Resource Management
  17. Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management
  18. Diploma in Project Planning and Management
  19. Diploma in Veterinary Science
  20. Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Information Technology

Certificate Programs

  1. Certificate in Information Technology
  2. Certificate in Library Studies
  3. Certificate Theology and Sustainable Community Health and Development
  4. Certificate in Business Management
  5. Certificate in Criminology.
  6. ICT Professional Certification Programs (CCNA, CCNP, MCSE, ICDL, CCNA security and many more)
  7. KATC I & II Intermediate and Final Level
  8. CPA Parts I, II, III

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Degree requirements

  1. Direct Entry
  • Kenya Secondary School leavers must satisfy the minimum University entrance requirements for public universities in Kenya. These standards may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
  • Meet the minimum requirements for the selected major area.
  1. International Student Admission
  • Non-Kenyan applicants must have met minimum entry requirements for public College or equivalent in their own country of residence.
  • Non-Kenyan applicants must meet all admission requirements for the programme they wish to enter.
  1. Transfer Student Admission
  • Transfer students may be admitted to advanced standing on presentation of an official transcript of satisfactory scholarship from an accredited degree level institution. KHU will accept credits of courses related to our programme in which a grade of “C” or better was attained.
  1. Mature Age Entry Requirements (Limited to 10% of total student enrollment)

Under the mature age entry scheme students seeking admission must:

  • Possess a minimum grade of C on KCSE or its equivalent.*
  • Be 25 years of age or older on 1st September of the year admission is sought.
  • Achieve a minimum grade of C+ in each course taken to accumulate an initial 12 credit hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3.
  • Have at least three years of experience in their respective profession.
  • Submit a recommendation from their superiors that they are qualified to profit from KHEU education.
  1. Part-time Student Admission
  • Students who seek admission into the program for academic credit yet electing not to pursue a degree, or registering for less than 12 hours per term.
  • Such students (including those registering for inter-terms) must meet all the stated admission requirements for the program.

Diploma Requirements

  1. Direct Entry
  • Kenya Secondary School leavers must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements for public diploma institutions in Kenya. These standards may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
  1. International Student Admission
  • Non-Kenyan applicants must have met minimum entrance requirements for public diploma institutions in their own country of residence.
  • Those who have completed accredited Bible schools will be considered.

c.Transfer Student Admission

  • Transfer students may be admitted to advanced standing in the programme on presentation of an official transcript of satisfactory scholarship from a diploma level institution.
  • KHU will accept credits of courses related to our programme in which a grade of “C” or better was attained.
  • Transfer of credit for KHU courses may not exceed 48 credit hours.
  • A minimum of 48 credit hours must be earned at KHU.
  1. Mature Age Entry Requirements

Under the mature age entry scheme students seeking admission must:

  • Be 25 years of age or older on 1st September of the year admission is sought.
  • Be a secondary school leaver, or have completed two years of an accredited Bible school, attaining a B- cumulative average.
  • Achieve a minimum grade of C in each course taken to accumulate an initial 12 credit hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Three years of certifiable experience in pastoral or church related ministries.
  • Submit a recommendation from their superiors that they are qualified to profit from KHU education.
  1. Part-time Student Admission
  • Students seeking admission for academic credit yet electing either not to pursue an Advanced Diploma, or registering for less than 12 hours per term.
  • Such students (including those registering for inter-terms) must meet all the stated admission requirements for the program.

Additional Requirements for Degree and Diploma Programmes

  1. Spiritual Standards of Admission

In order to achieve the mission and purposes of the college, applicants should recognize the importance of spiritual as well as academic prerequisites for satisfactory achievement of a quality Christian education.

Towards that end, the following is expected of all applicants:

  • A clear expression of a personal intention to pursue an evangelically interpreted lifestyle of Christ-like holiness in attitude and action.
  • Demonstrable Christian vocational experience through active participation and leadership involvement in a local church or Christian organization.
  • Respect for the college Statement of Faith, Philosophy and Ethos Statement, and Code of Conduct.
  • A sincere desire to deepen one’s understanding of God’s truth through pursuit of an emphatically Christian education focused on the Biblical foundations of all knowledge in order to address the needs of church and society informed by the authority of a Christian world-view.
  1. English Proficiency Requirement
  • Students whose secondary school instruction language was not English should give evidence of English proficiency for approval by the Admissions Office.
  • Those whose first language is not English, and who attended schools in a country where English is not the official language are required to sit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to prove their proficiency, and to submit the score to the KHURegistrar.
  • The minimum acceptable score attained within the previous two years of application in TOEFL is 500.
  • Applications and information regarding TOEFL may be obtained from the United States of America Embassy in one’s country of residence, on the web at www.toefl.org , or by E-mail at [email protected], or by mail:

TOEFL/TSE Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton NJ 08541-6151
U.S.A

Admissions Procedures

Application for admission should be requested in writing and include a copy of the student’s national exam results. Interested students are advised to request application information from the Registrar after the 1st of October, and all completed application materials must be received by the University no later than 15th July to be considered for the annual September term intake. (Only returning or transfer students may be considered for entry in other school terms.)

  1. Every applicant must submit the following items:
  • A non-refundable application fee as per programme requirements.
  • Photocopies of school records: KCE/KACE/KCSE result slip, school leaving certificate, diplomas, transcripts or their equivalent. Originals of these and the national ID card must be presented at the time of initial registration.
  • Two recent passport size photographs (with your name printed on the back of each).
  • A fully completed student application form (e.g. responses to all questions and essays) with all the required supporting forms and documents including:
  • Three completed personal reference forms properly submitted according to the application packet instructions by the required referees.
  • The Code of Conduct, Philosophy and Ethos Statement, and Statement of Faith, form signed and dated.
  • A signed statement of sponsorship indicating how fees will be paid.
  • Emergency contact form completed and signed.
  • Medical form filled out by a certified physician or clinical officer, dated and signed.
  1. Foreign applications
  • If certificates or recommendations are in a language other than English, they must be translated and attested to by an authorized person. Both copies must be submitted.
  • Results from the TOEFL examination may be required for students whose language of secondary education was other than English.
  1. Applicant acceptance
  • Following receipt of completed application forms, applicants will be notified in writing of their acceptance or non-acceptance based on the recommendation of the Admission Committee. Students with incomplete applications will not be considered for full admission until the application is complete.
  • Accepted candidates who fail to appear for registration on the date indicated in the admission letter are liable to forfeiture of their admission for that academic year.