General Advice to International Students
The following points should be noted by international students studying at the University of Nairobi.
- Familiarize yourself with the local customs and culture to appreciate aspects like etiquette, greetings, taboos etc to avoid unnecessary friction etc.
- When visiting Nairobi or the environs of campus avoid going to down town areas or other insecure places unless you are in a group or in the company of locals.
- Ensure a friend or an official of UONISA (to which all international students are expected to enroll as members) has your telephone contact especially when you have traveled out of campus, for ease of communication as may be necessitated by circumstances.
- While visiting Nairobi or the environs of your residential area at night take necessary precautions as you would in your home country or seek the advice of locals before venturing out.
- You are advised to always lock your room and ensure your property, such as electronic equipment, is securely locked up.
- Do not keep more than a reasonable amount of money in your room or wallet for security purposes. Automated Teller Machines are available on a 24 hour basis at the Main campus Barclays Bank, University Way Branch, Co-op Bank ATM at Hyslop Building and other banks which are within the vicinity of the Main Campus.
You are advised not to engage in local politics especially during general elections.