Our Contacts

For more information please contact:
The Director, Centre for International Programmes and Links (CIPL),
Main Campus Gandhi Wing 2nd Floor, Room 213(A-E)
University of Nairobi

Telephone: 254-20-2214917/318262 Ext. 28113 or 28135 Cellphone No.254-712-718808
E-mail: international@uonbi.ac.ke
Fax: 254-20-2214917/245566
P.O. Box 30197-00100, GPO.,


University of Nairobi IDIS hostels which is managed by Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies department was set aside to accomodate post graduate International students. The IDIS hostel is just a walking distance and within the vicinity of the University of Nairobi main campus,  Chiromo Campus and school of law ,parkland campus. The hostel also accomodate quite a number of medicine students in the school of medicine located in Kenyatta National Hospital.


The Indian High Commission in Kenya will endow an academic chair to the University of Nairobi.

This was established when the High Commissioner of India to Kenya, Mr. Yogeshwar Varma met with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.  The move follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two in March, 2014.

Download the March 2013 Newsletter here

The CIPL January Newsletter has been published and you can download your online copy here.
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  • A course on Kenya 's people and their different cultures can be arranged on request by the Institute of African , Anthropology and Gender studies.


  • Kenya Pupil Pass

International Programmes and Links are relationships which the University of Nairobi establishes with other Universities/organizations locally and abroad. Such programmes and links are governed by Memoranda of Understanding that stipulate the basis upon which the relationship should be operated.  The University recognizes linkages that are collaborative in nature, based on mutual understanding, equal partnership and reciprocity.

The following points should be noted by international students studying at the University of Nairobi.

The University of Nairobi provides limited accommodation for foreign students.  The available rooms are allocated on first come, first served basis.  However, the following privately owned hostel facilities around the university are recommended for students who may not get accommodation within the University.


  • Exchange student: 

      A student who enjoys certain rights and privileges because the student's university has entered into an agreement with the University of Nairobi on the nature, terms, objectives, and goals of an exchange programme. A credit transfer option for courses studied is available for such a student. An exchange student does not pay tuition fees



A leading integrative centre that enhances the University's international, research, academic and cultural interactions.


To initiate, promote ,facilitate and coordinate quality international programmes and links in collaboration with other University units and institutions with similar interests.