Entrance requirements - United States International University



Entrance requirements - United States International University
Advising / Orientation / Registration
Academic Advising
As a student at USIU-Africa you will receive adequate guidance in
regard to your course as well as advice on course selection required
for your degree program, every semester.
The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, assists in acquainting new
students with the campus, educational services and the various cocurricular activities facilitated by the Office. New students are strongly
advised to attend all the orientation sessions to ensure awareness of
invaluable resources on hand to enhance the campus experience. This
is also an exercise parents and guardians are encouraged to be a part of.
Registering for classes prior to the beginning of any semester avoids
payment of late fees and allows students time to meet with their
academic advisor and complete registration procedures either before
or during the orientation period.
Card Payments
You can also pay at the USIU-Africa Finance Office using your Credit
and/or Visa Card. We accept: JCB Card, Master Card, Visa Card and
Visa Electron (Debit Card). You will be required to give the following
Card Number
Names of the Card holder, and
Expiry Date
Mobile Money Payments (M-PESA):
Go to SAFARICOM menu and select ‘M-Pesa’
Choose ‘Lipa na M-Pesa’ and select ‘Pay Bill’
Enter USIU-Africa’s Business Number: 516900
Enter Account Number: Student ID Number and/or Names
Enter ‘Exact Amount to pay’
Enter ‘PIN number’ and Press ‘OK’
Kindly note that payments made via M-PESA will re ect in you
account after 24 hours.
*Note: No cash payments are accepted in the Finance Office.
All payments should be made by cheque issued to United States
International University – Africa (USIU-Africa), or deposited into the
accounts below; (then forward the deposit slip to the Finance Office at
Bank Payments
Commercial Bank of Africa Limited
Wabera Street Branch, Nairobi, Kenya
Current Account No. 6438840014
Foreign Account No. 6462210014 (Dollar Account Only)
Dual Accreditation in Kenya and United States
• Accredited by the Commission for University Education (Kenya)
and the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and
Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
International Exchange and Study Abroad Program
Standard Chartered Bank
Kenyatta Avenue Branch, Nairobi, Kenya
Account No. 0104023439700
The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited
Co-op Bank House Branch, Nairobi, Kenya
Current Account No. 011/20/021341/00
Wire Transfer Details
USIU-Africa has a vibrant student exchange program which
enables students to broaden their world view and multicultural
Please use the following account numbers:
Account Number: 0151874002
Commercial Bank of Africa
P. O. Box 30437, Nairobi, Kenya
Intermediary Bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York
Routing Number: 021000021
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa
Tel: +254-20-3606000 • Fax: +254-20-3606100
Email: [email protected] • Web: www.usiu.ac.ke
United States International University - Africa is situated in
Nairobi, Kenya and is the oldest private secular university
in Eastern Africa. Students at USIU-Africa receive a high
quality, broad-based education that prepares them for global
success. We take great pride in the strength and diversity of
our students, the teaching ability and intellectual rigour of
our faculty, and the commitment of our administration.
Undergraduate Programs
Applicants for admission into undergraduate degree programs are
subject to selective screening based on academic achievement at the
secondary level. The table below shows the standards for evaluating
secondary school credentials for undergraduate admission.
5 Credits in
any 5 Subjects
at O Level, and
Principal C at
A Level
of 2.50
5 Upper
Level Passes
at O Level
and/or A
Level passes
of C
For Bachelor of Pharmacy, a minimum grade of ‘B-’ C+ of math and science subject
will be required
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
(M.A. Counselling Psychology, M.A. Clinical Psychology,
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology
M.A. International Relations Programs)
Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology
The application requirements for all our graduate programs include a
baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Bachelor of Pharmacy
International credentials that are not noted above will be evaluated in
accordance with the International Academic Credentials Handbook.
*(Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into
the graduate program).
For more information on entry requirements please read instructions
on the application form.
Graduate Programs
Master of Arts in International Relations
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Undergraduate Programs
Master of Science in Information Systems & Technology
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
*(Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into
the undergraduate program)
Executive Master of Science in Organizational
Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration
Graduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
Global Executive Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
In addition, a TOEFL score of 550 (computer based score of 213 or
IBT score of 79) and above, or a Cambridge Certificate of Profiency
in English of grade C or better is required for those applicants whose
language of instruction is not English.
School of Science and Technology
(M.Sc. Information Systems & Technology, M.A. Communication
Chandaria School of Business
Student Activities
(MBA, Executive Master of Organizational Development and Global
Executive MBA programs)
The application requirements into the graduate programs will require
a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or
Community Service Learning Program and
• Undergraduates spend over 90 hours working in social
action projects.
• Internships allow students to translate theory into practice.
Doctoral Programs
Doctor of Psychology Psy.D, Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations
Library &
Information Center
• 24 clubs, 12 sports teams and
an elected student government the Student Affairs Council (SAC)
On Campus Facilities
• Two 128-capacity hostels,
fully equipped health clinic,
ultra-modern gym and access
to psychological and career
• Easy access to users with
physical disabilities.
Financial Aid
• Hosts 164,988 print
volumes, 184 journals,
23,664 e-books, 4,606
audio visual recordings
and 18 e-databases.
• 10,000 m2 oor
• Wi-Fi internet access
• USIU - Africa has a nancial aid budget covering
twenty programs.
• Students can also apply for aid from other
organizations such as the Rattansi Trust Foundation.
• Applications to the Higher Educations Loans Board
are only open to Kenyan nationals.

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