News & Events

We refer to recent media reports on intended closure of some Universities, including The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Our University was audited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) last year (2017) in January, September and December. The first audit was a general quality audit targeting all Universities in Kenya and was requested by the Ministry of Education. The September audit was impromptu following reports and complaints received by CUE, while the December audit was for regular recertification. The recent reports covered by the Media may have arisen from the September audit.

The Catholic University is implementing a turn around strategy that involves restructuring and rationalisation of its administration staff and other resources aimed at ensuring sound financial operations. Further clarification may be shared as follows:

  1. The University’s Board of Trustees (BoT) and Council are actively involved in implementing this turnaround strategy. This includes BoT’s approval and direction with regard to bailing out the University to ensure the debt-burden, arising from infrastructural investments, is reduced to manageable levels; this is ongoing.
  2. We have restructured and rationalised staff numbers to enhance efficiency, productivity and also to improve the quality of services. The staff ratio of teaching to non-teaching at 2:1 has been realized which is consistent with CUE’s requirements.
  3. From the December Audit, the Commission did appreciate that “the University has governance structures that are aligned to the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 Revised Edition 2016 (2015)”.
  4. The Commission (in the September audit) did also appreciate that the turnaround strategy was working as they observed a reduction in our debts.
  5. The University was selected by the AAU-EU for the African Quality Rating Mechanism audit, and CUEA was found to be credible and delivering quality service.

We assure all our stakeholders that CUEA is doing all that is needed to remain in operation as a chartered University.

Prof. Justus MBAE,


DATE: Saturday February 10, 2018



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Chastity as a virtue and a value is indispensable in the formation of young people. There is not only a link between pre-marital chastity and marital fidelity but also between chastity and careers/vocations. Chastity before marriage enforces chastity within marriage. A chaste disposition helps one focus, give all they can and become the best they can be.

The Chaplaincy of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa is pleased to invite you to the 4th Youth Chastity conference for Youth in schools, universities and colleges on 10th February 2018 starting at 8 am. The main purpose of the conference is to reflect with the youth on the question of chastity and careers and to generate ideas from the young people on how to make chastity fashionable among their peers. It is also hoped that by popularizing chastity among the youth then it will become a household term in policy and advocacy while responding to the challenges young people face within society.Facilitators will be drawn from international and regional organizations that are supportive of the faith-based approach to life and family.

Key activities will include:

  • Talk on the place of chastity in pursuit of a successful career/vocation
  • Motivational talk on how to envision a bright future/career while enjoying todays’ challenges
  • Talk on how young people can be Value based change agents in the here and now.
  • Career guidance based degree, diploma and certificate programmes (Young people will interact with real professionals)
  • Confessions & Mass

This serves to invite you and to encourage the young people in your charge to benefit from this conference. The charges of the conference will be 100/= (including registration, conference information pack, and a certificate). Participants are encouraged to carry packed lunch or carry lunch money for service as low as 50/=. Individual participants should register here and/or group leaders should register on behalf of their teams by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR call/sms to 0724200342.

The collaborating partners for the event are the Archdiocese on Nairobi through the youth coordination office and the Family Office. Other collaborators include the Education office of the Sisters of Mercy Institute and Human Life International.

We will be delighted to receive you along with the young people under your charge.

Sincerely ,

Rev. Dr. Charles Kyalo

University Chaplain


DAAD is happy to announce that it is again offering up to 4 Masters scholarships for the 2018 intake in the Masters in Regional Integration here at CUEA.

The duration of the Masters programme is two years starting in September 2018. Students already enrolled in the programmes can also apply for scholarship for the remaining period.

Kindly find the DAAD application requirements here.

For more information on the program see here.


The University works with a number of affiliate hostels for the accomodation of its students. Kindly find a list of the same here.

The University offers the following diploma and certificate courses:

Diploma Courses


  • Diploma in Business Management (FT)
  • Advanced Diploma in Business Management (PT)
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply
  • Diploma in Marketing


  • Diploma in Peace and Conflict Management (FT)
  • Diploma in Church Management and Leadership (FT)
  • Diploma in Justice and Peace
  • Diploma in Governance Leadership and Elections
  • Diploma in BMO and CMO


  • Diploma in Community Development
  • Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit
  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Diploma in Social Psychiatry
  • Diploma in Criminology and Security Studies
  • Diploma in International Relations
  • Diploma in County Governance
  • Diploma in Peace and Conflict Management
  • Diploma in project planning
  • Advanced diploma in Project Planning and Management of development projects


  • Diploma in Records & Information Technology
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science
  • Certificate in Laboratory Technology
  • Diploma in County Governance
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in natural resource management
  • Diploma in food science and technology
  • Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management.
  • Diploma in analytical chemistry

Department of Library and Information Science

  • Diploma in records &information technology
  • Diploma in Archives and Record Management
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science
  • Certificate in records & Information Technology
  • Certificate in Archives and Record Management
  • Certificate in Library and Information Science


  • Diplomain Education
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Diploma in ICT in Education


  • Diploma in standardization
  • Diploma in regional integration
  • Diploma in regional trade integration


  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Diploma in health records Management
  • Diploma in medical laboratory
  • Diploma in human nutrition and dietetics
  • Diploma in healthy systems management
  • Diploma in clinical medicine and Surgery



  • Diploma in Theological Studies
  • Diploma in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Guidance
  • Diploma in Spiritual and Religious Formation
  • Diploma in Ecumenism and Interfaith Studies
  • Diploma in Charismatic and Healing Ministry
  • Diploma in Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Diploma in Church and Mission
  • Diploma in ethical issues
  • Diploma for Small Christian Communities for new Evangelization
  • Diploma in pastoral psychology and counseling
  • Diploma in Biblical Theology
  • Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy
  • Certificate in Theology



  • Diploma in Ecclesiastical Tribunal and Matrimonial Cases.


KCSE holders must have a Minimum Grade of C (plain).

Professional Certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University senate.

Certificate in a relevant field, applicants must have an ordinary certificate from a recognized institution



January, May and August for Day, Evening& Weekend, Open and Distance e Learning

August, April& December for School/Holiday based Programme


Application for admission is made on a form obtained from Admissions Office or Downloaded from the University Website(

Submit a duly filled form and academic copies to any Campus attached a banker’s cheque or deposit slip of application fee.

For more information kindly contact admissions office……………………………………..

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PAYMENTS can be made by BANKERS CHEQUES payable to: CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA or by Direct Deposit in the University’s accounts in any of the branches of the following banks:

  1. a)COMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA A/C No: 6479000011(Galleria Branch)
  2. b)COOPERATIVE BANK OF KENYA A/C No: 0112905722200(Parliament Branch)
  3. EQUITY BANK A/C No: 061-0292352491(Ongata Rongai Branch)



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