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Admissions

How To Apply

Each programme is conducted under its own basic rule, but below are some of the common academic and examination regulations that each student should familiarize themselves with before applying for any of our programmes. If you have any queries send an email to admissions@riu.ac.ke or registrar@riu.ac.ke.

Certificate Programmes

  • The minimum grade for admission into this year’s Certificate Programme at RAF International University is KCSE grade D+ (plus) or its equivalents.

Diploma Programmes

  • The minimum grade for admission into this year’s Diploma Programme at RAF International University is KCSE grade C plain or C – of 32 Points or its equivalents.

Undergraduate Programmes

  • K.C.S.E mean grade C+ of 46 points and above or its equivalent
  • A level with at least two principal passes and one subsidiary;
  • G.P.A of 2.5 and above from Pre-University

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

The world’s economy is increasingly global. As a result, demand continues to grow for individuals who understand business and management. This degree equips students with the relevant knowledge and skills to understand and respond effectively to changing demand patterns in the market.

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BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (ARTS)

A degree in Education will help you to understand the key issues, policies, and debates that are in education today. You will gain insight into how education systems develop and how children and adults learn. The course is a strong foundation for a variety of careers.

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BACHELOR OF SHARIA

Bachelor of Arts in Arabic is a specialist academic preparation course designed for students who want to study a related undergraduate degree. It is a full-time course aimed to develop your essential knowledge in your chosen degree subject area and introduce you to the higher education system.

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BACHELOR OF LAWS (LL.B)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) is a specialist academic preparation course designed for students who want to study a related undergraduate degree. It is a full-time course aimed to develop your essential knowledge in your chosen degree subject area and introduce you to the higher education system.

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The Application Process

1

January, May & September Intake

We have three intakes in a calendar year, January, May and in September. Keep an eye on our website and social media for the openings.
2

Submit your Application

Application Deadlines. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as the intake is advertised and well before the deadline date.

3

Checking your Application

After your application is received, it takes several days to process materials and submit to the Admission Committee.

4

Application Review

The Admissions Committee reviews applications roughly in order of completion. Each application is considered in its entirety.

5

Interviewing Process

During the application review process, you may be invited to interview. These interviews will happen throughout the admissions cycle.

6

Last Decision

We will make a decision on your application as soon as possible. An applicant who is offered admission will be notified immediately.

Application Rules & Regulations

For Kenyan Applicants

Certificate Programmes

The minimum grade for admission into this year’s Certificate Programme at RAF International University is KCSE grade D+ (plus) or its equivalents.

Diploma Programmes

The minimum grade for admission into this year’s Diploma Programme at RAF International University is KCSE grade C plain or C – of 32 Points or its equivalents.

Undergraduate Programmes

K.C.S.E mean grade C+ of 46 points and above or its equivalent
A level with at least two principal passes and one subsidiary;
G.P.A of 2.5 and above from Pre-University

For International Applicants

Candidates from outside Kenya must fulfill the above criterion in their National University System or its equivalent. In addition, they must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Rwandan Applicants

A level certificate with at least 2 principal passes
5 credits at o level
Ugandan Applicants

The Uganda Certificate of Education (O’ level) with 5 credits or an equivalent qualification
Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examination (A’ Level) with at least two principal passes or an equivalent qualification.
Tanzanian Applicants

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) with at least two principal passes or its equivalent
Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or its equivalent with passes in five credits
Diploma in the related area

For Credit Transfers

Credit transfers should be applied for latest two weeks after registration into the program of study i.e. in the first year; first semester. All Credit transfers should be paid for in the first year; first semester.

The University accepts credit transfers from Public Universities and Private Chartered Universities. Unless other agreements are made, the following are some of the terms of credit transfer:

Transfer of credit should be applied for in writing to the Admissions Office, detailing the courses for which credit transfer is sought during the first week of the semester after joining the University.
Transfer of credits will be within the same level of study, that is, only Degree level credits can be transferred to a degree level and in some cases Diploma level credits as determined by the University. Those holding Diplomas from colleges, should have passed with a grade C and above in their form four exams if they have to be considered for credit transfer.
Not all Diploma colleges are recognized by RIU University.
Only those subjects that carry a grade of B and above are transferable from Diploma colleges and a grade of C and above from a recognized University.

When To Apply?

Intake Application Deadline Decision
January Intake January 10 January 15
May Intake May 10 May 15
September Intake September 10 September 10

Where to submit necessary documents?

Documents not submitted through the online method can be mailed to:

The Admissions Office

RAF International University,

P.O. Box 884 – 00242 Kitengela, Kenya

admissions@riu.ac.ke or registrar@riu.ac.ke

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