Frequently Asked Questions

Kenya Methodist University

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Brief History of Kenya Methodist University

The following link will give a brief historical development of the university.

·           KeMU history:

?’s About KeMU Students

Between 9,000 – 10,000 The number fluctuates from trimester to trimester.

  1. January to March
  2. May to July
  3. September to November

Data not yet compiled…

How many foreign students? There are approximately 229 foreign nationals (156 females and 73 males).

What nations are represented?

19 Nations from Africa and 4 from other countries outside Kenya

Any from USA?

Technically, yes, however, there are significant challenges for students from outside of Africa.

 First, there are academic issues.  The academic year often does not match well with the US academic calendar.  Credit transfers would be a challenge either direction.  While lectures are in English, there are often significant challenges in word usage and understanding which could be challenging.

Additionally, a student would need to be ready for the cultural challenges of living in the Kenyan Culture.

However, KeMU is ready and excited about welcoming groups and faculty from other universities to provide a profound learning experience for students.  Facilities are available near campus where classes or mission teams can be safely and comfortably housed.  One of the roles of the KeMUDA Executive Director Tom Albright is to facilitate such exchanges and experiences.  Contact him at or call in the US at 425 330 6486.    

?’s About KeMU’s Academics

KeMU offers three levels of study.

  1. Certificates:  Certificates are short courses of study, up to one year.  

Click Here to see see Certificate Courses of Study 

2.  Diplomas:  Diplomas are usually two year, but sometimes three year as in Clinical Medicine.

Click Here to see Diploma Courses of Study

3.  Baccalaureate Degrees:  KeMU offers the many undergraduate degrees:

Click Here for KeMU Undergraduate Degrees

4.  Graduate Degrees:  KeMU offers Masters and PhD’s in several fields of study

Click Here for Kemu Graduate Degrees

This is a very real problem, and the need for physicians of all sorts is in great demand, both for the private and the public sectors. Specialists are even more rare. There is also the issue of “Brain Drain” mainly as a result of better remuneration in other countries (Britain, USA, Australia...see infographic). However, the passion remains very strong for many young students, but there is the issue of affordability as medicine is an expensive and capital intensive program.

The case is very similar to that of physicians.

Campus Life at KeMU

?’s About KeMU Graduates

There are currently over 20, 000 graduates. In 2000, there were 17 graduates and in 2014 there were 3,687 and in 2015 almost 3,400.  

?’s About KeMU Finances

KeMU’s Religious Make Up and Policies

Questions about Kenya….

The following link will provide some information on some Kenyan facts

About KeMUDA Scholarships

How Can I help?

How Can I give to KeMU and KeMUDA?

About KeMUDA

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