Home CAREER List of Cheapest Universities to study in Kenya

List of Cheapest Universities to study in Kenya


To study at a cheap university in Kenya is what many students and parents are aiming at.Some of our local universities charge fees which is too high for common citizens,considering that many Kenyans come from poor families.

Appetite for tertiary education has significantly increased over the last 20 years,leading to mushrooming universities across the country.

Though there are over 40 Universities in Kenya, not all of them charge reasonable  fees, enrolling for some courses is impossible for average Kenyans.

For instance,at the University of Nairobi it will cost you Ksh 2 million to complete a course in Medicine and Surgery,the same course will cost you less than Ksh 1.5 million at Maseno University

On average,it will cost you Ksh 500,000 to study undergraduate course at Kabianga University,and Ksh 800,000 at the University of Nairobi.

Based on statistics sampled from Fees structure of various universities in Kenya,below are the least expensive universities in the country.

Below is a list of Universities that charge the least fees regardless of the course or location

  1. Maseno University
  2. Mount Kenya University
  3. Kenyatta University
  4. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  5. Technical University of Kenya
  6. Kabianga University
  7. Mombasa Polytechnic University College
  8. Pwani University
  9. Paul’s University
  10. Zetech University
  11. Kisii University
  12. Chuka University
  13. Technical University of Mombasa
  14. Karatina University
  15. Rongo University
  16. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University
  17. South Eastern University of Kenya
  18. Meru University
  19. Machakos University