Cheapest Courses to study in Kenya


Cheapest course offers by Kenyan universities are those that require less expensive training materials and manpower.

While the most expensive courses cost up to Ksh5 million, there are a couple of degree courses that cost as little as Ksh 500,000 for four years. The cheapest courses are located outside Nairobi.

The reason why these courses are cheap is because they are either not marketable or not attracting enough students for most students. Most of them do not require special equipment for training. Universities use all means to attract students to pursue these courses, and the best trick they use is to make them extremely cheap so that students can consider pursuing them.

However, some courses are expensive because of the materials used to train the students. Some of the most expensive courses in Kenya include Medicine, Engineering, Law, Aviation and Architecture.

To train a student of Medicine requires a minimum Ksh1.5 million in fees; Engineering, Architecture and Law also require at least Ksh 1 million. To be a qualified Pilot, you need at least Ksh3 million, not a joke!

Cheapest courses to study are mostly found in the young and upcoming Universities in Kenya; like Kabianga University, Pwani University, Mount Kenya University, Karatina University, and Machakos University. Some of the most expensive courses are found in UoN, JKUAT, Moi, Strathmore University, Daystar University and USIU

The following are the cheapest courses to study in Kenya:

  1. Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media and Communication
  3. Bachelor of Business Information Technology
  4. Bachelor of Commerce
  5. Bachelor of Economics
  6. Bachelor of Economics and Finance
  7. Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
  8. Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Studies
  9. Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education (PrimaryOption)
  10. Bachelor of Education (Arts)
  11. Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
  12. Bachelor of Education (Primary Option)
  13. Bachelor of Education (Science)
  14. Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education (Secondary Option)
  15. Bachelor of Management and Office Administration
  16. Bachelor of Procurement
  17. Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
  18. Bachelor of Science in Energy and Environmental Technology
  19. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  20. Bachelor of Science in Finance and Statistics
  21. Bachelor of Science in Food Processing and Technology
  22. Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management
  23. Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Technology
  24. Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
  25. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
  26. Bachelor of Science in Information Science
  27. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  28. Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Technology
  29. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  30. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Mental Health and Psychiatry)
  31. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Paediatrics
  32. Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  33. Bachelor of Science in Oral Health
  34. Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  35. Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management
  36. Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  37. Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Management
  38. Bachelor of Applied Statistics

Out of the listed courses above, the most marketable programs are Bachelor of Statistics, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Journalism and nursing related course.

The average school fees for a course in Kenya is Ksh120,000 per, translating to Ksh480,000 for four years. If you have Ksh600,000, you’ll complete a course and graduate without issues.


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