Kenya Highlands University seeks to admit a broad constituency of students who demonstrate maturity of character, vitality of Christian experience, and promise for academic and vocational success. Such qualities are reflected in students who have laid a solid foundation in their secondary school experience, not only by developing their intellectual potential, but by shaping their moral character and life purpose in a direction consistent with the philosophy of Christian liberal arts education.
Consideration is given therefore, to personal qualities of character as well as academic achievement in reviewing applicants for admission. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus in order to experience first-hand the academic and character standards forged at KHU. Faculty, staff, and students are eager to complement the information in this catalogue with a personal perspective.
The Christian academic character we seek to encourage at the University are developed best if built upon good experiences and established patterns achieved prior to one’s University experience through the following recommendations for success at KHEU.
- Recommendations for Social Preparation
A. ACTIVE LOCAL CHURCH AFFILIATION
Membership and consistent participation in leadership roles of a local congregation.
The confidence and support of local and area church leaders.
B. WORK EXPERIENCE
Comprehension of a good work ethic and attitude of service. Habits of punctuality, reliability, performance, and accountability.
C. EXPOSURE TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Familiarity with social skills for interpersonal relationships across gender, ethnic, and racial lines.
Tolerance in attitude toward new ideas, customs, and experiences.
D. DEVELOPMENT OF THE PERSONAL QUALITIES OF POISE AND SELF-CONFIDENCE
Ability to present yourself with confidence in speech and appearance.
The art of listening well, appreciating other views, and expressing opinions cogently without coercion.
2. Recommendations for Academic Preparation
A. ESTABLISHMENT OF CONSISTENTLY GOOD STUDY HABITS
Independent ability to discipline your time and efforts to academics.
Skills in note-taking, reading, summarizing, and revising.
B. A STRONG EMPHASIS ON READING AND WRITING SKILLS
Reading comprehension and written communication skills are essential for success in all University-level courses offered.
Broad and consistent exposure to diverse literary works for rehearsal of English grammar and vocabulary is highly recommended.
Logical and accurate grammatical expression should be mastered.
C. A SOLID FOUNDATION IN THE ARTS SUBJECTS
Above average marks in the subjects of English, Kiswahili, History, Geography, CRE, Music, Art and Design, French, German, Economics, and any social science subjects, will assist in courses undertaken here.
A basic knowledge of the content and message of the Bible.
Application for admission should be requested in writing and include a copy of the student’s national exam results. Interested students are advised to request application information from the Registrar after the 1st of October, and all completed application materials must be received by the University no later than 15th July to be considered for the annual September term intake. (Only returning or transfer students may be considered for entry in other school terms.)
- Every applicant must submit the following items:
A non-refundable application fee as per programme requirements.
Photocopies of school records: KCE/KACE/KCSE result slip, school leaving certificate, diplomas, transcripts or their equivalent. Originals of these and the national ID card must be presented at the time of initial registration.
Two recent passport size photographs (with your name printed on the back of each).
A fully completed student application form (e.g. responses to all questions and essays) with all the required supporting forms and documents including:
Three completed personal reference forms properly submitted according to the application packet instructions by the required referees.
The Code of Conduct, Philosophy and Ethos Statement, and Statement of Faith, form signed and dated.
A signed statement of sponsorship indicating how fees will be paid.
Emergency contact form completed and signed.
Medical form filled out by a certified physician or clinical officer, dated and signed.
- Foreign applications
If certificates or recommendations are in a language other than English, they must be translated and attested to by an authorized person. Both copies must be submitted.
Results from the TOEFL examination may be required for students whose language of secondary education was other than English.
- Applicant acceptance
Following receipt of completed application forms, applicants will be notified in writing of their acceptance or non-acceptance based on the recommendation of the Admission Committee. Students with incomplete applications will not be considered for full admission until the application is complete.
Accepted candidates who fail to appear for registration on the date indicated in the admission letter are liable to forfeiture of their admission for that academic year.