Approval of Academic Programmes


Head Office

Tel: 254 – 020 –7205000, 020-2021150,020-2021154/56
Physical Address: Red Hill Road, off Limuru Road, Gigiri.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 54999 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
City: Nairobi City County
Email Address:
Operating Hours: 8.00 am-1.00 pm / 2.00 pm to 5.00pm
  • Agency: Commission for Higher Education
  • Purpose: Ensures that the approved programmes are contextualized to the Kenyan situation while maintaining the international academic standards
  • Application Fee: ksh 50,000/=
  • License Fee: Kshs 40,000/= for award of Letter of interim Authority Kshs 80,000/= for award of Charter Kshs 160,000/= for issuance of Re-inspection certificate
  • Maximum Processing Time: 17 weeks
  • Statutes:
  • Gazetted On: 1985-08-01
  • Related Websites:
  • Validity: Valid until next review
  • Enactment: 1985-08-01
  • Contact Office: Office of the Deputy Commission Secretary
  • Resolution Criteria: Fulfillment of the recommendations by the Secretariat and the Curriculum committee of the Commission
Requirements for obtaining license
  • (i) Submission of the curriculum and the required resources by the institution, and acknowledgement by Commission of Higher Education
  • (ii) Evaluation of the curriculum by two (2) resource persons and submission of evaluation reports to Commission Higher Education
  • (iii) Consideration of curriculum and evaluation reports by the Curriculum Accreditation Committee of Commission of Higher Education together with resource persons
  • (iv) Preparation of evaluation reports by Curriculum department and verification of academic resources, followed by preparation and forwarding the reports to the institution
  • (v) Approval of curriculum by Curriculum Committee
Downloadable Application Forms