The University was founded in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, byS.E Motsoko-Pheko, a political refugee from South Africa and Dr. Donald Smith & Mrs. Faye Smith, an American missionary couple. The name ‘Daystar’ is derived from the Bible (2nd Peter 1:19), which is used to describe Jesus Christ. With this in mind, every member of Daystar University is encouraged to emulate Jesus Christ in behaviour, lifestyle and speech.
Daystar’s original campus is close to Nairobi city centre, but there was no room to expand at that location. Therefore, in the last decade a new campus has been built at Athi River, some 40 km to the south-east of the city, on the Mombasa Road which became the main campus. This development has been largely as a result of work of the vice chancellor of Daystar, Professor S. Talitwala.
Daystar began short-term training programs in 1971 to assist church leaders in developing cross-cultural communication strategies. It now has an enrollment over more than 4,400 students in 15 undergraduate majors, 7 masters programs, and 2 PhD. programs.
A comprehensive list of all diploma, degree, masters and Phd courses offered at Daystar University.
Daystar University Courses Offered
Daystar University Courses: Undergraduate Programmes
- Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Religious Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Relations, Electronic Media, Print Media or Advertising).
- Bachelor of Arts in Community Development, Integrated
- Bachelor of Arts in Community Development, Rural
- Bachelor of Arts in EnglishBachelor of Arts in International Relations and Security Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counseling
- Bachelor of Arts in French
- Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili
- Bachelor of Arts in Literature
- Bachelor of Arts in Music
- Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Transformation
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
- Bachelor of Arts in Technical and Professional Communication
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Business Administration ,Marketing, Purchasing and Business Logistics, Law Option, or Management Information Systems)
- Bachelor of Education in Business and French
- Bachelor of Education in Business and Mathematics
- Bachelor of Education in Computer Science and Mathematics
- Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Development : Regular and school based programme
- Bachelor of Education in English (Language & Literature)
- Bachelor of Education in Music
- Bachelor of Education in French
- Bachelor of Education in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Education in Religious Studies
- Bachelor of Education in Religious Studies and Music
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
- Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
- Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science in Economics
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Physics
- Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)
Daystar University Courses: Postgraduate Programmes
- Master of Arts in Child Development
- Master of Arts in Christian Ministries
- Master of Arts in Communication (Media Studies, Corporate Communication, or Development Communication)
- Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, Finance or Marketing).
- Master of Theology in African Christianity (day classes)
- PhD in Communication
- Postgraduate Diploma in Child Development
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) offered during April, August and December school holidays.
Daystar University Application Form
Application Forms can be obtained from our Nairobi and Athi River campuses.
Once forms are completed, the applicant must submit his/her application, with a non-refundable application fee of Kshs. 2000, before admission to allow for ample time for review.
Duly completed applications should be returned to the Registrar on or before:
JANUARY INTAKE: 30th November
MAY INTAKE: 30th April
AUGUST INTAKE: 31st July
Daystar University Admissions
The entry requirement is a Bachelors degree from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00, or a degree awarded with First Class or an Upper Second Class Honours.
Those whose GPA is 2.5 or who have Lower Second Class Honours and a Higher Diploma with relevant experience may be considered if the degree or diploma is relevant to the field of study.
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The minimum requirement for enty into Daystar Certificate program is:
- D+ (plus) mean grade in KCSE or its equivalent.
The minimum requirement for entry into Daystar diploma programme is:
- C- (minus) in KCSE or
- Two Subsidiaries in ‘A’ Level; or
- Division IV (Four) in KCE Certificate with a credit pass in Mathematics, English and four (4) other units; or Three (3) credits in GC E, or
- Other equivalent qualifications as may be approved by the University Senate.
The entry requirement is a Bachelors degree from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00, or a degree awarded with First Class or an Upper Second Class Honours. Those whose GPA is 2.5 or who have Lower Second Class Honours and a Higher Diploma with relevant experience may be considered if the degree or diploma is relevant to the field of study.
Daystar University Fees Structure
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Daystar University Catalogue
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Daystar University Athi River Campus
The campus, which is on a 300-acre piece of land, is connected to the main Mombasa Road by a 5-kilometre all-weather murram road.
Daystar University Nairobi Campus
Daystar University was first housed at the Nairobi Campus. This campus is located approximately two kilometres from the City Center, at the corner of Ngong Road and Valley Roads. It is a few minutes’ walk from Hurlingham shopping Center, the Kenyatta National Hospital and Nairobi Hospital. It also neighbours Nairobi Baptist Church and is easily accessible by public and private means.
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Daystar University Contacts
Lukenya Hills, Athi River, Mombasa-Machakos Road
Postal Address: P.O. Box 44400, Nairobi 00100
Tel: 045-662260, 6622051 (Athi River), 020-2 73002/3/4 (Nairobi)
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