Architecture is one of the highly rated professions in Kenya. This career path offers numerous job opportunities for professionals in this field as well as a flexible career. Studying architecture in Kenya can bring a lot of career potentials for those interested in this field. You will learn the art and science of designing and engineering buildings.


However, this course is offered by only a few top universities in Kenya. And these universities are well grounded in offering quality education to aspiring professionals in the field of architecture. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have the required qualifications that are needed for these universities before you make an application.


In this piece, I will guide you through the basic requirements that are needed for studying architecture in Kenya.


Requirements for Studying Architecture in Kenya

  1. Obtain a Secondary Education

    You must have obtained a certificate of your secondary education. Therefore, you must have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or an equivalent certificate. Additionally, you need to have at least a grade of C+ in your results. Secondly, you must have at least a C+ in subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, art and design and geography.

  2. A Level Candidates

    You need to have two principal passes in subjects such as Mathematics and Physics. Additionally, you should have a principal pass in Chemistry.

  3. Diploma Candidates

    You can have either an ordinary Diploma or a higher National Diploma in a discipline that is relevant to architecture. Additionally, you should have a minimum of credits in your certificate.

  4. BSc/BEd(Science) Degrees

    You should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field. However, you can use any other degree that is relevant to the field of architecture you wish to pursue. Additionally, these degrees must be from a recognised institution.

  5. International Students

    If you are not a citizen of Kenya, your qualifications must be evaluated by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KAQA). Additionally, you must have a valid study permit.


How to Apply

You can apply to this course through the University’s website. Firstly, you need to select the university you wish to attend. Secondly, you should fill out the application form online and submit all the required documents.



The duration for studying architecture in Kenya is four to six years. After graduation, you will have a degree in Bachelor of Architectural Studies or Bachelor of Architecture.


Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for studying architecture in Kenya ranges from Ksh 180,000 to Ksh 367,000 per academic year. However, this may vary based on the university and the country that you are applying from. Additionally, International students usually pay higher tuition fees.


Institutions in Kenya to Study Architecture

  1. Technical University of Mombasa, Mombasa
  2. Eldoret National Polytechnic, Eldoret
  3. Kirinyaga University, Kerugoya
  4. Emining Technical Training Institute, Emining, Bungoma County
  5. Kipkabus Technical Training Institute, Kipkabus, Uasin Gishu County
  6. Kenyatta University, Nairobi
  7. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kiambu County
  8. Nairobi Institute of Technology, Nairobi
  9. Jeremiah nyagah technical institute, Nairobi
  10. Kisii National Polytechnic, Kisii
  11. University of Nairobi, Nairobi
  12. Kabete National Polytechnic, Nairobi
  13. Rift Valley Technical Training Institute, Eldoret
  14. Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology, Kiambu
  15. Kisumu Polytechnic, Kisumu
  16. Kenya College of Interior Design, Nairobi
  17. Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi


In conclusion, in addition to the qualifications listed above, each educational institution may have additional requirements that must be met by applicants. As a result, before submitting your application, make sure you check the school’s website to learn about the admission requirements. Kindly get in touch with us if you need help or have any more questions.


Good luck!

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