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7 Kenyan Universities That Offer Online Courses

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Have you been looking for a university in Kenya that offers online courses?

COVID made people realize that doing everything remotely was possible and a lot less stressful. The only thing that can be limiting could be your internet connectivity or even Kenya power. Regardless of what your problem could possibly be, however, in this modern day and age where you could use your bundles or choose to visit your friend’s place then you’re never limited by such issues.

1.Kenyatta University (KU Digital School)

KU’s popular Digital School of Virtual & Open Learning provides countless online courses at all levels- Certificate, Diploma, Graduate, and Postgraduate.

Learning is blended- you learn through a mixture of online digital instructions along with living tutorials at the school’s Regional Learning Centers.

Courses options:

As mentioned, you can register for a certificate, diploma, degree, or a masters degree course in diverse fields at KU’s virtual school.

How to get more information:

Visit KU’s online university here.

2.Mt Kenya University Digital varsity

MKU’s open-learning platform is also handy for students who are unable to undertake their dream courses on a full-time basis because of work or other commitments.

It opened its doors in July 2011 and has since grown in leap and bounds to become one of the best known digital varsities in Kenya.

The online varsity is headquartered in Nairobi but has coordinating centres in a number of Kenyan towns where students access help.

Courses options:

There are dozens of certificates, Diplomas, degrees and even post-graduate courses to choose from.

How to get more information:

Visit MKU’s digital university here for the full course brochure.

3.University of Nairobi

UON’s Center for Distance Learning has been teaching online courses in Kenya for several years and is among the leaders in the field.

You get self-learning materials together with instructor-led lectures (facilitated by renowned academicians and scholars) through the portal and/or physically at your nearest UON extramural centre.

UON online courses:

There are great undergraduate and graduate programs to enrol on.

How to get more information:

Visit the University of Nairobi distance learning and e-learning centre here for details.

3.Egerton University E-learning center

Egerton is Kenya’s premier Agricultural University in Kenya making it the best choice for those interested in agri-based courses online.

Like UON, Egerton offers blended learning so learners access most materials from the portal while attending face-to-face sessions once in a while.

Egerton eCampus courses:

There is a wide range of courses you can take here.

How to get more information:

The easiest way to get details about enrollments and minimum requirements is via their website here.

4.Moi University Open/Distance Learning Institute

Another University to provide quality eLearning services is Moi University at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Overall, I consider it a good institution to study in especially if you’re into business, law, and social sciences.

Moi University distance learning online courses in Kenya:

You can join programs such as Diploma in Education (Arts), ECDE, Tourism management, Bcom, etc. here

How to get more information:

Visit the website here or call +254 053 2030992.

You can also e-mail [email protected] for assistance.

5.Africa Nazarene University

ANU was one of the pacesetters when it comes to online courses in Kenya and started offering virtual courses way back in 2011.

Everything is uploaded on the eNaz Virtual learning system,  a web-based LMS (learning management system) to enable you to access course content and collaborate with fellow learners from the comfort of your workplace, cybercafés, home, or even on mobile while travelling for business.

Check them out particularly if you’re after online masters degrees in Kenya.

Here are some of the master’s degree programs at ANU:

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Science (Msc.) Environment and Natural Resource Management
  • Master of Science (Msc.) Governance, Peace, and Security Studies
  • Master of Science (Msc.) in Applied IT
  • Masters of Education (M.Ed)

How to get more information and apply:

Call +254 703 970 520/5 or +254 20 252 7170-5. Also, email [email protected] / [email protected].

Click here to go to their website.

6.JKUAT Distance Learning/Continuing Education center

The biggest advantage of JKUAT’s School of Open & Distance Learning is that you can take the maximum number of units you can handle meaning you may complete your course in a reduced time.

JKUAT online courses

Registration is allowed in diploma, certificate, undergraduate and post-graduate programmes depending on your qualifications.

How to get more information:

Learn more here.

7.Maseno University

Maseno University’s eCampus is also worth checking out.

It admits qualified learners from the wider East African region and even beyond and runs one of the best online learning platforms in Kenya.

Maseno University Online Courses

How to get more information:

Contact the eCampus via Facebook or tour their website here.

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