Schools Kenya

Garissa University

Garissa University has set governance as well as physical infrastructures to address the challenges of providing Higher Education in the Republic by employing highly qualified and experienced staff and designating robust technological infrastructure to support the University’s core objectives and research. Throughout the year, the university accepts applications from potential students, and those who are interested are urged to contact the institution via phone, e-mail, or the contact form to acquire more information.

About Garissa University

On August 12, 2011, Legal Notice No. 116, the Moi University Act (Cap. 210A), and the Garissa University College Order were all passed, establishing the Garissa University as a constituent college of Moi University. The University became the first of its kind in the North-Eastern Region and a fully committed public university on October 23, 2017. One of the greatest terrorist attacks occurred at Garissa University College on April 2, 2015. That morning, armed assailants assaulted the university campus. Others were held prisoner as some kids were shot at. The University was shut down as a result of this horrific and inhumane act, which claimed 148 lives. 

After the former University College was closed on April 2, 2015, as a result of the terror attack, Garissa University began teaching and learning activities in January 2016, however, only a small portion of the almost 900 accepted students attended. The number of students at the university has steadily increased since that time. Approximately 2000 students are enrolled in the institution overall at this time.

Faculty and Departments At Garissa University

School Of Business And Economics

  • Business Management 

School Of Pure And Applied Sciences

  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Computer and Information Science 
  • Department of Natural Sciences

School Of Education

  • Education 

School Of Art And Social Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions about Garissa University

How many Students Does Garissa University admit per year?

Answer: The university currently has a total student population of slightly over 2000.

Is Garissa University a Federal or State School? 

Answer: It is a public university.

What is the cut-off mark for Garissa University?

Answer: Refer to the school’s website to find out.

What is Garissa University Official Website?


Is Garissa University a good school?

Answer: Yes. The school ranked 62nd in Kenya and 12855th in the World 2023 overall rankings.

Are there hostels at Garissa University?

Answer: Yes! The University has four Halls of Residence which includes two for female students and two for male students, with a total bed capacity of 1640.

When is the Admission Form coming out for Garissa University?

Answer: Refer to the school’s website to know when.

Who founded Garissa University?

Answer: The University was granted a Charter by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

What are the requirements for Garissa University?


Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Diploma Courses

Certificate Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • KSCE Mean Grade of D+ (Plus), C- (minus) OR equivalent

Diploma Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • KSCE Mean Grade of C (Plain) OR equivalent

Degree Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • An aggregate KCSE grade of C+ (PLUS) or a relevant Diploma from a recognized Institution


A bachelor’s degree holder with a Second Class-Upper Division from an accredited institution of higher learning, or a lower second-class degree holder with 2 (two) years of relevant experience. Additionally, applicants need to satisfy the requirements of their chosen colleges. In exceptional circumstances, the Senate may also admit students without a first degree to the Master’s program, provided that they can demonstrate their eligibility for postgraduate study by passing qualifying exams using published research, academic, and creative work.

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