Kenya Schools

Scott Christian University

The goal of Scott Christian University is to offer high-quality, innovative education, training, research, and mentoring to help people change for the better and serve God.

About Scott Christian University

Kenya’s Machakos is home to Scott Christian University (SCU), a private Christian university. In 1997, Scott was granted university status; in 2012, it changed its name to reflect the current name. As the national theological college of the Africa Inland Church Kenya, Scott Christian University, formerly known as Scott Theological College, was founded in 1962 to offer advanced academic instruction for church ministries. The college bears Peter Cameron Scott’s name since he oversaw the establishment of the Africa Inland Church as one of its ministries while serving as the missionary organization’s leader in Kenya in 1895.

The academic requirements at Scott were raised as it expanded. A Secondary School Certificate, Level Three, was made the minimum admission requirement in 1972. 

With the establishment of the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th. ), which raised the program’s entry requirement to a university level, standards were further raised. An agreement with Ontrario Bible College, a recognized university in Toronto, Canada, made this growth feasible. The college awarded its first B.Th. degree in 1986.

The Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) granted Scott its accreditation in December 1979. This accreditation was granted to it as the first postsecondary theological institution in Africa. Scott’s Bachelor of Theology degree program received full approval from ACTEA in 1986.

In 1997, Scott was given a charter by the Kenyan government after making changes to its operations and academic programs. At the same time, the Commission for University Education approved its Bachelor of Theology degree as a university-level degree. On March 23, 2012, the Commission for University Education authorized the university to alter its name to Scott Christian University.

To improve a wider spectrum of service and ministry for the transformation of society, the university has since increased the range of academic programs it offers. Currently, there are three schools at the university: the School of Theology, the School of professional studies, and the School of Education.

Faculty At Scott Christian University

  • School of Theology
  • School of Education 
  • School of Professional Studies

Frequently Asked Questions about Scott Christian University

How many Students Does Scott Christian University admit per year?

Answer: This is at the discretion of the school but a total of 771 students were admitted in the year 2018-2019 for 3 year UG degree at Scott Christian College and 587 completed their graduation in 2020-2021.

Is Scott Christian University a Federal or State School? 

Answer: It is a private Chartered Christian University.

What is the cut-off mark for Scott Christian University?

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

What is Scott Christian University Official Website?


Is Scott Christian University a good school?

Answer: Yes. The University ranked 49th in Kenya and 11653rd in the World 2023 overall rankings.

Are there hostels at Scott Christian University?

Answer: Yes. The hostels are situated within the school premises which offers effortless access for the students and security at large.

When is the Admission Form coming out for Scott Christian University?

Answer: The Admission Management of the University has released the online Application Form for the 2023/2024 Academic year.

Who founded Scott Christian University?

Answer: The University was founded by the Africa Inland Mission as Scott Theological College (STC), and named after AIM’s founder, Peter Cameron Scott.

What are the requirements for Scott Christian University?

Answer: Admission Requirement

The minimum requirement for entry into a diploma program is a C- (Minus) in KCSE or KCE Div 111 and above or a Certificate awarded by a recognized institution, or their equivalent qualifications. Qualifications for our Bachelor’s program are a C+ (plus) and above in KCSE or a diploma from an acknowledged institution.

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