Schools Kenya

University of Embu

The University of Embu seeks to improve humanity via knowledge creation, dissemination, and advancement through education, research, and innovation.

About the University of Embu

A Legal Notice No. 65 dated June 17, 2011, issued by His Excellency the President, established the University of Embu (UoEm) as a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi. The Embu Institute of Agriculture, which opened its doors in 1947 as a training facility for agricultural staff, was replaced by EUC in 1968. EAST College began as an agricultural training facility. It was upgraded to become the Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College in 1990, with the mission to create and deliver quick management and technical courses as well as provide research and consulting services to improve performance in the agricultural industry.

This persisted up until June 2011, when the College was changed to Embu University College as a result of Legal Notice No. 65 of June 17.

President Mwai Kibaki officially opened the EUC council after it was upgraded from the Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College. It was a historic day for Embu University College on Friday, October 7, 2016. On this day, the institution became a full-fledged university after serving as a Constituent College of the University of Nottingham. At a festive ceremony held at State House in Nairobi, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta officially presented the University of Embu with a charter.

Faculty and Departments At the University of Embu

School of Agriculture

  • Water & Agricultural Resources Management,
  • Agricultural Education and Extension

School of Business & Economics

  • Department of Business
  • Department of Economics

School of Education & Social Sciences

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Humanities

School of Law

  • Law

School of Nursing

  • Department of Community Health

School of Pure & Applied Sciences

  • Computing & I.T
  • Physical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Frequently Asked Questions about the University of Embu

How many Students Does the University of Embu admit per year?

Answer: This is at the discretion of the University but the school has over 7000 students.

Is the University of Embu a Federal or State School? 

Answer: It is a non-profit public higher education institution.

What is the cut-off mark for the University of Embu?

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

What is the University of Embu’s Official Website?


Is the University of Embu a good school?

Answer: Yes. The University was ranked Top 10 in Kenya according to the latest webometric ranking.

Are there hostels at the University of Embu?

Answer: Yes! There are residential hostels, within and outside the college.

When is the Admission Form coming out for the University of Embu?

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

Who founded the University of Embu?

Answer: The University was established as Embu University College, a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi through Legal Notice No. 65 of 17th June 2011 by the Former President H.E Mwai Kibaki.

What are the requirements for the University of Embu?


KCSE mean grade C (plain) with a Diploma (or Higher National Diploma) in a relevant science discipline with at least a credit pass.

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