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Financial Aid

Scholarships and Bursaries

The university Scholarship Committee administers several scholarship programmes. The eligibility and application procedures vary widely. The broad range of scholarship programmes enables the university to cater for a broad range of applicants. Financial assistance consists of partial tuition scholarships, grants, and employment opportunities in the University’s work/study programme. Awards are made primarily based on scholary achievements and financial need. Character and leadership references indicative of one’s commitment to the University and active commitment to one’s faith are further criteria for scholarship awards.

All awards are given to full-time students for a period of one year. Their renewal, dependent on satisfactory work, is at the discretion of the University Scholarship Committee.

Applications for financial awards are made to the Financial Aid section in the Dean of Students office unless otherwise indicated. All credentials for such awards should be submitted not later than 28th of February unless otherwise stated.

The University work/study programme provides employment for students in need of financial assistance. Students usually work for approximately 10 hours per week. Payments are made monthly as-per worked basis. Work opportunities include various jobs on campus.

Second family member discount

A reduction of 25% in tuition granted if more than one dependent member of a family is a full time student. This credit is applied to the account of the older student with the provision of a valid birth certificate.

Criteria for Awarding Scholarship Grants

  1. Economic need
  2. Academic performance
  3. Character /leadership reference- indicative of commitment to the university activities
  4. Active commitment to one’s faith
  5. Full time study

All scholarships are:

  • One year partial tuition grant
  • Available to students already registered in CUEA
  • Finalists are not eligible

Annual Schorlaship Application Procedure 

The scholarship forms are to be picked from November before Christmas Break and latest 14 February each year before deadline and submitted by 28th February of each year, accompanied by recommendations from a member of the faculty, department head, religious leader, club patron and sports tutor.

The scholarship committee will review the applications and awards will be announced in September of each year.


1. University Tuition Grant

One year, partial grants for needy students with mean grade B and above

2. St. Peter the Apostle Tuition Grants

Exclusively for needy Diocesan priests, religious men and women in any programme

3. Missio Grant

Partial tuition grants for needy students (lay men and women, priests and religious in both the Religious studies department and the faculty of theology). Consideration is also given to students in education and social work programmes who after graduating would work with the church or church related institutions

4. The Rattansi Educational Trust Awards

Partial tuition grants for needy Kenyan students pursuing undergraduate programmes

5. The Founders of CUEA Award

  • Exclusively for Catholics from AMECEA region
  • Intellectually gifted needy, and committed to community service
  • Recommended by chaplain, dean of students, dean faculty, club patron and parish priest

(NB: Five Recommendations Are Mandatory for the Founders Scholarship).

N/B. Scholarship forms can be downloaded here (Click to Download)

Other important services offered by the Dean of Students Office

  1. Work Study Progarmme
    The Catholic University of Eastern Africa offers needy students opportunities to work within departments to raise funds for subsistence during the course of their study. The services are coordinated by the Dean of Students office. ( click here to Download work-study form)
  2. HELB Loan (See Helb Website for New and Continuing Students)
  3. Bursaries
  4. Financial Counseling

©The Catholic University of Eastern Africa  (Langata Campus) P.O. Box 62157-00200, Nairobi - Kenya Tel: +254 2525811-5
Dean of Students Ext 1145