Student Life


Campus Life

As the Principal CHS I want to welcome you to our beautiful College!

CHS is a vibrant community of multicultural staff and students from Kenya, Africa and the world. Each of you has something special to contribute to this college and I want to make sure that you all feel at home on our campuses. The First-Year Experience is just one of many things we have in place to make that happen.

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is the largest, by some  distance, among similar institutions in the country and indeed, the region. The college comprises 5 primary teaching (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental, Nursing and Public Health), 3 predominantly research (UNITID, KAVI, CHIVPRI) and 2 service/training (EAKI & ACCAF) units. The training programs at CHS range from certificate courses to  doctorate degrees with about 4,000 and 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students respectively. To accomplish the teaching tasks the University has deployed 332 teaching staff to the college. The college, through the teaching and particularly the research units, undertakes some of the most revolutionary research activities including vaccine development, stem cell biology and a wide range of activities in traditional medicines and dental appliances. The research activities are supported by 287 dedicated staff.

Student housing

College of Health Sciences provides different types of accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students, on and off campus.

Each residence has its own history and traditions, but they all try to provide a great experience. Safety is of great importance to CHS, so all residences have strict access control and most are covered by closed-circuit television cameras.

Students with disabilities can be accommodated in different residences. Simply contact the Student Accommodation Office and the Disability Service, and they will address your particular needs.

Student Organizations Societies

There are more than 10 Students organizations in CHS reflecting a wide range of interests, including academic, religious, cultural, social and political activities.

Membership of the societies allows you to enjoy activities on the university’s campuses that are not normally part of the academic life. Become part of a campus community that is stimulating and opens up new challenges and opportunities.

Each society is run by students and any current CHS student may be a member. Individual societies hold a number of events every year, including an annual general meeting that elects new leadership for the following year.

Societies are partially funded by the university and partially by the subscription fees that some of the societies charge.

During the annual orientation week, you can sign-up with the societies that interest you.