East Africa Gateway

East Africa

AKU provides its students with an opportunity to move ahead in their careers, no matter where they begin.

With over 27 years of experience providing international quality education we offer students a practical, intimate learning experience. We inspire our students to become resilient leaders and forces for positive change in their communities.


An undergraduate education at AKU prepares you to make meaningful contributions and improve the quality of life of those around you.

Our programmes in nursing and midwifery teach you to apply classroom theory and academic research to solve the challenges East African communities are facing today.



Through participatory learning and real-world problem-solving and research, our graduate students explore issues and develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing concerns across East Africa today. 

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of those that need it most, AKU graduate programmes in medicine or educational development can help turn your ideas into reality.

Professional & Continuing Education

AKU professional and continuing education programmes give nurses and teachers across East Africa a vitally important professional life-line.

Our courses are designed to provide you with practical skills, expert knowledge, best practice insights and a robust network of support to inspire and empower you to create positive change in your community.


How to Apply

Our transparent, merit-based admissions process and generous financial assistance ensure that a diversity of high caliber students are able to attend AKU.


For over 25 years AKU has been building local capacity through excellence in research and finding solutions to issues such as under-nutrition, mother and child health and illiteracy.


Our global network of libraries supports the research and learning of our students, faculty and researchers. Our holdings include books, current journals and back files, educational reports, audio/visual aids and digital media.


Our faculty champion lifelong learning for our students. Working across eight countries in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health, education and the humanities, we're proud of their accomplishments.