Information for International Students
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Our Location

The department of Paediatrics and Child Health is in the School of Medicine within the College of Health Sciences. The College of Health Sciences is situated in Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Campus about four (4) kilometers from Nairobi Central Business District (NCBD). KNH serves as the Official Teaching Hospital for the University of Nairobi.

 

Climate

At 1,795 metres (5,889 ft) above sea level, Nairobi enjoys a moderate climate. Under the Köppen climate classification, Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate. The altitude makes for some cool evenings, especially in the June/July season, when the temperature can drop to 10 °C (50 °F). The sunniest and warmest part of the year is from December to March, when temperatures average the mid-twenties during the day. The mean maximum temperature for this period is 24 °C (75 °F).

There are two rainy seasons, but rainfall can be moderate. The cloudiest part of the year is just after the first rainy season, when, until September, conditions are usually overcast with drizzle. As Nairobi is situated close to the equator, the differences between the seasons are minimal. The seasons are referred to as the wet season and dry season. The timing of sunrise and sunset varies little throughout the year for the same reason. Center of International Programmes and Links (CIPL)

 

 

Life at UON

Accommodation and Catering

The University of Nairobi provides limited accommodation for foreign students.  The available rooms are allocated on first come, first served basis.  However, the following privately owned hostels are within close proximity to the College and are recommended for students who may not get accommodation within the University. Students are advised to seek assistance regarding the accommodation from the Dean of Students or the Center for International Programmes & Links. Some students opt to rent or lease from private landlords within Naiorobi.

S/No.

Name

Amount

(Ksh)

Location

Comments

1

Young Women Christian Association (YWCA)

6,000.00

Main campus

No meals

2

Young Men Christian Association (YMCA)

6,000.00

Main campus

Shared/ No meals

 

 

International students by Country

Number of International Students (Post graduate) in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

COUNTRY

Number

South Sudan

6

Somalia

3

Rwanda

3

Tanzania

2

Ethiopia

2

India

1

Sierra Leone

1

Angola

1

Totals

19