Cheapest Colleges in Nairobi [2024 Intake]

Last updated on January 17th, 2024 at 08:37 am

Here is a list of the cheapest colleges in Nairobi..So, read on to learn more.

The amount of fees charged by a college influences most students’ decision to join or look for a more affordable alternative.

So, are you looking for the cheapest colleges in Nairobi?

Well, if you want to know the most affordable colleges in Nairobi, you will find a list of the cheapest colleges in Nairobi below to help you make a more informed decision.

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Cheapest colleges in Nairobi

The following is a list of the cheapest public and private colleges in Nairobi:

Cheapest public colleges in Nairobi

Now, when it comes to public colleges, all government-sponsored colleges in Nairobi are relatively inexpensive in terms of fees.

You see, regardless of what course you will be pursuing at any level of study (diploma, certificate, or artisan), the tuition fee is the same: Kshs. 67,189 per academic year.

Furthermore, if you are placed by KUCCPS, you are eligible for government scholarships and loans, depending on your level of financial need.

What exactly do I mean when I say “level of financial need?”

What I mean is that students are classified into four groups based on their financial needs.

In a nutshell, the following is a breakdown of the fees by category:

Less needy:

  • Government scholarships – 32% of the above fee per year
  • Loans – 48% of the above fee per year
  • Parent/Guardian to pay 20% of the above fee per year



  • Government scholarships – 50% of the above fee per year
  • Loans – 30% of the above fee per year
  • Parent/Guardian to pay 20% of the above fee per year


Extremely needy:

  • Government scholarships – 70% of the above fee per year
  • Loans – 30% of the above fee per year



  • Government scholarships – 80% of the above fee per year
  • Loans – 20% of the above fee per year


Please keep in mind that in order to be granted the above-mentioned government funding, you must apply through the HEF Education Funding website.

Now, with that in mind, here is a list of some of the most affordable government-sponsored colleges in Nairobi:

P.C. Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute

Physical Location: Off Kabiria Road, Riruta Satellite, Dagoretti South, Nairobi

Phone no.:  0773 829 417 or 0721 480 199




Nairobi Technical Training Institute

The institute is located along Mogira Road, Off Park Road and Ring Road Ngara, between Kariokor and Pangani Police Station in Nairobi.

Phone no.: 0721 233 394 or 020 803 4403

Email: or or



Kamukunji Technical Vocational College

Physical location:  Riruta (Off Kabiria Rd), Dagoretti South, Nairobi

Phone no.:  0110 099 913




Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf

Physical location: Karen Road, Karen, Nairobi.

Phone: 0722 677 859


Email:  or



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Kasarani Technical and Vocational College

Physical location: 1.5KM from Kamulu Shopping Centre, Off Kangundo Rd, Kasarani, Nairobi.

Phone: 0716 685 054




Kajiado West Technical& Vocational College

Physical location: Behind Ngong Hills as you approach from Nairobi, along kiserian-kimuka Road, Kajiado

Phone no.: 0770 033 765

Email address: or



Kabete National Polytechnic

Physical Location: Located on Waiyaki Way near Uthiru market in Kiambu County

Phone no.: 0790 000 001





Kiambu Institute of Science & Technology (KIST)

Physical Location: Along Kiambu Road, 14 Kilometers from Nairobi city center

Telephone no.: 020 352 2550 or 0727 807 713/ 0734 207 0663

Email address:




Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), Nairobi Campus

KMTC is undoubtedly the best and largest public medical training and nursing college in Nairobi and Kenya at large.

As the only public medical college in Nairobi, their fees are relatively low when compared to other medical schools in the area.

Their fees for government-sponsored students range from Kshs. 78,000 to Kshs. 80,700, while those for self-sponsored students range from Kshs. 118,000 to Kshs. 120,700.

Location: Off Ngong Road, Nairobi.

Telephone: 020 272 5711


Email: or



Cheapest private colleges in Nairobi

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, we have yet to determine which private colleges in Nairobi are cheap in terms of fees.

However, we are still comparing the fee structures of a few private colleges in Nairobi, and we will update the article as soon as we have more information.

Nevertheless, keep in mind that there are no government scholarships available to you if you attend a private college; you can only apply for HELB loans.


Final word on the cheapest colleges in Nairobi

So, there are the most affordable colleges in Nairobi that you might want to consider enrolling at.

Overall, public colleges are the most affordable and best bets if you’re looking for a college that offers a cost-effective education.



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