About SPU

The University

St. Paul’s University is an ecumenical private chartered university founded in 1903. It is strategically located in the lush Kiambu County along Nairobi-Limuru Route A, 30kms from Nairobi, next to Jumuia Conference and Country Home with other campuses in Nairobi, Nakuru and Machakos. It is in a cool and serene environment that is very conducive for learning. The University is an internationally recognized private institution that provides education to over 6000 students at graduate and undergraduate levels. The Christian principles and perspectives on life and a student body and faculty that represent different countries provide a diversity that enriches learning and your stay at the University.

St. Paul's has a long-standing reputation, which is known and respected for providing high quality training. Over the years we have trained theologians and pastors for service in the Christian churches. In various parts of Africa many church leaders, such as Bishops, Moderators, General Secretaries and even Archbishops have been trained at St. Paul's. With time other programmes including Business, Communication, Development, Health, Hospitality and ICT oriented have been introduced so as to increase our impact with many of our graduates taking up positions of leadership within a relatively short time.


After meeting the set requirements, St. Paul’s was registered as a private University by the Commission for University Education, thus formally allowing it to offer its own degree programmes. The University was awarded its charter on September 14, 2007 by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, C.G.H., M.P., President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Kenya.


  • Limuru Campus- Main
  • Nairobi Campus- Church House, along Moi Avenue
  • Nakuru Campus- Next to ACK Cathedral
  • Machakos Campus- ACK Cathedral Building

Teaching and Research

In every area of study, students are instructed by faculty who are world-class scholars and actively engaged in the lives of the students and ensure that they participate in career enhancing research that contributes profoundly to the betterment of the students. As mentors, they provide numerous student-research opportunities at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, inspiring students to advance their skills and aspirations.

The University gives valuable opportunities for scholars to enhance their education, increase independence and self-awareness, and build resumes that include invaluable experience to deal with the market pace of the world today.


St. Paul’s University education is recognized and its great value provides a great opportunity available to students at an affordable price.