Student Housing

 Student Housing

Africa International University provides limited on-campus housing to students. This is of two kinds: Family based houses (Three bedrooms and two bedrooms flats) and single rooms (one or two students per room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, and a flat with students sharing rooms, common bathroom and kitchen facilities). The charges for the various accommodations are different as shown in the fee structure on the website.

Due to limited facilities, AIU is unable to meet the housing needs of all students. Priority is therefore given to admitted, full-time students who have paid tuition, housing deposit and other required charges starting with international students.

Part-time, short-term and cohort students will be housed on campus if houses are available. However, the Housing Committeewill try to secure housing for such students from within the environs of AIU.

For more information on application for houses, housing policies , rules and regulations kindly check the student handbook on the website

Health Services


The AIU Clinic is open Monday through Friday as per the below schedule: -

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In cases of emergency, the Clinic Nurses are available at any time to handle this.  Arrangements have been put in place to ensure that there is a Nurse on standby for emergencies at all times.

The Doctor/Clinical Officer is available to see patients on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The Nurses are available at the Clinic during the Clinic hours to attend to patients.

Mrs.Hilda Rukungu
Clinical Officer/Paeds
Mobile: 0722387151

Mrs. Margaret Kimani
Clinic Nurse/Administrator
Mobile: 0721 617260

Usage of the AIU Clinic

1.    Arrive at the clinic during appropriate hours
2.    Ensure you have your medical photo-card and your ID/Passport Number.
3.    Have a sit in the waiting room until the Receptionist informs you when to enter the Consultation room.
4.    Have a sit in the Consultation room until you have been treated.
5.    Be sure you sign and date the appropriate forms verifying that you were treated.
6.    If you have been referred to another facility, be sure to carry your medical photo-card together with ID/Passport No.

Medical Insurance
The Staff, Faculty and students are insured under the APA Insurance Company for both In-Patient and Out-patient treatment up to a maximum of Kshs. 300,000/= per family for In-patient and Kshs. 30,000/= per person for out-patient treatment. We have also included a cover for chronic ailments.  All communication to the Insurance Company should be done through the AIU Clinic Nurses or the Human Resources office.

The insurance company will cover you for hospitalisation up to a maximum of Kshs. 300,000/= per family. If for some reason you need to be hospitalised, and you were not referred by the Clinic Nurse, kindly call the Clinic Nurse immediately for further advice.  Should you be hospitalised and you exceed the maximum limit of Kshs. 300,000/= you will be required to pay the money from your pocket.  If the insurance company for any reason fails to pay the bill, you will also be required to pay the bill from your pocket.  However, please note that the school doctor and the administration will assist whenever possible to ensure that all bills are paid.

Out-Patient Cover
The insurance company will cover you for the out-patient treatment up to a maximum of Kshs. 30,000/=.  In order for the school to run the AIU Clinic, you will be required to pay Kshs. 500/= per student per term. 

Medical Coverage
The insurance is a medical aid scheme to help with your health needs.  It is not to be used as a bank account to see if you can use it all up, but rather as a savings account in case of emergency.  Insurance comes in handy with a major illness, surgery or in case of hospitalisation.

In case of an emergency the Clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  In the evenings or weekends, the School Nurse or the Nurse on duty will be available to treat you and to advise you on the next cause of action.

The school will provide transport to the patients who have a life-threatening emergency.  The Nurse or Doctor will contact the administration office for the arrangements of transport in case of emergency.    In this case, the patient will not be responsible for the charges, but the insurance, since the vehicle was used as an ambulance.  

For any other cases, the patient should ask a friend to help get him/her to the hospital or hire the school transport whichever is available.  You will be charged at the normal mileage rate.

Other Facilities
In case you need to go to the hospital, the first reference point is the AIU Clinic.  The school Nurse will advise you on which hospital or facility you should visit for treatment.  Remember to carry your Insurance Photo card and your ID/Passport number for identification purposes.

In case you fall ill outside the AIU compound, you are free to seek medical help.  Inform the doctor or hospital of the cover you have, namely APA Insurance Company. Notify the school nurses as soon as possible.

If for some reason you have seen a Doctor who is not a service provider under the Insurance company, you would have to pay from your own pocket.  Kindly secure an itemized receipt for the amount paid and forward the receipt to the AIU Clinic.  The clinic will organise for the reimbursement on your behalf.

Insurance Service Providers
The Clinic will be able to advise you on the Service Providers for the in-patient services under REAL health Insurance Company when need arises.  It is important to note that the first reference point should be the AIU Clinic. 

It is important to note that it makes a difference which hospital you choose to go to, especially on the cost.   It would be good to save as much of your benefits as possible in case of an emergency later.  Since the maximum of Kshs. 30,000/= per person per family for out-patient and Kshs. 300,000/= per family is spread over the year, it is important to spend as minimum as possible during each visit.

The Clinic Nurse will be able to assist you with which Service Provider to go to in case of specialized treatment.  However, please note that you will need a referral from a General Practitioner to see a Specialist.

Please remember, while it is our duty to ensure that you are treated and to be of service to you, as you undertake your studies at AIU, it is your responsibility to ensure that you keep healthy by eating well, drinking boiled water, exercising your body and seeking medical attention when you fall sick.


The University has outsourced the food services provision to a caterer. The Cafeteria is referred to as Tamu Café and provides a variety of meals to all members of the community and visitors at affordable cost. The meals are served from 7.30 am to 8.00pm on week days. The Cafeteria has flexible working hours over the weekend.

No plates, cups, glasses or any cutlery should be carried out of the café without the permission of the caterer.

There should be booking done in advance for any group of people who wish to be served within or far from the cafeteria. This will include refreshments offered on Friday to Grace Groups. Such bookings should have at least one day notice to enable the café make proper planning and preparation.


IT, Mails and Telephone

Information Technology, Telephones and Mail

Computers and Emails: AIU provides a pool of computers for students to use in their course work. For a small fee each student is provided with an email account to facilitate internal and external communication.

Telephone Calls: Students can make telephone calls using pre-paid cards on designated telephones. A student, with permission from the school, can install a telephone in his/her housing unit. The cost of such installation and payment of subsequent bills are the sole responsibility of the student.

Fax services are also available on campus as well as in nearby shopping areas.

Postal services are provided by the Kenya Postal Services. Mail is collected from the Karen Post Office regularly and distributed to the students through their pigeonholes. To post a letter, affix the appropriate stamp and deposit the letter at the reception from where it can be taken to Karen for posting.