USIU-Africa Campus Housing
Campus Residence Halls
The student halls of residence allow them to live close to instructional and academic support buildings, the dining facility and other university services. Two residential buildings accommodate 258 students on campus. Facilities in the buildings include the Table Tennis/Darts/Pool Room, three TV Rooms and a Study Room.
Unlike most colleges, the residence halls provide fully furnished rooms for accommodating two residents in each room. Each room therefore has two beds and mattresses, study tables, chairs and wardrobes. There are communal bathrooms on each floor shared by occupants from four rooms.
A telephone is located on each floor for incoming calls.
Resident Assistants live on each wing to provide assistance and facilitate a positive community experience.
With very limited on-campus housing, priority is therefore first given to international students. Should space permit, students from outside Nairobi City are then considered.
One must be enrolled as a full-time student (9 credits units or more) at USIU-Africa to live in the Residence Halls. Graduate students must take a minimum of 6 credit units to be permitted to stay in the Residence Halls.
Check-in / Check-out
When checking into the room, the resident will be required to fill in a check-in form with his/her Resident Assistant. This form will then be checked during checkout and any damages other than normal wear and tear will be the resident’s responsibility.
Smart Student Living
Qwetu Aberdare Heights I & II have 1,297 beds set over eight floors, with views across Nairobi’s iconic skyline.
The buildings are conveniently located at the junction of Mirema road and USIU road just 5-minute walk from USIU-Africa and a 10-minute drive from Thika Road Mall (popularly known as TRM). The proximity to your campus means less hustle commuting to university, saving on transport costs, and of course, building a strong student community!
Whether doing physical or online classes, come experience campus life at Qwetu, meet your peers, study, cook, vibe, and watch movies together at our rooftop lounge. You can even join the Basketball and Football team!
Students looking for a home away from home experience or would simply like to get down to their studies can achieve this with the features we provide.
Fully furnished rooms, generous studying spaces, high speed Wi-Fi for virtual learning, play and lounge areas to socialize with friends, basketball court and a well-equipped gym to help keep you in shape.
For more details please click this link, and remember to use the referral code STU-0014918 when booking.
In the meantime click on the picture below to have a look at our Qwetu Aberdare Heights I. We promise, you will love it!
For contact details, services provided and charges of each hostel, apartment or mansion, kindly download and view the list of the recommended of-campus hostels below.
All USIU-Africa applicants (students)
Depends on whether or not you are a local or international applicant. International applicants get priority. Yes, there is a Waiting List
Students – Fill and submit a Room Application Form. This form is available online or can be picked from the Admissions Office
Faculty – apply through their respective Deans
Students – 256
Faculty - 15
Yes, it does - 1 year after the date of application
Please reapply for a position.
All rooms are double (twin beds)
Bed, mattress, study chair & table, wardrobe, book shelf
Two TV rooms, indoor games and board games
Excellent. Hostel entrances are staffed by hostel receptionists round the clock, seven days a week
Ext. 262, 202, 327, 279, 266 – all available 24 hours a day
We do not allow guests who are not members of our community
The is no specific maximum number of guests within reason. The curfew time is from 10.30 p.m. to 8.00 a.m.
Room attendants clean each room once a week. All public areas are cleaned daily.
The campus meal plan is optional.
In the Laundry Cubicles provided for in the hostels, or in the University Laundry (for a fee)
In the New Block Hostel, Ground Floor