Daystar University

January 24, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Africa,East Africa,Kenya Universities

About Us

Daystar’s prayers were answered in 1989 when they chose a 300-acre property at Athi River (39 kilometres East of Nairobi) to set up Daystar was co-founded in 1964 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, by Dr. S.E. Motsoko Pheko, a political refugee from South Africa, and Dr. Donald and Mrs. Faye K. Smith, an American missionary couple. During the next four years, they established a Christian publishing ministry under the name Daystar Publications. When Mr. Pheko moved Daystar Publications to Zambia in 1967, the Smiths launched Daystar Communications during the same year in Zimbabwe. They also incorporated the US in hope of finding possible solutions to major Christian communication problems. The eruption of civil war in Zimbabwe in 1974 prompted the re-location of Daystar Communications’ international headquarters to Nairobi, Kenya, where the organization had been incorporated as a non-profit the year before. It was also during 1974 that Daystar Communications acquired a 1.54 acre plot in downtown Nairobi and established a small campus. But with the ministry expanding rapidly, the need for larer accommodations become obvious. their new university grounds. On September 19, 1992, Daystar University College – as it was then called – relocated the pioneer class of first year students to the new Athi River Campus. The campus has since grown considerably and continues to expand both in physical facilities and in student population. The university however has not changed in its vision to develop servant leaders to serve their communities and nations.

Vision Statement

Daystar University aspires to be a distinguished, Christ-centered African institution of higher learning for the transformation of church and society.

Mission Statement

Daystar University seeks to develop managers, professionals, researchers and scholars to be effective, Christian servant-leaders through the integration of Christian faith and holistic learning for the transformation of church and society in Africa and the world

Programs Offered

Undergraduate Programmes


    Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Religious Studies

    Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Relations, Electronic Media, Print Media or Advertising).

    Bachelor of Arts in Community Development, Integrated

    Bachelor of Arts in Community Development, Rural

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Bachelor of Arts in French

    Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili

    Bachelor of Arts in Literature

    Bachelor of Arts in Music

    Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Transformation

    Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

    Bachelor of Arts in Technical and Professional Communication

    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Business Administration ,Marketing, Purchasing and Business Logistics, Law Option, or Management Information Systems)

    Bachelor of Education in Business and French

    Bachelor of Education in Business and Mathematics

    Bachelor of Education in Computer Science and Mathematics

    Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Development : Regular and school based programme

    Bachelor of Education in English (Language & Literature)

    Bachelor of Education in Music

    Bachelor of Education in French

    Bachelor of Education in  Mathematics

    Bachelor of Education in Religious Studies

    Bachelor of Education in Religious Studies and Music

    Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science

    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health

    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

    Bachelor of Science in Economics

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Bachelor of Science in Physics

    Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)


Postgraduate Programmes


    Master of Arts in Child Development

    Master of Arts in Christian Ministries

    Master of Arts in Communication (Media Studies, Corporate Communication, or Development Communication)

    Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

    Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, Finance or Marketing).

    Master of Theology in African Christianity (day classes)

    PhD in Communication

    Postgraduate Diploma in Child Development

    Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) offered during April, August and December school holidays.

Admission and Applications

Application Process:

  • Application Forms can be obtained from our Nairobi, Athi River and Mombasa campuses.
  • Once forms are completed, the applicant must submit his/her application, with a non-refundable application fee of Kshs. 2000, before admission to allow for ample time for review.

Other important documents for your application:

  • Official copies of all secondary, post-secondary, College & University certificates.
  • Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
  • 2 recent passport size photographs (4 passport size photographs for foreign students); (Please write your full names on the reverse side of the photographs)
  • Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Graduate students should also include the following:

  • Official transcript of your degree;
  • Copy of certificate
  • A Curriculum Vitae (resume)

Once the application is approved, you will receive a letter of invitation to Daystar University, informing you that you have been accepted and outlining the procedures that you have to undertake to settle in as a student.

Duly completed applications should be returned to the Registrar on or before:

  • JANUARY INTAKE: 30th November
  • MAY INTAKE: 30th April
  • AUGUST INTAKE: 31st July


For more information, kindly contact the: