Orientation and Pre-registration

About Orientation

Download the provisional programme for second-semester international orientation 2019.

Every year, the International student  arranges an orientation programme for international students to assist with the transition to KIBU  and Bungoma town in general. Orientation is a university-wide process. Academic faculties, residences and support departments such as the Department of Student Affairs host a variety of activities aimed at welcoming you to KIBU and making you feel part of the university community. It is important for international students to attend these orientation activities.

Through DILA’s orientation programme students learn important information regarding safety, health, immigration, academic procedures, financial arrangements and other services offered by the Global KIBU . The programme also introduces students to support services at KIBU, the KIBU  environs and adjusting to Kenyan culture.

During orientation, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from your Orientation Leaders.



The Immigration Act requires all institutions of higher learning in Kenya to report accurately and keep a record of international students registered for studies at their institution. KIBU  is therefore obligated to comply with government regulations and ensure that international students are in possession of valid documents for registration at KIBU.

All international students are required to pre-register with DILA before their registration at KIBU .

Students/fellows must ensure that they are pre-registered with DILA before their faculty registration.

Students/fellows are required to present to DILA the following:

Their passport with a visa valid for studies at KIBU

Proof of payment of fees or sponsorship (if applicable)

Proof of medical cover, from a registered Kenyan medical aid scheme, specifying the period of study

A copy of proof of medical aid cover, from a registered Kenyan medical aid scheme, specifying the period of study

Registration for your academic programme takes place after you have pre-registered. Please check with your faculty about the time, date and requirements for registration. For students coming through specific programmes (e.g. Semester Study Abroad Programme), further details on registration will be provided during orientation.

Everything you need to know about registration in first semester 2019.

Campus Life: Orientation 2019

Accessing Kibabii from Nairobi

There are public passenger service vehicles (buses and vans) linking Nairobi City and Bungoma Town during the day and at night.

Getting to and from the airport

There are a number of options available to get you from the airport to your accommodation. Kibabii University is situated in Bungoma County, 7 km from Bungoma Town. Nearest airports are Kisumu and Eldoret International Airports.

Kisumu Airport is approximately 90 km away. There are taxis and public service vehicle that link the airport with Bungoma town.

From Bungoma town, Kibabii is 7km along Chwele-Kimilili-Kamukuywa Road. For Google map click here.

Accessing Kibabii from Uganda

KIBU is approximately 35 km from Malaba boarder (Boarder town between Kenya and Uganda). There are taxis and public passenger service vehicle linking Malaba and Bungoma towns.