St. Paul's University,

Central Region


ID: #1049
Type: University
Location: Central Region

About Property

Tel: /10


Welcome to SPU

St. Paul’s is a Christian Chartered University in Kenya that offers societal relevant education focusing on the whole person. The graduates are therefore competent in areas of study and general skills of life. The University has its Main Campus in Limuru and other campuses in Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos and Butere.

The University is an internationally recognized private institution that provides education to over 5000 students at the 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, ICT and Development 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 Higher 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.

Our History

The origin of the University goes back to the early years of missionary work in East Africa. In 1875 the Church Missionary Society (CMS) founded a settlement for freed slaves at Frere Town, near Mombasa. In 1888, the Rev. E.A. Fitch began a Divinity class designed to offer some practical skills and Christian leadership training to these freed slaves. The Divinity class offered training to six teacher-evangelists who were ordained deacons. Thus began the training of Africans for the ordained ministry of the Christian Church.

On the 28th July 1903, the Rev. H.K. Binns laid the foundation stone of St. Paul’s Divinity School at Frere Town, Mombasa. This stone can be seen on the front of the present Chapel at Limuru to where the original Divinity school was transferred in January 1930.

The Divinity School continued as an Anglican Institution until 1949 when the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and the Methodist Church in Kenya joined and brought in their ministerial candidates for training. In 1954 the transitional union was accomplished when the three Churches formed a College Council to run the affairs of the College; and on the 1st January 1955, the CMS St. Paul’s Divinity School became St. Paul’s United Theological College. In 1973 the Reformed Church of East Africa formally joined the other three Churches as the fourth Participating Partner.

On the 18th of March 1993, the National Council of Churches of Kenya in its corporate identity was admitted by the Governing Council as the fifth Participating Partner in the ownership of the College. On September 14, 2007, the University was awarded a Charter to become St. Paul’s University. The University is based upon the partnership of the four Participating Churches and the NCCK as a corporate body with the representation in the Governing Council being ACK 50%, PCEA 20%, MCK 10%, RCEA 10% and NCCK 10%.


A University of Academic Excellence Based on Christian Principles Producing Graduates in Various Fields for Global Service


To Develop Servant Leaders by Imparting Knowledge, Skills and Values Through Creative Methods of Education, Research and Christian Spiritual Formation

Our Identity 

A Christian Ecumenical Community Dedicated to the Promotion Of Knowledge and Christian Spiritual Formation for the Good of Humanity and the Glory of God. St Paul’s is a Private Christian University Founded and Sponsored by the Trustees.

Our Philosophy 

Commitment to Christian Ecumenism, Quality Service and High Academic Standards as Inspired by Christian Faith and Founded Upon Christian Values

A successful strategic planning process will define the common purpose that brings and holds together the many elements of the university community. The commitment to being a Christ-centred institution through our desire to serve God and humanity is the value we, as a community, hold most central and dear. We therefore shall encourage a shared sense of responsibility, and we will be able to realize our collective obligation to use our resources wisely and creatively in accomplishing our Vision and Mission.

We will enhance a culture in which staff and students are responsibly self-driven as a consequence of internalizing self-prescribed institutional values as indicated in the Strategic Plan.

The University will always foster to develop respect for truth and lasting values and service to each other by implementing the following values:-

  • Professionalism: The University shall uphold high quality academic status, ethical and quality standards in terms of recruitment, admission and services provided to enhance professional competence by providing the highest level of education to all. We shall seek to attract and retain qualified staff to provide quality training for academic excellence, upholding the highest level of Christian integrity and providing academic and spiritual excellence.
  • Ecumenism: The University shall respect and honour the diverse denominational backgrounds of our students and staff. We shall encourage openness and respect for different religious traditions. We shall also seek to work in partnership with like-minded groups for the development of the university.
  • Integrity: The University shall strive to be transparent and accountable in all its areas of operation. It shall appreciate and reward exemplarily services at all times thereby promoting accountability by encouraging openness and fairness to one another and among all stakeholders
  • Partnership: The University shall create an environment where all stakeholders in the University share decision making. We will recognize the benefits of synergy. The university shall strive to create this partnership though a team spirit that supports each other as we perform different functions for our common vision and mission.
  • Equity: The University will promote good citizenship, for we believe that we are all made in God’s image. We shall be inclusive, treat other parties with fairness, dignity and respect and create equal opportunities for all irrespective of gender, community, race, religion or disability recognizing that we are all equal before God

Objectives of the University

The objectives of St. Paul’s University are:

  • to provide directly or in collaboration with other institutions university education which leads to intellectual maturity and Christian spiritual formation of the students,
  • to guide students to understand their individual needs and talents and to develop their potential for productive life and service,
  • to preserve, produce, process, transmit and disseminate knowledge and stimulate the intellectual life and culturally relevant development of society,
  • to conduct research and encourage the conduct of research which enhances human knowledge and promotes quality service to humanity,
  • to play an effective role in the development and expansion of Christian university education in Kenya and Africa, and
  • to develop in students a deeper understanding of traditional and modern Africa, and to equip them effectively to provide a Christian approach to the social, economic and political development of the African continent.

St. Paul’s University, LIMURU

LIMURU – 00217, KENYA.
Tel: /10

Fax: +254-66-73033


General amenities

  • 3d Animation program
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Education and Extension
  • Animal Health & Production
  • Banking & Finance
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Bible And Theology
  • building & civil engineering
  • Building Technology
  • Business Management
  • Cabin Crew and Air Hostess
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Certificate programmes
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) program
  • certified public secretaries(CPS)
  • Clearing and Forwarding
  • Commercial Pilot's License
  • Community Development and Social Work
  • Community Health& Environmental Disaster Management.
  • Community Oral Health
  • compositing
  • CompTIA A+ certification
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer programmING
  • counselling
  • CPA & ATC
  • Creative Arts
  • Credit management
  • Dance school
  • Degree Programs
  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Diploma in Health Records & Information systems
  • Diploma in Irrigation and Drainage
  • Diploma programs
  • Early Childhood Development Education
  • EIA
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • engineering
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Environment & Human Science Courses
  • Environmental Impact Assessmen
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  • Flight Dispatch and Operation
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Freight and Management
  • Front Office Management
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  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Hair Dressing
  • Health and Applied Sciences
  • Higher Diploma
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  • Hotel and Catering
  • Housekeeping Management
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  • Information Communication Technology
  • Initial Multi Engine/Instrument Rating
  • Instructor Courses
  • insurance
  • International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)
  • Journalism
  • KASNEB Courses
  • KNEC Programmes
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  • Marketing Communication
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  • Microwave
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  • Networking (N+
  • Nutrition&Dietetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Courses
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  • post graduarte programs
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  • school of leadership
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  • Water Engineering
  • Water Technology
  • Web Design