Information for International Students

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Location of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences is located off Kapenguria Road, 14 kms to the Northwest of Nairobi. Locate CAVS.

Catering and Accommodation

The College has a dedicated hostel block (picture) for accommondation of International students at reasonable rates. The Catering and accommodation services are run by the Univeristy of Nairobi Students Welfare Authority.

Climate and Weather

Nairobi the capital city of Kenya where the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences is located, exhibits one of the best climates in the country. It has a moderate climate, tempered by its high elevation and tends to be less hot than the rest of Kenya. As the city is near the equator there is little variation between the seasons and generally people talk about wet or dry seasons as opposed to summer, winter, spring or autumn. However, summers, between November and February, are warm and pleasant, with temperatures hovering around the 77°F (25°C) mark. Winter days, between June and August, are mild to cool, with cold evenings when the temperature can drop to 50 °F (10 °C). The rainy season in Nairobi is during late summer and into autumn, when it is often cloudy and damp, but rainfall is seldom very heavy. The drizzliest months are March to May and October to DecemberClick to view more information on climate and weather conditions. Read more on Nairobi Climate and weather.

Requirements for International Students

All foreign students are required to register with the University of Nairobi's Center for International Programmes & Links.

For more information, contact the Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.

Number of foreign students at CAVS per programme

Click on departments below to view the number of foreign students at CAVS per programme

a) Faculty of Agriculture foreign students per department

i. Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection

ii. Department of Agricultural Economics

iii. Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology

iv. Department of LARMAT

b) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine foreign students per department

i. Department of Public Health, Pharmacology & Toxicology

ii. Department of Clinical Studies

iii. Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology

iv. Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

v. Department of Animal Production


Ag. Principal's Message

Contact Us

Contact Persons


Postal Address:
    P. O. Box 29053, - 00625
       a) Principal's Office
            020- 3592734/5/6/7/8/9
       b) Dean, FoVM

            020 - 2181370

       c)Dean, FoA

            020 - 2181354

    0717 542186, 

    0731 603475

Physical Location:

     Off Kapenguria Road, 14 kms. to the Northwest of Nairobi



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