Great Lakes University of Kisumu

country rank  44
world rank  10803

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University Overview

Established in 2005, Great Lakes University of Kisumu is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the village of Kisumu (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Nairobi, Bondo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: under-250 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Anglican religion. Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 14 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Kenyan higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym GLUK
Founded 2005 Origins date back to 1998
Motto Build effective Managers
Colours Cyan and yellow

University Location

Address Rido Road, Off Tom Mboya Drv; PO Box 2224
Kisumu (population range: under 2,500)
40100 Kisumu
T +254 (57) 202 3972
F +254 (57) 202 4577
Other locations Nairobi, Bondo

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 2224, Off Tom Mboya Drive
Kisumu 40100
+254 (57) 2023972

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range under-250
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 50-99
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Anglican Christian-Anglican

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission for University Education, Kenya

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK)


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Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019