AWS Scholarship Deadline

AUA Worthy Student Scholarship

AUA recognizes that there are worthy students from different areas in Africa who, despite their will and a strong commitment to learning, do not have adequate financial resources to complete a graduate program on their own and, therefore, need financial support to reach their educational goals.

In response to this need, AUA has developed a scholarship fund from the generous support of donors.

Apply for the AWS Scholarship before 31st January.

Adventist Pan-African Conference 2018

Pan African Conference on Family Life


The purpose of this conference is to take a closer look at several family practices in Africa to make sure they are biblically sound or in need of seeking greater realignment with the Bible.

When: 1st to 3rd March 2018

Where: Adventist University of Africa 

Who: For African Divisions: Union Presidents and Union Directors of Family Ministries

For more details on the Conference, click this link.



Cutting the Ribbon to the New Faculty and Student Apartments

Faculty ApartmentsThe newly completed faculty apartments.

Student Apartment4The four-storey student apartments. 

The Adventist University of Africa recently dedicated the just completed faculty apartments and the fourth student hostel. The event, held on 1st November, was hailed with much thanksgiving to the Lord for favour upon the University.  

The new student hostel has a 54-bed capacity, increasing to bed capacity on the Main Campus to over 150 beds. This facility provides for the growing student population and offers a favourable environment for privacy, study and communication. The faculty apartments will provide for eight families the much-needed accommodation for the faculty and staff at the University.

Faculty and staff commended the Administration for the diligent effort placed in ensuring the timely and successful completion of the project.

MBA Sunday Classes

We are pleased to announce MBA Sunday Classes our main campus in Ongata Rongai, Kenya.

 MBA Sunday Classes 2018

 We are currently inviting applications for 2018/2019 Academic Year.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Tel: 254-20-660-3074) or the MBA Programme Director (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Tel: 254-736 656 843).

Application forms can be downloaded from this link. 

The Mountain Within

Herta von Stiegel

Herta Von Stiegel and her husband, Hans, graced the Student Chapel program this morning at the Adventist University of Africa. Far above her business success and academic accolades, Herta was exuberant in the fact that she was covered by the blood of Christ and was a sister to all those in the audience.

A tax lawyer, philanthropist, business lady, professor, an investment banker with a special interest in renewal energy, Mrs. Stiegel dared to spearhead a group of multi-ability persons to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She gives an account of her experience in her book “The Mountain Within.”

Why would an investment banker take disabled people up the 5895m mountain? She said her inspiration was the need to create greater awareness among and support disabled and physically challenged people. “Regardless,” she said, “of age, race, gender, physical ability, financial position, God has given us dreams and the ability to achieve these dreams.”

The multi-ability team opted to take the most difficult route to the summit albeit it was the most beautiful. Shared statistics showed that that route often recorded 33% success rate. Unbelievably, their team scored 60% success rate with each with a disability paired with an able buddy. These are the lessons she learned and shared from that summit:

She shared lessons she learned through the mountain climbing experience: Stiegels at Uhuru summit

  1. Ruthlessly Prepare: prepare for everything you could possibly imagine. There are no shortcuts in life and preparation is critically important for success. Narrating her experience with Margaret Thatcher, Herta remembers Thatcher telling her that “my parents taught me the importance of hard work and integrity. Secondly, I make sure I know all the facts very well.” People who make an impact, ruthlessly prepare!
  2. Resolve to fail fast and fail forward: success does not happen overnight and often involve failures. Yet how we relate to setbacks makes the difference between failure and success. A good example would be of Peter and Judas! What do I do in the face of failure? What do I do when things do not go as planned? Fail fast involves acknowledging the failure quickly, rising up and forging forward. Failing forward takes the setback and uses it as a stepping stone to lung forward towards the future.
  3. Remove your encumbrances: Quoting from Hebrews 12:1 “. . . let us lay aside every weight [encumbrance], and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us”, Herta asked “What are the barriers that are holding you back to take the next change? . . . It takes enlightened men and brave women to change the world. Do not allow traditions to hold you back.”
  4. Reach for your VISION: The hardest part is when you cannot see the goal. Nevertheless, reach forward towards your dreams and realize them. “Never give up!” Herta said.

Lives were inspired, challenged and changed following the summit to Uhuru summit on Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

StiegelsHans was noted to have said that "the only thing that’s better than summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, is to stand there with people you love."

"What are you aiming to achieve? It is worth the climb. Do not give up. Reaching the top is worth the efforts." Herta concluded by encouraging all call to keep striving to reach Mt. Zion, where all who will be victorious, will sing the song of Moses and the Lamb.

The book “The Mountain Within” will be available at the African Adventist Heritage Museum Gift Shop for Ksh. 2000. All proceeds go to charity.

The Mountain Within