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A. PROGRAMMES

Programmes

2019 New Intakes

Programme

Location

Dates

Master of Divinity

Rusangu University

January 21-April 26

Master of Public Health*

Malawi University

March 4-July 5

Master of Arts in Leadership

Main Campus

March 18-May 24 

Master of Arts of Missiology

Main Campus

January 23-April 29 

Master in Business Administration*

Valley View University

August 5-September 13  

Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

Main Campus

March 4-May 10 

Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies*

Babcock University

May 6-August 9

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Religion

Main Campus

February 4-March 30

Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies

Main Campus

January 23-April 29

Master of Arts in Missiology*

Valley View University

May 29-12 August


Note* --Subject to having a class size

Note* --Subject to having a class size

AUA Programmes
• Doctor of Ministry
• Master of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies
• Master of Arts in Leadership
• Master of Arts in Missiology
• Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Master of Chaplaincy
• Master of Divinity
• Master of Public Health (MPH)
• Master of Science in Applied Computer Science
• PhD in Leadership
• PhD in Religion
• Centre for Continuing Education short courses


Financials 

  • Tuition Fees

Because AUA was established as a vehicle to serve part-time students across the African continent, the tuition fees have historically been set based on the country where the student is working, while others are set, and others (such as food and lodging) depend on the campus where the student is studying. When setting the fees on a country-by-country basis, the factor that is used is the 100% of the wage for the Seventh-day Adventist minister in each country (also called the Wage Factor, or WF for short).

Send your name, country, union and expected programme to the Finance team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further guidance on the fee structure.

  • Payment method/s

Payments may be made to any of the following accounts:

PRIME BANK USD A/C

A/C Name: GENERAL CONFERENCE OF SDA - AUA

A/C No: 3001041700

A/C Branch: Riverside Drive

Swift Code: PRIEKENX

ECOBANK USD A/C

Bank Code: 043

Branch Code: 024

A/C Name: Adventist University of Africa

A/C No: 0241035037387601

Bank Swift Code: ECOCKENA

Paybill Number: 700201

EQUITY BANK USD A/C

Bank Code: 068

Branch Code: 061

Bank Branch: Equity Branch - Ongata Rongai

A/C Name: GENERAL CONFERENCE OF SDA (AUA)

ACC No: 0610269069037

Swift Code: EQBLKENA

EQUITY BANK KSH A/C

Bank Code: 068

Branch Code: 061

Bank Branch: Equity Branch - Ongata Rongai

A/C Name: GENERAL CONFERENCE OF SDA (AUA)

A/C No: 0610294951743

Swift Code: EQBLKENA

 


B. PROCEDURES

Procedures

a. Admission and registration process
i. Download application form from the AUA Website/Click on this link to apply online
ii. Prepare and pay a non-refundable application fee of USD 60. Payments may be made via PayPal or bank transfer
iii. Submit the application form with all required documents including proof of payment of the application fee
iv. If you are qualified, one will be issued with an admission letter within a day or two after Admissions Committee approval
v. If unqualified, one will be notified on the reasons


b. Credit transfers
Post-graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions (or in a different AUA programme) may be transferred to an AUA programme, provided all of the following conditions are met:

1. An official transcript or authenticated record is submitted.
2. A grade of B or higher was earned.
3. Transfer credit may not be more than 8 years old at the time of the student’s graduation.
4. The transfer course is equivalent to an AUA course for which credit is being sought. Equivalency must be established by the Programme Director based on the existing programme curriculum.
5. Credits would be acceptable for a similar degree at the institution at which they were earned.
6. Transfer credits are approved by the School Committee and the University Senate.
7. Courses transferred from one AUA programme to another will carry the letter grade earned and will become part of the student’s CGPA. Transfer courses from other institutions will show the grade, but will not be included in the CGPA.
8. If the credits are being transferred from an AUA master’s programme into an AUA doctoral level programme, a tuition adjustment will be charged.
The maximum number of credits that can be earned through challenge examination and/or transfer shall not exceed 30% of the degree programme requirements.

**For more information, consult the AUA University Bulletin


C. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs

Financials and Scholarships

1.     How much is the School fees?
The school fees vary from country to country depending on the wage factor. Kindly drop an email indicating your name, country, union and the expected programme to our Finance team on
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further guidance on the same.

2.     Does AUA provide Scholarships?
Yes, AUA provides scholarships to 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. Click on the link below for more details on the two kinds of scholarship AUA offers:

a.     The AUA Worthy Student Scholarship

b.     The Brempong Owusu-Antwi Scholarship

3.     How can I give a donation to AUA?
You are welcome to give a donation to AUA of any amount or gift in kind. Monetary gifts may be paid through the AUA PayPal account in the main page of the AUA website while gifts in kind may be delivered to the Main Campus in Ongata Rongai, Kenya. 

 

Registration and Programmes

4.     How long do the Master's programmes take?
AUA operates on a cohort system and programme length may vary. 

5.     Does AUA offer online programmes?
AUA offers a blended learning programme with both online and face-to-face sessions.

6.     Does AUA take new intakes each year?
AUA programmes are on the cohort system, working with one group until they have completed their coursework, and then beginning a new cohort, and not accepting new students each year.

7.     Who should apply for the AUA programmes?
Adventist employees, church members or others who wish to have a strong Christian graduate education may apply for programmes on a space-available basis. Organisationally sponsored students have priority but do not typically fill the cohorts, leaving plenty of room for others who wish to apply.

8.     What happens upon late registration?
Students who fail to register during the regular registration period shall pay a late registration fee. Students shall not be allowed to join a course after 15% of the course has been taught (2 days in a 3-week face-to-face intensive course).

 

Visa and Student Travel

9.     Do I need a visa to travel to Kenya? How much will it cost?

All foreign citizens wishing to travel to Kenya will need a visa, except citizens from countries who are exempt. This only allows one to enter Kenya.

To check whether you need to apply for a visa or not, please follow this link for more information.

A single entry visa will cost $50 (if there will be a service charge, you will be advised at the port of entry).

10.  I have a 1-month visa, but will be in school for more than 1 month, what do I need to do?

The one month visa can be renewed/extended for a further 60 days, to make a maximum of 90 days.

If I have a visa, do I need a student/pupils pass/permit to study in Kenya?

Possessing a visa only allows one to enter Kenya for the purpose of the visa only but does not permit one to study in Kenya. For students that travel to Kenya on a tourist/visitor’s visa, they are required to apply for a student permit/pass as soon as they arrive in school. It is an offence to receive education or training at any educational or training establishment within Kenya without a pupil's / student's pass (section 30 (7) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations, 2012).

The following are the required documents to be submitted to the immigration department - Kenya, for student permit processing; ensure you have all the requirements before coming to Kenya.

a.     A duly filled, signed and stamped application Form 30, by the institution's authorized personnel (Both new and renewal cases). You will print out the form at the end of the application for a Student pass.

b.     Detailed and Signed Cover letter addressed to the Director of Immigration Services from the institution indicating the course to be pursued and the duration (admission letter can serve). The school will also write a letter.

c.      Copy of a valid national passport both new and renewal cases (the bio-data page)

d.     Current immigration status for the pupil/student- both new and renewal cases (If in the country)

e.     Two (2) recent passport size colour photos.

f.       Duly certified Copies of basic academic certificates for those joining Tertiary Institutions and Universities

g.      Signed commitment letter from the sponsor

h.     Proof of funds (for self-sponsored students)

i.       Police Clearance from your country of origin.

j.       A copy of the checklist

11.  How do I apply for a student permit/pass?

A student permit application is done electronically, and a form 30 - generated from the application Student services office has created a central account that all students needing to apply for the permit are advised to use;

Instructions to Apply

a.     Visit the eFNS page: https://fns.immigration.go.ke/account/. The Republic of Kenya electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS) is a portal for the Department of Immigration Services under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.  

b.     Log in to the eFNS account with the following details:

Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Document Number: 24093929

Password: Immigration@aua>

c.      Once logged in, click submit a new application and click apply now under a student’s pass.

d.     A new page will open, scroll to the bottom of that page and click Apply Now.

e.     Fill in all the required details. Ensure to fill all slots with asterisks (*), otherwise you cannot finish the application.

f.       Make sure you attach all the required documents.

g.      If you have a phone number, then include it, if not, perhaps you may use the one for the school: +254 733333451

h.    Submit all the documents to the Student Services Office for submission to the Immigration office.

12.  How much does it cost to process a student permit/pass?

It costs $50 per year ($100 for two years). If approved, a student could be given a permit for 1 year or a maximum of 2 years.

13.  How long does it take for a student pass/permit to come out, and what is the validity?

The time it takes is not specified - it depends on how fast the documents are processed. With the introduction of police clearance, there are background checks on applicants before approval. 

Typically, if a student applies for the permit on their maiden session, by the time they return for their second session the following year, the permit should be out - assuming there are no errors in the application requiring correction.

Validity: 1 or 2 years (the duration given is at the discretion of the approving, but the University requests for 2 years).

14.  How does the permit become operational?

After the permit is ready, it is collected from the Immigration Office, and the applicant/student is required to visit the Immigration department for endorsement. This entails having an official student pass/permit stamp in the passport for the period of its validity.

The student needs to apply for a foreign registration certificate at a fee of $10/year.

Please follow this link for FOREIGN/ALIEN REGISTRATION

After reading the instructions, click apply now. Then you will be required to log into the system - as you did when applying for the permit - you may use our common account that I have access to:

Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Document Number: 24093929

Password: Immigration@aua>

After you have been logged in, scroll down to:

Foreign National Service

Foreign National Certificate

Application for foreign National Certificate (click on this one)

You will be directed into another page - read all the instructions, and then click Apply Now when you are sure you have everything required. Fill in the required details, as necessary. After completion, payment will be required, then the application form would need to be printed.

 

Practical Information

Visa and Passport

Most delegates need a visa, which in most cases can be received on arrival at the airport for $50. Visit this page to be familiar with the Kenya visa requirements.

You also need a passport that’s valid for 3 months from the moment of entry. To apply for a Single entry visa, Transit visa or Courtesy visa to Kenya and pay securely using your VISA card or Mastercard, visit eVisa

Getting in and out 

Unless one is coming from Tanzania or Uganda, flying is about the only way to enter Kenya. Most tourists come in through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, but some international charter companies also use Moi International Airport in Mombasa. Here’s a list of airlines that fly to Kenya as well as air connections to Kenya. The major Kenyan airline is Kenya Airways.

No departure or airport tax is payable for both international and domestic flights. There are duty-free shops at international airports, but purchases are only made in convertible currencies. Customs officials may require the inspection of outgoing baggage. All baggage is weighed and subjected to X-ray inspection before being loaded. Please consult your travel agent for other formalities.

Getting Around

There is a nation-wide network of buses and matatus, city-wide taxis (including Uber and Taxify) and a limited railway (especially Nairobi-Mombasa). Hiring a car in Kenya is fairly expensive with lots of small print, but sometimes the only option.

Driving

Short-stay drivers require only their own valid driving licences, which have to be endorsed at the Road Transport Office in Nairobi, either at Income Tax House (Ngong Road) or Times Tower (Haile Selassie Avenue). An international driving licence is the most convenient. Your travel agent can organize a “carnet de passage” for you, which covers, amongst other things, international driving licence and insurance.

Driving is on the left, and drivers approaching from the right at roundabouts are given priority. Fuel is sold in litres, and distances are measured and marked in kilometres.

Time Zone

Kenya’s time zone is +3 GMT, meaning 3 hours later than London. 

Weather

Kenya is at the equator and has a tropical climate and thus generally warm. Each year, there are mainly two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. The dry periods are Jan-Feb and Jul-Aug. 

Money, Banks and ATMs

The currency in Kenya is the Kenya shilling (KSHS) or KES. Most major currencies are accepted and one can convert to Kenya shillings at the nearest bank or Forex Bureau.

ATM machines are available 24 hrs at all major banks in every city and county, and one can use their ATM debit card on Kenya's ATM machines to withdraw money from the bank at home. Depending on the bank and or machine one uses, one may incur a small international transaction fee when one uses your ATM debit/credit card.

Banks are generally open between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm, Monday through Friday, and between 9.00 am and 11.00 am on the first and last Saturday of the month. Branches of banks at the Jomo Kenyatta and Moi International Airports often run 24-hour services.

Offices in Kenya are generally open between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Health

Traveling to any tropical country requires some preparation. Here’s basic health advice and a list of diseases and precautions, including vaccinations. 

Embassies

Here’s a list of foreign embassies in Kenya, as well as Kenyan missions abroad.

Communications

The country has a good mobile phone network, and internet access within the campus is available. 

Etiquette

Kenyans are very humble, friendly and social people. Hand-shaking is a cultural greeting gesture and one may strike a conversation with the person next to you. Just remember to respect Kenya's customs and culture in whatever you do and you will enjoy a pleasant relationship with its people.

Electricity

The electricity supply in Kenya is 220/240 volts 50Hz. Sockets are usually three pins square. It is advisable to ensure that appliances such as videos or battery chargers operating on other voltage have a built-in adapter. It is recommended that you bring your own adapter.

 

Practical Information

Visa and Passport

Most delegates need a visa, which in most cases can be received on arrival at the airport for $50. Visit this page to be familiar with the Kenya visa requirements.

You also need a passport that’s valid for 3 months from the moment of entry. To apply for a Single entry visa, Transit visa or Courtesy visa to Kenya and pay securely using your VISA card or Mastercard, visit eVisa

Getting in and out 

Unless one is coming from Tanzania or Uganda, flying is about the only way to enter Kenya. Most tourists come in through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, but some international charter companies also use Moi International Airport in Mombasa. Here’s a list of airlines that fly to Kenya as well as air connections to Kenya. The major Kenyan airline is Kenya Airways.

No departure or airport tax is payable for both international and domestic flights. There are duty-free shops at international airports, but purchases are only made in convertible currencies. Customs officials may require the inspection of outgoing baggage. All baggage is weighed and subjected to X-ray inspection before being loaded. Please consult your travel agent for other formalities.

Getting Around

There is a nation-wide network of buses and matatus, city-wide taxis (including Uber and Taxify) and a limited railway (especially Nairobi-Mombasa). Hiring a car in Kenya is fairly expensive with lots of small print, but sometimes the only option.

Driving

Short-stay drivers require only their own valid driving licences, which have to be endorsed at the Road Transport Office in Nairobi, either at Income Tax House (Ngong Road) or Times Tower (Haile Selassie Avenue). An international driving licence is the most convenient. Your travel agent can organize a “carnet de passage” for you, which covers, amongst other things, international driving licence and insurance.

Driving is on the left, and drivers approaching from the right at roundabouts are given priority. Fuel is sold in litres, and distances are measured and marked in kilometres.

Time Zone

Kenya’s time zone is +3 GMT, meaning 3 hours later than London. 

Weather

Kenya is at the equator and has a tropical climate and thus generally warm. Each year, there are mainly two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. The dry periods are Jan-Feb and Jul-Aug. 

Money, Banks and ATMs

The currency in Kenya is the Kenya shilling (KSHS) or KES. Most major currencies are accepted and one can convert to Kenya shillings at the nearest bank or Forex Bureau.

ATM machines are available 24 hrs at all major banks in every city and county, and one can use their ATM debit card on Kenya's ATM machines to withdraw money from the bank at home. Depending on the bank and or machine one uses, one may incur a small international transaction fee when one uses your ATM debit/credit card.

Banks are generally open between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm, Monday through Friday, and between 9.00 am and 11.00 am on the first and last Saturday of the month. Branches of banks at the Jomo Kenyatta and Moi International Airports often run 24-hour services.

Offices in Kenya are generally open between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Health

Traveling to any tropical country requires some preparation. Here’s basic health advice and a list of diseases and precautions, including vaccinations. 

Embassies

Here’s a list of foreign embassies in Kenya, as well as Kenyan missions abroad.

Communications

The country has a good mobile phone network, and internet access within the campus is available. 

Etiquette

Kenyans are very humble, friendly and social people. Hand-shaking is a cultural greeting gesture and one may strike a conversation with the person next to you. Just remember to respect Kenya's customs and culture in whatever you do and you will enjoy a pleasant relationship with its people.

Electricity

The electricity supply in Kenya is 220/240 volts 50Hz. Sockets are usually three pins square. It is advisable to ensure that appliances such as videos or battery chargers operating on other voltage have a built-in adapter. It is recommended that you bring your own adapter.

 

Annual Research Conference 2016 on Social Responsibility Resolutions

2016 AUA Research Conference on Social Responsibility
Resolutions: The Christian’s Commitment to Social Responsibility


WHEREAS, we, the participants in the 3rd Annual Research Conference at Adventist University of Africa, on this 10th day of September 2016, have attended this Conference on Social Responsibility, take upon ourselves to articulate the following AFFIRMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS, and COMMITMENTS.


We AFFIRM that social responsibility is a Divine Imperative, born in the Christian out of love for God and His creation, both animate and inanimate. We further AFFIRM that social responsibility is based on a spirit of cooperation and self-disinterested service, with conviction that Jesus is the Answer to human need that we are His people and therefore, we are His hands, His feet, and His heart in the World.


We further RESOLVE that by God’s grace, we will be the change that we want to see in the world by:

  1. Doing our part to be the Church, individually and collectively, that reaches out proactively in our neighbourhood believing that we are, indeed, one another’s keeper;
  2. Advocating that the organizations, administrative structure and entities in our church, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, have strong support for social justice and active compassionate ministry to those outside and inside of the church;
  3. Acting responsibly in the use of economic, ecologic, material and human resources;
  4. Speaking up when we see injustice and impunity; standing up for persons who are marginalized and disenfranchised, who experience racism, tribalism, sexism, suffering, harm and any other form of violence, and deliberately keeping silent when it is God’s time to speak and act;
  5. Recognizing that the environment is a sacred trust, that we are responsible for it and for educating our family members and others of its value;
  6. Being accountable as educators, administrators, pastors, business-persons, and leaders to model socially responsible transparency in:
    • Financial management
    • Ethical behaviour
    • Research
    • Governance and management
    • Issues that relate to privacy and confidentiality
    • Collection and giving of philanthropic funds
    • Use of technology
  7. Strategize and leverage to increase our voice and presence and that of other Christians in legislative and policy positions in our governments to enhance advocacy for the voiceless and obscured people groups;
  8. Organize and conduct biennial theological and social science research that adds to the body of knowledge to enhance social development with proper evaluations;
  9. Recognizing poverty as a reality surrounded by multiple social issues, but also provides multiple opportunities for Christians to act;
  10. Standing against and providing positive alternatives to practices that destroy life, such as the use of alcohol, tobacco, licit and illicit drugs, unsafe sexual practices and other unhealthy lifestyles;
  11. Blending our knowledge and behaviours both individually and corporately in a socially responsible way so that people will see that Christianity is not just in our head, but in our very being, showing itself through good works for the pure benefit of others without expecting anything in return.
  12. We also commit ourselves to action and accountability, TO DO SOMETHING, to live in a socially responsible way in our
    • Families
    • Churches
    • Communities
    • Nations
    • World


By God’s power and grace, we do AFFIRM, RESOLVE, and COMMIT to these resolutions.

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