AUA Scholarships

The Adventist University of Africa offers two scholarships: 

 

1. AUA Baker Worthy Student Scholarship Fund

 

2. Brempong Owusu-Antwi Scholarship 

 

Click on each to read the criteria. 

 

Download the application form here. 

Research Publications

 

Call for Papers

The Pan-African Journal of Education and Social Sciences (PAJES) is currently accepting
original manuscripts for the December 2022 issue.
 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 14, 2022
 Submit your article online: https://journals.aua.ke/pajes
 Publication fee: Free
For more information & submission guidelines visit: https://journals.aua.ke
or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Pan-African Journal of Health and Environmental Science (AJHES) is currently accepting
original manuscripts for the December 2022 issue.
 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 14, 2022
 Submit your article online: https://journals.aua.ke/ajhes
 Publication fee: Free

For more information & submission guidelines visit: https://journals.aua.ke
or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Recent Publications 

The first issue of the Pan-African Journal of Health and Environmental Science (AJHES) has been published. Issue 1(1) of AJHES features:

1.     Determinants of Childhood Obesity in Urban Ghana: A Basis for Health Promotion Eva Odiko

2.     Discipleship Amidst Crisis and Health Implications: A Case Study among Pastors in Kenya Janet Odhiambo

3.     Factors Associated with Compliance to Solid Waste Segregation among Health Care Workers in Martini Hospital, Somalia Fathi et al. 

4.     Elevated C-Reactive Protein: Low Quality Sleep as an Inflammation Indicator Viehmann-Wical et al. 

5.     The Trend of Non-Communicable Diseases in Kenya from 2010 – 2020 Gerry Mtike

We invite you to submit an article for the next issue in December 2022. The deadline for submission is October 14, 2022, and publication is free.

For more information & submission guidelines, visit:https://journals.aua.ke/ajhesor contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Title: Analytical Perspectives of Kenya’s Leadership Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact Between March and June 2020 and Possible Interventions Towards the Future
Journal: East African Journal of Education and Social Sciences. (EAJESS)
Author(s): Knollyne Oindi and Prof. Nyakora Musa
Year: 2020
Paper ID/Link: EAJESS/Oct- Dec., 2020, Vol.1.no:3.
ISSN:2714-2332 (0NLINE).
DOI:HTTP://doi.org/10.46606/eajess
URL: http://eajess.ac.tz


Title: A Literature Review Perspectives on Christian Music in African Cultural Complexities
Journal: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management. (IJLREM)
Author(s): Paul Chepkwony and Prof. Nyakora Musa
Year: 2020
Paper ID/Link: IJLREM- RAO1307:/2020
ISSN: 2456-0766


Title: The Impact of Parental Mentoring Involvement on Youth Spiritual Development
Journal: Scientific and Research Publications (GJSRP)

Author(s): Paul Chepkwony and Prof. Nyakora Musa
Year: 2020 
Paper ID/Link: Paper ID:GJSRP -VIP3775Y20


Title: The Changing Face of Corporate Governance in the World: A Critical Literature Review of INSEAD Panel of Board of Directors’ A Midst Uncertain Time
Journal: Global Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (GJSRP)
Author(s): Rubbie Mtike Muzimara and Prof. Nyakora Musa
Year: 2020
Paper ID/Link: Paper ID: GJSRP – VIP200Y20


Title: An Empirical Evaluation of the Effect of Project Managers’ Competency on their Self-Management and Performances among Non-Profit-Organizations in Nigeria
Journal: AUA – SPS Research Conference
Author(s): Ogechi Ogbonna and Prof. Nyakora
Year: September 2020
Presented: 5th AUA International Research Conference


Title: Leadership and Spirituality in Practice: Literature Review on Humility as Distinctive Mark of Transformational Leadership
Journal: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management. (IJLREM)
Author(s): Richard Tchanaga and Prof. Nyakora Musa
Year: 2020
Paper ID/Link: IJLREM -ISS:2456-0766
www.ijlrem.org/vol.04/Issue 02/Feb.2020 – PP01-07


Title: An Examination of Knowledge and Attitude of Staff Towards CSR and Sustainability
Journal: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management. (IJLREM)
Author(s): Faith Sivili and Prof. Nyakora Musa
Year: 2020
Paper ID/Link: IJLREM: Manuscript Id:ra1309, Dec. 2020


Title: Employee Intrinsic Motivation and the Attainment of the Organization Goals: A Case of Private University in Malawi
Journal: International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science (IJIER)
Author(s): Angela Ewhonne Nwaomah and Rose Mandala Tsukkane
Year: 2020
Paper ID/Link: https://www.ijarbas.com/2020/01/
 www.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3620952


Title: A systematic review of corporate carbon accounting and disclosure practices: Charting the path to carbon neutrality.
Journal: Journal of Research in Emerging Markets
Author(s): Josephine Ganu and Hannah Fosuaa Amo
Year: 2020
Paper ID/Link: https://doi.org/10.30585/jrems.v2i4.547
https://publications.ud.ac.ae/index.php/jrems/article/view/547


Title: Empirical Study of Students' Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior Towards Sustainability and Sustainable Living: Implications for the Sustainable Future of Africa
Book Chapter: ISBN: 978-9966-113-27-6
Author(s): Josephine Ganu
Year: 2020
Publisher: CUEA Press, Kenya


Title: Qualitative research for practical theology
Book: Kindle Access
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka, Pavel Subkkov, Petr Cincala, David Penno
Year: 2020
Publisher: Andrews University


Title: Planning and delivering quality online education: Fear no more
Book: Amazon Access
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Year: 2020
Publisher: Oikos Biblios Publishing House


Title: The researcher as an instrument
Book Chapter: Springer Accesx
10.1007/978-3-030-01406-3
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Year: 2020
Publisher: Springer

Title: Changing lives through qualitative research: Some practical principles and practices for advocacy
Journal: Article Access
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Year: 2020
Publisher: International Forum

Title: Qualitative research in the time of a disaster like COVID-19
Journal: Article Access
10.24140/issn.1645-7250.rle48.01
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Year: 2020
Publisher: Revista Lusófona de Educaçao

Title: Practical strategies in conducting a qualitative meta-synthesis
Journal: Article Access
Author(s): Lossan Bonde
Year: 2020
Publisher: International Forum

Title: On Being Disciple Makers
Journal: https://seccommunicator.com/issue/january-2020#page=10
Author(s): Robert Osei-Bonsu
Year: 2020
Publisher: South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church


Title: Material Prosperity and Christian Life: Ellen G. White’s Perspective
Book Chapter: Advent Press, Ghana
Author(s): Robert Osei-Bonsu
Year: 2020

Title: Prosperity Gospel and Biblical Stewardship
Book Chapter: Advent Press, Ghana
Author(s): Robert Osei-Bonsu
Year: 2020

Title: Refocusing on discipleship: The heart of the Great Commission and the hub of all local church ministries
Journal: Ministry
Author(s): Melek Alemayehu Tsegaw
Year: 2020
Paper ID/Link: https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/2019/04/Refocusing-on-discipleship


Title: Biblical Discipleship: Its Meaning, Importance, Models, and Principles
Journal: Asia-Africa Journal of Mission & Ministry
Author(s): Melek Alemayehu Tsegaw
Year: 2020
Paper ID/Link: http://210.101.116.28/W_files/kiss61/1s700248_pv.pdf


Title: Challenges and Opportunities of E-Commerce in Kenya
Publisher: CUEA Press, Kenya
Author(s): Rose Mercy Chebichiy
Year: 2020
Book Chapter: ISBN: 978-9966-113-27-6


Title: Reading Mark 5:1-20 in the Context of Exorcism in African Christian Theology: Implications for the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Author(s): Prof Sampson M. Nwaomah
Year: 2019
Publisher: Creative Only (Nairobi)
Link:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339883383_BIBLICAL_HERMENEUTICS_Implications_and_Application_in_Africa

Title: Challenges and Opportunities of Christian Families in Africa
Journal: Review and Herald
Author(s): Prof Sampson M. Nwaomah
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: https://family.adventist.org/Pan-African


Title: Deliverance from Demon Possession in the Gospels: A Study into its Backgrounds and Application in the Church.
Journal: American Journal of Biblical Theology
Author(s): Prof Davidson Razafiarivony
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: http://www.biblicaltheology.com/Research/RazafiarivonyD05.pdf

Title: Do Not Go Beyond What Is Written’ (1 Corinthians 4:6) and Adventist Hermeneutics.
Book Chapter
Author(s): Prof Davidson Razafiarivony
Year: 2019
Publisher: Adventist Theological Society, Adventist University of Africa

Title: Prevalence and Predictors of Dysmenorrhea, Its Effect, and Coping Mechanisms among Adolescents in Shai Osudoku District, Ghana
Journal: Obstetrics and Gynaecology International
Author(s): Prof Daniel Ganu
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ogi/2019/5834159/


Title: Nutritional Balance and Moderation: A Crucial Way of Life (Special Issue)
Journal: Acta Scientific Nutritional Health Special Issue
Author(s): Prof Daniel Ganu
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: https://actascientific.com/ASNH/pdf/ASNH-SI-01-0011.pdf


Title: Promoting Mental Health as a Key Priority for Sustainable Development in Ghana
Journal: Annals of Behavioural Neuroscience

Author(s): Prof Daniel Ganu
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: https://actascientific.com/ASNH/pdf/ASNH-SI-01-0011.pdf

Title: Prevalence and contributing factors for overweight and obesity in children 0-18 years in sub-Saharan Africa for 20-year period: Systematic Review
Journal: Acta Scientific Nutritional Health
Author(s): Prof Daniel Ganu
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: 10.31080/ASNH.2019.03.0534
https://www.actascientific.com/ASNH/pdf/ASNH-03-0534.pdf


Title: Ethics in qualitative research: A practical guide.
Journal: International forum
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: https://journals.aiias.edu/iforum/article/view/465/419


Title: Student Advising in Qualitative Research: Fear no more.
Book: Website Access
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Year: 2019
Publisher: Silang, Philippines: Oikos Biblios Publishing House

Title: Redaction de these et memoire: Plus de peur moins de mal (French translation of Thesis and dissertation writing: Fear no more [2016]; translated by Christian Ekoto).
Book: Website Access
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Year: 2019


Title: Qualitative research primer workbook.
Book: Website Access
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Year: 2019


Title: Research guide for K-12 educators: The practical way.
Book: Website Access
Author(s): Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Year: 2019


Title: A Philosophical Outlook on Africa’s Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Prospects.
Journal: https://www.intechopen.com
Author(s): Dei Daniel, Osei-Bonsu Robert and Amponsah Samuel
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: https://www.intechopen.com/books/pedagogy-in-basic-and-higher-education-current-developments-and-challenges/a-philosophical-outlook-on-africa-s-higher-education-in-the-twenty-first-century-challenges-and-pros
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.86885


Title: Refocusing on discipleship: The heart of the Great Commission and the hub of all local church ministries
Journal: Ministry
Author(s): Melek Alemayehu Tsegaw
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/2019/04/Refocusing-on-discipleship


Title: Honor and Shame Terms in the Context of Worship in the Psalter
Journal: Asia-Africa Journal of Mission & Ministry
Author(s): Melek Alemayehu Tsegaw
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: http://kiss.kstudy.com/thesis/thesis-view.asp?key=3660754

 

Title: An Inquiry into the Historicity of the Tabernacle in Ancient Israel
Journal: The American Journal of Biblical Theology
Author(s): Melek Alemayehu Tsegaw
Year: 2019
Paper ID/Link: https://www.biblicaltheology.com/Research/TsegawMA01.pdf

 

Writing for Publication in the JASST Journal

Should you intend to write a publication for the Journal of Applied Social Science, Human Development and Technology, you may need to listen to this presentation by Dr Safary Wa-Mbaleka: Writing for Publication 

Writing for Publication in the JASST Journal

Should you intend to write a publication for the Journal of Applied Social Science, Human Development and Technology, you may need to listen to this presentation by Dr Safary Wa-Mbaleka: Writing for Publication 

 

Cohort Promotion Care Program



Programmes           |          Procedures          |          Frequently Asked Questions         



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.