Tests & Exams

International applicants are considered for admissions on the same basis as local applicants but must also demonstrate English proficiency. All students for whom English is not a first language are required to show English proficiency before beginning an academic program. 
English Language Proficiency
Where necessary, and as appropriate, all International applicants whose language of instruction is not English must submit an official record of scores from either:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a score of 550 for Paper-based, 213 for Computer-based, 90 for Internet-based test (IBT), or better. The score must be current within the last two years.
   Cambridge Test of English Proficiency, with a grade of C or better is required.
   The American College Test (ACT), or Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).

Students from countries where English is the official language will be exempt from the USIU English proficiency requirement unless their academic performance at USIU reveals the need for additional English language study. As such, the University reserves the right to make the final determination of a student’s English proficiency level in all cases.

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are standardized tests designed to measure basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that have been developed over a long period of time through education and work. These exams do not measure:
    Knowledge of business.
    Job skills.
   Specific content in undergraduate or first university course work.
    Subjective qualities such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.
   Abilities in any other specific subject area.

GMAT/GRE exams are available online year-round at test centers through out the World. The test score submitted must be current within the last five years, and all needed registration information is in the ‘Appointments’ section of the GMAT & GRE websites at: 

  Click here to download updated GMAT/GRE brochure

In Kenya, please contact:
For GMAT Exam
Computer Learning Center,

1st Floor, Museum Hill Center,
Westland, Nairobi.
Tel.: [+254.20] 374 1921
         [+254.20] 675-1605
Email: exams@coastdata.com
Website: www.clclearing.com
For GRE Exam
Computer Pride Limited,

1st Floor, ICEA Building,
Tel.: [+254.20] 222-1973

NB: Consider the admissions deadlines of the schools to which you’re applying, then call early to increase chances of getting your preferred test date at the center most convenient for you.

Placement Tests
Placement tests in English, Mathematics and Computer competency are required for all entering undergraduate students. The tests are offered to admitted undergraduates either during the orientation or their first term of study.

All admitted Graduate students must also sit for the Computer competency test during the graduate orientation or their first term of study.