University Faculties

Faculty of Business Studies

Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Life Sciences and Natural Resources

Faculty of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Why Choose Tharaka University

Tharaka University is located in Tharaka Nithi County
Along Chiakariga-Marimanti-UraGate Road Near Gatunga Market Centre, Marimanti
a) Self Sponsored Students

To join the university as a self sponsored student, follow the steps below:

  1. Decide the programme that you want to undertake and ensure you meet the programme qualifications stated in "Our Programmes" section.
  2. Click on "Apply" at the top of this web page or at the bottom of this section"
  3. Fill in the required information in each step of the application
  4. Finish the application process and submit your application.
  5. Once your application is submitted successfully, you will receive an email from us indicating your application ID.
  6. Pay the indicated application fee depending on the programme (find payment details below)
  7. To keep track of your application status, login with the Application ID and Password sent to your email.
 Government Sponsored Students

To join the university as a Government (KUCCPS) sponsored student, follow the steps below:

  1. First ensure you have received an invitation to our university from KUCCPS.
  2. Click on login at the top of this page or at the bottom of this section.
  3. Enter the required login details
  4. The first time you login, you are required to accept or reject the programme you have been offered. Accepting the offer gives you the access to other services while rejecting denies you access to any other services.
Documents Required for Application & Registration

To apply or register for a programme, you are required to attach the following documents:

  1. Passport photo - a clear passport sized photo is required
  2. Scanned National ID - Applys to only Kenyan applicants who are above 18 years of age.
  3. Scanned Passport - applys to Non-Kenyan applicants
  4. Disability certificate - applys to only those who have some disability
  5. Academic certificates - at least 2 academic certificates are required. Example KCPE & KCSE certificates


Cooperative Bank Of Kenya  Tharaka University          01129572400000     

Equity Bank  Tharaka University          0210277753588  

Kenya Commercial Bank Tharaka University          1240985967

Family Bank Of Kenya    Tharaka University          054000009982      

To book a room in University hostels:

1. login to your Student Portal

2. On left navigation click Book Hostel

3. Select Hostel, Room, Bed Nob then Book

NB: Make Sure you clear your fees before booking

Yes, the University offers Credit Transfer in accordance with its exiting policy on credit transfer, from Diploma to Degree and from Degree to Degree.

Student Testimonials

Dr. Kimathi Mwembu Ph.D in Kiswahili Graduate

Safari yangu ya kusomea shahada ya uzamifu katika Chuo Kikuu cha Tharaka ilikuwa ya kusisimua na kustaajabisha sana. Katika safari hii, nilitembea pamoja na kundi la wasimamizi madhubuti walioniauni bila kutetereka. Kwangu mimi: bila shaka yoyote, ninafurahia kupendekeza Chuo Kikuu cha Tharaka kuwa chaguo bora

Mr. Vincent Kiplangat Administrative Assistant
Office of the DVC(ARSA)

Having recently completed my Masters degree at Tharaka University, I can truly say the skills and experiences provided to me by the institution have allowed me to develop into a confident professional and researcher

Makena, Fridah Mbabu First Class Honours Graduate

Tharaka University provides a serene environment for studying. The Lecturer and other Staff are friendly and incredibly helpful. i would gladly recommend TUN as a University of Choice.