It all began in 1983 when the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) set up the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). The foundational aim of the school was to equip pastors with higher-level learning and skills above the basic certificate and diploma level that was available in the country. As the School grew, it finally received its Charter in 2011 to become the Africa International University, and progressed to further provide students across the region with undergraduate programmes in Counselling Psychology, Development Studies, IT and Business.
As a higher education institution, Africa International University now offers high-level training across a number of academic programmes. They provide students with access to diploma-level, undergraduate-level, graduate-level, and doctoral-level programmes. They also provide research programmes that give their students the foundation to better understand their society and the world all-round. The institute's courses span across four different academic schools of study; the School of Theology, the School of Business and Economics, the School of Education, Arts, and Social Sciences (SEAS), and the Institute for the Study of African Realities.
The university is pillared on nurturing creativity, innovation and pushing students to uncover their God-given potential. They strive to inspire every students’ individual development, personal growth, and spiritual maturity. Critical thinking and discipline is key to their students’ evolution and they provide the perfect environment to attain this. Compared to other fellow global theological universities, they provide their students with the best in quality and innovative theological education. Their programmes give students the foundation needed to achieve great success across teaching and pastoral careers in non-governmental organisations and theological-related institutions.
The institute's modes of learning are student-friendly as they cater to both students looking to learn on a full-time basis and those needing to learn on a part-time basis. They’ve day classes and evening classes, and also have open, distance and e-learning programmes. At the institute students have access to;
• Demand-driven, applicable programmes
• Ultra-modern and highly equipped on-ground and online information repositories
• Advanced and accessible computer and internet services
• Fully-stocked and well-staffed medical facilities
• Students guidance and career placement support
• Financial assistance and work scholarships
• Dynamic sports, recreational activities, clubs and societies
Across their Nairobi campuses, Eldoret campus, Kisumu campus and Maseno campus; they’ve ensured that all their learning centers present tailored programmes that guarantee their students learn and research intensively and holistically. Furthermore, they assist students who are financially in need, have access to their transformative academic offering through a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Through their academic programmes they are able to serve Christian-based empowerment and knowledge across the region.