WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,897 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in French
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:School of Communication
Campus:Nairobi Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

French is the official language as well as the medium of instruction in many African countries. The French degree programme aims to prepare graduates to practice a range of professions such as teaching, translation, interpretation, journalism, as well as service in the civil service, Christian mission and business in Africa and beyond. The degree in French will also enable them to enhance the cultural exchange between different countries in Africa.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements by the university a student pursuing the French Major degree must also have any one of these qualifications:
– a minimum grade of C+ in French in KCSE, or
– credit 6 under the `O’ level system, or
– 60% with systems that use percentages, or
– a principal pass at `A’ level in French.
– DELF (Diplôme d’étude de langue française) level B1.

DELF is offered at Alliance Française and takes between 4 to 8 months

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Daystar admission forms are collected from either Athi-River campus or the Nairobi campus. On completion, the form is handed back to the registrar office with a fee of KSh. 2,000 which is not refundable. Deadlines for the application are; 30th November, 30th April and 31st July for January, May and August intakes respectively. Other required documents are:
– Two recent passport size photos for Kenyan student and four for international students all having names at the back
– Secondary, post-secondary, university or college certificates.
– Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
– Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Arts in French include:
– Banking and Finance
– Book Publishing Professional
– Curator
– Diplomat/ Attaché/ Foreign Service Officer
– Editor/ Proofreader
– English Instructor Abroad
– Film Director
– Foreign Exchange Trader
– High School French Teacher
– Hotel Manager
– International Business/Organizations
– In the art & fashion worlds
– Sales & Marketing
– Law
– Military Translator/Interpreter
– Professor
– Public Relations
– Sommelier (aka. a cellar master or wine steward)
– Speech Therapist
– Teacher
– Translator/ Interpreter
– Travel/ Hospitality
– Writer/ Journalist

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,897
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,952

*Tuition fees per year for Kenyan Students = 205,120KES
*Tuition fees per year for Foreign Students= 211,120KES

International Students pay an additional 6000KES (Day students), 8000KES (Boarding Students) of orientation fees to the normal tuition fees.

All fees for each semester are payable in advance or before the date of registration by bankers cheque or direct bank deposit. The University does not accept cash payments or money orders. In order to assist sponsors who cannot raise full fees, the University allows payment of tuition and hostel fees in four equal monthly instalments from the first day of the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay the fees by instalments must apply to the Finance Manager before the semester begins.

Relevant Contact

Dr Wandia Njoya
Head, Department of Language and Performing Arts
Prof. Levi Obonyo
Dean, School of Communication
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries