Kiswahili, Kenya‘s national language, has in the recent past expanded greatly geographically and in terms of speakers. Its expanded use involves effective interaction at interpersonal, national and regional levels. The rebirth of East African Community, African Union and COMESA have underscored the crucial role of Kiswahili in bringing understanding among the peoples of this region. Different institutions within the country and the entire region have recognized the need for better communication in Kiswahili, hence the increased demand for experts of the Language. Geography on the other hand is a dynamic and exciting subject of great relevance for meeting the challenges of the 21st century. The study of Geography draws on students‘ curiosity about the diversity of the world‘s places and their peoples, cultures and environments. It enables students to appreciate the complexity of our world and the diversity of its environments, economies and cultures. Students can use this knowledge to promote a more sustainable way of life and awareness of social and spatial inequalities.

At the end of the programme, the learner should be able to:

  • Apply language skills that are useful in areas of linguistics and literature in Kiswahili. Demonstrate a very high proficiency in the use of Kiswahili.
  • Analyze Kiswahili literary texts using various literary theories.
  • Apply knowledge in linguistics and literature in Kiswahili to solve societal problems. Pursue a career in Kiswahili studies in research or academic institution

Any candidate who meets the University minimum requirements may be admitted into the Kiswahili program, provided that, such a candidate has a pass with a B- or above in K.C.S.E. in Kiswahili.

All students shall take ALL the units offered in the First and Second years of study. Students will pursue the structure, meaning they shall take courses in Kiswahili, Geography, Sociology and University Common Courses in Year One and TWO. In Year Three and Four, students will specialize in Kiswahili and Geography subject combinations.

Full Time  Ksh – 68,500 per Semester

Online Learining (Odel) – Ksh – 54,500 per Semester

Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name        Account Name:   Branch       Account Tharaka University


Co-operative      Fees   Collection  

Bank                     Account                 Chuka       0112972400000

Equity Bank        Fees   Collection   Chuka      021 0277753588


KCB Bank           Fees   Collection   Chuka       1240985967


How to Apply?

Reach out admission Office via 0721839583 or 0703684570