International Education Fair in Kenya - Fall 2012

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Come and participate at the second edition of the International Education Fair, which will be held on 4-6 October 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Reasons to Attend

The exhibition will bring together students and international education providers with the focus on recruiting students for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. According to a recent survey carried out by Synovate, 57% of 1,044 Kenyan students polled said that they would prefer to study in a foreign university than a local one. The exhibition is taking place again in 2012 based on the success of the first edition of the East Africa International University fair. The number of Kenyans issued with student visas has been on the rise in recent years according to government statistics. 7,000 visas were issued to students in 2010 for UK, Australia and US alone, compared to just over 6,000 visas in 2008.

Market Overview

With local Kenyan universities not being able to offer enough places for students, more and more students are looking into opportunities to study overseas as they also wish to improve their career prospects in the labour market after graduation.

An increase in Kenyan schools offering A-Levels and International Baccalaureate naturally increased the number of students willing to study abroad. Those ones who obtained the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) can still apply to foreign universities but most of such students choose to go for Access Courses abroad. In 2007, there were 1,200 Kenyan students studying in Malaysia, 30,000 students from Kenya are currently studying in South Africa and countries neighbouring Kenya.

Fair Outline

Main areas are undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses with a visible increase in interest for professional qualifications. Many foreign universities attract Kenyan students for access and foundation courses in marketing, business, management and IT.

The main subject areas are: business and finance, medicine and related sciences, IT, engineering, hotel management, humanities, law, MBA, and distant learning.

Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

What's included as standard

A standard equipped working space at this event will include the participation of up to 2 representatives, carpet, table, 4 chairs, electric socket and space to erect a popup banner.

Configure your participation
ISFA International Student Fairs Africa Catalogue
International University Fair (Nairobi) - 4-6/10/12

Please select your exhibition space first



4 Oct 2012 - 6 Oct 2012

Venue address:

Rusinga School & Serena Hotel
Gitanga Road, Lavingon
P.O.Box 25088

ISFA Floor Plan
Floor plan


Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 15:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
08:00 - 09:00
16:00 - 20:00
Additional activities
Date Time
Parents Event 05/10/12 16:00 - 19:00


This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Secondary education
  • Language learning
  • Professional training
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Education & teaching
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality
  • Visual & creative arts

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend the fair and the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the educational exhibition is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • Local / National Press
  • Television / Radio

Visiting Agents

Agents are expected to visit the fair, although no formal activities have been planned for participants to meet them.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 1200 in Nairobi

These visitors are expected to look for:

*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about fair exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the education fair and aims to give you a demographic of the international exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list of past and current exhibitors select the “Click to Display” button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the education fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Boarding schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges
  • Education agencies
  • Funding & scholarship providers
  • Gap year organisations
  • Government bodies
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Professional bodies
  • Publishers
  • Student service providers
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • 19 in Nairobi

Past exhibitor statistics:


ISFA International Student Fairs Africa Catalogue

The full-colour Catalogue which is distributed at the ISFA International Student Fairs Africa in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is a valuable tool for students in Kenya and Tanzania seeking education abroad. Published in October. To target an active audience of Kenyian and Tanzanian students advertising can be ordered in the following sizes: 1/2 page horizontal and full-page adverts. See advertising options and prices in the "Prices" tab.

  • Country: Kenya and Tanzania
  • Language: English
  • Circulation: 1,000
  • Size: A5
  • Finish: Matt
  • Colours: CMYK
  • Distribution: ISFA International Student Fairs Africa


Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

Some non-Kenyan and non-Tanzanian passport holders may need to apply for a visa to enter Kenya and Tanzania. Please note you should arrange your business visa with plenty of time in advance. Tourist visas are also available and can take less time. Passport holders should contact their local consulate or embassy for advice. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Languages

Swahili, English

National Currency

Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Tanzanian Shilling


Please contact us for special corporate rates for fair participants at the following hotels in Kenya and Tanzania:


Nairobi Serena Hotel*****
Nyerere Road & Kenyatta Ave, Po Box 46302

Hilton Hotel Nairobi*****
Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi, 00100

LAICO Hotels and Resorts*****
Laico Regency Nairobi
Loita Street, Uhuru Highway, PO Box 57549-00200

Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel*****
Ohio Street, Po Box 791, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Southern Sun Hotel *****
1 Garden Avenue, PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.


Working with the University Fairs / Studycentral team is easy, pleasant and fun. They do what we all should: offer sufficient and relevant information, they do it quickly and are very efficient.

Ivana Belamaric
IE Business School