We at the Riara School of Computing Sciences are at the forefront of current technology. Trying to predict future advances is both exciting and challenging. There has never been a more exciting time to study with us. We deliver high-quality courses, research, and consultancy, and are a centre of excellence in the creative and technical aspects of computing, games and animation, web and multimedia.

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We deliver high-quality courses, research, and consultancy - A centre of excellence in the creative and technical aspects of Computing.


The School is the home of the Riara University iCentre where we lead innovative ideas from all professions. The iCentre is a modern center where students experiment and incubate their ideas in a very conducive, supportive environment. Collaboration is the key at the iCentre.


We have networked laboratories that are equipped to industry standard and running the latest software. Dedicated facilities are provided for animation, robotics, web and multimedia authoring, video editing, web service development, games, networks, digital post-production and digital music studios.


Teaching programs on offer range from Certificates, Diplomas and Undergraduate degrees. In the very near future we will offer Masters and Research degrees. We have an excellent reputation for innovation and our teaching staff combine academic excellence with world class research and industrial experience.


Software ranges from general purpose packages, programming languages, IT applications, to specialist packages such as 3D Studio Max, Actinic Suit, Alias Wavefront, Maya, Softimage XSI, Steinberg Cubase and Virtual Reality Builder.

Dean’s Scholarship

The School of Computing Sciences offers a Dean’s Scholarship for A students. In the scholarship the institution meets 40% of the tuition fee.

Admission Criteria

To qualify for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, you must have done Physics in O-level and obtained a grade of C+ in KCSE or its equivalent. To qualify for the Diploma programmes, you must have attained a grade of C (plain) in KCSE or its equivalent.

What Students Say

How real people said about this course.

Boru Golo – 3rd Year, LLB

Boru Golo – 3rd Year, LLB

I am deeply grateful for the chance that Riara University has given me. The scholarship has given me hope to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Law from a fully accredited institution. Not only am I bright, but serious too.

Sammy Derrick – Journalism 2nd Year

Riara University has offered me an environment to rediscover myself.
Karagania Mwamlole

Karagania Mwamlole – 2nd year Bachelor of Computing Sciences

I expected Riara University to have world-class education and they do. What is even more impressive are the professional networks and opportunities available. I feel my potential being unlocked.

Sharon’s BED Arts – 4th Year

Certificate in Teaching International Curricula enables us to understand the international curricullum and the difference with 8-4-4 curriculum
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Haluku Gene, 3rd Year LLB

My passion for music and enabling space that Riara provides has enhanced my self-discovery and self-assuarance