About Our University

Kesmonds International University KIU was founded as a non-denominational institution with the goal of advancing the professional and personal ambitions of its students by providing a demanding, yet supportive educational experience. The University was established by a corporate charter with the Secretary of State in Delaware USA with file number 6397318.  With a focus on entrepreneurial education and based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article26). KIU believes that Higher Education is a Human Right and professionalizing higher education is the basis of personal development. KIU has campuses and study centers in Cameroon, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Romania, Zambia, Affiliated campuses in Ghana, Nigeria, DRC, South Sudan and Does Not Offer On-Campus Programs In The United States. Our on-campus programs are within our affiliated institutions.

KIU’s aim is to train creative, entrepreneurial, innovative and resilient candidates, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. The University also introduced distance learning programs through a virtual campus to solve the problems of distance learning to international students facing financial challenges, students in rote areas, students in crisis-affected countries, students fully employed and need the jobs to keep up life, women with newborn babies, students with health and other social disabilities. The University was able to solve the following problems:

  • Allow you to learn on your own schedule
  • Accessible learning you can study at the comfort of your bed.
  • Fast-tracked career growth: you can accelerate your course.
  • You can pursue a job along with studies
  • Update skills and enhance potential apply study skills alongside your job.
  • Low tuition which is 80% more affordable.
  • Flexible study system (study at your own pace).
  • On-campus and distance learning programs
  • Weekly seminars from industrial and service experts
  • Monthly training workshops to transform theoretical knowledge into products and services
  • Field trips, and inter-country exchange programs.

Kesmonds International University (KIU) has gained Membership status from the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities(ASIC). by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC). ASIC is recognized by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) in the UK, ASIC is a member of the United States accreditation body Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG) in The USA and is listed in their International Directory, ASIC is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), are affiliates of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network), ASIC is equally a member of GUIDE Association, Global Universities in Distance Education, UN Academy Impact group and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). For  ASIC Affiliations and Credentials. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high-quality institution.

The University went further to create campuses and distance learning centers in countries with limited accessibility to the internet.  This was made possible with registration with the country’s education ministry and in partnership with other campuses, administrative offices, universities, and private institutions in some African countries where we have campus-based partnerships. Kesmonds International University is authorized by the Cameroon Ministryof Higher Education  (Authorization No 21-02881/I/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/MF. Based on No2705/MINFI/MINESUP of 17th November 2015 authorizing the accreditation of Private Universities  to the National Commission for Private Higher Education (CNESP)) and operates two campuses in Cameroon (Bamenda and Ngaoundere). KIU is recognized by the Ministry of Education in Somalia with GHU registration and operating license number is WWHTS/XAG/2142017.  For about a decade KIU has graduated over 300 Somali students based in Somalia with over 98% employment success. KIU is also registered in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Affiliated campus in Ghana, Nigeria, DRC, South Sudan and Does Not Offer On-Campus Programs In The United States.

Kesmonds International University is equally accredited by several renowned accrediting bodies with a quality standard for universities and colleges and has a membership with several quality assurances and programs management organizations such as; the European Centre of Independent Certification in E-Learning (ECICEL), the European Accreditation Board for Online Education (EABOE), Global Universities In Distance Education (GUIDE),  American Association for Higher Education & Accreditation (AAHEA), International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), African University Directory Accreditation Board (AUDAB), International Education Board (IEB), European Centre of Independent Certification in E-Learning (ECICEL), Association of African Universities (AAU), World University Directory.

KIU is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), a member of The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), a member of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) in the United Kingdom, a professional member of Bioleagues Worldwide, a not-for-profit professional association which prominently promotes research and development, a member of the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians, American Psychiatric Association, Somali Association of Universities, African Association of Biomedical Scientist. Cameroonian Association of Biomedical Scientist etc.

Note that in the United States and abroad, some licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing. However, special note be taking that accreditation does not determine the quality of teaching and does not evaluate the potential of a student. In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges and some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment. Potential students, therefore, should consider how the above may affect their interests before they enroll with KIU. At KIU we respect the unique rules and regulations of each country and do not seek to influence the respective authorities. In the event that a prospective student wishes to carry out any government review or process in regards to his university degree, we recommend that the requirements of such are explored in detail with the relevant authorities by the prospective student as the university does not intervene in such processes. Before enrolling at KIU it is paramount to read the accreditation policies of the different accrediting bodies providing a license to KIU.

KIU has students from over 50 countries that actively participate in the development of their communities. Some KIU Alumni have obtained employment with the United States Army, United Nations, UNHCR, WHO, IMF, UNICEF, FAO, public and private enterprises of their respective countries, and on international recruitment. KIU programs are designed to follow traditionally United States colleges and universities standards with regards to the following: academic program structure, degree issued a transcript and other graduation documents. KIU graduation documents can apostille and authentication from the United States Department of State to facilitate their use internationally, ministry of foreign affairs in Cameroon and other State Attorney’s offices.

Administrative Departments.

General Inquiries: study@kesmonds-edu.ac   

Academic Affairs: academics@kesmonds-edu.ac  

Students Affairs and Follow Up of Studies:  studentsaffairs@kesmonds-edu.ac 

Finance and Tuition: finance@kesmonds-edu.ac  / accountant@kesmonds-edu.ac    

Research: research@kesmonds-edu.ac 

Technical and System Challenges: systemmanager@kesmonds-edu.ac   

Travel Arrangements (Student Visa & Air Tickets): travel@kesmonds-edu.ac

Media: theopportunity@kesmonds-edu.ac

President's Message

The world keeps experience rapid technological changes which requires educational establishments to provide consistent cost-effective services to meet up with the taste of time. With the evolving of the social media and internet exploration to all angles of the globe, there is the need and importance for e-education or distant learning which emerge as the ultimate solution towards global educational needs. Although there are a large number of institutions specializing in distance-education services, they tend to suffer from several disadvantages including the high cost of education and the lack of market-based knowledge of the developing countries, the lack of knowledge and expertise on the various course offered, the lack of accreditations to meet up with the professionalization of education. In most cases, the tuition cost alone effectively makes degree programs out-of-reach for students in most developing countries. In addition, the course work typically has been developed for the US economic environment; in most foreign countries, the skill level being a function of the economic development, is vastly different. Kesmonds International University of America was established to offer:  

  • Professional degree (Certificates, Diploma, Bachelors, Master’s & Doctorate) programs in Arts and Educational Sciences, Business and Social Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences and also in Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Industry and market-based degree programs,
  • Global expansion of educational programs through international partners irrespective of the environment, culture, religion and background of the people.
  • Provide training facilities through partner institutions, organizations and enterprise.
  • Build a research team that will develop strategies to solve the worlds emerging crisis.

  We take enormous pride in our high academic standards, eminent faculty, and the fact that we can present through our University, an equal opportunity to:  

  • Those who are experiencing career transitions,
  • Those who, for whatever reason, did not matriculate or graduate,
  • Those who need to adapt academic studies to work responsibilities,
  • Those who travel frequently thereby missing mandatory classroom attendance, and
  • Those who are physically challenged or who face health restrictions.

We, at Kesmonds International University we wish each of you a happy, rewarding and meaningful educational journey and look forward to working with you to ensure your prosperous future.  

Professor Michael Dickson, President


We greatly want to contribute to create awareness on the ancient philosophy of education which explains that education kills the disease of ignorance superstition fear and poverty and we also seek to be a recognized leader among higher educational institutions that excel in effective teaching, active learning, scholarly research, and responsible engagement with the local community as well as with the national and global communities in which we live.

Kesmonds International University of America KIU was founded as a non-denominational institution with the goal of advancing the professional and personal ambitions of its students by providing a demanding, yet supportive educational experience. 


KIU shares six core values that promote a positive and rewarding life for its students through fostering a genuine appreciation and respect. With emphases on entrepreneurial development.


KIU affirms a philosophy of life that actively supports peace with justice, the health of the planet and its people. Therefore, in light of this affirmation, it encourages students to become reflective about personal, professional, and societal values. It also encourages values-based ethical behavior.


The mission of Kesmonds International University (KIU) is to fight poverty, improve on personal development and promote a healthy society through quality professional education and integration into the entrepreneurial world, job market and the global community. This is accomplished by offering high-quality professional or career programs to both traditional-aged and adult learners. The university provides a student-centered, values-based, and diverse learning environment. We take pride in offering small class sizes in a highly personalized setting. We encourage effective teaching, research, scholarly contributions, and service to the greater community by sharing our academic, professional and individual resources.

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