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Registration for regular, special and individual courses for  Summer Term 2021 will occur from 16th July 2021 – 19th September 2021. Registrations after this date may not be accepted.
New and continuing students should download the corresponding registration form according to language from the UNON Language Programme website available by clicking on the tab for the specific language they are registering for.

Registration Forms:

Arabic            Chinese                  English                     French                 

Classes for Children                   Individual Course

Kiswahili                  Portuguese                  Russian                       Spanish                      UN Language Proficiency Exam (LPE)

Once filled, registration forms should be submitted by e-mail (unon-hrms-languageprogramme@un.org) or to the Language Programme Reception, W Block East Wing. Incomplete registration forms will not be processed.

Registration Confirmation

Registration forms are processed on a first-come, first-served basis as space in the Language Programme is limited. Once a course is full, subsequent registrants are placed on a waiting list.  If a space becomes available within the first week of the term, the students on the waiting list may be contacted. A minimum of six students must register to enable the formation of a class. All registrants will be notified of their registration by 2 days before beginning of course.

Payment of Fees

For UN organisation sponsored registrants

All staff members who wish to register for language and communication training must:

  1. Complete the appropriate language registration form, obtaining approval from their Supervisor and certification of fund allocation from a certifying officer (account and signature).
  2. Submit the form to the Language Programme no later than 4 days before beginning of course for the Summer term beginning on 19th July 2021.

UN organisations will be billed during the first week of the term for all registered students.

Staff Members sponsored by a UN organisation will not be permitted to repeat a course unless they register as self-paying participants.  Fee paying participants can repeat a course only once at any level.

For self-paying registrants

  1. Submit the registration form to the Language Programme no later than 4 days before beginning of course for the Summer term beginning on 19th July 2021.
  2. Incomplete registration forms will not be processed.
  3. Make the payment once they receive the email confirming their registration (five working days prior to first class). They should have their registration form approved by Language Programme with an official stamp and signature and should take it to Standard Chartered Bank.
  4. Once the payment is made, self-paying registrants are then requested to bring their paid form with their receipts back to Language Programme, W Block East Wing where a copy of their receipts will be filed.

Payment can be made through EFT, after which the proof of payment has be to be forwarded to the UNON Language Programme email.

The payment details are included below:

Bank Name – Standard Chartered Bank
Bank ID – 003091
Branch name – Muthaiga Branch
Street address – Muthaiga
City – Nairobi
Postal code – 00100
Country – Kenya
Account name – United Nations (KESC4) USD
Bank Account no. – 8708018789000

Only US Dollars payments will be accepted.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment of the course fee is due within 5 working days following TDU/UNON confirmation of your seat/participation in the course, unless instructed otherwise in the course registration instructions/advert.

Your registration form is considered your confirmation to be interested and available to attend a course offered by TDU/UNON.

No refunds (in full or partial) will be issued for cancellations/no shows after having issued confirmation of your seat/participation in a course.

Exceptions to these terms and conditions only apply in cases of certified sick leave or family emergency.

All course cancellations must be received in writing and addressed to the Talent Development Unit within 3 working days following a no show to the course. Proof of the certified sick leave/family emergency leave in the appropriate administrative system (Umoja)needs to be attached, no doctor’s notes please.

If possible, a new course date will be identified for you.

Note that for cancellation on any other reasons – exigencies of service – the full course fee is payable.

Submission of a completed registration form confirms agreement with the terms and conditions as explained here.

Cancellations or withdrawals from a language course are required in writing to the Language Programme Head Teacher no later than 28th April 2021. No refunds will be issued for cancellations/no-shows after this date.


Students with less than 75% attendance rate may not be allowed to sit for the final examination at the end of each term unless the language teacher so authorizes and will be considered as “repeaters” unless the absence was due to sick leave or official mission.

The language teacher must be informed of all absences, including the reason for the absence (i.e. illness, mission, or occasional pressure of work).

Students who withdraw from courses for one term or more will have to take a placement test to be readmitted to the Programme.

Placement Tests

UNON Language Programme will coordinate with students the time and place for the placement test

Reception Times:

Monday to Thursday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Cathy Githui, Language Programme Assistant: catherine.githui@un.org

or Fatma K. Gatabaki, Language Programme Assistant: fatma.Gatabaki@un.org

or Chantal Fiaferana, Language Programme Head Teacher: fiaferana@un.org

or send us an e-mail at unon-hrms-languageprogramme@un.org