The information highlighted below contains in-depth information about the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service – KUCCPS Online Application and Registration for 2023/2024 Degree and Diploma Courses in various Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges and Teachers Training Institutes. These institutions are those that have been approved and accredited by KUCCPS.
March 20 2023: KUCCPS has opened announced that it has opened its portal to allow all the 2022 KCSE examination candidates to revise their university and college Course choices from March 20 2023 to April 2 2023.
This will allow all the eligible 144,466 candidates who scored C+ and above in the 2022 KCSE examination to apply for degree courses in the 70 universities in Kenya.
The other 671,415 candidates who scored between C- and E are also encouraged to apply for courses in TVET and Teacher Training Colleges.
The minimum entry requirement for
- Diploma Courses is C – (minus)
- Craft certificate courses is D (plain)
- Artisan certificate courses is E.
Past candidates who sat for KCSE between the years 2001 and 2022 and scored C (plain) and above are eligible to apply for placement to the primary TTCs.
Also, Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College, Lugari Diploma Teachers Training College and Kagumo Diploma Teachers Training College will admit students through KUCCPS under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) system. Only those who apply through the KUCCPS portal will be considered for government sponsorship.
To do the revision, kindly follow the step by step procedure outlined below.
KUCCPS Revision of Courses 2023 Deadline
The deadline for the above Revision of Choices for placement in universities and colleges is 2nd April 2022.
February 6, 2019 – KUCCPS is pleased to announce that the KUCCPS Application for 2019/2020 placement cycle has commenced and is currently only receiving applications from only the 2018 KCSE candidates.
This application and revision starts on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 and ends on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.
After the revision, KUCCPS will process the applications on merit, guided by the performance of the student in the KCSE examination, available capacity, choices and affirmative action for persons with disabilities, gender and candidates from marginalized areas.
The process will end in the final selection of students for admission to TVET institutions and Universities which will be concluded by April 12th, 2019.
Selection to universities will cater only for the KCSE candidates while placement to TVET institutions will take care of other previous years up to the year 2000.
To ensure candidates join courses and institutions of their choice, a one-month window will be provided in May, 2019 for the selected students to apply for inter-institutional transfers.
KUCCPS Application Online Requirements
KUCCPS Application portal is the same as KUCCPS Student Portal https://students.kuccps.net
- KCSE Index No,
- KCPE Index No,
- Birth Certificate Number and in addition,
- Enough money in your Mpesa to pay for revision.
You will be charged a sum of Ksh. 1,000 if you had applied in School and Ksh. 1,500 if you had not applied in school.
Procedure for KUCCPS Courses and Programmes Registration
First, visit the KUCCPS registration page and click on Applications/Revision.
Input your index number in the top most tabs followed by the year you sat for KCSE examination then use your birth certificate number according to the information given to KNEC.
If you did not provide your birth certificate number during KUCCPS Registration then you should use your KCSE index number as the password.
All programmes have minimum subject requirements. You are supposed to apply for a course which you have met the minimum requirements, but the selection will be determined by the available capacity and overall performance.
After successfully logging in to the KUCCPS Student Portal, Click on COURSES/PROGRAMMES. You can also search for courses by institution, using the Institutions Tab.
When doing the selection you can move to the Course Basket those courses and programmes that interest you. This will shorten your list when preparing your final list of courses to apply for.
After you have finished choosing your courses, you will enter the Programme Codes. You will do this by using the Application/Revision tab.
Confirm that the Programme Codes entered correspond with the courses you would like to apply for then submit and follow the application fee payment instructions as below.
Step 4: KUCCPS APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT, KUCCPS Mpesa Paybill number
a) Pay the required amount through your mobile phone by Mpesa following the instructions below:
- Go to M-PESA on your phone.
- Select Pay Bill option.
- Enter Business no. 820201.
- Enter KCSE Examination year followed by 11 Digit INDEX NO e.g.201401234567891 as your account number. (no space)
- Enter the Amount.
- Enter your M-PESA PIN and Send.
b) A payment confirmation message will be sent to you from Mpesa. On receipt of the confirmation, continue with the application process. Keep the Mpesa message since you will require the Mpesa transaction ID to confirm the changes made.
Log out when you have finalized with KUCCPS application. This will keep your KUCCPS Registration information in the KUCCPS Student Portal safe.
KUCCPS Application – Applicant Choices
- Applicants with an overall grade of C+ and above will be allowed to make a maximum of 8 choices of both degree and diploma programmes
- Applicants with an overall grade of C- and above but below C+ will be allowed to make a maximum of 6 choices from diploma programmes.
- Choices 1(a), 1(b) and 1(c) must be similar programmes while Choices 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 can be any other programmes for both degree and diploma programmes
KUCCPS Application for Gender Affirmative Action
- Lowering by up to 2 points on the overall cut-off point for degree programmes for female applicants
- Lowering the specific programme cut-off points by up to 2 points subject to attaining of a representation of a third for either gender and not exceeding the declared capacity of the programme by more than 10%.
KUCCPS Application for Minority and Marginalized Groups Affirmative
- The minority and marginalized groups are as contained in the Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA) policy for identifying marginalized areas
- Lowering the specific programme cut-off points by up to 2 points subject to attaining 10% representation
KUCCPS Registration for Applicants with Disabilities
An application form to be completed by applicants with disabilities will be provided as a download on the KUCCPS website and must be certified by:
- The head of the school
- A registered medical practitioner
- The National Council for Persons With Disabilities (NCPWD)
These application forms will be considered by the KUCCPS Board. The affirmative action will be by:
- Placing all degree applicants with overall grade of C+ and above and have visual or hearing impairment subject to meeting the minimum admission requirements for their degree choices.
- Lowering by 3 points below the overall cut-off point for degree programmes for applicants with physical impairment subject to meeting the minimum admission requirements for their degree choices.