Time needed: 5 minutes.

Here is a step to step guide on how to apply for KUCCPS degree and diploma courses in 2022/2023 intake

  1. Log into your KUCCPS online students portal.

    Click here to open the KUCCPS website and log in to your account.  

  2. Enter your KUCCPS online account login details.

    Provide all your login credentials as required, i.e your KCSE year, insert your birth certificate number or KCPE index number as your password, and proceed to log in.  

  3. In the kuccps online portal, navigate to ‘programs/careers

    After successfully logging in, click on the ‘Programs/Careers’ tab. Select the category under which any of your desired courses appear and select the desired courses.  

  4. Add your chosen degree or diploma courses to the kuccps course basket.

    You may move any interesting programs to the course basket to create a shortlist for final review. Candidates have 18 choices available to them as shown below;
    6 Degree course choices (1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3 and 4)  
    4 diploma course choices (1,2,3 and 4)  
    4 craft certificate slots (1,2,3 and 4)  
    4 artisan course choices (1,2,3 and 4)  

  5. Check wether you meet the kuccps Cluster points requirement for the degree and diploma courses you have chosen.

    After selecting, a page will pop up showing the required cluster points along with a list of similar programs and respective course codes for all the courses offered by the instructions.  

  6. Pay 1,0000 shillings kuccps degree and diploma application fee via mpesa.

    The final step after selecting the courses is the payment of the application fees via M-Pesa.   

This is a detailed guide on the entire process for KUCCPS 2021 application and registration for degree and diploma courses. The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement service control the placement of students into institutions of higher learning. They provide all information on available courses and their required minimum cut-off points as well as all registered institutions where the courses are offered. Information on the cost and recommended areas of study by the government is also provided by the placement service.  


  1. One has to be a Kenyan citizen to be placed under government sponsorship.  
  2. You must not have been a beneficiary of government sponsorship before.  
  3. The minimum grade for placement to degree courses is C+  
  4. Diploma courses require a minimum grade of C-  
  5. Craft certificate course minimum of D-  
  6. Artisan certified courses minimum grade is E.  

The application process is a four-stage process that begins at school level. All candidates are encouraged to apply to enjoy government subsidies on their higher education.  

The second stage of the KUCCPS 2021 application process and registration for degree and diploma courses is the first revision. During this stage, candidates who did not secure placement can apply.   

The third stage is known as the second revision. Candidates select courses with unfilled capabilities having not secured placement in competitive selection for any of the selected courses.  

Any candidate who has failed to meet the qualification mark for any of their selected courses will be offered any point considering the minimum points for placement in the course and the candidate’s score.  

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How To Pay For KUCCPS Online Application Of Degree And Diploma Intake

  • Open the sim toolkit or dial *334#  
  • Proceed to the Paybill option  
  • Insert 820201 as the business number  
  • Insert the year of examination with your index number as the account number without any space. (e.g 201626786534009)  
  • Pay sh.1000 for revision or sh.1500 for first-time applications.  
  • Insert your pin and confirm the transaction.  

Keep the received M-Pesa kuccps online degree and diploma course’s application confirmation message shall be required later.  

If you are unable to log in to your KUCCPS portal, reset your password. Always ensure the safety of your passwords at all times.  

A password reset prompt will be sent to your email address. Use this link to reset your password within 24 hours upon which the token will become invalid. You will have to request another one upon expiration of the initial token. Use your new password to log in from then henceforth. 

How To Monitor KUCCPS Application

After successful application of your preferred courses and institutions, check to ensure that your application status is activated. Check the table below to see how your application status and courses should look like. Please take note that the courses and institutions are just placeholders.




Kuccps Contact Details | Phone | Email | Mail | Twitter | Facebook | Physical Location

You could also visit KUCCPS offices found at ACK Garden House (Ground & 3rd Floors), on 1st Ngong Avenue, Community Area, Nairobi.

Kuccps Phone NumberTel: 020 5137400, Phone: 0723954927, Phone: 0734879662
Kuccps Email
Kuccps Twitter HandleHere
Kuccps Facebook Contacthere
Kuccps physical adressACK Gardens, 1st Ngong’ Avenue, Upperhill Nairobi
Kuccps Mail AdressP. O. Box 105166 – 00101 Nairobi
kuccps contacts and location

Frequently Asked Questions About KUCCPS First Course Application And Revision, Admission

How do you apply for the second KUCCPS revision?

To apply for KUCCPS second placement, log into your KUCCPS students portal online then follow the above step by step guide on how to do kuccps second revision of courses.

Is KUCCPS portal open for the revision of courses online 2022?

Yes, the kuccps portal is now open for second revision for those students who were not lucky enough to be placed to university after their first kuccps application. Visit here to do your KUCCPS second revision of courses online.

How do I check my courses in KUCCPS?

To check your KUCCPS selected courses or the university kuccps has placed you to, log into your KUCCPS student portal online. Once you’re logged in, the courses and university you have been placed to shall be displayed on the dashboard.

Is KUCCPS application of courses for 2022 open??

Yes, kuccps application of courses for 2022 is open. Click here to apply for courses and universities on your KUCCPS online portal now.

Can I reapply for KUCCPS?

Yes, you can reapply kuccps courses online via your KUCCPS student portal. After applying for KUCCPS courses and universities for the first time, some students shall be placed while others shall not. In case kuccps fails to place you during the first application, you shall need to apply kuccps for the second time during the kuccps second revision round.

Is KUCCPS portal closed?

Kuccps portal is now open for course and university selection and application. Please click here to apply for courses on kuccps online student portal now.

Is kuccps second revision over?

No, kuccps second revision for 2022 is not over yet. Follow this link to access the kuccps online portal and do your KUCCPS second revision of courses and universities.

How do you know if one has been placed by KUCCPS?

To know wether or not you have been placed by kuccps, visit the kuccps online student portal and log in. Immediately after logging in, your KUCCPS placement results shall display on the kuccps portal dashboard.

How do I know my KUCCPS application was successful?

To know wether or not you have been placed by kuccps, visit the kuccps online student portal and log in. Immediately after logging in, your KUCCPS placement results shall display on the kuccps portal dashboard.

Is there third revision in KUCCPS?

No, there is no third revision of kuccps. Kuccps allows for students to apply for courses for the first placement and allows those who are not placed during the first kuccps selection to do kuccps revision of courses for placement.

How can I contact KUCCPS?

How do I change my kuccps placement?

To change your KUCCPS placement, use the kuccps university transfer service. The below guide shall help you step by step;
✓ If you plan to change a course within the same university you you have been placed, you don’t use kuccps but wait and join the university after which you can do inter-faculty transfer and change to your desired course as long as you meet the requirements. However, if you are planning on an inter-university transfer, follow the below steps to apply Ang get approval for inter-university transfer from kuccps;
✓ First, log into your KUCCPS students portal
✓ Click on the ‘transfers’ option
student inter-university transfer service fee.
✓ Now select the programme you want to transfer to. Enter the programme code and move to the next level if you meet the minimum requirements for that programme. If you don’t meet the requirements, check for a course that you qualify and repeat this step.
✓ Fill in the kuccps inter-university transfer form online.
✓ Now select the reason for your application of kuccps inter-university transfer. The available reasons are;
– Medical
– Person
– Disability
– Financial Reasons
– Not my preferred programme
– Other
For continuing students who want to change your current university, you shall need the transcripts of the course you’re taking. You shall also be required to write the reasons for your application of transfer in not less or more than 300 characters.
✓ Pay 1000 shillings kuccps. Use the procedure that shall be shown to pay the fee via kuccps mpesa Paybill number 820201 · Enter 4 digits Exam Year followed by 11 Digits Index Number as your KUCCPS account number and continue to confirm.
✓ Wait for the kuccps system to automatically confirm your KUCCPS inter-university fee payment after which you shall be allowed to continue with the process. Click on submit and enter your kcse index number and continue.
✓ Wait for endorsement from the university you are applying kuccps to transfer you to. The university shall consider wether they have available spaces left for the course you’re apply to.
✓ Endorsement from the university you’re applying kuccps transfer from. The university that you are transferring from shall endorse your transfer after approval from the university you are transferring to.
✓ Kuccps inter university transfer review and approval. After you have been approved and endorsed by both institutions, now it’s time for kuccps to review your transfer details and process, if everything is okay, kuccps shall then approve your inter-university transfer.
✓ Download your inter-university transfer approval letter and transfer to your selected university and faculty. That is how a student that has been placed or is already in a university can change their university institution via kuccps online.

How long does it take for KUCCPS to place students?
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Kuccps student application and placement of students to courses and universities takes 2 to 3 months. Kuccps inter-institution transfer takes 14 days to finish and get an inter-university approval letter from kuccps. Kuccps application of university and courses placement takes 30 days for the first phase followed by the second revision of kuccps courses and universities placement.

Are kuccps placement results out?

Yes, Kuccps placement are out, to check for your KUCCPS placement results, visit here and download the kuccps student placement list now.

Are kuccps admission letters out?

Yes, kuccps student university admission letters are out. Go here to access, view, print and download your KUCCPS admission letter now.

How do i check my kuccps placement results via sms?

To recieve your KUCCPS placement results via sms, keep the number you submitted in your KUCCPS portal profile. After announcement of the kuccps placement results, you shall recieve an sms from kuccps containing the details of the university and course that you have been placed to. For more information on how you can confirm your KUCCPS placement results, go here.

How can I download my kuccps university admission letter?

To download your KUCCPS university letter, visit the website of the university you’ve been placed to and log into the students portal from where you shall access your KUCCPS admission letter. For more information on how to log into your university students portal online and download your KUCCPS university placement admission letter, go here.

Hiw do I get a kuccps transfer letter?

To get your KUCCPS transfer letter, follow the below step by step guide below;
✓ Visit the kuccps student portal online and log into your KUCCPS students account.
✓ Go to transfers tab and proceed to download your inter-university transfer letter.
✓ Remember, you have to apply for KUCCPS transfer and get your institutions and kuccps approval first, the service cost 1000 shillings. More on how you can transfer a university institution in kuccps, go here.

Does kuccps pay fees for placed students?

No, kuccps does not pay university fee for the institution it places a student to. That is the job of the Helb loans body that awards Kenyan university and college students loans for their upkeep and fee payment. Go here to learn more.

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