KUCCPS portal is a wholesome platform that has made the placement of qualified candidates to public and private universities and colleges easy. With the portal, all stakeholders in the education sector can easily perform tasks easily manage their roles and applications to facilitate student placement.
Traditionally, JAB was the only institution doing university placement but it was somewhat discriminatory for students who had not done well to be admitted to universities.
KUCCPS portal, on the other hand, ensures that all students have a chance to further their education in public universities, private universities, and colleges
What is KUCCPS?
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is the new body responsible for the placement of students to different institutions of higher learning depending on their academic qualifications.
KUCCPS replaces the former Join Admissions Board (JAB) which was not as inclusive compared to KUCCPS.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service is fully responsible for processing admissions to all universities and colleges.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service took over data collected by JAB to continue serving Kenyans without back falls.
The new body was formed in 2012 under the Universities Act No. 42. It facilitates the placement of all students whether self-sponsored or government-sponsored to public and private universities and colleges in Kenya.
KUCCPS Login and Registration
To apply, log in to the Student’s Portal using your KCSE Index Number and KCSE Year. Use your Birth Certificate Number/KCPE Index Number as the Password.
All programs have a minimum subject requirement. You will only be able to apply for a course whose minimum requirements you meet.
The selection will be determined by the overall performance and the available capacity.
You may view the available programs and their requirements by clicking the Programmes tab in the portal. You can also search for courses by an institution, using the Institutions tab.
As you select the programs, you may move the ones that interest you into the Course Basket. This will enable you to work with a shorter list when preparing your final list of courses to apply for.
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Once you have settled on your preferred courses, you will only be required to enter the Program Codes.
To apply, use the Application/Revision tab to enter the Program Codes.
After confirming that the Programme Codes entered are for the courses you would like to apply for, submit and follow the application fee payment instructions.
Does KUCCPS sponsor diploma students?
The main aim of rolling out this new program was to achieve 100% transition into universities and colleges.
All the students who meet the criteria that are determined annually by KUCCPS receive government sponsorships to take their courses of choice in public and private universities or colleges.
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The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service gives sponsorships to both degree and diploma students so long as they meet the criteria. Here are the Diploma requirements for you to be sponsored by KUCCPS.
How do I pay my KUCCPS registration?
An application processing fee is charged as follows:
Students applying for the first time – Ksh 1,500
Students revising their choices submitted in school – Ksh1000
The placement processing fee should be paid after you have selected courses.
You are advised to keep your transaction code safely. It will be required before you make any subsequent changes to your application.
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Here is the process of paying your application using Mpesa Paybill.
- Go to your Mpesa menu
- Select Lipa Na Mpesa
- Paybill option [Enter Business Number 820201]
- Account number [Enter your KCSE Year and KCSE Index Number (no space)]
- Amount [Enter 1500/= for first-time applicants]
- Enter your M-PESA PIN and Send.
Here are some of the requirements and considerations that you should keep in mind while applying for Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service placement.
To qualify for Degree courses, male students should have an overall grade of 60 points B plain while female students should have an overall grade of B- 58 points.
Candidates will be allowed to choose 6-degree courses and 6 diploma courses.
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Candidates with an overall grade of C- and above but below grade B of 60 points for male and grade B- of 58 Points for Female will be allowed to make a maximum of 6 choices from diploma programs.
Choices 1(a), 1(b) and 1(c) must be similar programs while Choices 2, 3 and, 4 can be any other programs.
Candidates with disabilities will download and fill the Disability application form and return the duly filled form to the Placement Service.
Online Application Requirements
According to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service requirements, all candidates should meet the following requirements to qualify for placement.
- Birth Certificate Number and in addition,
- KCPE Index No,
- KCSE Index No,
- Revision fees of Ksh 1500 (new applicants) or 1000 for candidates who had applied in School.
Here are important links that will help you find Degree courses supported by KUCCPS and other courses that you can apply for.
You can get more information by visiting their website or calling their customer care team via the contact information provided below.
- Email: email@example.com
- Customer care lines: 0723 954 927 / 0734 879 662.