2020/2021 Kuccps application for diploma and certificate courses and the application deadline

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has opened student portal to give an opportunity for students who did not secure placement during school application, first and second revisions.

Students can submit application for a Diploma, Craft Certificate or Artisan Certificate in a National Polytechnic, Technical Training Institute or Technical Vocational College of your choice.

KUCCPS Requirements to join TveT INSTITUTION

  •  C plain and C– in the 2018 KCSE examination are all eligible for placement in diploma courses in tertiary TVET institutions.
  • D and D+ in the 2018 KCSE are eligible for placement in  Craft  Certificate Courses in TVET  institutions.
  • E and D– in the examination are eligible for selection to Artisan courses in the existing  800  Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions

The online application system opens on Thursday, July 18, 2019 and will close on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 4.00pm.

The available programmes, institutions, minimum entry requirements and the application procedure are available on the KUCCPS Student’s Portal accessible through the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke.

Successfully placed students will join college from September 2019.

Applicants who need assistance should visit the KUCCPS desks in the following Huduma Centres: Nairobi (GPO and Makadara), Eldoret, Meru, Nyeri, Kisumu, Kakamega, Nakuru, Kitui, Garissa and Mombasa. Assistance may also be obtained at the KUCCPS offices at ACK Garden House (Ground Floor) on 1st Ngong Avenue in Community Area, Nairobi.


  • Log into Your KUCCPS Account to Find Out the Course and University or College that You Have Been Admitted to!

    Online Application for the 2020/2021 Placement to Universities and CollegesThe online application portal will open soon for the 2020/2021 placement to institutions of higher learning.

    Application Guidelines

    1. To apply, login to the Student’s Portal – http://students.kuccps.net/ – using your KCSE Index Number and KCSE Year. Use your Birth Certificate Number/KCPE Index Number as the Password.

    2. All programmes have minimum subject requirements. You will only be able to apply for a course whose minimum requirements you meet, but the selection will be determined by the overall performance and the available capacity

  • .3. You may view the available programmes and their requirements by clicking the Programmes tab in the portal. You can also search for courses by institution, using the Institutions tab.

    4. As you select the programmes, 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.5. Once you have settled on your preferred courses, you will only be required to enter the Programme Codes.

    6. To apply, use the Application/Revision tab to enter the Programme Codes.

    7. After confirming that the Programme Codes entered are for the courses you would like to apply for, please submit and follow the application fee payment instructions.

  • 8. An application processing fee is charged as follows:
  • Students applying for the first time – Ksh 1,500
  • Students revising their choices submitted in school – Ksh1,0009. The placement processing fee should be paid after you have selected courses.
  • 10. You are advised to keep your transaction code safely. It will be required before you make any subsequent changes to your application.How to Pay

    1. Go to your Lipa na M-PESA Menu

    2. Select Pay Bill

    3. Enter Business Number 820201

    4. For the Account Number, enter your KCSE Year and KCSE Index Number (no space)

    5. Enter your M-PESA PIN and Send.

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