KCSE: How to Apply University Courses

Candidates sitting the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination have until April 1, 2022 to apply for the university courses of their choice.


This was announced by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) who affirmed that their school heads and students can now access the portal which was opened on Monday, February 28.



“To school Principals, the KUCCPS portal is now open for the 2021 School/Centre Application,” read part of the statement.


The students will be required to pay Ksh500 application fees.

How to Apply: 

1) All applications must be done online through the student’s portal accessible through the KUCCPS website www.kuccps.ac.ke


2) Log in using your credentials ie KCSE index number, KCSE year and password. (For your initial password, use your birth certificate number or KCSE index number)


3) Once you’ve logged in, select four courses that you would like to pursue and the government institution.


4) List them in order of priority, the first being the most preferable and the fourth being the least.


5) Once done click submit.


This year, the education calendar will consist of five national examinations – a historic first after the academic calendar was disrupted by the pandemic.



Class 8 will sit their exams between March 7, 2022, and March 10, 2022, while KCSE candidates will be conducted between March 11, 2022 and April 1, 2022.


Those in Class 7 and Form 3 will transition to the upper class in late April 2022 and sit their KCPE and KCSE exams in November and December 2022 respectively.


A total of 831,026 candidates will sit the KCSE examinations while 1, 225,693 candidates will sit the KCPE candidates according to the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

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