KCSE: How to Apply for University Courses


Candidates taking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examination 2021 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 claimed that their headteachers and students can now access the portal which was opened on Monday, February 28.

“To Principals, the KUCCPS portal is now open for the 2021 school/center application,” the statement read.

Students will be required to pay an application fee of 500 Ksh.

Education CS Magoha speaking to students at Chavakali High School, Vihiga County on March 6, 2021.


How to register:

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

2) Login using your credentials i.e. KCSE index number, KCSE year and password. (For your initial password, use your birth certificate number or KCSE index number)

3) Once logged in, select four courses you would like to take and the federal institution.

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

5) When done, click Submit.

This year, the school calendar will include five national exams – a historic first after the academic calendar was disrupted by the pandemic.

Class 8 will take their exams between March 7, 2022 and March 10, 2022, while KCSE candidates will take place between March 11, 2022 and April 1, 2022.

Those in Class 7 and Form 3 will upgrade to the next class at the end of April 2022 and take their KCPE and KCSE exams in November and December 2022 respectively.

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

File image of KCSE students taking an exam

File image of KCSE students taking an exam



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