KUCCPS application 2023 – all you need to know

If you belong to the 2023 KCSE class, we have some good news: the KUCCPS application 2023 is on-going!

You should therefore log into your KUCCPS students portal and complete your kuccps online application 2023 (or first revision) as soon as possible.

That is because the portal will only be open for 3 weeks (May 24th to June 11th 2021) after which it will slam shut until the next revision window.

Of course, once you receive your KCSE results, it is important to make sure you revise/apply for your most preferred course early enough as this can enhance your chances of being placed in the course of your dreams.

This is both for students who have qualified for admission to the university (those with a mean grade of C+ and above) and those who intend to join TVET colleges.

Remember that final placement to courses will be done according to your choice of institution, available places, and the cut-off marks set for the course.

KUCCPS application 2021 – all you need to know

The KUCCPS application 2021 is open to all KCSE candidates of the year 2020.

If you had not applied while in your secondary school and you belong to this group, you are invited to apply for the course that you feel best suits you before the kuccps 20212022 deadline.

Also invited are KCSE 2020 candidates who wish to review the previous choice of course (first course revision 2021)- secondary schools are required to help students make their initial KUCCPS application for their registered KCSE candidates before a set deadline.

Needless to say, the course level you apply for is dependent on your KCSE grade.

Specifically, your grade can qualify you for the following course levels:

KUCCPS application requirements (minimum) 2021

  • For Artisan Courses (in TVET colleges), the minimum grade is E.
  • For Craft Courses (again in TVET colleges in Kenya), the minimum grade is D (D plain) meaning anybody who has a grade below D plain should apply for an artisan course of choice.
  • For Diploma Courses (again in TVET colleges in Kenya), the minimum grade is C- (C Minus) meaning you should apply for a craft course of choice if you had a D+.
  • For Degree Courses (in Kenya universities), the minimum grade is C+ (C plus).

You should also consider your priorities, passion, and interests when selecting a course.

Quick Note: There are courses that can be good for students with C plain such as a Teaching and some KMTC courses. These are however not applied through KUCCPS and you have to wait for the relevant 2021 intake adverts from the ministry of education and KMTC respectively.

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How to apply- procedure to follow when applying for the KUCCPS 2021 intake

To apply, go to the KUCCPS student’s portal- via main KUCCPS website- or go directly to students.kuccps.net.

The other option you can use is the KUCCPS app. Please download the KUCCPS app from Google play store and login with your KCSE index number, KCSE YEAR (2020), and PASSWORD (Your Birth Certificate Number / KCPE Index Number.

You will find the application guidelines, the minimum requirements, available courses, and the universities/colleges offering various programmes.


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KUCCPS courses 2021

If you scored a C+ mean grade (and above), there are a total of 529 degree courses available for choice.

There are 215 diploma programmes too in TVET colleges (for those with at least a C- mean grade).

Lastly, there are 109 certificate courses (for those with a D+ and D plain grades) along with 137 artisan courses (for those who scored D- and E grades) to choose from.

KUCCPS payment amount

While the cost of KUCCPS application at secondary school level is just Sh500, you’re required to pay Kshs.1000 during the first revision.

Those applying for the very first time are supposed to pay the full Kshs.1500/- regardless of the course level you’re applying for.

How to pay KUCCPS application fee

Payment is made when applying via the portal- you’ll be prompted to pay once you have completed filling in all the required information.

To pay:

  1. Go to M-PESA menu.
  2. Select PayBill option
  3. Enter KUCCPS Business no. 820201
  4. Now Enter the 4 digits representing your Exam Year (2020) followed by the 11 Digits representing your Index Number- This should be entered in the account number section. e.g 202012345678901
  5. Enter the Amount (Kshs.1000 or Kshs.1500)
  6. Type your regular M-PESA PIN
  7. Click Send and wait for the two confirmation messages- one from MPESA and the other from KUCCPS.

You can now continue with your KUCCPS application process.

What next after KUCCPS revision of courses 2021?

After submitting your application/revision, KUCCPS will take over and place applicants to various courses and institutions at the degree, diploma, craft, & artisan level.

The KUCCPS 2021 placement results will then be published via the portal and SMS.

Those who missed a chance will get another opportunity during the KUCCPS second revision 20212022   (kuccps second revision 2021 dates to be announced).

A final opportunity will be given to those who are unlucky the second time during the KUCCPS third revision 2021 (dates again to be announced).

Keep in mind students will join their respective institutions from Sept-ember 2021.

KUCCPS application 2021 deadline – KUCCPS deadline for first revision of courses

The KUCCPS 2021 application deadline for the first revision /new applications is June 11th, 2021. The portal opened on May 24th and will close at mid-night on June 11th, 2021.

Which TVET colleges are open for 2021?

For kuccps TVET application 2021, you can apply to the KUCCPS-registered college you prefer.

Here is a list of both public and private colleges that are KUCCPS approved (the list is updated continuously so we recommend you keep checking it).

KUCCPS online application 2021: Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Is KUCCPS application open?

Yes for the first revision for those who had applied while in high school (and first time applications).

Every student is given an equal chance as long as you complete the application correctly.

When will the KUCCPS admission letters 202021 be out?

Any time after the announcement of the KUCCPS placement.

For purposes of planning, you should not forget that 2020 KCSE candidates are expected to join universities/colleges starting September 2021 according to the ministry of education.

Can 2019 (and other years) candidates apply?

Yes. You can apply even if you did your KCSE in 2019 (or earlier up to 2000) and you have previously been never placed by K.U.C.C.P.S to a college/university.

Just follow the steps to apply for the diploma, artisan or craft certificate courses in Kenyan TVET institutions you  prefer.

How do I contact KUCCPS?

You can contact KUCCPS via their Facebook Page here, Twitter, or by email- write to info@kuccps.ac.ke . Calls should be made to 0723954927, 0734879662


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CPA John Gitahi is a trainer at Kenya Online College, Kenya Institute of Information Technology and NITA and has been involved in education all his life. He is very passionate about helping young people make great career choices. He studied Commerce and ICT at the University. He is also an avid traveller.

6 thoughts on “KUCCPS application 2023 – all you need to know”

  1. I was doing all you had required now am waiting out come, of congratulations as well,and my admission letter, which?day were you be ready to release the admission so as to be well prepared please.


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