The KUCCPS students portal;
The KUCCPS students portal;

Applications for placement in Kenyan Universities, Artisan, and Colleges is done via the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS, portal.

All secondary schools are expected to give necessary career guidance and assist the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, 2021 candidates with online application for placement to universities and colleges.

Secondary schools shall on behalf of candidates collect, collate and submit online application for placement to universities and colleges by following procedures given in the website.

Every candidate is required to pay Kshs 500(Five hundred only); following procedures given in the website.

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Minimum kuccps placement requirements

The minimum requirements for placement to degree is C+, Diploma C- , Craft Certificate D- and Artisan Certificate E.

Apart from the set minimum placement requirements set by kuccps, respective regulatory and professional bodies always set own requirements.

That the placement of government sponsored students is only for Kenyan Citizens.

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The Placement Procedure- 2022/2023

Students placement to institutions of higher learning occurs in four (4) phases, namely:

Stage 1: KUCCPS School/Centre Application for the 2022/2023 Placement

The School/Centre application phase will be between Monday, January 4, 2022 and close on Wednesday, March 31, 2022. All candidates should be encouraged to apply and can select for four levels. However they should make choices for programmes they are only interested in pursuing. No program is mandatory.

Stage 2: KUCCPS first revision for the 2022/2023 Placement

First revision for degree and diploma choices will be on dates to be announced by placement service after the release of KCSE results.

Stage 3: KUCCPS second revision for the 2022/2023 Placement

Candidates who will not have qualified on competitive selection for any of their preferred choices during the first round of selection will be given a chance to do second revision by selecting courses with unfilled capacities.

Stage 4: Placement to any Programme. 

Any applicant who fails to qualify for their choices but meet the cut off points for placement may be offered any course with unfilled capacities taking into account the minimum requirements for admission.

How to Log onto the KUCCPS Portal for the 2022/2023 Placement

  • Access the Student’s login portal by using the address:
  • Enter your 2021 KCSE index number, KCSE year (2021) and your password ( Use Your Birth Certificate No. / KCPE Index No (as used in KCSE Exam Registration) as your Initial Password).

How to download Various resources/ Guides from the KUCCPS portal:

Visit the KUCCPS resources download page at To download various resources resources for the 2022/2023 Academic year. The following resources are available for download:

  • The Principal’s manual
  • Degree Programmes Cutoff
  • Diploma Programme Codes
  • Craft Programme Codes
  • Artisan Programmes Codes
  • Degree Cluster Document

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