The Open University of Kenya (0UK) Portal, Courses, Applications, Requirements and Fees

APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR

The Open University of Kenya (0UK) is a public university established under section 24(1 (b) of the Universities Act, 2012 and Chartered on 3rd August 2023.

The University aims at providing open, distance, and flexible learning opportunities to Kenyan citizens and beyond.

Please note that OUK learners will benefit from the funding model adopted by Government to finance higher education by being eligible to scholarships and loans.

Available Courses at the Open University of Kenya (0UK)

Applications for admission to study at the Open University of Kenya for this year’s intake are currently on-going for the following undergraduate and postgraduate diploma programmes:

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1. Bachelor of Data Science
2.Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
3.Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship
4. Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
5.Bachelor of Technology Education
6.Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Accountability
7.Postgraduate Diploma in Learning Design and Technology

Minimum Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes at the Open University of Kenya (0UK)

  1. A mean grade grade of C+ and above at KCSE where applicable or its equivalent Or

2. Diploma or professional qualification from recognised institutions OR
3. A KCSE certificate or equivalent and a foundational certificate or bridging course from recognised institutions OR
4.Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of One principal and subsidiary pass OR
5.Evidence of KCSE certificate or equivalent and a portfolio for the purpose of Recognition of Prior Learning determination with respect to:
a.Workplace training of 2 years OR
b. Work experience in relevant field of 2 years
c. Two short courses lasting atleast 3 months each in relevant fields OR
6.Any other qualification that may be determined by Senate recognising prior learning leading to equivalent of the identified criteria, experience and skills of a learner OR
7.A Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by Senate.

Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

• A bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the Commission for University Education (CUE).

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Application Guidelines for intake to Open University of Kenya (0UK)

The KUCCPS portal is open for placement of students to the Open University of Kenya. Prospective students with KCSE online through the KUcCPs Portal https://ouk.kuccps.net

Those interested in the bachelors programmes (based on the 2nd to 7th criteria) and postgraduate programmes should apply through https://admissions.ouk.ac.ke

International students from the region as well as abroad are also encouraged to apply
No application fee will be charged for those seeking admission to the Open University of Kenya.

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