KUCCPS Portal 2023: How to Apply & Online Guideline

KUCCPS Portal 2023 - How to Apply & Online Guideline

Looking to apply or revise your application for a higher education institution in Kenya? Look no further than the KUCCPS Student’s Portal, accessible through the Placement Service website.

How to Apply for KUCCPS – Online Application Guide & Form PDF

If you are a KCSE candidate who wants to pursue higher education in Kenya, you need to apply for placement through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).

KUCCPS is a state corporation that selects students for admission to universities and colleges under government sponsorship.

In this article, we will guide you on how to apply for KUCCPS online and download the application form in PDF format.

What is KUCCPS?

KUCCPS stands for Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service. It is a body that was established by the government in 2012 to coordinate the placement of students to universities and colleges. KUCCPS replaced the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) which used to select students for public universities only.

KUCCPS aims to provide equitable, fair and efficient placement services to students who have completed their secondary education. It also offers career guidance and counselling to help students make informed choices about their future.

Why Apply for KUCCPS?

Applying for KUCCPS is important because it gives you a chance to access quality education and training in various fields of study. You can choose from over 500-degree programmes, 200 diploma programmes, 100 certificate programmes and 140 artisan programmes offered by various institutions across the country.

By applying for KUCCPS, you also benefit from the government subsidy that covers part of your tuition fees. This makes higher education more affordable and accessible to many Kenyans.

When to Apply for KUCCPS?

KUCCPS opens the online application portal every year for KCSE candidates to apply for placement. The application window usually runs from May to June for the first revision of courses and from July to August for the second revision of courses.

The first revision of courses is open to all KCSE candidates who meet the minimum entry requirements for their preferred programmes. The second revision of courses is open to those who did not secure any of their choices in the first revision or those who did not apply at all.

The exact dates and deadlines for each application cycle are announced by KUCCPS through their website, social media platforms and the media. You should always check their website www.kuccps.net for updates and notifications.

How to Apply for KUCCPS Online?

To apply for KUCCPS online, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Visit the KUCCPS website www.kuccps.net and click on the Student’s Portal link.
  2. Log in with your KCSE index number as both the username and password. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it by clicking on the Forgot Password link.
  3. Once logged in, you will see your personal details and KCSE performance. Verify that they are correct and update them if necessary.
  4. Click on the Application/Revision tab to access the online application form.
  5. Select the level of study you want to apply for: Degree, Diploma, Certificate or Artisan.
  6. Choose your preferred programme from the list of available programmes. You can use the search function or filter by institution, cluster, minimum grade or subject requirements.
  7. Enter your programme code in the appropriate box and click on Add Programme.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you fill all your choices. You can make up to six choices for degree programmes, four choices for diploma programmes, four choices for certificate programmes and four choices for artisan programmes.
  9. Review your choices and make sure they are correct and in order of preference.
  10. Click on Submit Application to complete your application.

How to Check Your KUCCPS Placement Status?

After applying for KUCCPS online, you can check your placement status by following these steps:

  1. Visit the KUCCPS website www.kuccps.net and click on the Student’s Portal link.
  2. Log in with your KCSE index number as both the username and password.
  3. Click on Admission Letter tab to view your placement details.
  4. If you have been placed, you will see a link to download your admission letter from the institution where you have been placed.
  5. If you have not been placed, you will see a message informing you that your placement is still pending or that you have not qualified for any of your choices.

Applying for KUCCPS online is a simple and convenient way of securing your place in higher education in Kenya. You should always apply early and make wise choices based on your interests, abilities and career goals.

Huduma Centres

KUCCPS also offers services at the following Huduma Centres.

  • Nairobi (GPO and Makadara)
  • Mombasa
  • Kisumu
  • Eldoret
  • Nakuru
  • Nyeri
  • Meru
  • Garissa
  • Kakamega
  • Kitui

Kuccps Contacts

  • Phone: 020 5137400, 0723954927, 0734879662
  • Email:
  • Facebook: @The.Placement.Service
  • Twitter: @KUCCPS_Official
  • Website: www.kuccps.ac.ke