The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Placement Service) is established as a State Corporation under Section 55 of the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 with its functions being to, among others co-ordinate the placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges.

The Placement Service Board, during it’s tenth meeting, based on the total declared capacities for Degree Programmes under Government Sponsorship, and the performance analysis of the 2014 K.C.S.E. Examination Results, has set the Cut-off point for placement to Degree Programmes at B of 60 points for male candidates and B- of 58 points for female candidates.

In addition, all K.C.S.E candidates with a minimum overall grade of C- (Minus) and above and who have not benefited from Government Sponsorship in the past are eligible to apply for diploma programmes.

The Placement Service therefore wishes to inform the 2014 K.C.S.E. Examination Candidates thatthe online application system will open for the First Revision of Degree and Diploma programmes for the 2015/2016 placement on Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 0000 hrs and will close on Monday, May 4th 2015 at midnight.

Applicants who meet the cut-off point set by the Placement Service for placement to Degree programmes may in addition apply for diploma programmes of their choice, while those below the degree cut-off points but with a minimum grade of C- may only apply for diploma programmes, following the procedure outlined in the Placement service website http://www.kuccps.ac.ke

Applications will be done online by all applicants including those who had submitted their applications earlier through their respective schools and would wish to revise their choices. There will be no manual applications.

The relevant guiding information such as degree and diploma programmes per university and college, subject clusters, similar programmes, previous cut off points (where applicable), weighted cluster calculation by performance index; may also be accessed as downloads from the same website.


Between Monday, April 20th, 2015 and Saturday April 25th, 2015, the Placement Service will send officials to the following Universities and Colleges to assist those who may need assistance on how to use the online application system:

  • Placement Services Headquarters, ACK Gardens, Community behind Ardhi House.
  • Technical University of Mombasa

  • Coast Institute of Technology

  • Maseno University, Town Campus
  • Gusii Institute of Technology

  • Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology
  • Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

  • Egerton University, Nakuru Town Campus

  • Chuka University

  • Wote Technical Training Institute

  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  • Bumbe Technical Training Institute.

All applicants are therefore advised that they may seek assistance from any of the listed universities or colleges nearest to them while applying for their preferred courses.

From April 27th, 2015 to May 4th, 2015, applicants may visit the Placement Service offices at ACK Gardens for assistance. Enquiries may also be made by sending an email to info@kuccps.ac.ke or calling 0723954927, 0734879662 during the application period.


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