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Kenyatta University Intake, Application Forms, Courses, Admission Requirements, Fees, University Location and Contacts

Kenyatta University is a public chartered university by the government of Kenya situated The main campus of Kenyatta University is located at Kahawa, Kiambu County in Ruiru Constituency, approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi), by road, northeast of the central business district of Nairobi Kenya. The university was started in 1981 as a Middle Level College (Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT)) by the Government of Kenya with the generous assistance from the Japanese Government.

The university enrolls both government sponsored as self sponsored students. All the course offered at Kenyatta University are accredited by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services, KUCCPS.

In this article we shall review Kenyatta University Intake, Application forms, Courses, Admission Requirements, Fees, University Location as well as the contact you can use to reach the University.

Kenyatta University offers both Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma, Degree, Masters and PhD programs in various fields. Most university degree courses take a minimum of 4 years; while, some take even more. However, diploma courses at the university take an average of 3 years. The university has E-learning courses that allows students to learn online. In total, the university offers over 43 programs.

Kenyatta University Physical Location.

Kenyatta University ultra-modern main Campus is located at Kahawa, Kiambu County in Ruiru Constituency, approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi), by road, northeast of the central business district of Nairobi.

Kenyatta University Campuses

The University  has a total of 11 campuses spread across the country and other two im Tanzania and Rwanda. Below is a list of JKUAT University Campuses

  • Main Campus – Kahawa, Nairobi
  • Ruiru Campus – Ruiru
  • Parkland Campus – Parklands
  • Kitui Campus – Kitui
  • Mombasa Campus – Mombasa
  • City Centre Campus – Nairobi Central Business District
  • Nyeri Campus – Nyeri
  • Nakuru Campus – Nakuru
  • Kericho Campus – Kericho
  • Dadaab Campus –Dadaab
  • Embu Campus – Embu
  • Arusha Campus – Arusha, Tanzania
  • Kigali Campus – Kigali, Rwanda
Kenyatta University Courses

Kenyatta University offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in over 80 market-driven programmes at the schools of Engineering, Health Science, Business and Economics, Computing and Information Technology, Education and Social Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences. Below are schools and departments at the University.

School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

School of Education

School of Business, Economics and Tourism

School of Engineering and Architecture 

School of Health Sciences 

School of Law, Arts and Social Sciences

School of Pure And Applied Sciences

Kenyatta University Intake and Admission Requirements

To undertake any degree course at Kenyatta University, one is required to have attained a KCSE mean grade of C+ and above with C+ English or Kiswahili. You will also need to have attained at least C+ in subjects related to your field of studies. Certificate and Diploma courses have less qualification requirement by the university.

Admission at the University happens each year. The main intake usually happens in September. The university carries out intakes in the months of January and May as well.

How To apply for Admission at Kenyatta University

To apply for admission at Kenyatta University, use the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services, KUCCPS online students portal. Alternatively, you can visit the University to process your application or download the application forms from the university official website.

 

GUIDELINE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION.
Application for admission into the programme can be done online by a simple click http://applications.ku.ac.ke
All you need is the following:

Ensure you have met the eligibility criteria for the selected program.

Ensure you have scanned Academic Transcripts, Certificates and Passport photo.

Ensure you have scanned identification documents, either an Identification Card or Passport.

Ensure you have the required application fee of Kshs. 2,000/= for East Africans on your MPESA line for completing the application process. Payment for online application is only by MPESA through details provided on the application portal only.

Application forms can be obtained from Kenyatta University, Admissions Block, Office No. 12 or at the Regional Centers based in Nairobi, Nakuru, Kitui, Mombasa, Kisumu and Garissa or be downloaded from our website www.ku.ac.ke

East African applicants shall pay non-refundable processing fee of Kshs. 2,000/= for through Bank deposit only into any of the following bank accounts:
Co-operative Bank of Kenya – Account No. 011-2906-246-1400
National Bank of Kenya – Account No. 010-0305-915-0801
Equity Bank Limited – Account No. 018-0290-518859
Family Bank – Account No. 045-0000-2331
Non-East Africans shall pay non-refundable application processing fee of USD. 50/= through Bank deposit only into the following bank account.

Kenyatta University Fee Structure

The fee charged at Kenyatta University highly depends on the course you are taking and the course level. You will pay less to study a certificate course and more to pay for a degree course.Tuition fees for Undergraduate, Diploma & Certificate Programmes ranges between Kshs. 40,000 and Kshs. 450,400. On the other hand Tuition fees for postgraduate programs range between Kshs. 120,000  and Kshs. 400,000 depending on the programme. Find the fee structure for various courses here.

Kenyatta University bank accounts

The fee can be deposited directly to the following bank accounts
1. Cooperative Bank of Kenya A/C No. 0112962461400
2. Standard Chartered Bank A/C No. 0102018814400
3. National Bank of Kenya A/C No. 0100359150801
4. Equity Bank A/C No. 0180290518859

Kenyatta University Contacts

You can contact Kenyatta University through the following;

Kenyatta University
P.O. Box 43844-00100
Nairobi,
Kenya.
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 4000/3000

Email:info@ku.ac.ke

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