The University of Nairobi (UoN) 2024 Intakes – Apply Now!

The University of Nairobi (UoN) 2024 Intakes – Apply Now!

We are pleased to inform you about the University of Nairobi Intakes Application 2024. here you will get full  University of Nairobi 2024 Intakes Admission Requirements & Procedures.

How to Apply

There are two categories of students at the University of Nairobi:

  1. Government Sponsored Students
  2. Self  Sponsored Students

Application process for Government Sponsored Students

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is the state corporation that coordinates the placement of Government-Sponsored Students to Kenyan universities and colleges. KUCCPS undertakes the selection of undergraduate students for admission to higher learning institutions for Government sponsorship.

KUCCPS placement criteria

a) Only candidates who apply for placement will be considered for placement in the respective programmes applied

b) Candidates must meet the minimum admission requirement approved by the respective regulating authority to be considered for placement

c) Placement shall be on merit

d) An affirmative action criteria approved by the Placement Service shall be applied for the marginalized and disadvantaged applicants.

e) Applicants who will not manage to be placed in the preferred programmes may be requested to re-apply for placement consideration into programmes which may not satisfied the number required.

Click here for the KUCCPS application procedure

Application process for Self Sponsored Students (undergraduate and postgraduate students)

Applications for admission to study at the University as self sponsored students are online.

The online application system has a list of all the courses on offer at the University, open Intakes, application deadlines, reporting dates and program requirements.

All first time applicants are encouraged to explore the list of available academic programmes and the set requirements to ensure that they qualify to apply for their programme of choice.

Application procedure (undergraduate and postgraduate)

Follow these step by step guidelines to apply for a course: Application Manual

General application information:

  • Prospective students are required to complete their application. The University of Nairobi does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process.
  • All applicants are required to provide all the required information: current email address, an active phone number and Postal Address and certified scanned copies of Certificates, transcripts and a current passport photo.
  • The application deadlines are indicated on the online application system, the closing dates cannot be extended.
  • Payment of application Fees: Applicants will pay a non-refundable application fee of Kshs.3,000 (undergradaute and masters level) and Kshs. 4,000 for PhD level. International pay USD 50. Upon payment, you will receive a confirmation of the payment on your email address and phone number.   
  • Applicants can track the status of the application online through the system. Alerts will be sent to via email address and phone number.

Modes of payment

  1. Electronic transfer/direct cash deposit at any ABSA bank branch countrywide

Bank:  ABSA bank

Account name:  UON Application Account

Account Number:  2032771362

Bank branch: ABSA PLAZA


Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)branch

Account Name: University of Nairobi

Account number: 11774757075

*Quote the application reference number as sent to your mobile phone

  1. Application Fee Payment Via M-Pesa

Pay the required amount through your mobile phone by M-pesa following the instructions below:

 1. Go to M-PESA on your phone.

2. Select Lipa na M-PESA option

3. Select Pay Bill option.

4. Enter Business no.

5. Enter your Reference number as sent to your mobilephone

6. Enter the Amount you intend to pay.

 7. Enter your M-PESA PIN and Send

N/B. Only make the payment if you have been allocated an application reference number sent to your phone or email

Student loans

Kenyan students in higher education institutions are eligible for education loans by the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

HELB enhances equity in higher education by awarding loans and bursaries to needy Kenyan students. HELB awards loans to students in institutions of higher learning to fund their education i.e. those students’ joining University as Government or Self Sponsored.  The loan attracts interest of 4% p.a and the students are required to repay their loans on completion of their studies. Applying for a HELB loan can allow you to afford your studies while enjoying low interest.

These loans are not automatic and have to be applied for through the student portal.

Click here to view HELB products


Contact us:

For any assistance and clarification please contact any of the following:


Tel: 020-4910000 or 020 4913027 or 020-4913199



Post graduate:

Tel: +254 20 491 3129/3131/8028



Student finance

Every campus has student finance office. Clieck here to for the student finance directory


About Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service(KUCCPS)

KUCCPS stands for Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service. Every day we come across a number of Kenyans who have a tough time searching and finding information on the KUCCPS application form. We know how hard it can get to find proper information about such a huge platform, even searching the internet doesn’t work most of the times. So, we decided to help you with the right information that we have just collected for you in this article.

KUCCPS was established in the year 2012 (University Act) to synchronize the deployment of Government supported students to various colleges and universities of Kenya.

KUCCPS application form

Through KUCCPS, you will be able to enter the prime universities of Kenya. But for that, you are required to fill out the application form online. We will assist you in the best way possible.

Ways to fill up the forms

Step 1: Visit the KUCCPS Website and log into your account on the student portal page.

Step 2: While logging, you, need to provide the index number of your respective KCSE examination. Next, write the corresponding year when you sat for the KCSE examination. In the password section, you need to provide the number of your birth certificate. If you are not able to provide that then you can input your KCPE index number instead.

Step 3: After signing into your account on the web portal you just need to click on the ‘Courses/Programmes’ option. Now, if you want to apply for a specific course then you need to select the domain under which your desired course appears and finally click on the desired program.

Step 4: After the selection of courses, a page pops up which shows the required cluster points (for all the subjects of the specific course), from, a list of similar courses (along with a key that represents the concerned college) and the respective course codes of all the courses offered by this institution.

Step 5: Now, you need to pay the application fees. The fees can be paid using Mpesa. You just follow the instructions shown below –

  1. Visit Mpesa on the mobile phone.
  2. Click on the option which reads as ‘Pay Bill’.
  3. For completing the transaction you need to enter the Business number which is ‘820201’.
  4. Finally, you have to provide your exam year (KCSE) followed by the index number (11 digits)
  5. Enter your desired amount
  6. Provide the Mpesa PIN and just send it.

Step 6: For the revision process you 1st have to click the “change/revise option” under the Course/Program heading.

Step 7: After completion of all formalities you must remember to log out of the system as it keeps your data safe.

KUCCPS application information

A few months back, KUCCPS officially announced that in the month of April, you would get to re-select your courses through KUCCPS online application.

Unfortunately, the time is over but those who want to apply for inter-college transfer can fulfill his/her wish by simply submitting the application before the deadline.

KUCCPS contacts

  • Website:
  • Address: 1st Ngong Avenue, Upper Hill, Nairobi
  • Telephone: (+254) 0734879662, 0723954927
  • E-Mail ID:

How to Apply for University of Nairobi January Intake 2024

Applicants are advised to check their admission status through the following instructions below

  • The University of Nairobi Admission Intake 2024 can only be processed on the official University of Nairobi website… or (University of Nairobi Student Portal)
  • Login and Follow the procedures on the portal and Process your admission.
  • on the Portal, Navigate to Admission
  • Summit all the Required Documents
  • Click on Summit
  • then Logout

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