Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA): Courses, Admission and Fees structure

Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA)

This is Why You Should Pursue Courses Offered by KRA’s KESRA


Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) is a training institution established to train individuals who are interested in taxation matters. It was incorporated by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

The main aim of this school is to train professionals who would want to join KRA as employees. And courses which are offered at the school range from certificate level to degree level.

If you are a university graduate, especially if you pursued business-related courses, statistics, actuarial science, economics or any other technical course, don’t hesitate to go this line. Nowadays KRA doesn’t recruit graduate trainees directly from local universities as was used to be some years back; they simply inform those who have gone through the KESRA training to make applications. So if you don’t possess skills in taxation, which are only taught at KRA, chances of you joining the taxman are very slim.

The reason why I encourage graduates to enroll for KESRA courses, even at the certificate level, is that the number of individuals with skills in taxation is very few in this country. Also, companies that need their services are many. Once you go through the system and you are sure competency is another name to describe you, then make a point of not only applying for employment at KRA but also at audit firms, ministry of finance, the central bank of Kenya, manufacturing firms and several other financial institutions.

I know many of you are wondering why KESRA when they have already pursued CPA or ACCA. Let me tell you today: CPA is very shallow; it covers only two units which are hurriedly taught by people who are interested in money and not passing knowledge. KESRA training is very rigorous, and the beauty of it is that you are taught practical skills, unlike CPA where theory dominates.

One of the major motivating factors is the issue of salary. For your information, tax experts are among the most paid business professionals in Kenya. If you manage to gain at least three years of work experience, your salary must be upwards of Ksh 200,000.

Here is how to apply for admission.


Administration and Fiscal Policy, KESRA invites applicants from suitable candidates keen to advance their skills and knowledge in the following exciting programmes for the intake.

COURSEADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES
  1. Certificate in Tax Administration
  2. Certificate in Customs Administration
  3. East Africa Customs Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate(EACFFPC)
KCSE Certificate with a minimum aggregate of C- (Minus)with D+ in Mathematics and English
DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
  1. Diploma in Tax Administration
  2. Diploma in Customs Administration
KCSE Certificate with a minimum aggregate of C plain with C- in Mathematics and English
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES(in partnership with JKUAT)
  1. Postgraduate in Tax Administration
  2. Postgraduate in Customs Administration

Bachelor’s Degree (2nd class Honours, Lower Division) in any discipline recognized by the Commission for University Education (CUE) and an Institution recognized by JKUAT Senate
MASTER’S PROGRAMME(in partnership with Moi University)
  1. Masters in Tax and Customs Administration (with specialization in Tax or Customs)
At least  2nd class upper division degree in a business or related area from a University recognized by the Commission of University Education (CUE) and an Institution recognized by Moi University Senate



Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) Fees structure


Fees for certificate courses at KESRA

  • Certificate in Tax Administration
Total fees - Ksh 80500 
Duration: 6 months
Admission requirements - A minimum of KCSE C-minus
  • Certificate in Customs Administration
Total fees - Ksh 80500 
Duration- 6 months
Admission Requirements- A minimum of KCSE C-minus
  • East Africa Customs Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate  (EACFFPC)
Total fees - Ksh 80500 
Duration: 6 months
Admission requirements: A minimum of KCSE C-minus

Fees for Diploma Courses at KESRA

  • Diploma in Tax Administration
Total fees - Ksh 150,000
Duration - one year (1)
Admission requirements: A minimum of KCSE C plain
  • Diploma in Customs Administration
Total fees - Ksh 150, 000
Duration - one year (1)
Admission requirements- A minimum of KCSE C plain
  • Diploma in Revenue Administration ( with special focus on counties)
Total fees - Ksh 150,000 
Duration- one year (1) 
Admission requirements- A minimum of KCSE C plain

Fees for Post Graduate Diploma courses at KESRA ( In partnership with JKUAT)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Administration
Total fees - Ksh 195,000
Duration : (1) one year
Admission requirements: Bachelor's degree of any field from a recognized institution by CUE
  • Postgraduate diploma in Customs Administration
Total fees - Ksh 195,000 
Duration: (1) one year
Admission requirements: Bachelor's degree in any field from a recognized institution by CUE.



Fees for Master's Programmes ( In Partnership with Moi university) 

  • Master's in Tax  and Customs Administration with specialization in Tax or Customs
Fees per annum: Ksh 415, 000
Duration: 2 years 
Admission requirements: Bachelor degree



The application fees for admission at KESRA is Ksh 2000 (Kenyan) and 25 USD (non-Kenyan)  payable to the following bank accounts: 
  1. Kenya shilling Account
National Bank of Kenya
Acc name: Kenya School of Revenue Administration
Acc no: 01023015000900
Bank Branch: Times Tower branch

   2. USD Account
National Bank of Kenya 
Acc name: Kenya School of Revenue Administration
Acc no : 02020015000900
Bank Branch: Times Tower branch


N/B The above fees are subject to change under the sole discretion of KESRA, therefore students should contact KESRA for clarification with the following :
Tel +254 020 281 4153/ 4010 
Cell +254 715 877 539 / 535 
Email: admission@kra.go.ke 
Mombasa campus: +254 736 424 200 

*Semester fee is payable upon admission 
Mode of Study: Nairobi campus& Mombasa Campus: Day, Evening & Saturday
options for all Programmes                                                                             
Limited Accommodation available at our Mombasa Campus
For more information and registration, log onto www.kra.go.ke/index.php/kesra
Or
Forward your application to; The Deputy Commissioner – Academics and Students Affairs,
Kenya School of Revenue Administration, Times Tower – 8th Floor, P.O. Box 48240, NAIROBI
Tel: (020-2814153/4010 – Times Tower) (0715877539, 0715877535 – KESRA Center),
(0736424200 -Mombasa)
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