2015 K.C.S.E. Candidates First Revision of Degree and Diploma Choices for the 2016/2017 Placement

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 among others to Co-ordinate the Placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges.

The Placement Service Board during its Fifteenth Meeting, held on April 1, 2016,  based on the total declared capacities for Degree Programmes under Government Sponsorship, and the performance analysis of the 2015 K.C.S.E examination results, 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.  This translates to a total number of 74,389 2015 K.C.S.E. candidates who will join Universities in 2016/2017 up from 67,790 in 2015/2016.  In addition 50,338 will have an opportunity to access government sponsorship at Diploma colleges (Technical Vocational Education Training) in 2016/2017 up from 44,468 in 2015/2016.

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All 2015 K.C.S.E. as well as previous years candidates with a minimum overall grade of C – (Minus) and above and have not benefited from Government Sponsorship in the past are eligible to apply for Diploma programmes.

The Placement Service therefore wishes to announce that the online application system will open for the first revision of Degree and Diploma choices for the 2016/2017 placement to Universities and Colleges on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 0000 hours and will close on Saturday April 30, 2016 at midnight.

Read also:KUCCPS Cluster Points Calculation

Applicants who meet the cut-off point set by the Placement Service for placement to Degree programmes may as an alternative 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.

Application 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 application.

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 downloadsHere.


Between Monday, April 11, 2016 and Saturday April 16, 2016 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 Service Headquarters, ACK Gardens, Community behind Ardhi House, Nairobi

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 18th 2016 to May 2nd 2016 applicants may visit the Placement Service offices at ACK Gardens, Community, Nairobi for assistance.  Enquiries may also be made by email through[email protected] or on Tel no. 0723954927, 0734879662 during the application period.