Explore the list of Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS STEM, and TVET Programmes/Courses offered under various Universities and Colleges among others develop career guidance. To get started, discover the KUCCPS Student Portal.

About Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is an agency of the Kenya government established to undertake the placement of students to universities and colleges and develop career guidance programmes for students, among other functions.


  1. Coordinate the placement of Government-sponsored students to universities and colleges;
  2. Disseminate information on available programmes, their costs, and areas of study as prioritized by the Government;
  3. Collect and retain data relating to university and college placement;
  4. Develop career guidance programmes for the benefit of students;
  5. Advise the Government on matters relating to university and college student placement; and
  6. Perform any other function assigned to it under the Act

What Are STEM Subjects?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics, but a far wider range of academic disciplines fall under this description.

Here’s a list of STEM courses you could study:

  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Computer science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Preparing for STEM

  1. Get good grades.
  2. Engage in extra-curricular activities that expose you to STEM. (e.g. Math clubs, Science fairs etc.)
  3. Holiday programs in STEM will widen your appreciation.
  4. Talk to family, friends, and mentors who are involved in science fields.
  5. Work in teams. (Even if the subjects are not set up that way.)
  6. (Seek help from teachers and students ahead of you, this is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of purpose and resourcefulness.

STEM Careers

STEM careers are in high demand. Here are some of the career opportunities in STEM Education.

  • You get to work on projects.
  • There are more flexible working hours.
  • Your creative instincts and interests will be needed, often. You contribute to the tangible or intangible advancement of society.
  • The pleasure of discovery or of solving a tricky problem.
  • You may work with really sophisticated instruments.
  • STEM careers are highly collaborative.
  • The field is always changing and challenging, you will never be bored.
  • Your career can still morph into a managerial position.
  • You can always start in a STEM field and later decide to do something else: law, arts, business etc.
  • Salaries tend to be on the higher end.
  • You learn that it is OK to fail (even repeatedly) if your outlook is right.

KUCCPS Degree in STEM Programmes

Explore the list of degree programmes/courses offered in STEM.

KUCCPS STEM Engineering Programmes

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural & Bio-Systems Engineering)

KUCCPS STEM Science & Mathematics Programmes

  • Bachelor of Technology (Applied Statistics)
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics With It)
  • Bachelor of Science (Financial Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Economics)
  • Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science With It)

KUCCPS STEM Technology Programmes

  • Bachelor of Technology (Communication and Computer Networks)
  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science & Technology)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (Industrial Mathematics)

KUCCPS Diploma in STEM and TVET Programmes

Programmes under TVET are also within the requirements of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). STEM knowledge and skills play a key role in the sustainable growth and stability of the economy.

Here’s the list of diploma programmes/courses offered in KUCCPS STEM and TVET.

  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Technology (Aeronautical Engineering)
  • Diploma in Computer Science

KUCCPS Craft Programmes

  • Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Option)
  • Craft in Food Processing Technology
  • Craft in Information Communication Technology
  • Craft in Civil Engineering Trade Test in Leatherwork Technology
  • Craft in Science Laboratory Technology

KUCCPS Artisan Programmes

  • Artisan in Electrical installation
  • Nvcet Certificate in Information Communication Technology
  • Nvcet in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Trade Test in Leatherwork Technology
  • Artisan in Food and Beverage Production and Service

KUCCPS Government Scholarships

The government of Kenya is supporting its citizens by providing capitation (grants, bursaries, scholarships, county bursaries) to all applicants who apply and get placed through KUCCPS as government-sponsored students. These students are also eligible to apply for the HELB Student Loan which will be repaid upon completion of their studies.


KUCCPS Online Transfer Application

Download KUCCPS Online Admission Letter

Students KUCCPS Net

KUCCPS Placement

How to Login KUCCPS Inter-Institution Transfer Portal

KUCCPS Questions and Answers

HELB Undergraduate Student Loan Application

KUCCPS Degree Courses and Cluster Points

KUCCPS Contact Details

  • Tel: 020 5137400, 0723954927, 0734879662
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Postal Address: P.O. Box 105166-00101, Nairobi
  • Website: www.kuccps.ac.ke
  • Physical Address: ACK Garden House (Ground & 3rd Floors, Wing C), 1st Ngong’ Avenue, Community, Nairobi