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Murang'a Road, Opposite K.I.C.D, Nairobi, Kenya.
We have intakes in January, May and September of each year. KUCCPS students are enrolled in the May semester each year.
Different Schools provide different schedules for part-time courses depending on the preferences of the students and the number of students enrolled

Students with a KCSE mean grade of C+ qualify for degree courses; students with C or C- can join Diploma courses while students with D+ can join certificate courses. For more requirements kindly visit: 

The University has accommodation outside its premises. PIU has partnered with other hostel providers to provide additional capacity. Accommodation fees can be obtained from the finance department.
The University does not bridging courses.
Yes. The University does admit qualified International students who have applied and have their certificates equated with the Kenyan education system, that is, Commission for University Education (CUE), Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA).

Requirements for Online Application are:

  • A valid Personal Email Address
  • Scanned application fee payment slip.
  • Scanned Academic Testimonials (e.g. Results Slips, Certificates etc.)

Online application direct link: 

Procedure for Application.

Government Sponsored Students

  • The transfer is done online through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) website.
  • The student logs in to the KUCCPS student portal and keys in his/her KCSE index number, KCSE year and password.
  • The student confirms the cut off points of the Course he/she intends to pursue at PIU.
  • If he/she qualifies, he/she keys in the program code.
  • A message is given to the student informing him/her if he/she qualifies for the program or not.
  • If he/she qualifies, a payment of Kshs 1,000 is paid to KUCCPS.
  • PIU will look at its capacity to determine if it will either accept or reject the application.
  • The University the student was earlier admitted to/was to be earlier admitted to will either accept or rejects his/her release.
  • If accepted, the information will be sent to KUCCPS.
  • KUCCPS will write a transfer letter to the student.

Privately Sponsored Students

  • The student writes a letter to the Vice-Chancellor of PIU through the Vice-Chancellor of the University he/she is currently in.
  • The letter will be received in the Registrar (Academic Affairs) Office to ascertain whether the student qualifies.
  • The Registrar (Academic Affairs) Office will advise the Vice-Chancellor if the student qualifies and if there is the capacity for the said Course.
  • The student attaches the Admission Letter he/she was given when he was admitted into the University before requesting a transfer.
  • The student must attach a clearance form/letter from the former University and his/her academic testimonials.
  • After verification of the above mentioned, the student will be given an Admission Letter.

Government Sponsored Students

  • The transfer is done online through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) website.
  • The student logs in to the KUCCPS student portal and keys in his/her KCSE index number, KCSE year and password.
  • The student confirms the cut off points of the Course he/she intends to pursue at the University he/ she wishes to join.
  • If he/she qualifies, he/she keys in the program code.
  • A message is given to the student informing him/her if he/she qualifies for the program or not.
  • If he/she qualifies, a payment of Kshs 1,000/- is paid to KUCCPS.
  • The University the student wishes to transfer to will look at its capacity to determine if it will either accept or reject the application.
  • PIU will either accept or rejects his/her release.
  • If accepted, the information will be sent to KUCCPS.
  • KUCCPS will write a transfer letter to the student.

Privately Sponsored Students

  • The student writes a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University he/she wishes to transfer to through the Vice Chancellor of PIU.
  • The letter will be received at the Registrar (Academic Affairs) Office to ascertain whether the student qualifies.
  • The Registrar (Academic Affairs) Office will advise the Vice Chancellor if the student qualifies and if there is a capacity for the said course.
  • The student attaches his/her Admission Letter he/she was given when he was admitted in to the University before requesting for transfer.
  • The student has to attach a clearance form/letter from the former University and his/her academic testimonials.
  • After verification of the above mentioned, the student will be given an Admission Letter
Employability is embedded into the wide range of degree courses provided by the University. Through the Office of Dean of Students graduates are given adequate coaching on job application. PIU provides its students with all that they require to enter the world of work.

The fee structure can be downloaded from the University website (download here). Alternatively, one can acquire the fee structure at the Office of the Registrar (Academic Affairs).

What is the fee payment mode?

Fees are payable by bankers cheque or direct fees deposits

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