KU May 2021/2022 & Sept. 2022/2023 First-Year Students Notice

 Kenyatta University (KU) wishes to inform all newly admitted First-Year students that studies for the First Semester 2022/2023 Academic Year will commence on 5th October 2022. Registration, Orientation, and actual Learning will be conducted online (VIRTUAL) via the University’s Learning Management System (LMS) for all levels as well as modes of studies as follows:

  1. LEVELS: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Ph.D., and Postgraduate Diplomas.
  2. MODES: Regular, Continuing Education Programmes (CEP), Virtual and Online Learning (VOL).


  1. Secure a Laptop/Tablet/Ipad to enable him/her to participate in the LMS.
  2. Register online as per the guidelines provided on the University’s website and attach the following documents: Secondary school/KCSE Result Slip, National ID/Birth Certificate, NHIF or another medical cover/insurance, proof of fee payment (banking slip) for verification.
  3. Complete payment of fees within the official period provided on the University’s website.
  4. Log on to the Kenyatta University website for detailed information on Registration, Orientation, application for change of course (for KUCCPS students who wish to do so) as well as online teaching and learning activities.

All newly admitted students should take note of the following:



DATE:                                                ACTIVITY:

5th – 11th October 2022                     Online Registration of All New Students

12th – 26th October 2022                    Virtual Orientation of All-New Students including training on online registration of units and Learning Management System (LMS) access

16th October 2022                              Deadline for fee payment

21st October 2022                              Deadline for Units registration and Adjustment

27th October 2022                              Commencement of Online Learning

30th Nov. – 4th Dec. 2022                    1st Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) online for all new students

4th December, 2022                             End of online learning for All First Year Students

(All first-year students break for Christmas Holidays)

18th December 2022                         Graduation Ceremony 

9th – 10th January 2022                       All first-year students report for face-to-face learning

11th -14th January 2022                       Verification of documents & Campus orientation

15th January 2022                               Matriculation Ceremony

18th January 2022                               Commencement of face-to-face learning

1st – 5th February 2022                       2nd Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) face-to-face for all new students

22nd Feb. – 5th Mar. 2022                    Examinations Period for all new Regular Students

8th – 19th March, 2022                         Examinations Period for all new (Law/Nursing/BSc F,N&D/ Medicine/Pharmacy/Architecture, CIT & Energy) students




5th – 30th October, 2022                      Online Registration of new students

10th October, 2022                              1st Virtual Orientation of new students by Digital School

12th Oct – 14th Oct, 2022                    Virtual Orientation at the respective Schools

23rd October, 2022                              Virtual Address by the University Management

26th October, 2022                              Welcome Address by the Vice-Chancellor (Virtual)

30th October, 2022                              Deadline for fee payment

31st Oct – 1st November, 2022                        MSS Group Tutorial 1 (face-to-face)

24th October 2022                              2nd Virtual Orientation of new students by Digital School

6th November 2022                            Deadline for Units registration and Adjustment

7th – 8th November, 2022                     Undergraduate Tutorials 1 (face-to-face)

14th – 15th Nov, 2022                          Undergraduate Tutorials 2 (face-to-face)

21st – 22nd Nov, 2022                          Postgraduate, Diploma and Certificate Tutorials (face-to-face)

21st November, 2022                           MSS Group Tutorials 2 (face-to-face)

5th – 6th Dec, 2022                               Undergraduate CATs (Online)

19th – 20th Dec, 2022                           Postgraduate, Diploma and Certificate CATs (Online)

11th Jan – 16th Jan, 2022                      Examinations period



5th – 11th October, 2022                       Online Registration of Newly admitted students

10th October 2022                               Virtual Orientation by Digital School

10th Oct. – 26th October, 2022            Online Training and Registration of Units/Training on Learning Management System (LMS)

16th October, 2022                              Deadline for fee payment

21st October, 2022                              Deadline for Units registration and Adjustment

27th Oct. – 27th November, 2022        Online Learning for newly admitted students

23rd – 27th November, 2022                1st CATs (Online)

28th Nov. – 29th November, 2022        Arrival for face-to-face learning newly admitted students

30th Nov. – 11th December 2022          Face-to-face Learning

19th Dec. 2022 – 3rd January 2022        Christmas Break

4th Jan. – 22nd January, 2022                 Resumption of Online Learning for newly admitted students

April 2022                                           2nd CATs (face-to-face) & First Trimester Examination 2022/2023


All students will be required to register online within the set registration dates by following steps outlined below:

  1. Log on to Kenyatta University website www.ku.ac.ke
  2. Click on Admissions portal/window.
  3. Click the Online Registration Link and follow the instructions provided for online registration.

Students MUST fill an online registration form and attach the documents specified below for verification:

  1. For KUCCPS students: KCSE Result Slip, National ID/Birth Certificate, NHIF or other medical cover/insurance, banking slip for fee payment, passport size photograph.
  2. All other students: National ID/Birth Certificate, banking slip for fee payment, passport size photograph.
  3. International students: Identity Card/Passport, banking slip for fee payment, passport size photograph.

Please Note: Presentation of duly filled Joining Instruction Forms and physical verification of original documents will take place when the University opens for face-to-face learning.


Orientation is mandatory for all newly admitted students. It will be done online and will cover the following areas: Address by the Vice-Chancellor and other key University officers, registration for course units, use of online Learning Management System (LMS), Inter/Intra School or Departmental transfers, online teaching and learning, among others.

Students will be required log on to the Kenyatta University website www.ku.ac.ke, open the Orientation Link and follow the steps to undergo the online orientation as per timelines/dates provided above.


All the new students will be required to secure a Laptop/Tablet/iPad to enable them participate in the online learning activities. The course content/materials have been uploaded online and shall be accessed by any student wherever he/she is, within and outside the country. Students shall be taken through the procedure for accessing Learning Management System as well as online content during the orientation.

Specifications for laptops/Tablets/iPads:

Please visit http://www.ku.ac.ke/index.php/ku/item/1678-specifications-for-students-laptops for specifications on Laptops, Tablets and iPads.


The University has created the following online accounts for each student: corporate email account, student portal account and e-learning account. The log-in credentials to each account will automatically be generated and emailed to each student during registration process.


All new students will be required to complete payment of fees within the stipulated period specified in the semester dates. Students who will not have completed paying fees within the set deadline will be required to call-off the semester by writing to the Registrar (Academic). Fees should be paid to any of the accounts provided in the Admission Letters and a copy of the banking slip scanned and sent as guided in the registration process.


A student who wishes to transfer from one programme to another will do so by applying online using a prescribed online form provided on the University website between 5th and 16th October, 2022. Transfer will only be possible after registering as a bona fide student of Kenyatta University. Names of successful applicants will be posted on the University website.


Any student who wishes to contact the Office of the Registrar (Academic) can do so via the postal address, emails and mobile telephone numbers provided below.

Students are also expected to visit the University website www.ku.ac.ke to acquaint themselves with all the requirements and detailed information about their studies at the University.


For further information, please contact:

The Registrar (Academic), Kenyatta University,

P.O. Box 43844 – 00100, Nairobi

Tel: +254-20-8703061

Email: [email protected]

KUCCPS Undergraduate Admissions: Mobile: +254-727771905

E-mail: [email protected]

SSP Undergraduate Admissions: Mobile:  +254-745231768/ +254-737423721

E-mail: [email protected]

CEP & Open Learning Undergraduate Admissions: Mobile: +254-745231768

E-mail: [email protected]

Postgraduate & International Undergraduate Admissions: Mobile: +254-780830830

E-mail: [email protected]

Admissions Customer Care and Call Center: +254-20 8704115/16

E-mail: [email protected]


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