The functions of the Admissions Office include but are not limited to those listed below. More information on admissions to the University of Nairobi is available at

Admission for government sponsored Undergraduate students.

This we do with collaboration of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS)

  • Issuance of application information to intending applicants through secondary schools.
  • Preparation of and issuing of letters of offer and Joining Instructions to applicants admitted to the University of Nairobi two months prior to reporting date.
  • Processing inter-faculty transfer requests by the fourth week after reporting

Admission for self sponsored Undergraduate students

  • Advertisement of the Academic programmes
  • Issuance of application forms
  • Receiving of and particulars capture from completed application forms
  • Evaluation and short-listing (by Faculties/Schools/Institutes) 
  • Issuance of  admission letters (Deans committee recommendations)
  • Registration (in Faculties/Institutes) 

More functions

  • Deferments
  • Readmission
  • Temporary withdrawals
  • Student particulars corrections and updates
  • Nominal roll preparation (first years)
  • Inter-faculty/school transfers
  • Secretariat for annual academic calendar timetable
  • Liaison for Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Preparation of Statistical Summaries


  • Preparation of student ID cards
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