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A Student’s Guide to KUCCPS Inter-University Transfers

  • May 30, 2024
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A Student’s Guide to KUCCPS Inter-University Transfers

For many students, finding the right university program is a journey that sometimes requires a change of course. The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) offers a lifeline through its inter-university transfer process. This service allows students to transfer from one university to another, provided they meet certain criteria. Here’s a detailed guide on how to navigate this process.

Understanding Inter-University Transfers

KUCCPS, led by CEO Dr. Wahome Agnes, enables students to change their initial university placement if they meet the specified criteria. This option is particularly beneficial for students who find themselves in programs that do not align with their career aspirations or personal circumstances.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an inter-university transfer, students must meet several requirements:

– They must have been initially placed in their current program by KUCCPS.

– They need to meet the minimum requirements for the course they wish to transfer to.

– For degree programs, they must meet the applicable cut-off points for their placement year.

– The program applied for must have been available in the year they were initially placed.

Application Process

The application process for an inter-university transfer is straightforward but requires attention to detail:

1. Login: Visit the KUCCPS student portal and log in.

2. View Programmes: Use the “Programmes” tab to view available programs and their requirements. You can also search by institution using the “Institutions” tab.

3. Choose Programme: Select a preferred program and note its 7-character Programme Code.

4. Initiate Transfer: Click the transfer tab and enter the programme code in the inter-institution transfer field. Provide a reason for the transfer.

5. Submit Form: Fill out the form, download, and print it.

6. Endorsement: Send the form to the institution you wish to transfer to for endorsement.

7. Final Submission: Submit the endorsed form to KUCCPS for your new admission letter.

A processing fee of Sh1,000 is charged per application, which is payable through M-PESA. Be sure to save the transaction code.

Reasons for Inter-University Transfers

Students seek transfers for various reasons:

Medical Reasons: Some students need to be closer to specific medical facilities or require specialized care.

Disabilities: Universities better equipped with necessary facilities and support systems are essential for students with disabilities.

 Financial Reasons Financial constraints can impact a student’s ability to continue their education at their current university.

 Unpreferred Programmes: Students may find themselves in courses that do not align with their career goals or interests.

 Other Reasons: Personal or family circumstances, safety concerns, or academic issues can also prompt a transfer request.

After the Transfer

Once the transfer is successful, KUCCPS notifies the University Funding Board (UFB) and the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to make the necessary changes on their end.

The KUCCPS inter-university transfer process provides a flexible pathway for students to pursue their academic goals in a more suitable environment. By understanding the eligibility criteria and following the application steps carefully, students can successfully navigate this process and find a university program that better fits their needs.

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