Help Index | SEPTEMBER 2017 INTAKE   Now Open


Search for programme of your choice. Ensure you meet the qualification criteria and that you are capable of paying the fees required. Kindly note: All Bachelor of Technology Programmes now require at least KSCE mean-grade C- or equivalent.

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Step 1 - Create Account with Us:

Before you start your application, you need to create an account by entering your email address, mobile phone number and choosing a password. This is to enable you come back and login to track your application status. Remember to enter a correct email and mobile phone number since you will be reached through these contacts.

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Step 2 - Enter Personal Details and obtain a REFERENCE NUMBER:

You are advised to enter your candid personal information since, falsification may lead to automatic disqualification from the applicant list. KINDLY UPLOAD SCANNED COPIES OF PASSPORT PHOTO, BIRTH CERTIFICATE/NATIONAL ID/PASSPORT during the process.

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Step 3 - Pay Application Fees in the Bank Using REFERENCE NUMBER as your initial name:

As you pay the non-refundable fee of KES 2000 write the REFRENCE NUMBER as your initial name on the deposit slip

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Step 4 - Enter Academic Qualifications - After Payment Confirmation (About 24 Hours Elapse) no photono photono photono photono photo
Step 5 - Choose your Preferred Programme of Study no photono photono photono photo
Creating Account/ Signing Up/ Registering:

You are required to first create account with us or simply sign up. This is to enable you apply for the programme of your choice securely and conveniently.

It is very simple, enter your email, mobile phone number, and choose a password. It is also required to choose a security question and provide a corresponding answer which you should be the one knowing. The security question is used if you forget your password and want to recover it later.

A simple math is also set to enable us confirm that you are a human being, not a robot.

Recovering Password:

If you are completely unable to remember your password, there is a mechanism to clicking recover password link.

Sometimes you may find that you are entering a WRONG EMAIL ADDRESS not necessarily a wrong password. In that case, you can always recover email entered during account creation.

In case you want to wipe out all account details and start over again, you can always reset account. This is possible if and only you had not obtained a reference number.

For those who cannot get assistance through the above mechanisms, they should call or visit the Office of Student Admission and Recruitment to reset your password.


Application fee for Diploma and Degree Programmes is KES 2,000.

Application fee for Masters and PhD Programmes is KES 3,000 for Kenyans and KES 3,600 for foreigners.

Bank Details:

Equity Bank of Kenya Account Number: 054 029 059 7366

Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number: 011 290 062 349 00

Payment Procedure:

DO NOT pay application fee before obtaining your reference number!

  • Create account if you had not created before.
  • Fill-in your personal details, submit to obtain a REFERENCE NUMBER.
  • Pay application fee, quoting your FULL REFERENCE NUMBER as your initial name on the deposit slip, at any branch of either Equity Bank of Kenya or Co-operative Bank of Kenya.
  • Wait for about 24 banking hours after paying, or just the following day (weekends and holidays excluded).
  • The payment will be effected or confirmed automatically!
  • Come back to the portal and proceed with the application process.
Self Payment Confirmation:

Sometimes bank tellers or agents do not capture the full reference number while receipting or simply capture ID number. This makes your payment not to be automatically effected on the portal. If you experience that, kindly try confirm by yourself or email the scanned copy of the bankslip to or physically visit the Finance Office.

Application Process:

Once your payment has been confirmed, you will be allowed to enter your academic qualifications then apply for the programme of your choice.

After entering your academic qualifications, you will be required to upload clear scanned copies of your certificates and testimonials that are applicable for the programme you want to apply for.

Design/ Graphic programmes require artwork portfolios; kindly upload them during this time if you will be applying for such programmes.

After completing the academic qualifications, you will be able now to choose your programme of choice. Remember to select programmes that meet your qualifications.

Kindly note that you can apply for more than one programme. This is possible if you pay an extra application fee.

Selection Process:

Once you successfully apply for a programme, you will wait for the short-listing or selection to be carried out. SELECTION IS DONE BASED ON THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND CLASS CAPACITY OF A PROGRAMME.

Your application goes to the respective department where preliminary vetting is done by the Head of the Department (HoD). From the department, your application goes through the School, Faculty and finally approved by the University Selection Panel. At the Selection Panel, you are informed whether you qualify or not for the programme you applied for.

There are remarks sent to applicants whose applications have been set pending. This usually occurs when the applicant doesn't upload some documents or the academic credentials are questionable.

It is always prudent to keep on checking for your status to identify any incomplete application or notification.

Selection is usually done in batches; first one being around July, and subsequently, every three to four weeks.

After being selected or marked qualified, you will be given a link to download a calling letter plus joining instructions.

Admission Process:

Admission of qualified applicants is usually carried out around September.

During Admission, you are required to pay first semester fees and accompany yourself with original academic certificates, national ID/passport/bith certificate, and related testimonials. Then present yourself physically to the Admission and Recruitment Office.

Orientation for new students is usually done during the week of admission.

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When shall I know that I have qualified or not?
Selection is usually done in batches; the first one being around July, subsequently after every two to three weeks upto mid August. Once selection for your programme is completed, you are notified through the portal, email, SMS, or voice call.
How should I know the programme I qualify for?
For you to qualify for a programme, you MUST first meet the minimum academic qualifications, then at the time of consideration the capacity required should have not been exceeded.
Can I defer my Studies?
Yes. But your deferment can ONLY be granted after you are admitted for the programme you applied and qualified for.
Can I apply using an application form other than online?

All applications for both diploma and degree programmes are done online on this portal.

Applicants for posgraduate programmes can download application forms available at the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies website. Postgraduate applicants should also fill in their details online here on this portal in order to get Admission Numbers and be able to access the Student Online Portal.

Are there Certificate Courses?

Currently TU-K does not offer Certificate courses. But you will be notified in case the Certificate courses are revived.

What should I do if I paid before getting a Reference Number?
In such a case, kindly create an account and obtain a Reference Number then scan the bank slip and email to the Finance Department quoting the Reference Number or simply visit the us with the bank slip.
Can I use my previous Reference Number?
No. Every application cycle, new Reference Numbers are generated even if you applied for a programme the previous cycle. You should always first check for your new Reference Number before paying when applying for a programme in subsquent cycles intakes.
When is the deadline for receiving applications?
Deadlines are usually set in every advertisement, and displayed on the this portal too.
How do I apply?
  1. Create account with us or sign in if already created;
  2. Enter your personal details to obtain a REFERENCE NUMBER;
  3. Copy the REFERENCE NUMBER and quote it as you pay a non-refundable application fees of * KES 2,000 at any branch of Equity Bank or Cooperative Bank. Use the REFERENCE NUMBER AS ONE OF YOUR NAMES. Your payment will be confirmed automatically after 24 banking hours;
  4. After 24 banking hour elapse, return to this portal, login and proceed to enter your academic qualifications and upload scanned copies of the corresponding certificates/result slips;
  5. Choose your preferred programme of study; then
  6. SUBMIT and wait for selection the selection process to be completed. You can always login and check for your application status using your account details.

* KES 2,000 is for undergraduate programme application; postgraduate application fee is KES 3000 (Kenyan) or KES 3,600 (foreigners).
How should the physically challenged or computer iliterate persons apply?
They should visit a nearby cyber cafe then give instructions and details required for applications. Such persons can also come physically to the University and will be assisted FREE of charge at the Directorate of ICT Services.
Why should I choose to study in TU-K?

Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) is one of the special public universities in Kenya providing technical education and training. The University is internationally acclaimed for offering hands-on training that enables its graduates to easily fit in the labour market.