Karatina University

Karatina University

Type of Institution: Public University

Background Information

Karatina University is a public chartered university in Karatina town, Nyeri County Kenya. Officially recognized the Commission for University Education of Kenya, Karatina University is a medium-sized coeducational Kenyan higher education institution.

Karatina University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements of Karatina University vary according to the course and the program level of a student.

For undergraduate applicants, a minimum mean grade of C+ at KCSE or 2 principal passes at A level and 1 subsidiary in relevant subjects.

Diploma applicants are required to have a minimum mean grade of C- at KCSE or KCE division II or KACE with at least 1 principal pass or certificate in relevant area from a recognized institution.

Certificate applicants are required to have a minimum mean grade of D+ (plus) in KCSE or KCE division III or any other qualifications recognized by the school senate.

Courses Offered

Karatina University offers diploma, degree and certificate courses in agriculture and biotechnology, business, education, environmental studies, nursing, and pure and applied sciences all under various specialization options.

The full Courses for every department are provided through the following links. Click each school to find courses, admission requirements and course details for Karatina University:

School of Agriculture & Biotechnology

School of Business

School of Education & Social Sciences

School of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies

School of Nursing and Public Health

School of Pure & Applied Sciences

Application Process

Application forms can be obtained from Karatina University, main campus or can be  Downloaded Here

Application fee is KES 3000 for PhD programs, KES 2000 for master’s program, KES 1000 for undergraduate programs and KES 500 for Diploma and Certificate programs.

Dully filled application forms with relevant certificates and application payment slip attached to be sent to the university via university’s postal address or email address: admissions@karu.ac.ke

You can also apply via KUCCPS student’s portal accessible through KUCCPS website www.kuccps.ac.ke by using your KCSE and KCPE index number as username and password, respectively. KUCCPS sets an application window within which students can submit their applications.

KUCCPS Admission Letters

To download your KUCCPS admission letter please click https://karu.ac.ke/download-admission-letters/ or go to KUCCPS student’s portal via www.kuccps.ac.ke, log in with your application details i.e., username and password. Navigate to the admission letter section to download and print your KUCCPS admission letter.

 Fee Structure

Each course offered has its own unique fee structure. To view the fee structure click https://karu.ac.ke/fee-structure/ and choose the link showing your program.

Bank Account Details

Bank name: Equity Bank, Karatina branch.

Account number:0040298291603

Contacts and Address

Physical address: Karatina town, Nyeri.

P.O Box 1957-10101, Karatina, Kenya.

Tel: +254 20 2176 713

Mob: +254 729 721 200

Email: info@karu.ac.ke

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