Government Funding Eligibility
All Universities accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) are eligible for government funding. Universities with letters of interim authority are also eligible for funding. The Universities that benefit from this funding must offer training and research programmes that are approved by CUE and are aligned to the national priority areas as expressed by government policy from time to time.
The following are the categories of students eligible for government funding in accredited universities in Kenya:
- Students who after sitting for KCSE are placed by KUCCPS to pursue undergraduate degrees in accredited public and private universities and take up their admissions in the year of placement. Students in undergraduate programmes qualify for funding approved duration of the programmes which varies from 4 to 5 years depending on the degree programme.
- Students who are placed by KUCCPS to pursue undergraduate degrees in public and private universities upon completion of Diploma programmes recognized by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA).
- Students who are placed in Masters Programmes by KUCCPS and/or admitted by Universities are eligible for funding for a maximum duration of two years.
- Students who are placed in Doctorates programmes by KUCCPS and/or admitted by Universities are eligible for funding for a maximum duration of 3 years.