How to apply for Kenyatta University Distance learning (Digital School)

PS: The fees may change from time to time.  contact the university using the contact details given at the end of the article for confirmation of current fees.

Note: Trimester means a period of 3 months.

How to apply for online courses in Kenyatta University

You can submit your application online by following this Kenyatta university online application link.

Create an account first and ensure that you have entered all the requested details before clicking the submit button.

Note: You need to pay the usual application fee of shs.2000 (certificates and diplomas), shs.2000 (undergraduate and postgraduate courses).

You can pay via MPESA (strictly for online applications) -KU’s MPESA PAYBILL NUMBER is 892101. Enter your  ID number as the Account No.

The other alternative is to through the following Kenyatta University bank accounts (for physical applications):

  • Co-operative Bank(Kenya)– A/c Number. 011-2906-246-1400
  • National Bank of Kenya- A/c No. 010-0305-915-0801
  • Equity Bank Limited – A/c No. 018-0290-518859
  • Family Bank – A/c No. 045-0000-2331

You’ll attach the payment slip to the application form together with:

  1. Academic Transcripts/Certificates.
  2. 2 Passport photos (1′ X1′).
  3. Identification documents, for example, a National ID Card/Passport.

Those paying through MPESA must indicate the MPESA reference number on the online form.

We recommend that you present the filled forms to the admissions department to your nearest center or main campus for further assistance.

It’s also important to make a follow-up with any KU office even if you made an online application.

When to apply

Admissions to the online courses in Kenyatta university are normally open in January, May, and September every year.

We advice that you apply a few months in advance in order to beat the application deadlines (keep checking the media for the intake dates).


Online courses in Kenyatta University – what else to know

·        Orientation

Upon registering, you’ll be taken through an orientation exercise to help you understand how to navigate KU’s kusoma e-learning system (DSVOL).

This may be held at the respective regional campuses or the main campus along Thika superhighway.

·        E-learning gadgets

To facilitate easy learning, KU online learning center issues tablets for free to new students.

You are notified through their Facebook page and other communication channels about the dates of collection from the satellite offices or respective Directors/coordinators.

Usually, you should have the gadget by the time you attend the orientation session.

·        E-learning exams

You are expected to write your trimester exams physically at the campus closest to you or the main campus.

As such, it’s important to make travel and accommodation arrangements in advance if you’re coming from far.

The exact dates are typically published on the main website.

However, you don’t need to physically visit KU for the CATs and course assignments (unless when writing your final year project)- these are sent online.

  • Credit waivers

Diploma holders joining a degree program  may be awarded a credit waiver, upon application, by their respective Schools.

You should apply for the applicable credit waiver using the prescribed form (request it from your school or download from Kenyatta University’s website at www.ku.ac.ke)

Kenyatta university digital school contacts

You can get on touch with the school using the following channels for all enquiries about online courses in Kenyatta University:

Facebook: Click here to go to their official page.

Official telephone numbers: 0719 739 438 /0719 739 445/0716 208 832/0736 244 464

Office of the dean: Email [email protected] or call 0719 739 438 / 020 870 3288

Official website: http://www.ku.ac.ke/dsvol/

For admissions questions: Email [email protected] or call +254 870 3200

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