The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) recently initiated the process for 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates to apply for their desired courses in universities and TVET institutions.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu confirmed that KUCCPS has thoroughly verified the fees for all programs available on the website.
The higher learning institutions placement body has provided an extensive list of courses offered by the institutions, along with the corresponding fees per year and the cut-off points.
The program costs range between Sh67,000 and Sh612,000 per academic year. Government data reveals that Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy are the most expensive courses pursued by students in Kenyan public universities.
In certain institutions, these courses cost approximately Sh612,000 for the first year alone. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenyatta University, and Moi University have the highest fees for Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB).
To pursue a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Moi University, students will need to allocate Sh612,000 solely for the first year. The same course is available at the University of Nairobi for Sh521,050.
The duration of these courses is typically five years. Students studying MBCHB can expect to pay between Sh306,000 and Sh592,500 in various institutions.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce in over 40 public and private universities will be required to pay between Sh130,000 and Sh227,500.
For a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, the fees range from Sh396,000 at MultiMedia University to the lowest at Sh300,000 at the Technical University of Kenya for the first year alone.
At least 14 universities offer a Bachelor of Law program, with Daystar University having the highest fee at Sh335,000 and Mount Kenya University charging the lowest at Sh170,000.
The University of Nairobi charges Sh442,850 for a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, while a Bachelor of Science (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) costs Sh374,850 at the same institution.
Among the 18 universities offering a Bachelor of Arts program, it is considered one of the most affordable, with costs ranging between Sh122,400 and Sh160,000.
Other costly courses include Bachelor of Actuarial Science, Architecture, Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Geology, along with other STEM courses.
In terms of popularity, education and business administration are the most sought-after courses and account for nearly half of the student population admitted.