Translate this page

Arabic Danish French German Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions on KUCCPS 2018/2019 Placement

1. Procedure For Inter University Transfer:

  1. Log in in KUCCPS student portal
  2. Click on inter university/Institution Transfer
  3. Fill the form and download the PDF
  4. Take to the University transferring to for acceptance
  5. Take to the university transferring from for approval and release
  6. Return the dully filled form to KUCCPs for action

Note: The KUCCPS portal will be opened from 1st May, 2018 to 30th May, 2018 for inter University Transfer

2. Procedure for Course/Programme Transfer

  1. Report on 2nd to 11th May 2018, with the KUCCPS placed course / programme
  2. Get an admission number in the KUCCPS Placed course/Programme
  3. Fill the course transfer form
  4. Forward to the Releasing and Receiving HOD and Dean for approval
  5. Submit the Dully filled form to the Registrar Registration for action

Note: This procedure takes place after the student have reported with the courses they have been placed in by KUCCPS and have been issued with an admission number

3. Procedure for deferment

  1. Print the admission letter
  2. Write a deferment letter addressed to the Registrar Academic Affairs
  3. Submit the deferment letter plus a copy of admission letter to the Registrar Admissions/Campus admission office/ send through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Professor John J Struther, Chancellor Mount Kenya UniversityProfessor John J Struther, Chancellor Mount Kenya UniversityPROF. JOHN STRUTHERS’ EXPERIENCE
Prof. Struthers has 40 years of work experience, much of it in academia.

He was appointed Personal Professor at University of the West of Scotland (UWS), then known as the University of Paisley, in 1996. He has been Dean of Faculty of Business at UWS, Head of Department of Economics and Enterprise and founding Head of the UWS’ Graduate School.

Prof. Struthers has lectured in Nigeria (University of Ilorin) and Sierra Leone (University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College). He has also carried out research in Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Prof. Struthers has authored extensive academic articles in a range of journals, principally in the field of development economics, especially on commodities such as coffee and cocoa.

He has previously been a Director of a leading Scottish Chamber of Commerce as well as a Local Enterprise Trust in Scotland. He was also a board member of Waterwatch Scotland, a water industry consumer body as well as an Academic Assessor for the UK Government’s Fast Stream Civil Selection Board, which recruits top economics graduates for positions in the UK civil service. Prof. Struthers has also advised the Scottish Government on international development issues.

Since 2009, he has participated in and chaired Quality Assurance Reviews for the Higher Education Unit of the Quality Assurance Authority of Bahrain. He is a current member of the Westminster Africa Business Group in London.

Prof. Struthers has supervised 19 PhD students to completion. He has been external examiner of more than 30 Doctorates at a number of UK universities. Until 2016, he was a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Glasgow within the Adam Smith Business School.

In 1993, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London (FRSA), and in 2007 a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA, UK).

Prof. Struthers is the current Director of CAREED, which is based at the University of the West of Scotland. The Centre, among other roles, promotes ties in Africa with a strong focus on commodities and trade, logistics and global value chains, and entrepreneurship.

In 2015, Prof. Struthers was appointed by the Government of Ethiopia as Honorary Consul for Ethiopia in Scotland.

DVC Administration, Planning and Institutional Advancement position

Job purpose:

In-charge of the Administration, Planning and Institutional Advancement of the University and responsible for the management and planning of physical, infrastructural and development matters in a results-oriented and timely manner with the aim of achieving the University mission, goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Guiding policy formulation and procedures;
  2. Initiating and directing all the planning activities in the University;
  3. Coordinating physical planning and development in the University;
  4. Coordinating the management of physical facilities;
  5. Overseeing human resource management and administration;
  6. Ensuring effective implementation of policies and regulations that apply to administrative issues, transport, security, estates and compliance with procurement procedures;
  7. Providing guidance for information, communication and technology (ICT) development in the University;
  8. Overseeing implementation and review of the strategic plan in the University and any other activities related to institutional advancement;
  9. Carrying out such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Vice-Chancellor or by the University Council.

Education, Specialized knowledge, Competencies and Experience:

  1. Holder of an earned Ph.D degree from a recognized university.
  2. Has served substantively and successfully in a senior administrative and managerial position at the level of a Dean/Director/Deputy Principal of a Constituent college/Principal of a Campus College in a University or in other comparable level(s) for accumulative period of at least six years.
  3. Has successfully demonstrated competences in administration in a senior position in highly performing institution(s) with a national or regional presence;
  4. A visionary, strategic and result oriented leader ready to work under tight deadlines and available to emergencies;
  5. Demonstration of academic leadership, research, knowledge dissemination and extension services with scholarly record of publications in internationally peer reviewed journals in their areas of specialization and supervision of postgraduate students.
  6. Be conversant with the current trends and challenges in higher education in Kenya, regionally and globally.
  7. Has thorough knowledge of the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administration and management of University Education in Kenya.

Applicants should submit the application letter with detailed curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, project grants and awards/scholarships, linkages and community service, e-mail and telephone contacts) copies of certificates and other testimonials. They should also provide names, telephone numbers, contact addresses and e-mail addresses of three (3) referees.

The position is well remunerated on MKU salary scale: 15

Applications in soft copy should be sent to the undersigned through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to be received on or before Wednesday, 6th December, 2017

The Chairman University Council
Mount Kenya University
P.O. Box 342 – 01000, THIKA.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Mount Kenya University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply

Download this advertisement in pdf format

Principal, Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL)

Job purpose:

Responsible for spearheading the utilization of alternative and flexible approaches including integration of ICT in Education provision through distance education, open, electronic and virtual learning to accelerate learning.

Key responsibilities:

  1. To oversee development, designing and management of Open Learning programmes.
  2. To promote multimedia technology, audio technology and print technology based learning.
  3. To formulate and implement policies governing platform and content development.
  4. Digital marketing and back office technical support for students.
  5. In charge of distance and institutional based learning modules.
  6. To formulate and implement guidelines on learning material writing, tutorials etc.
  7. Overseeing the work of the staff assigned to e-learning; planning and managing the departmental budgets; developing and implementing strategies in support of E-learning.
  8. Monitoring Open, Distance and Electronic learning programmes.
  9. Liaising with various schools to schedule online courses and video conferences courses.
  10. Evaluating new tools (internal and external) as they relate to best pedagogical practices and implications for faculty development.
  11. Overseeing and co-coordinating new web- based courses for instructional delivery.
  12. Exploring and implementing innovative products to support e-learning centered university.
  13. Coordination of student admission, registration and orientation in liaison with Registrar Academic Administration.
  14. To coordinate matters related to University examination in liaison to relevant schools or directorates.

Education, Specialized knowledge, Competencies and Experience:

  1. A PhD degree or its academic equivalent in relevant field;
  2. Five (5) years of related management experience in higher education instructional technology development required;
  3. Demonstrated experience in building online programs, and in building team processes;
  4. Management experience related to technology user support.
  5. Virtual Learning Management System (VLMS) administration experience, including user support.
  6. Possess advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office.
  7. Communicate well with others, both verbally and in writing, and be able to effectively interact with administration, faculty, staff and other outside contacts.
  8. Demonstrate ability in higher education online instruction material development.
  9. Currency with accreditation concerns and with trends in tech-mediated instruction
  10. Be conversant with the current trends and challenges in higher education in Kenya, Regionally and Globally.

How to Apply:
Each application shall be accompanied with up to date detailed Curriculum Vitae.

Applications should be addressed to;

The Human Resource Director,
Mount Kenya University,
Main Campus, General Kago Road,
P.O. Box 342-01000.
Thika, Kenya


  • Applications shall be clearly marked for the position applied for.
  • Electronic application can be sent in PDF format by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Applications must be submitted on or before 9thMarch 2018.

    Terms of service are provided for as per Mount Kenya University scheme of service
  • Mount Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer:
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Download this advertisement in pdf format

Bank Accounts

Bank Name  Account Number 
Equity Bank  0090292435067
Standard Chartered Bank  0102049817400
Family Bank  005000019336
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB Bank) 1121032222
National Bank of Kenya 01047093018900
NIC Bank 21200008796
Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) 2014200002
International Students Bank account
 Dollar account (KCB)  1173740309 (swift No. KCBLKENX)

Mpesa Fee Payment Procedures
You can now deposit your fee to our Mount Kenya University account through Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) using your Mpesa.

There are only two procedures:
Procedure 1
1. Go to M-PESA menu on your phone and select Lipa na M-PESA, Pay Bill option.
2. Enter Paybill 270988.
3. Enter the account code (your admission number).
4. Enter the amount to pay, then M-PESA PIN and press Send.
5. You will receive a confirmation SMS with a unique code

Procedure 2
1. Visit and select LipaNaGTBank or
2. i. For Existing students, enter your admission number and click validate
ii. For new students, enter your reference number and click Validate
iii. For new applicants, Enter ID NO.or Passport number

3. Enter your unique M-Pesa code.
4. Select reason for payment e.g. Admission, Tuition.
5. Enter phone number and/or email address of student/parent/Guardian to receive payment confirmation.
6. Click submit to automatically update your fees account
7. Confirm your payment by checking your statement through the student portal

Click here to download MKU Fee Structure

Twitter Facebook email Youtube