Kisii University was founded in 1965 as a Primary Teachers’ Training College on a 61 acre land that was donated by the County Council of Gusii. The College continued up to 1983 when it was upgraded to a Secondary Teachers’ College to offer Diploma programmes. Over the years, the College trained very many teachers who got posted to primary schools in different parts of the country. Many of the teachers rose to ranks of head teachers and others got promotions to work in various educational institutions.
The Government of Kenya mandated Egerton University to take over the College as its campus in 1994. It should be noted that Kisii Campus was one of the earliest campuses to be created in Kenya by the then Head of State, H.E. Daniel arap Moi. In 1999, the Faculty of Commerce established Bachelor of Business and Management as its first degree programmes within the campus to run alongside Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), which was phased out in the year 2001. On 23rd August 2007, Kisii University College was established through a Government Legal Notice No.163 of 2007 as a Constituent College of Egerton University. On 6th February 2013, it was awarded a Charter to become the 13th public university in Kenya. The University Main Campus is situated in a scenic and congenial environment which is quite ideal for academic pursuit. It is situated approximately 2 km from Kisii Town Centre, off the Kisii – Kilgoris Road. Since being elevated to a University College, the institution has expanded rapidly in terms of academic programmes, student enrolment and staff. The students are distributed over various campuses including the Main Campus, Kisii Town Campuses, Keroka Campus, Nyamira Campus, Ogembo Campus and Isebania Campus.
A world class University in the advancement of social welfare, research and academic excellence.
To train high level human resource that meets the development needs of the country and international labour market, and to sustain production of high quality research and consultancy, and dissemination of knowledge, skills and competencies for the advancement of humanity
Faculty of Agriculture & Natural Resources Management
Faculty of Information Science & Technology
Faculty of Education & Human Resource
Faculty of Commerce
Faculty of Health Science
Faculty of Engneering & Technology
Faculty of Education & Human Resource
Arts And Social Sciences
Pure And Applied Sciences
Admission and Applications
REGULAR DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Candidates must meet the requirements set up by the Joint Admission Board.
SELF SPONSORED PROGRAMMES
Applications are received from respective individuals interested in our programmes. Admissions office will review your application and supporting documentation carefully to assess your overall academic preparation. In evaluating your application the following factors will be considered:
• Mean Grade scores achieved in High School
• The strength of your high school course work
• Grades earned in core subjects depending on the specific programmes in which you are interested
• Additional information you provided in support of your application.
Before you apply for admission you are encouraged to carefully consider the various degree and diploma programmes available. Admission is on a first come first serve basis so be sure to complete your application early.
Whether you are interested in undergraduate or graduate studies, diploma or certificate programmes, Kisii University has a variety of programmes to choose from in fulfilling your educational and career goals.
1. Download application forms from Kisii University Website
2. Pay Kshs. 2000 for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and also Ksh. 1,000 for diploma applications to the
3. Kisii University account, National Bank of Kenya,
Kisii Branch A/C No.01230035009000
4. Ensure a Bank Slip is attached to the filled application form
5. Fill the application form attaching copies of all Academic and Relevant certificates
(ID/Birth Certificate) One passport size photograph
6. If applying for P.G.D.E and Masters Programs, attach certified copies of all academic
7. Send the application forms duly filled to
THE REGISTRAR, ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
P.O BOX 408-40200
Send the filled copies via e-mail to
NB: All applications via E-mail will be verified against the original documents on reporting date. All relevant documents should be attached.
You can also deliver them by hand to the university.
To apply for admission, download the forms now…
Office of Registrar
PO Box 408 – 40200
Kisii , KENYA