Have you been thinking of applying to Mount Kenya University but feel overwhelmed by the prospect of navigating the online application?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Applying to MKU online is actually pretty straightforward if you know what to expect.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the entire online application process step-by-step so you can submit a complete application with confidence.
By the end, you’ll feel like an expert and breeze through the application in no time. So take a deep breath and dive in. You’ve got this!
Armed with the information we provide, you’ll be on your way to becoming an MKU student before you know it.
Now, the first thing you need to do is make sure you meet the minimum requirements…
Overview of Mount Kenya University’s Online Programs
Mount Kenya University (MKU) offers a variety of online degree and certificate programs for distance learners and working professionals.
To apply, you’ll need to meet the minimum admission requirements and submit an online application on MKU’s website.
For all online programs, you’ll need:
- A KCSE certificate with a minimum mean grade of C plain or its equivalent.
- A scanned copy of your national ID or passport.
- Application fee of Ksh. 5,000.
Some programs may have additional requirements like relevant work experience or a diploma in a related field.
Check with your program of interest for the exact prerequisites.
How to Apply
- Gather the required documents and application fee.
- Go to MKU’s website and click ‘Apply Now.’
- Create an account and fill out the online application form with your personal details and upload the necessary documents.
- Select your program of choice and campus as ‘Open, Distance and eLearning.’
- Pay the application fee via MPESA, credit/debit card or bank draft. Your application will only be processed once payment has been received.
- Your application will be reviewed and if successful, you’ll receive an admission letter via email within 2 to 3 weeks.
MKU aims to make higher education accessible to all through their online programs. With flexible options like evening, weekend, and holiday classes, you can study at your own pace and achieve your goals.
So take that first step and apply today!
Gathering Required Application Materials
To apply for admission to Mount Kenya University (MKU) online, you’ll first need to create an account on their application portal.
Registering on the MKU Application Portal
Visit MKU’s application portal and click ‘Register’ to get started.
You’ll be asked to provide an email address and create a password.
Make sure to use an email you check regularly since MKU will send important updates and notifications to this address.
Once registered, you can begin filling out the online application.
MKU’s portal allows you to save your progress as you go and come back to complete the application later.
The entire application process typically takes around 30-45 minutes to finish.
- You’ll provide personal details like your name, date of birth, national ID number, marital status, and contact information.
- Next, select the program you want to apply for from MKU’s list of undergraduate, diploma or certificate courses. Specify if you want to study full-time, part-time or via distance learning.
- You’ll then need to provide details about your education, including secondary schools attended and exam results or transcripts. Make sure you have this information on hand before starting the application.
- Finally, you’ll be asked some additional questions about funding, accommodation, and learning support needs. Review MKU’s admission criteria to ensure you meet all requirements.
Once you submit and pay the required application fee, your application will be reviewed.
If successful, you’ll receive an admission offer via email within a month.
Congratulations, you’re on your way to becoming an MKU student! Be sure to accept your offer within the given deadline.
Submitting the Online Application Form
Gathering the required application materials is the first step to applying for admission to Mount Kenya University. To apply online, you’ll need to submit the following:
Provide your full name, date of birth, nationality, and personal identification number. For Kenyan applicants, enter your Kenyan National ID number. For international applicants, enter your passport number.
Include your current mailing address, phone number, and email address. MKU will use this information to contact you regarding your application, so be sure it is up-to-date and accurate.
You will need to submit official transcripts for any secondary school or university studies you have completed.
For Kenyan students, submit your Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results slip or certificate.
International students should submit official translated and evaluated copies of secondary school and university transcripts.
Test scores (if required for your program)
Some MKU programs require official scores for English proficiency tests like the IELTS or TOEFL, or admissions tests like the SAT or ACT.
Check with your desired school or program to determine if test scores are needed for your application.
Personal statement (optional)
While not required, submitting a personal statement or letter of intent is highly recommended.
This allows you to share more about your background, experiences, and career/academic goals with the admissions committee.
Aim for 500 to 1000 words highlighting your key qualifications and expressing your motivation for studying at MKU.
The required non-refundable application fee is KES 2500 for Kenyan students or USD $50 for international students.
The fee can be paid via M-PESA, bank deposit, cheque, money order or online payment.
Include the transaction number or receipt as proof of payment with your application.
Following these steps and gathering all required materials will ensure your application to Mount Kenya University is complete. Best of luck!
Next Steps After Applying to MKU Online
To apply for admission to Mount Kenya University, you’ll need to submit an online application through their website. Here are the steps to complete the online application:
Gather the Required Documents
Before starting your application, make sure you have soft copies of the following documents:
- Your high school certificate
- Your high school transcript
- Your national ID or passport
- A digital photo of yourself
Create an Account and Login
Go to mku.ac.ke and click “Apply Now” to begin the application process. You’ll be prompted to create an account by entering details like your email address, password, first name, and last name. Be sure to record your login credentials so you can return to your application.
Complete the Application Form
The online application will ask you for personal information like your address, date of birth, marital status. It will also ask about your course choices and qualifications. Fill in all required fields with accurate information.
Upload the Required Documents
In the “Upload Documents” section, attach the files for your high school certificate, transcript, ID, and photo. The file types accepted are PDF, JPG, and PNG. Double check that the documents are clear and legible before uploading.
Application Fee Payment
The final step is to pay the non-refundable application fee of Kshs2,500. You can pay via M-Pesa, credit/debit card or bank transfer. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the payment.
Application Review and Response
Your application will be reviewed by the university admissions team. If your application is successful, you will receive an admission letter via the email you provided. The letter will contain details of your course registration and enrollment.
Best of luck with your application to Mount Kenya University! Let me know if you have any other questions.