Bachelor of psychology and counselling admission requirements in Kenya


Bachelor of psychology and counselling is among the most marketable courses for students who are not good in mathematics. This is a course you can comfortable pursue with a C+ in KCSE.

Here are the admission requirements for the program in various universities in Kenya:

Kenyatta University Bachelor Of Arts (Counselling Psychology) Admission Requirements

Bachelor Of Arts (Counselling Psychology)


i.    Mean grade C+ (plus) at KCSE or equivalent with at least C (plain) in English and Mathematics,

ii.    Mean grade of C (plain) with a diploma (passed with credit) in any field of study from a recognized institution of higher learning with evidence of experience of at least two years of practice in a relevant field (e.g. Counselling, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Social Work, Nursing, Computer Science, Public Health, HIV/AIDS, Lab. Technology).

iii.    Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Africa Nazarene University Bachelor of Counseling Psychology Admission requirements

Admission RequirementsOverall Grade of C+ in KCSE and C in Maths Or 2 principals & a Subsidiary (A’level),
5 credits in IGCSE or equivalent Or
Minimum GPA of 2.3 from Diploma
Credit pass at Diploma level
Exemptions awarded to applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
Duration of the Program4 Academic years

Africa International University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling admission requirements

C+ in KCSE

Karatina University Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology admission requirements

Minimum mean grade of at least C+ (Plus) at KCSE OR 2 principal passes and one subsidiary pass at “A” Level OR Diploma in a related field from a recognized institution. 

St Paul’s university Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology admission requirements

KCSE grade C+ with C- in English or its equivalents, Or

A level with two principal passes or its equivalents, Or

Diploma holders in related areas such as with at least a Credit Pass.

Modes of Study

Regular (Day)



Technical University of Kenya BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY) admission requirements

• KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus)
• KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) and Diploma in Technology in Counselling Psychology or its equivalent recognised by senate

Kenya Methodist University Bachelor of Arts Counseling admission requirements

A mean grade of C+ (Plus) at K.C.S.E level

Equivalent Qualifications

1. 2 principals and 1 subsidiary at A-level

2. Diploma in Counseling from a recognized institution

Multimedia University of Kenya Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Technology admission requirements

a) KCSE with C+ (plus) Mean grade; Or KCSE with C (plain) and a KNEC Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; Or KCSE with C- (minus) plus a Certificate and a KNEC Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
b) Any other qualifications equivalent to the above from any institution recognized by the University

Chuka University Bachelor of Psychology admission requirements

Mean grade C+ in KCSE, OR Diploma in Guidance and Counseling with at least a credit from Senate-recognized institutions

Pan Africa Christian University Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology admission requirements

Entry Requirements
Minimum of KCSE Mean Grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent, or KCSE Mean Grade of C plain with Pre-university Certificate, or relevant Diploma from a recognized institution.

January, May, and September

Gretsa University Bachelor of Psychology Admission Requirements

 Be a holder of KCSE mean Grade C – (Minus)

 KCE Div II Or

 A Certificate from a recognized Institution


 A counsellor

 Teachers in same field upon upgrading

 Counsellors Trainer


The duration of the programme will be 6 semesters

( 5 semesters’ course work and one semester for internship

USIU Bachelor of Psychology Admission Requirements

At least C+ in KCSE

Mount Kenya University Bachelor of Counselling Psychology admission requirements

At least a KCSE mean grade

C+ (plus) or its equivalent or Diploma in a relevant field.